International festival of Benicassim
-14-17 JULY

- 29-31 JULY

- 02 - 07 AUGUST
- 13-20 AUGUST




We are very sorry, but for circumstances beyond our control,...
thisisvalencia will not be participating in La Tomatina this year - for information on where to buy tickets or for tours to the event please contact the organisers - click the Tomatina logo to go to their site

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a selection of Valencia’s more traditional restaurants..
are offering special gastronomic menus from 20€ including beer or local wine. This of course, will include Paella or another rice dish. If you haven't been to the Albufera - it's a short ride to the south by car or bus - this month and next are the perfect months to take a barca (boat) ride on the lagoon
12 May to 12 June
Click the pic for a link to the 'Albufera a la plat' site.

L’Albufera al Plat Albufera  on a


There's going to be a lot of sex around the City...

In four locations around the city to be exact - CENTRE OCTUBRE, ESPAI LLIMERA, FERIA VALENCIA and LA3 CLUB - 09-18 JUNE
So, why should you visit VSF?
Because VSF believe their festival is an alternative response to other festivals taking place around the world due to their perception of porn as an artistic way of expression.
Because they will offer a multi-sensory, artistic, cultural, intellectual and playful experience about sex.
Because Valencia Sex Festival will offer a wide variety of entertainment including exhibitions, lectures, films, workshops, fashion shows, DJs with erotic performances, and many more activities willing to change for once your porn and sex perception.
Click the pic for a link to the 'V S F' site.

Sex in the City.


More than seven hours of live music from...

Fangoria, Nancys Rubias, Hidrogenesse, Guille Milkyway ( La Casa Azul) Dj Set, La Prohibida, La3 Dj Team: Boccachico + Eterno. high quality food will also be available. It all takes place at the Plaza de Toros. Tickets 25-35€ - VIP 70€ - 17 JUNE 20:00H.
Click the pic for a link to the 'Orgull' site.

Valencia Pride...


A three day event with performances from ...

Buzzcocks, James Taylor Quartet, Álex Cooper "30 Years In The Pop Era”, Guadalupe Plata, Chucho, Marc Jonson, Nueva Vulcano, Modelo De Respuesta Polar, Jc Brooks And The Uptown Sound, Betunizer. Crudo Pimento. Red Buffalo.
24/25/26 JUNE VELES E VENTS IN THE MARINA REAL JUAN CARLOS 1 - Advance tickets 30€
Click the pic for a link to the 'Beachfest' site.

Valencia Music, Sun,  sand &


Concerts for the Feria de Julio in Viveros ...

All concerts are in JULY
Saturday, 2 Anastacia 40€
Sunday,3 The Alan Parsons Project 35€ +Three Pac
Tuesday, 5 Quilapayún 25€
Wednesday, 7 Toquinho & Maria Creuza 35 €
Friday, 8 Los Suaves 25€ +La Desbandada
Saturday, 9 20 Aniversario Tranquilo Música 8€+ Senior I El Cor Brutal + Cuello + Tórtel + Los Glurps + Ley Dj
Wednesday, 13 Chambao 25€
Friday, 15 Muchachito Bomboinfierno 15€
Saturday, 16 Electrónica Del Real 12 €John Acquaviva + Kostrok + Mr. West + Aapaes +Boranimals + Five Points + Toni Copas + Electrronicall + Delizeews + Nate Cabrera
Tuesday, 19 Steve Vai 30€
Wednesday, 20 Melody Gardot 25 €
Thursday, 21 Aspencat + Green Valley + Auxili 10 €
Friday, 22 El Barrio 30 €
Saturday, 23 Rototom Launch Party Con Julian Marley 10€+ Mediterranean Roots + Candela Roots
Sunday, 24 The Orchestra Feat. Elo Orig Members 40€
Lunes, 25 Gloria Gaynor 40€
Thursday, 28 Xavi Castillo & The A-Phonics + Óscar Briz 12€
Friday, 29 Los Ilegales 16€ +Los Vicentes
Saturday, 30 Raimundo Amador 15€ + Barón Dandy y sus Rumberos
Doors open: 20:00h
Click the pic for a link to the 'Viveros' site.

Music  under  the  Stars


loved by the Brits who come in their droves each year ...

FIB Benicassim is the biggest festival in the area, this year’s line up is a particularly strong one - 14-17 JULY

Major Lazer Skepta Soulwax Mr. Oizo Hannah Wants
El Guincho Rejjie Snow Georgia John Grvy Perlita Ft Marc Piñol Razzmatazz Presents: Anni B Sweet Teleman AmaBLe Extraperlo Fuckaine Ruth Baker BAnd
The Chemical Brothers Biffy Clyro Jamie Lexx
The Vaccines Band Of Skulls John Talabot(Dj Set) Dorian La Habitación Roja The Magician Hinds The Soft Moon Dan Deacon Rat Boy Kero Kero Bonito Gaspard Royant La Egalaxie The Zephyr Bones Reykjavfkurdaetur
Ochoymedio Presents Hidrogeness Ochoymedio Ojs Juventup Juché Le Parody Aries Cosmen Adelaida Julio Rodenas(Radio 3) Exnovios
Muse Disclosure Bloc Party The Kills
Echo & The Bunnymen The Coral Breakbot Zahara
Delorean La Femme Walking On Cars Ryan Hemsworth
20Syl & Mr. J. Medeiros Present Alltta
Loufsahhh Three Trapped Tigers Capsula ::
Dreaming Of Ziggystardust Fasenuova Ramirez Exposure Maadraassoo Ochoymedio Presents: Neuman
Soledad Vélez Ochoymedio Djs
The Shivas Lois Baywaves Hal9000 Ganador Proyecto Demo
Kendric Lamar The Maccabees The 1975
Catfish And The Bottlemen Jess Glynne Mac Demarco
Dj Shadow Young Fathers Fidlar Snakehips
Tijuana Panthers Daniel Avery Begun Alberto Montero Little S1Mz Pacosan. Kisimius
+Special Guests Massive Attack
Razzmatazz Presents: Chucho Hooton Tennis Club
Doble Pletina Chicano Bulls Aldo Linares Gato
Buena Vista Cascades Solo Astra
Click the pic for a link to the 'FIB' site.

Valencia Music, Sun,  sand &


A music fest in glorious Benidorm on the beach...

Indie, electronic, rock, indie pop, indie pop fest in the tourist mecca of Benidorm.
Featuring, amongst a host of others - The Kooks,Belle and Sebastian,Hot Chip,Suede,Peaches,Love Of Lesbian,Miami Horror,The planets,Vetusta Morla,Dwarves among many more. JULY 29-31
Click the pic for a link to the 'Low' site.

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Just a short drive north of the city of Valencia...

On the beach at Burriana,
Two Door Cinema Club Kaiser Chiefs The 1975 Steve Aoki The Hives All Tvvins Crystal Fighters Crystal Castles Fuel Fandango Izal Kodaline L.A. Love Of Lesbian Miguel Campello Parade Of Lights Rayden & Mediyama + Dj Mesh Second Vitalic and many more. 02-07 AUGUST
Click the pic for a link to the 'Arenal' site.

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Probably the biggest reggae event in southern Europe...

Benicassim plays host to Rototom Sunsplash - the headliners are Damian Marley and Manu Chow. Also confirmed are Morgan Heritage, Kabaka Pyramyd, the legendary Freddie McGregor, who will perform with two of his sons Stephen ‘Di Genious’ McGregor and Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor; Junior Kelly, Inner Circle, Wailing Souls, Sud Sound System and Green Valley. 13-20 AUGUST
Click the pic for a link to the 'Sunsplash site.

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