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Name:  Bilbao BBK Live 

Where:  Bilbao, Spain 

When:  6-8 July 


Never one to struggle to drum up a stellar lineup, this year’s event plays host to The 1975, The Killers, Depeche Mode, Two Door Cinema Club and Royal Blood as just a few of the top names featuring on the full billing:

Former Glories:

Past iterations of the bash in Bilbao have seen the likes of Arcade Fire, Slaves, New Order, Muse, Mumford and Sons, Green Day and Kings of Leon take to the various stages. And the list goes on…

Arcade Fire at last year’s event

Years and Years on the Bilbao Stage

Also Look Out For:

Putting on one of Europe’s top festivals isn’t the only thing that makes Bilbao an essential stop on any summer tour. The city has its own Guggenheim museum, nature walks in the Basque hills, plenty of shopping and places to eat, and is right on the coast, so beach lovers are well catered for.

Outside The Guggenheim

Everything Else:

Bilbao BBK Live has been running since 2006 on the Kobetamendi Hill above the city of Bilbao. If beautiful vistas, sunny climates and a safe, warm, friendly atmosphere sound like your idea of a good festival, you’d do well to find better than BBK throughout Europe. Continuing its tradition of strong lineups, with a mix of Spanish artists and acts from further afield, this year is set to be one of BBK’s best. And that’s saying something. If this tantalising forray has piqued your interest, then you can find all the other info you could want at the BBK website, here. And what’s more, if the BBK site convinces you completely, you can also nab your tickets while you’re at it. It’s shaping up to be a hell of a party.

Words by Ben Kitto

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