Spain's top 10 awesome summer music festivals

Shwetali Sapte
Shwetali Sapte - [email protected] • 28 Jun, 2016 Updated Tue 28 Jun 2016 06:53 CEST
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As the summer sets in and temperatures soar across the country, it’s the perfect time to dance away your days and nights at one of Spain’s many music festivals. Here are some of our favourites.


Vida Festival

One of the best international music festivals in the country, Vida is held on the weekend of June 30th this year in Vilanova i la Geltrú, outside of Barcelona. The diverse line-up is a medley of acclaimed Spanish and international artists.

Bilbao BBK Live

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Camp in the countryside surrounded by mountains outside Bilbao while at this music festival featuring headliners like Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, and Pixies. Bilbao BBK Live takes place on the weekend of July 7th


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Cruilla’s alumni also include Damian Marley, as well as other hugely popular acts like Kendrick Lamar and Lauren Hill. Head over to Barcelona on the weekend of July 8th for another fabulous line-up this year, including Robert Plant and the Alabama Shakes.


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Another beach festival in Benicàssim, FIB 2016 is the weekend of July 14th and features some of the biggest names in music, with Oasis, Beck, the Killers, Radiohead, and more.

Arenal Sound

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The weekend of August 4th in Burriana, don’t miss one of the biggest beach music festivals along the Mediterranean coast. Arenal Sound has a star-studded line-up consisting of Steve Aoki, Two Door Cinema Club, and much more.

Santander Music

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With a mixture of today’s best Spanish and international artists, don’t miss this music festival in Campa de la Magdelena, Santander, the weekend of August 4th.

Cante de las Minas

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This festival celebrates flamenco music, one of Spain’s most famous cultural symbols. For 10 days between August 3-13th this year, head over to La Unión in Murcia to enjoy some of Spain’s acclaimed flamenco singers and dancers, like José Mercé.


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Don't miss DGTL in Barcelona this August 12-13th, with headliners including Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, and Jamie Jones.

Rototom Sunsplash

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One of Europe’s largest reggae festivals, Rototom Sunsplash takes place every summer in Benicàssim, Spain. This year’s dates are August 13-20th and include Bob Marley’s talented son Damian as well as popular French-Spanish artist Manu Chao.


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Madrid’s top rock and indie festival returns on September 10th this year with an incredible line-up including Mark Ronson, Kodaline, and Jimmy Eat World.



Shwetali Sapte 2016/06/28 06:53

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