FIB Heineken 2010 Confirms The Prodigy, Kasabian, PiL, More

posted February 2, 2010

FIB Heineken 2010 Confirms The Prodigy, Kasabian, PiL, More

FIB Heineken 2010 will take place in the concert venue of Benicàssim from the 15th - 18th of July. The XVI edition of the FIB Heineken, International Festival of Benicàssim, has begun to take form with confirmation of its first artists and still more major acts to be announced. FIB Heineken 2010 boasts a stellar line-up of some of Pop & Rock music history's most celebrated pioneers and artists: The Prodigy, Kasabian, PiL, The Specials, Ian Brown and Dizzee Rascal.

The techno-punks from Braintree, The Prodigy, are living a second moment of glory thanks to ‘Invaders Must Die' (2009) with Howlett leading the beats and Flint agitating masses.

In addition we have the renowned Kasabian returning to the Festival vouched by the success of their third album, ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' (2009). Leicester's quartet produces their sound from a unique combination of songs and rhythms inherited from the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, a few psychedelic drops and syncopated bass.

After finishing up with Sex Pistols, John Lydon gave way to Public Image Ltd., also known as PiL. They published a classic after-punk album of reference: ‘Metal Box' (1979), which gave rock a new perspective. Towards the end of 2009, John Lydon announced the band would reunite to celebrate the 30th anniversaryof ‘Metal Box'.

Following the draft left by punk and thanks to The Clash's flirts with Jamaican rhythms - basically reggae and dub - Great Britain saw, towards the end of the 70's, the manifestation of bands that redefined ska and rocksteady's rhythms and looks. The Specials were, along with Madness, the most important band in charge of that ‘skatalítica' fresh breeze.

The rapper Dizzee Rascal has also confirmed his attendance. ‘Tongue N Cheek' (2009), his last album has turned to Pop thanks, among other things, to songs like ‘Dance Wiv Me', produced by Calvin Harris.

‘My Way' (2009) continues to improve the expectations raised by ‘Solarized' (2004) and ‘The World is Yours' (2007) from the ex Stone Roses singer, Ian Brown. Brown's sound resonates between Rihanna's previously recorded ‘Stillify' and Zager & Evans' version of ‘In the Year 2525', somewhere between classic Pop sound and exuberant R'n'B.

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