Arctic Monkeys, first artist confirmed for Bilbao BBK Live 2023

The festival will be held on the 6th, 7th and 8th of July 2023 in Kobetamendi with the Sheffield band headlining the line-up with their newly released album The Car

Previous festival-goers can now purchase their tickets at a special price, with general on-sale starting on Wednesday 2 November.

Bilbao BBK Live begins its particular roadtrip with the line-up that will make up the sixteenth edition of the festival; first stop is Arctic Monkeys and the long-awaited presentation of its recently released seventh studio album The Car, in addition to their well-known hits, and this being their only festival date in Spain next year. If last Friday we were already giving some clues about the headliners, today we can confirm that the rumors are true: Arctic Monkeys is the first confirmed artist for the 2023 edition of Bilbao BBK Live, that will be held on July 6th, 7th and 8th in its usual and iconic location: Kobetamendi.

If the 2022 edition of the festival was a hit, the 2023 edition will be even more epic. In an unmissable event at the beginning of July, music and festival lovers from around the world will make their own pit stop in Bilbao, where more big names in music will take the stage. Bilbao BBK Live’s journey has already been running on all cylinders for a while. In fact, at last night’s Premios Fest award gala, under the framework of BIME, Bilbao BBK Live was recognized with the “Best Large Festival” and “Best Camping” awards, These awards only strengthen our mission to keep improving one of our longest-standing and most-appreciated projects, and to make the 2023 edition of Bilbao BBK Live one for the record books.

But the Bilbao BBK Live journey has just begun—we still have some road to cover. The festival also wants to thank those who have been to past editions of Bilbao BBK Live. So, from today until November 1st, you will be able to buy your 2023 tickets at a special price if you have been to the festival in the past. Head to the festival website or If this is your first time going to Bilbao BBK Live, you will be able to buy your tickets starting November 2nd at 10 a.m. (CET). 

The Organization of the festival, always aware of current events and committed to taking care of the  natural landscape since its first edition, today wants to bring attention and raise awareness about climate change and the importance of caring for the natural environment and for our land in the face of the fires that are still active today and that are affecting over 500 hectares, mainly in Balmaseda, in Enkarterri, known as the lung of Bizkaia. In this sense, it undertakes to allocate €3 of each ticket sold to the reforestation of this area.


July 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2023e

Kobetamendi, Bilbao

Special presale

From October 27th at 10 a.m. to November 1st

3-Day Pass: €130

3-Day Pass + camping: €150

General sale

From November 2nd at 10 a.m.

3-Day Pass: €150

3-Day Pass + camping: €170

Tickets at this page y