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Thousands of music fans are expected to descend on Benidorm next weekend, as one of Spain’s foremost summer festivals sets...
By Andy Mansell , in Benidorm Costa Blanca North , at July 19, 2019

Thousands of music fans are expected to descend on Benidorm next weekend, as one of Spain’s foremost summer festivals sets up in town.

Now in its eleventh year, the annual Low Festival takes place at the Ciudad Deportiva Guillermo Amor, football ground, in the Foietas area of the resort from Friday July 26th until Sunday July 28th.

In previous years, international performers such as, The Chemical Brothers, Biffy Clyro, Editors, Phoenix, Portishead, Pixies, Massive Attack, Franz Ferdinand and Suede, have headlined the three day event.

This year, legendary Manchester band New Order, whose famous hit Blue Monday has soundtracked a generation, will headline the mainstage on Saturday night, along with top Spanish band, Viva Suecia.

Friday’s headliners are Foals, Bastille and Fischerspooner, while Sunday night’s line up includes, The Vaccines, Fangoria and VetustaMorla.

Widely regarded as one of Summer’s essential music festivals, Low, which originated as the Low Cost Festival in 2008, has grown over the years, with a total of around 75,000 fans attending last year’s event.

This year 70 rock, pop and electronic artists, will grace the four stages, which are easily accessible at a maximum five minute walk from each other.

The full line up includes, Cut Copy, Zahara, Miss Caffeina, Xoel Lopez, Rinôçérôse, Ladytron, Dorian, MØ, The Blue House, Much, Varry Brava, The New Raemon, Honey, Airbag, The Zowi, Rex The Dog, Branko, Full, Nunatak, The Limboos, Second, Carolina Durante, Cupid, Yuksek, Nova Twins, Las Minor Leagues, Alice Wonder, DJ Law, Rock Nights, His Majesty the King, Holy Bouncer, Mastodon, Camels, Vera Green, Mattiel, MOURN, The Invaders, Yo Devil, The Seafood Special, White Fang, Texxcoco, ChanchaVíaCircuito, Adriana Proenza, Monterrosa and Flash Show DJs amongst others.

Festival-goers have access to bars, relaxation area, market, more than 30,000 m2 of lawn and various spaces dedicated to outdoor music.

VIP passes, including fast access and use of a swimming pool, with its own programme of events, are also available.

Organisers are expecting to hang the ‘Full’ signs on the festival doors before the event commences, next Friday, so anyone interested in attending, should check out their website