Festival Frolics: Seven Days in the Sun, FIB Heineken.

Returning to Spain's east coast for its sixteen birthday bash, this year's FIB Heineken festival set in the sleepy sun-cracked haze of Benicàssim promises sangria, copious sweating gushes and The Specials. Special indeed. Situated a detoxing stumble from la playa, FIB Heineken demonstrates precisely why festivals needn't necessarily revolve about mucky boots, swamped tents and weather laments. Hosting 24-hour bars pulling litre pints all night, a smattering of electro-orientated acts and the likes of Goldfrapp and Dirty Projectors to soothe those cracked lips and throbbing skulls the afternoon after the morning before, it's an all-night disco party that'd soothe and cushion the hefty hangovers of the likes of Marc Bolan, Mark Owen and The Big Pink like they'd landed sedately on a whopping cushion of cloud in Elton's backyard. So idyllic the setting, so comparably hassle-free to reach (Clickair, Easyjet & Ryanair all fly from Blighty to Valencia direct, a mere 60 miles from the festival site) a few sobering, sweltering mornings under canvas is all there could possibly be to lambaste. Then again, what with the town opening its doors (quite literally in some cases) to the influx of beat-hungry hordes that swamp the town by day, accommodation that doesn't revolve about dusty sleeping bags, shriveled supermarket foodstuffs and the like is bountiful.

And then there's the line up; Braintree boys The Prodigy bring their swirling ruckus to the picturesque hills of Benicàssim to headline the event, alongside rejuvenated psychedelic pirates Kasabian, awkward afrobeat college charmers Vampire Weekend and Bonkers Boy In Da Corner Dizzee Rascal. Elsewhere, the original Organ Donor Josh Davis (aka DJ Shadow) steps out of the darkness and into the humid climes of the festival's custom-constructed site, John Lydon'll be hoping not to melt like Country Life Butter as the recently-reformed PiL take to the Spanish stage once again and a rare live outing from Kieran Hebden's Four Tet intervenes to inject some sunset euphoria into proceedings. Foals stumble into the sort of Spanish Sahara their stuttering, expansive forthcoming LP longs for like aqua in arid deserts, solo Stroke and undeniably sleek godson of Velvet Underground swagger Julian Casablancas bumbles onto the run-down and Magnetic Man aim to gleam and glare in equal measure from behind their blacked-out Ray-Bans and dubstep drops. And as if that just didn't suffice, dayglo self-professed FIB Heineken enthusiasts Klaxons, morose sweetheart Fionn Regan and King Monkey Ian Brown all tag along in tow.

The full line up for the Spanish bash thus far is as follows:

The Prodigy * Kasabian * Vampire Weekend * Leftfield * Dizzee Rascal * The Courteeners * The Cribs * DJ Shadow * Echo & the Bunnymen * Ellie Goulding * Foals * Four Tet (live) * Goldfrapp * Hot Chip * Ian Brown * Ilegales * Julian Casablancas * Klaxons * Mumford & Sons * PiL * The Specials * The Sunday Drivers * Sr. Chinarro * Alondra Bentley * Benga * Boys Noize * Calvin Harris * Cut Copy * Daedelus * Delorentos * Dirty Projectors * Fionn Regan * JJ * Jonston * Lindstøm & Christabelle * Magnetic Man * Midnight Juggernauts * Phil Kieran * Scratch Perverts * Skream * Southern Arts Society * The Temper Trap * Triángulo de Amor Bizarro * Two Door Cinema Club * Yacht & the Straight Gaze * Yuksek

Tickets are currently available to all you British lot here, priced at £160 and includes four days of non-stop music and a spectacular nine days of camping. It's all included, all rather bloody brilliant and the official site's here.