Spain's best summer music festivals of 2017

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 26 May, 2017 Updated Fri 26 May 2017 10:40 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.


Primavera Sound

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Primavera Sound is one of Europe's biggest indie and alternative music festivals and in 2017 runs from May 31st to June4th. Now in it's seventeenth year in Barcelona, the festival attracts the hipsters from across the continent with its varied lineup of everything from alt-rock to underground house and techno. 


Attracting more than 115,000 revellers, this celebration of electronic music takes place in Barcelona between June 15th and 17th. This year amongthe highlights are Justice, Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Eric Pryde, De La Soul, Cerrone

Vida Festival

One of the best international music festivals in the country, Vida is held on the weekend of June 29th -July 2nd in the lush beachside woodland of Vilanova i la Geltrú, outside of Barcelona. The diverse line-up is a medley of acclaimed Spanish and international artists from the genre of rock pop and indie.

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 6th-8th.


cruilla barcelona
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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 between July 6-8th for another fabulous line-up this year, including Jamiroquai, Pet Shop Boys and The Prodigy.


In only its second year Madcool festival will take place in Madrid's Caja Magica over three days, July 6-8th, Attracting a great line up of international rock acts including Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters and Green Day alongside new acts.


fib music festival
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Dubbed Glastonbury-on-sea this beach festival in Benicàssim, FIB 2017 takes place this year between 13-16th July and features some of the biggest names in music, with the WeekND, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kasapian and more.

Arenal Sound

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Between August 1st-6th in Burriana, a beach resort in Castellon,  you'll find one of the biggest beach music festivals along the Mediterranean coast. Arenal Sound has a star-studded line-up consisting of Martin Barrix, Bastille and Clean Bandit 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 first weekend of August from the 3rd-5th.

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 2nd-12th this year, head over to La Unión in Murcia to enjoy some of Spain’s acclaimed flamenco singers and dancers.


Don't miss DGTL in Barcelona this August 11-12th, with over 60 artists spread over four stages.

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 12-19th and include Shaggy as well as The Specials and The Wailers.


dcode music festival
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Madrid’s top rock and indie festival returns on September 9th this year with an incredible line-up including Interpol, The Kooks and Liam Gallagher.



The Local 2017/05/26 10:40

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