Bilbao BBK Live completes its 2024 lineup with legendary Grace Jones, AIR play Moon Safari, Slowdive, and Los Planetas celebrating 30 years since Super 8

Albert Pla introduces Rumbagenarios, Meute, Mujeres, Maria José Llergo, Samantha Hudson, and Kiasmos to join this second round of festival confirmations.

The line-up of the Basoa and Lasai stages, the festival’s dance epicenter, is revealed.

Tickets will be available for purchase starting next Tuesday, April 2.

Bilbao BBK Live drops the names of the artists for the upcoming edition of Bilbao BBK Live 2024, taking place on July 11, 12, and 13 in Kobetamendi. Previously announced headliners, the likes of Arcade Fire, Jungle, Massive Attack, The Prodigy, Underworld, Khruangbin, and Parcels, will be joined by new artists that will round out the line-up for 2024, portraying an intergenerational journey through the sounds and icons that have defined recent times.

Bilbao BBK Live 2024 Poster

Joining the line-up is one of the most special and iconic artists in history: Grace Jones. Born in Jamaica and raised in New York, Grace symbolizes the most extravagant underground, true to the iconic Studio 54 and constantly pivoting between film, fashion, and music, Grace Jones will perform at Bilbao BBK Live monumental dance hits such as Slave to the Rhythm or Corporate Cannibal.

An ethereal voyage in Kobetamendi

The reveal of new voices for the upcoming edition of the festival invites us to explore the soundscape of dream pop and shoegaze led by experts in the matter: on Thursday, legendary French band, AIR will be at Bilbao BBK Live 2024 playing their iconic album Moon Safari, a unique fusion of electronic sounds and sensual, sophisticated, and emotional atmospheres; on Saturday British icons Slowdive, creators of the most enveloping sound assemblies and the most intense dreamscapes, will perform.

THURSDAY, JULY 11. MASSIVE ATTACK, THE PRODIGY, AIR introducing Moon Safari, LOS PLANETAS celebrating 30 years of Super 8

Massive Attack, The Prodigy, Folamour (A/V), Cymande, Death from Above 1979, and Sen Senra are some of the names already included in the lineup for the first day of Bilbao BBK Live. The inaugural day will travel from acid sounds to pop melodies, with the announcement of the participation of the sophisticated electronic downtempo of French band AIR. AIR. Los Planetas will also perform with a special concert celebrating 30 years since the release of their iconic Super 8, where they will revisit the essential trajectory of their indie rock in the Spanish scene.

The lysergic trance of Orbit will add a touch of nostalgia with their characteristic vocals tweaked by autotune. The fusion of electronic and acoustic will be provided by Mezerg, who became known thanks to his improvised home videos. Irish NewDad won’t miss the gathering, with their foray into alternative rock dance between dark and dreamy.

New nationals join the line-up including the Madrid pop band El Buen Hijo with their single rápida y brutal or the shoegaze rising star also from Madrid Dharmacide. On this first day we will also encounter the band from Murcia Nunatak with their epic folk rock, the extraterrestrial psychedelia of the band from Zarautz Martín de Marte, and the Bilbao collective Nexo Malito, including its founder ALTA and CRRDR, guest of honor from Bogota and master of raves and Latin sounds.

FRIDAY JULY 12. GRACE JONES, UNDERWORLD, KHRUANGBIN, MEUTE, PARCELS, ALBERT PLA Rumbagenarios

The new artists headlining the second day of Bilbao BBK Live are led by the undisputed Grace Jones, who joins previously announced Underworld, Khruangbin, Parcels, Jordan Rakei, and Ezra Collective. Once again, the day’s performances are characterized by a masterful selection of international and national artists who are connected. From Germany comes MEUTE, an array of musicians and instruments performing live, with their infectious energy in a show that promises to be a huge party. We will also have the multitalented Albert Pla: singer-songwriter, composer, musician, comedian, and author… nothing is too difficult for the Catalonian artist who has performed in La Mesías and will introduce at the festival his show Rumbagenarios. Catalonian Standstill will not miss the opportunity to come to Bilbao. After breaking up in 2015 they are back on stage at Bilbao BBK Live; novel talent the likes of AIKO EL GRUPO, multiplicators of revolutions with their riot and youthful spirit will also come, as well as Karavana, an essential band to follow. The second day of the festival will also give us the performance of Cordoba artist Maria José Llergo, who will make time stand still with her ULTRABELLEZA and Italian singer-songwriter Daniela Pes. Joining the celebration started by Ralphie Choo is iconic celebrity, singer, and performer Samantha Hudson, the DJ folk of Oro Jondo with his gas station music, and the king of mákina Parkineos.

Basque artists are an integral part of the festival’s DNA and this edition features Pamplona band Melenas with their psychedelic garage pop, the energetic EZEZEZ, the Lekeitio group Silitia, and S T R, unique in their scene.

