Your guide to Spanish music festivals holiday cottages


Your guide to Spanish music festivals

Emily 23 March 2018

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If you love hearing the sounds of your favourite bands or discovering new ones over a day or two, music festivals are the perfect way to do so and often a bit of a bargain with many acts performing for you to enjoy. With the added bonus of great weather and lighter evenings, music festivals in Spain are a great activity to incorporate into your holiday and we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites below.

Benicassim Festival


Held over four days, Benicassim Festival takes place in Benicassim on the east coast of Spain between Barcelona and Valencia. With top headliners including The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Travis Scott, Two Door Cinema Club and Bastille, visitors will revel in the sunny climate and party atmosphere at this popular Spanish festival.

When: 19th-22nd July 2018

Azkena Rock

Two days of metal, punk and rock, Azkena Rock has had fantastic acts past and present grace its stages since 2002. Held in Vitoria-Gasteiz, be sure to start practising your best air-guitar performance to rock alongside Joan Jet & the Blackheart, Gluecifer and MC5 who are all performing at the festival this year amongst many others.

When: 22nd & 23rd June 2018

Bilbao BKK Live


Surrounded by beautiful coastal scenery, Bilbao BBK Live boasts a chilled out atmosphere and the performances start later in the day to allow you to soak up the sun and explore the local Bilbao during your visit. Catch some waves at some of the best beaches in Europe before dancing along to the sound of your favourite artists. Acts performing in 2018 include Gorillaz, The XX and The Chemical Brothers.

When: 12th-14th July 2018

Primavera Sound

With 18 years under its belt, Primavera Sound is a well-established, widely loved celebration of music from multiple genres. The line-up for 2018 is impressive, with Arctic Monkeys headlining, and other big names including Björk, Lorde and CHVRCHES joining a total of around 200 artists.

When: 30th May - 3rdJune 2018

Arenal Sound

Held on the beach in Burriana, Arenal Sound is perfect for taking a dip, admiring sunsets and catching some rays whilst enjoying the sounds of some fantastic bands performing. With day tickets or longer passes available, head to this popular music festival in Spain this year and dance along to Bad Bunny, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Crystal Fighters, Steve Aoki and many more great acts.

When: 31stJuly - 5thAugust 2018

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