Thursday, 17 July 2008

So many festivals, so little time

With so many music festivals in Spain, this had to happen sooner or
later. The Summercase Festival organizers announced in December that
they would move their 2008 dates to July 18 and 19, so as to avoid
overlapping with the UK's T in the Park and Oxegen, which would have
prevented artists from coming to Summercase. Now, however, it will
unavoidably coincide with the FIB at Benicàssim. This was seen as a
declaration of war, and FIB countered with a "mini-FIB festival" in
Madrid on July 19 – featuring Morrissey, My Bloody Valentine, and
Siouxsie and Babyshambles – the same day as the Summercase in Madrid
and Barcelona. (Full story in printed edition).