What you shouldn’t forget to bring
Sunscreen. You’ll need it! Don’t ruin your holiday by sunburns or sunstroke. Remember sun can be very harmful, protect your skin at all times. You’ll get a tan even wearing sunscreen, apply it frequently and abundantly.
Flashlight for the camping area. The terrain can be rough and finding your tent at night can become difficult.
Bring a “mini first-aid kit” or prepare one with all your friends. Include basic stuff such as Band-Aids, antiseptic solutions, common medicines such as paracetamol/ibuprofen, disinfectant towelettes... you know, the basics so a minor mishap doesn’t ruin your stay. Remember you can visit the medical services in case you need some sort of medical attention during the Festival week.
Closed shoes for the concert venue. We know, the best shoes for the beach are flip-flops, sure. But things are pretty different once you get into the concert venue. Save your feet from the experience of being trampled on by thousands of persons during the Festival by protecting them.
Although its mostly hot and temperatures can be really high, some nights a cool breeze blows in and there are always places with really high AC. You might get one of those breezy nights, or not. Anyway, take a (light) jacket with you just in case. It doesn’t take up much space and could do you a great service.
Bring whatever is useful to enjoy FIB. Don’t bring valuables -you’ll be staying at a camping area!-, clothes or shoes designed for other experiences. Think about it when packing and remember you’ll have to carry that weight on your trip and until you get installed. You’ll have to walk quite a bit and it’ll be hot. Decide for yourself. also remember that, if you forget something, you have the possibility of purchasing a replacement at Benicàssim, Castellón or the camping areas.
Apart from sunscreen (which, we’ll repeat once and again, you must apply at all times), bring a hat, cap, scarf, pamela or whatever you find can protect you during the peak hours. Singlets are really comfortable and we all love them. And what can we say about shorts. In any case you should bring some sort of long trousers, skirt or pareo, as well as a t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt (one of those gauzy ones) just in case you get burnt. You’ll spend lots of hours in the sun, make sure you’ve got an option to cover your shoulders, back and/or legs.
Take a break every once in a while. If you’ve seen a band really close to the speakers, watch the next one from further away. Your ears will thank you for it.
If you decide to ignore this advice completely, at least use ear-plugs. There are ear-plugs available at the Help&Info stands at the venue.
Also, don’t bring stereos. At the venue there’s enough music for all. They’re forbidden at the camping areas so everyone can rest, so don’t risk getting your equipment confiscated.
If you’re coming to the Festival with minors, you must bear in mind that:
The minor must always carry a child accreditation with his or her name on it as well as the name and phone number for the person in charge of him or her during the festival.
If the child gets lost, the meeting point is the Help & Info stand at the venue. Take a few minutes on arriving at the venue to show the minor around and make sure he or she knows where to go if you get separated or lost. He can also go to any member of the Safety Staff, who are identified with yellow and orange reflective vests.
As the responsible adult for a minor your phone must be operative at all times when the child is at the venue.
You must always ensure their safety and well-being. Don’t let them out of your sight and take him or her by the hand at security checks.
We’d also like you to bear in mind the following advice:
Try to protect the minor form excessive noise by placing him or her at a reasonable distance from speakers and keep him or her away from the areas where the audience is more densely concentrated. There are free ear plugs available at the Help & Info stand and FIBShop at the venue as well as lockers at VillaCamp, Wristband exchange and accreditations outside the venue.
Their endurance level isn’t the same as yours: protect them from the heat and the sun, keep them well hydrated .
Remember, in case of an emergency, there are medical services at the venue if you need them.
If you’re using the Festival’s camping services, choose a quiet camping spot, far from the noisiest areas. Ask the camping personnel for advice.
Be a good example, making their stay and experience of the Festival a good one is in your hands.
Notwithstanding this advice, the parent or legal tutor in charge of the guard or custody of the minor must sign a document taking on any direct or indirect responsibility derived from the minor’s access to the venue. You can find this document at the Information Points, Help&Info Points and the Accreditations Office.
