The new list of artists confirmed for FIB Benicàssim 2013 is released today, headed by Primal Scream and new British pop sensation Bastille. Plus John Talabot, Benny Benassi, Madeon, Little Green Cars and Ligers. These bands will be added to the already confirmed line up of The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dizzee Rascal, Miles Kane, La Roux, Kaiser Chiefs, Hurts, Jake Bugg, Azealia Banks and The Courteeners, amongst others. FIB 2013 will be held in Benicàssim's concert venue on 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st July.
The unstoppable Primal Scream return to FIB this summer, after showcasing Screamdelica live at the festival in 2011. Their new album, More Light, co-produced by David Holmes, is their first for five years and will be released in May through the band's new label First International. 2013 is the first single, and features My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields on guitar.
South London pop quartet Bastille formed in 2010, originally starting out as a solo project by Singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form the band. The line up is completed by Chris Woody Wood, Fill Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. Named after Bastille Day, Dan Smith's birthday, expect tracks from their debut album Bad Blood to feature heavily in their FIB set.
Barcelona DJ, producer and remixer John Talabot rose to fame with the track Sunshine in 2010 and released his debut album Fin to rave reviews in 2012. Described by The Guardian as having a 'knack for capturing the very specific kind of bliss associated with dancing on Mediterranean beaches at the height of summer', Talabot is the perfect addition to FIB 2013.
Marco 'Benny' Benassi is best known for his massive summer club anthem Satisfaction. After several albums of electro-dance, this talented Italian continues to produce his pioneering dance sound, with original productions as well as remixes for the likes of Public Enemy, Goldfrapp, OutKast, Felix Da Housecat and Madonna.
Despite his youth, Hugo Pierre Lecrecq has already received widespread praise and earnt himself recognition as one to watch in electro/house. This French producer and DJ's tracks include Icarus, In The City and Finale, as well as remixes for bands such as The Killers, Yelle, Deadmau5 and Martin Solveig.
Little Green Cars:
Having wooed US crowds with a series of shows throughout 2012, Dublin five-piece Little Green Cars are set to charm audiences with their forthcoming debut album Absolute Zero. Fronted by duo Stevie Appleby and Faye O'Rourke, their FIB set is bound to include catchy, energetic singles Harper Lee and The John Wayne, with their dusty percussion and vocal harmonies placing them somewhere between Mumford & Sons and The Maccabees.
London quartet Ligers have got off to a flying start, with Liz Scott and bandmates Jono Bell, Tom Stone and Ian Luddy establishing a firm fanbase for their pop-folk repertoire. Tracks so far include What to Lose, Come My Way and Telling You.