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Get your band on at the Benicássim Festival!

From the press release:

Back for a second consecutive year, the Fast Track to FIB Heineken competition is once again offering one act the chance to perform at this year’s Benicássim festival in Spain.

Promoter Vince Power, has teamed up with creative community to find Europe’s newest super-group. Having already confirmed a monumental line up including The Killers, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, Lily Allen, Glasvegas and Paul Weller, fans have come to expect bands of the very highest calibre, so competition for a slot on the Benicássim bill will be fiercer than ever.

The contest, which launches next week on the newly designed Supajam website, allows bands to submit their music online. A careful selection process follows (see below) before the final 5 bands battle it out at a live showdown in Piccadilly’s The Pigalle Club.

Two weeks later the winner will be performing their music on one of the most exciting festival stages in the world!!

So which act will take the fast track ticket to superstardom this year?

Who will win the gig of a lifetime?

...... The clock is ticking.

The selection process works like this....

March 30th - May 15th – The contest launches and artists upload their tracks to the Supajam website.

May 15th – May 30th - All tracks are released to the public on the Supajam website and the first round voting commences.

June 1st – June 12th – The top 40 acts are revealed on the Supajam website.

June 15th - The 5 finalists are announced.

June 23rd - The battle of the bands at the Pigalle Club

July 19th - The winners play at this years FIB Heineken festival!!!

And latest update on who's playing:

Elbow, Maximo Park, The Horrors and Peaches announced for FIB Heineken festival 09

Other acts include: The Walkmen, Lykke Li, The Mighty Stef, Steve Aoki

FIB Heineken are delighted to reveal that the latest additions to this year’s Benicássim festival are Elbow, Maximo Park, The Horrors and Peaches.

Having already confirmed Oasis, Kings Of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Paul Weller, Lily Allen, Glasvegas and the Mystery Jets few would disagree that FIB Heineken is now officially the best festival of 2009!

Widely recognised for their musical ability and innovation, Elbow are a much welcomed addition to the already fantastic line up. The Brit Award and Mercury Prize winners have promised to rock the Benicássim crowd with songs from their latest album The Seldom Seen Kid, as well as a wealth of much loved classics.

NME darlings, The Horrors, will grace the Benicássim stage with their electric, exciting brand of garage rock. Delivering tracks from their highly anticipated album 'Primary Colours', including new single 'Sea Within A Sea', their dramatic stage show is one not to be missed.

Mercury Music Prize nominees and crowd pleasers Maximo Park have also added their name to the bill. With the release of their new album ‘Quicken the Heart’, their live show is guaranteed to get the blood pumping and fists punching the air.

Benicássim has also enlisted the talents of cross-gendered electro bad girl, Peaches. Renowned for her fiery, hi-octane live shows, often involving themes of cross-dressing and gender bending, the former drama school teacher brings her mixed bag of punk-funk, electro and grimy chaos to the Spanish stage.

New York post-punk indie-rockers The Walkmen also throw their hat in, no doubt bringing their vintage instruments with them. Initially championed by American television show The O.C., The Walkmen have continued to garner international critical acclaim with their post-punk revival sound.

Starting today, FIB Heineken invites you to become a member of FiberClub - the club for friends of the festival. One of the many advantages of joining is that you can use the bus service the festival organises to and from the Valencia Airport and Benicàssim. For more information please visit

A phenomenal 50,000 people per day enjoyed FIB Heineken 2008 in the gorgeous Spanish sun and early indications suggest that this year (which sees the festival celebrating its 15th birthday), will be one to remember. Backed by the man behind The Hop Farm Festival and founder of the Mean Fiddler, Vince Power, it will take place from July 16th – 19th on the east coast of Spain.

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