In the event any of these persons refuse to sign said document, the Organisation reserves its right to deny entrance to the minor to the concert venue. The document must be presented at the wristband exchange in the case of audience members or at the Accreditation Office if you carry an accreditation. Both of these are located at the north entrance for the venue.
Not complying with these requirements does not grant the right to a refund of the minor’s ticket if already purchased.
What you shouldn’t forget to take back home
Everything! It’s important that we leave the camping areas just like we found them. We should try to be as respectful as possible with the environment that has taken us in for the Festival week. Let’s leave the minimum amount of waste, tents, bags, plastics and rubbish behind once the Festival is over.
One of our goals is minimising the environmental impact of the Festival in the area and in order to do that we need your help.
If you want to leave something behind, pleeeeease ask at your camping area’s Help & Info spot where you can deposit your tent or other stuff on leaving. We’ll be delighted to help you! And... pick up your trash. We know you’re exhausted when you’re going back home but we ask for a final effort to avoid leaving the camping areas, paths and lands surrounding them looking like a dump.
Heat and humidity will be your constant companion in Benicàssim. Stay hydrated to be able to fully enjoy your Benicàssim experience. Remember you could get dehydrated for a number of reasons so in case of doubt, drink water! You might not realise it but your body will thank you.
Selling alcohol to under 18s is illegal, we will not sell alcohol to minors at any of the bars at the venue or camping areas.
Be responsible. Know your limits and respect them so you can enjoy everything Benicàssim has to offer as well as several days of concerts.
No need to say you shouldn’t drive when drunk or get in a car with someone who has been drinking. We offer transportation alternatives suited to the Festival timetables and public. Be sure you know all the different options!
If you have any problem related to alcohol consumption, please visit the medical help so they can take care of you.
Last but not least, one of the secondary effects of alcohol is dehydration. Be careful and drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated day and night.
Selling and consuming illegal drugs is punished by law.
Even so, we worry that you might have access to different substances during the Festival week, so we collaborate with Energy Control . At their stand they can guide you and help you with risk reduction. Go see them and ask for information.
When travelling, we recommend
When travelling you must be careful. Benicàssim isn’t a dangerous place by far but when travelling (in general) being forearmed is helpful.
Leave at home a few contact numbers for the people who’ll be with you at FIB. There will be times when you run out of battery, signal, etc. It only takes a second and can be really useful.
Bring a photocopy of your passport , the customer service number for your mobile phone carrier, and your credit card company in case you lose your belongings and have to cancel any one of them.
Buy travel insurance if you’re travelling from abroad.
If you are robbed on your way to Benicàssim, during the Festival or on your way back home, report it! Reporting the theft is important for many reasons and it is indispensable if they steal your personal documents when renewing them.
Apart from the security personnel present at the venue and the camping areas, you’ll also see local police and Guardia Civil, if you have any problem don’t hesitate to contact them.
Love and take care of yourself!
FIB is a unique experience and Benicàssim is the perfect place to enjoy everything FIB has to offer. Enjoy your experience to the max, you’ll meet new people, get to know new bands, see your favourite artists, enjoy Mediterranean culture, food, beaches and sun... what more can you ask for?
So you can experience FIB as fully as thousands of FIBERS have during all these years, we ask you to take this into account:
Don’t return to the camping areas alone at night. If your friends want to stay at the concerts longer and you want to rest, ask someone to go with you.
If you see a friend or someone else needs help, see what you can do for him or her. If you feel there’s not much you can do, seek the help of security, medical or Festival staff. We’re here to help you.
Know your limits. A week is a long time, don’t try to cram everything in just one day and keep your energy for a week-long stay. You’ll go back home with more stuff to tell, better experiences, more memories and greater moments lived with the music and your friends.
Don’t do at Benicàssim what you wouldn’t do in your own city! Respect basic coexistence rules and be respectful to the town, the environment, the beaches and the neighbours. Take care of the environment that is so delighted to have you.
If, for whatever the reason, you don’t feel comfortable in any given situation, look for help. There’s organization personnel and security staff at all Festival spaces. Come see us and we’ll help you out.