The Killers, the Arctic Monkeys and Queens Of The Stone Age have already been confirmed as headliners for the event, whose future seemed in real doubt last year, while AlunaGeorge, Deap Vally, Temples, Rizzle Kicks and China Rats will also be performing in 2013.
When promoter Vince Power’s Music Festivals company was handed over to the administrators in September last year, it appeared Benicassim was about to become the latest casualty of what proved to be a tough 2012 for many festivals.
“The board has in recent weeks pursued a number of different funding proposals but the company has not been able to procure the necessary funding it requires,” a statement released at the time read. “Whilst the board considers the next steps it has requested that trading in its ordinary shares is suspended and a further announcement will be made in due course.”
However, Power struck a deal with creditors to re-purchase the assets soon after, declaring himself ‘delighted’ with the new terms. Since then, early bird tickets for 2013 have already sold out, with a new round of 5,000 available to purchase now, priced at £145.
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