FIB Benicassim Festival 2004 DVD Competition

Win a copy of this great DVD simply by emailing the answer tom this simple question to mail. How many campsites are there at this year's festival?

Festival Internacional de Benicassim (FIB) embodies the spirit of Spain and of the Spanish people. It is outrageously beautiful, outrageously fun and despite this, tremendously thoughtful. I used to work in Selfridges and I was trained there to believe that shopping at Selfridges was a theatrical shopping experience, an experience appealing to every human sense. FIB is as theatrical a festival experience as one can get.

There is the beauty of the sight of it all, the sun, sunset, sunrise
(for some), the beach, the mountains (and the crucifix at the summit)
the films and the fashion shows; there is of course the sound of it all,
enough has been said of the music – see Glasswerk’s preview
1295> or check out link <link> for the latest details – last year was a feat of classics, Arthur Lee, Brian
Wilson and Lou Reed, and the musical flavours of the day with Franz
Ferdinand and Scissor Sisters; the smell of it all, the smell of the
sea, the smell of the tapas bars and of sun cream; the taste of it all,
salt water, sand, cocktails on the beach and of chorizo; the feel o fit
all, getting the sand out of your swimming trunks, holding litres of
Heineken and treating them like they’re half the size.

“Zoom,” the film of the festival experience on this DVD that accompanies an extremely generous four hours of live footage from the four days of the festival (there are five hours of content across two DVD s in total), captures the spirit of FIB perfectly. There is footage of the arrivals at the new RENFE station close to the festival site, of the
stage going up, the revellers at the beach (including my good friend
Stewart Turner, looking cool but far too hot and sweaty) and throughout
the festival. This is set to a soundtrack of Spiritualized, for the dreamy, thoughtful of us FIB goers and to Primal Scream for the driving dance that FIB pulls off so well.

There is live coverage from all the year’s main acts, including Lou
Reed, Scissor Sisters, Primal Scream, Wire and many others too numerous to mention here.

The great selection of Entrevistas provides an artists view of the
festival, with personal interviews with (among many) Jason Pierce of
Spiritualized, Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, Belle and Sebastian and
Einsturtende Neubauten.

For anyone who was there or who wants to step up the excitement for this year’s festival, the FIB 2004 DVD is perfect. It is comprehensive and
gives a true picture of the fun we all had last year.

To buy a copy for yourself or your loved ones, please visit the FIB Shop
at link where
you will also find full DVD contents. It will only set you back €18 and
the € -£ exchange rate is now the best it has been for ages…

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