The 6 Best Music Festivals In Spain

They are an unavoidable appointment for thousands of music lovers of very different styles. We are going to know some of the best festivals that take place in Spain.
The 6 best music festivals in Spain

Festival tourism is increasingly in vogue around the world. In Spain, there is practically no province that has not promoted its own. Therefore, we can say that throughout the geography of the country there is a festival for each person. For this reason, we want to take a tour of the best music festivals in Spain.

1. The best music festivals in Spain : Viña Rock. Villarrobledo (Albacete)

Viña Rock 2017
Viña Rock – Todo Rock / Flickr.com

One of the mythical festivals on the Spanish scene is Viña Rock, which is held every year at the end of April in Villarrobledo, Albacete. Some of its headliners have been La Pegatina, Medina Azahara, Rayden or Tote King, among many others.

Whoever goes once to the Viña repeats, and it is that the regulars to the festival say that a special atmosphere is created there, which in few festivals it occurs. Do you write down the date for next year?

  • Dates:  end of April
  • Location:  Fairground of Villarrobledo, Albacete
  • Price:  from € 55
  • Music Type:  Rock, Rap, Hip Hop, Flamenco, Dance, Funky, Punk, Heavy Metal

2. Sonorama. Aranda de Duero (Burgos)

Sonsorama
Sonorama – CRDO RIBERA DEL DUERO / Flickr.com

Another of the veterans is Sonorama, which in August 2018 will celebrate its 21st edition. The previous year, celebrating its second decade of life, it brought together more than 60,000 attendees in Aranda de Duero, and everything indicates that it will be repeated.

Among the artists confirmed for this edition are Izal, Sidecars and Viva Sweden, among many others.  If your thing is Spanish independent music, you cannot miss this appointment. You will not regret it, we assure you.

In addition, numerous events are created around the festival, most of them gastronomic, as it cannot be otherwise. And the entire town turns these days with all the visitors, turning each and every one of the Arandian streets into a party.

  • Dates:  August 8-12
  • Location:  Calle Valladolid, 150, Aranda de Duero, Burgos
  • Price:  from € 50
  • Type of music:  indie, pop, rock, alternative

3. Bilbao BBK Live. Bilbao

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This is one of the most massive music festivals in Spain, with more than 113,000 attendees in 2017. It is capable of bringing together the big names of international festivals, such as The xx, The Chemical Brothers, Alt-J or Bizarre Love Triangle.

Without a doubt, this is one of the best music festivals in Spain and, if you are a pro festivalgoer, you cannot miss this appointment.

  • Dates:  July 12-14
  • Place:  Kobetamendi Campus – Bilbao, Bizkaia
  • Price:  from € 99
  • Music Type : Alternative Rock, Indie

4. Arenal Sound. Burriana (Castellón)

Arenal Sound
Arenal Sound – Eduardo Prádanos Grijalvo / Flickr.com

Another of the music festivals in Spain that are a reference is Arenal Sound, considered by many “the festival of festivals”. Probably everyone who has started going to festivals – especially if that happened when they were quite young – has spent some summer under the Burriana sun, with Crystal Fighters, Steve Aoki or La Pegatina playing in the background.

In addition, in this new edition, the festival will have great improvements. For example, there will be more shadows in the rest area – something that will be greatly appreciated – the incorporation of a new stage and many more surprises. Are you going to miss it?

  • Dates:  from July 31 to August 5
  • Location:  Burriana, Castellón
  • Price:  from € 110
  • Type of music:  electronic, fusion, indie, indie pop, indie rock, rock

5. Mad Cool Festival. Madrid

MAd Cool, one of the best music festivals in Spain
Mad Cool – Yosoloyo / Wikimedia Commons

One of the few festivals that we can find in the capital is Mad Cool, which is also one of the largest and most interesting in Spain. Although it is young, this year it has planned to gather more than 80,000 people in its new location (until now it had been held in La Caja Mágica, but in 2018 it was moved to Valdebebas-IFEMA).

In addition, this year two new stages are added, with the consequent expansion of groups and bands for all tastes. Among those artists that we can enjoy are Dua Lipa, Franz Ferdinand or Snow Patrol, among many others.

  • Dates:  July 12-14
  • Place:  Mad Cool Space – Valdebebas – Ifema (Madrid)
  • Price:  from € 130
  • Type of music:  electronic, indie, pop, rock

6. International Festival of Benicàssim (FIB). Benicàssim (Castellón)

FIB of Benicassim
FIB Benicàssim Festival / Flickr.com

The name of the International Festival of Benicàssim could not be more accurate. And this festival brings together people from dozens of different countries among its attendees, making those days not only starred by the sun and good music, but also an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy themselves.

In 2017 it managed to concentrate more than 170,000 people, and this year it will surely not be left behind. With those headliners it cannot be less: The Killers, The Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Love of Lesbian are just some of them.

  • Dates:  July 19-22
  • Location:  The venue is located north of Benicàssim, on the N-340 road, kilometer 986,300
  • Price:  from € 110
  • Type of music:  alternative, pop, rock, indie, electronic.
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