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The best concerts and music festivals in Spain in 2022

Concerts in Spain in 2022
Dua Lipa, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Foo Fighters and Alicia Keys will all be performing in Spain in 2022. Joshua Blanchard, Kevin Winter, Dimitrios Kamboris, GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP
From the Foo Fighters and Alicia Keys to Bilbao's BBK Live and Barcelona's Primavera Sound, here are some of the best concerts and music festivals scheduled to take place throughout the year in Spain in 2022.

While many concerts and music festivals have been cancelled over the past two years due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it seems that in 2022 there are a lot that are back on, with bands and musicians having rescheduled and others announcing new tours.

Many of Spain’s best music festivals are also back on for 2022 including Sónar, FIB Benicàssim, D-Code Festival and the Festival Jardins Pedralbes.

Currently, masks are required both in indoor public spaces and outdoors in Spain, where a distance can’t be maintained between people. Unless the situation changes, this means that it’s likely you will have to wear a mask during most of these concerts.

Some regions may also require you to show a Covid certificate in order to enter the venue. Find out all the regions that currently require you to show them and where HERE

Remember that due to the rapid change in the situation because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it’s impossible to know if all of them will go ahead or not, so keep an eye out on the official websites you book on for updates.

January

Benidorm Fest (Benidorm)

February

Bryan Adams (Madrid and Barcelona)

The Lumineers (Madrid)

André Rieu (Madrid and Barcelona)

Harry Styles (Madrid)

March

Franz Ferdinand (Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao)

Van Morrison (Madrid)

POPFEST (Madrid)

Band of Horses (Barcelona and Madrid)

The 1975 (Madrid and Barcelona)

Idels (Bilbao, Barcelona and Madrid)

Texas (Madrid)

April

Evanescence (Madrid)

Maluma (Madrid)

Counting Crows (Barcelona, Madrid and Bilbao)

EELS (Barcelona, Vigo and Madrid)

May

Shawn Mendes (Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao)

Warm Up festival (Murcia)

Puro Reggaeton Festival (Madrid)

June

Dua Lipa (Barcelona and Madrid)

Marc Anthony (several cities)

Aerosmith (Madrid)

Andrés Calamaro (Madrid)

Alejandro Sanz (several cities)

Alicia Keys (Madrid and Barcelona)

Foo Fighters (Madrid and Valencia)

Red Hot Chili Peppers (Seville and Barcelona)

Primavera Sound (Barcelona) – Massive Attack, The Strokes, Gorillaz

Sónar (Barcelona) – Bonobo, Moderat, The Chemical Brothers 

Azkena Rock Festival (Vitoria-Gasteiz) – Patti Smith and Band, The Offspring, Suzi Quatro 

Guns N’ Roses (Seville)

FIB Benicàssim – Kasbian, Justice and Two Door

Festival Jardins Pedralbes (Barcelona) – Patti Smith, Madness, James Blunt and Nile Rodgers

Love the 90’s festival (Madrid) – Alexia, Snap!, 2 Unlimited, Jenny from Ace of Base 

July

Alejandro Fernández (Madrid, A Coruña, Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

Mad Cool Festival (Madrid) – Metallica, Florence & The Machine, Kings of Leon

Viña Rock (Madrid) – Zoo, Mafalda, Little Pepe 

BBK Live (Bilbao) – Placebo, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys

Big Sound Festival (Valencia) – Nicky Jam, Bad Gyal, Lola Índigo

Queen and Adam Lambert (Madrid)

Iron Maiden (Barcelona)

August

Enrique Bunbury (various)

Sonorama (Aranda del Duero)

Arenal Sound (Castellón) – C. Tanga, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Jaime Lorente 

Limp Bizkit (Madrid)

September

D-Code festival (Madrid) – 

Ara Malikian (Madrid)

Michael Kiwanuka (Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid and Vigo)

Morat (Barcelona, Madrid, La Rioja and Bilbao)

October

The Weeknd (Madrid and Barcelona)

Swedish House Mafia (Madrid)

November

The Cure (Madrid and Barcelona)

Bon Iver (Barcelona, Madrid

December

Joan Manuel Serrat (Madrid)


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