Primavera Sound 2017
May 31-June 4, 2017
This Barcelona institution is a beacon for the entire spectrum of indie rock along with a smattering of entries from just about every other genre of music. Hundreds of bands fill the Parc El Forum along with one-of-a-kind intimate performances throughout the city. Add this music festival mecca to your bucket list immediately.
Website: Primavera Sound
Featured Artists: Aphex Twin, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Death Grips, Dixon, Flying Lotus, Frank Ocean, Japandroids, Local Natives, Mac DeMarco, Metronomy, Run The Jewels, Skepta, Slayer, Solange, The Afghan Whigs, The Growlers, The xx, Tycho
Sonar Barcelona 2017
June 15-17, 2017
Since 2002, Sonar has put on more than 50 shows around the world from North America to Asia to South America. The flagship event in Barcelona embodies the event at its core which is to be the “pulse of the current electronic landscape”. During the day, Sonar features outdoor stages along with its own tech conference. At night, the event moves to a massive venue that easily makes this Spain’s largest electronic festival. With its unique format and ever-changing style, Sonar continues to redefine the festival landscape.
Vida Festival 2017
June 28-July 2, 2017
Tucked away in the woody reserves of the ancient Masia de Can Parellada just south of Barcelona, this boutique fest has become a welcome addition to the Spanish summer. Bring the kids to chill at The Nest, bring your bike to take a tour of the city of Vilanova, and bring a sense of wonder to enjoy all the art.
Website: Vida Festival
Bilbao BBK Live 2017
July 6-8, 2017
Picture yourself surrounded by mountains gazing down on the spectacular city of Bilboa and the countryside of Spain. Okay, now add a world class music festival with pop headliners and buzzworthy indie rockers and you have a taste of Bilboa BBK Live. Take advantage of the Spanish summer weather and camp nearby in a great green expanse surrounded by trees.
Festivals: Bilbao BBK Live
Cruilla Barcelona 2017
July 7-8, 2017
It’s summer in the city and Cruilla Barcelona arrives to continue the party with a full weekend of music at the Parc del Fòrum (the same home of Primavera Sound). Alumni to this festival have included Kendrick Lamar, Damian Marley, Lauren Hill, and a whole mess of Spanish acts.
Website: Cruilla Barcelona
Benicassim Festival (FIB) 2017
July 13-16. 2017
It’s all about the music and the beach at The Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, or FIB as it’s more commonly called. Nearby surf and sand is where festies spend the day on the shores of some of Spain’s finest seaside spots. Bands usually start in the early evening and in Spanish fashion, the festival lasts until the morning catching artists like Beck, Radiohead, Kraftwerk, The Stone Roses, Brian Wilson, Blur, Lou Reed, Oasis, The Chemical Brothers, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Morrissey, Sigur Rós, and The Strokes.
Website: Festival Internacional de Benicassim