Festivals in Spain
Anyone who’s been to Spain will tell you that its residents know how to throw a party. And that’s before the festival season even kicks off. The legendary music festivals in Spain attract the biggest names in the business. They’re dotted throughout the country and take advantage of the perfect climate and infectious party atmosphere to create lasting musical memories.
Dates: 18 – 20 June 2020
Headliners: AJ Tracey, Arca, The Black Madonna, THE BLAZE, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, The Chemical Brothers
Sónar is a multi-location electronic music extravaganza. Although it has performances from some of the world’s best electronic acts, the added elements of film and several conferences and workshops make this one of the world’s best music festivals.
Dates: 2 – 4 July 2020
Headliners: Parcels, Cut Copy, Destroyer, Manel, Belle & Sebastian, Devendra Banhart, Nils Frahm, Angel Olsen
Don’t let Vida’s laid-back, coastal atmosphere fool you. This is a festival to reckon with, thanks to its charming location and impressive lineup. The lineups are enough to challenge even the biggest music festivals in Spain.
Bilbao BBK Live
Dates: 9 – 11 July 2020
Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys
Bilbao BBK seems to have it all – stunning scenery, nearby beaches, and a lineup that never fails to impress. There’s never a dull moment at this northern Spain festival.
Festival Internacional de Benicàssim (FIB)
Dates: 16 – 29 July 2020
Headliners: Khalid, Liam Gallagher, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Vampire Weekend, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, The Lumineers, Steve Aoki
FIB may just be Spain’s best indie and alternative festival. It also has a good amount of electro thrown into the mix. It’s been one of Spain’s top festivals for more than 20 years, and it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon.
Dates: 11 - 12 September 2020
Headliners: Maxïmo Park, more TBA
In true Barcelona-Madrid rivalry, DCODE appears to have risen in response to Barcelona’s stranglehold on the indie music festival scene. This one-day festival in the capital features a long lineup, and it’s one of the year's last summer festivals in Spain.
Dates: 16 - 22 August 2020
Headliners: Toots & The Maytals, Barrington Levy, Julian Marley, Protoje, Natiruts
For a proper dose of reggea, ska, dub and many other genres, Rototom Sunsplash is the place to go. This week-long festival celebrates music and culture, together with the artists and the 230.000 visitors. Fun garanteed!
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