Win the 'Fast Track to FIB Heineken' and play Benicassim 2009!

Posted: 3rd April 2009

Can you picture yourself playing alongside the likes of Lilly Allen, Maximo Park, The Mystery Jets and Elbow, and possibly put them to shame (though that would be quite a challenge when it comes to the latter bunch)?

Then your time might have come, as promoter Vince Power, in partnership with creative community website Supajam ( and FIB Heineken, main sponsor of this year's Benicassim festival (July 16th-19th), have just launched the second edition of their very own Unsigned Act competition, The 'Fast Track to FIB Heneiken', in the quest for Europe's new supergroup!

The competition launched on Tuesday March 30th on the Supajam website, and will allow bands to submit their music online until May 15th , leading on to a public vote from May 15th to 30th, a top-40 longlist from June 1st to 12th, then the top 5 shortlist on June 15th, with the final Battle of the Bands taking place at the Pigalle Club in London Piccadilly on June 23rd, and the ultimate prize for the overall winner of playing Benicassim this summer.


  • 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 year's FIB Heineken festival!!!

Oh, did we mention that headlining this year's Benicassim will be The Killers, Oasis, Kings of Leon, and Franz Ferdinand, with performances by all others acts afore-mentioned, as well as appearances by Paul Weller, Lykke Li, The Walkmen, The Mighty Stef and Steve Aoki.?

If you'd just like to attend as a punter, 4-day tickets cost £160 each (+ booking fee, and including camping) and on sale now - check the "Benicassim Tickets" link in the sidebar to the right.

Solange Moffi

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