Saturday Night Fiber - 2008 Festival

2008 Festival

The 2008 inaugural festival took place on July 19, 2008, during the Saturday night-Sunday morning of Benicàssim. Tickets were priced at €60 for a general admittance ticket, with an optional VIP ticket available for €90. A VIP ticket allowed holders an exclusive entrance to the venue, and access to a VIP grandstand and bar. There was also a limited car parking facility available.

The bands, in order of appearance, played as follows:

Saturday 19 July

Morrissey was billed as headlining the event, although unlike most music festivals, he was not the final act to play the festival. Sets by My Bloody Valentine, Hot Chip and Mika all followed Morrissey, despite being billed lower in the line-up. In a live review, Clash actually noted the later slot of My Bloody Valentine as the festival's highlight.

Morrissey's headline performance was noted as being his first in Madrid in twenty-three years, having last played there with The Smiths. My Bloody Valentine were playing their debut concert in Spain, while Siouxsie was also playing her first concert in the capital since playing with Siouxsie and the Banshees seventeen years earlier. It was announced that on the day following the event, Gnarls Barkley would be performing their 2008 album The Odd Couple at the Sala Heineken, also in Madrid. This was another Maraworld associated event; the duo had headlined the Escenario Verde (Main Stage) the day before at Benicàssim (the same day as the Saturday Night Fiber event).

Branching into an area outside of live music, the saturday night fiber festival also included a "Do it yourself" catwalk project, presented by Mustang. The catwalk was held between bands in the greenery surrounding the festival, and allowed entry to anyone who wished to participate. It was organised to observe the fashion trends of those attending the festival. Awards were presented at the end of the festival.

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