SATURDAY JULY 13. ARCADE FIRE, JUNGLE, SLOWDIVE, FLOATING POINTS, ALVVAYS, ZOE GOTUSSO

On Saturday, joining the previously announced Arcade Fire, Jungle, Alvvays, Floating Points, Noname, or El Columpio Asesino on their farewell tour, are the indispensable Slowdive, with its recent Everything Is Alivethe most promising band in Northern Ireland according to the BBC CHALKcreators of a DIY mix infused with techno and punk; hailing from Argentina, the boundless passion of Zoe Gotusso and her soundscapes rich in emotions and textures. Icelandic Kiasmos will provide the perfect balance between ambient and electropop. On the Anglo-Saxon side, the duo gone viral from the UK Good Neighbours will contribute their acclaimed single Home (and much more)

At the national level garage rockers Mujeres will pollinate Kobetamendi with their exaltation of rock and friendship, from Barcelona Boye will bring his hedonistic hymns to the festival, and the Basque Oki Moki will perform their signature pop-punk lo-fi from the locality of Guetaria..The day would not be complete without Bitxeando, the most successful indie evening performance in Bilbao with godmother Ines Hernand at the head joined by founder, DJ Daniless, accompanied by David Van Bylen with his impossible mixes. Thus, layer after layer will enrich this diverse national line-up.

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BASOA. THE ELECTRONIC REFUGE IN THE HEART OF THE WOODS

Today we drop the names of the artists performing at the Basoa stage, a solid lineup with the most interesting references in the international club scene. On Thursday we will have one of the most energetic rhythms with the founder of the label Life and Death, Dj Tennis, who will join the acclaimed Irish DJ Cormac and the rhythmical, queer, sensual mixes of Ketiov. Plus, the talented Peruvian Sofía Kourtesis will introduce her moving house in a DJ set format. Local talent Neska, a Basque residing in Barcelona, and creator of multidisciplinary electronic parties flora & fauna, will also perform.

Friday is brimming with innovative and compact talent along the lines of Marcel Dettmann, leader of labels MDR and Bad Manners, and fluid transitions among disc jockey DJs genres with Djrum. The electronic sanctuary will also welcome Ogazón, who will offer tasteful selections of house and techno; stellar Parisian DJ Jennifer Cardini, and Dj Gostoso b2b Senda Fatal, two of the most dynamic personalities in the Madrid club scene.

The festival will close on Saturday with the nearly mythic Nicola Cruz, who brings his evocative Latin-American folk rhythms; the euphoric Bored Lord, straight from the vibrant underground scene in Oakland; the high tempo and heat of Niki Lauda and t he Italian disco master class Budino.

When the Basoa stage was created, John Talabot was always in the festival’s mind to close this electronic oasis. After 4 consecutive years of his now iconic ceremonial closings, which have become a religious experience for the pilgrims to the festival, the DJ is back at Basoa for the fifth and last time, with the promise to transform the Kobetamendi forest into one of the most distinguished dance floors in Europe.

LASAI. SWAY SLOWLY WHILE OVERLOOKING BILBAO

All performances on the Lasai stage must not exceed 100 beats per minute, welcoming all those who wish to give themselves a moment to unwind and enjoy the masters of slow tempos and high intensities lookout point in Bilbao. On the first day of the festival, the stage will be inundated with cutting-edge sounds by Rinse FM. Friday will welcome the enigmatic Xamana Jones, who will work his magic for the third consecutive time; the creator of Fiesta x Fiesta Baldman; the stimulating Lucient; DJ and producer Toni Bass and the eccentric podcaster and selector Miguel Agnes. On Saturday JASSS will host the most special lookout point in Bilbao.

The seventeenth edition of Bilbao BBK Live introduces a carefully crafted lineup designed to fully enjoy each performance, allowing each participant to enjoy each moment, note, and concert, in a privileged natural setting. This combination makes Bilbao BBK Live an event you cannot miss among the summer festivals, and others are saying it too! Recently, Bilbao BBK Live was the recipient of the‘Best Communication’, ‘Best Major Festival Principal’, and ‘Best Live Electronic Act’ accolades at the Iberian Festival Awards.

This edition the festival organization has increased its commitment to genuine sustainability rooted in the local territory. Last Tour has been a BCorp company since 2023 and belonging to this global community of companies that are having a positive social impact has accelerated its internal transformation and spurred ongoing improvement of the Festival. This edition will therefore continue emphasizing the importance of creating awareness around accessibility, mobility, energy transition, inclusion, climate change, and the urgency of protecting our natural environment. Sustainability is a strategic axis of Bilbao BBK Live.

The organization of Bilbao BBK Live is especially grateful for the support of the Bilbao City Council which, together with the sponsors and collaborating institutions, make this event possible.

On sale on the festival website and at Fever Up with the possibility of payment in installments and camping.

BILBAO BBK LIVE
July 11, 12, 13, 2024
Kobetamendi, Bilbao

General sales
PROMO BONUS 150€ until 05/04.
Daily tickets available from 02/04.
Camping 4 nights: 25€.


On sale at bilbaobbklive.com and Fever Up
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ARTISTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

AIKO THE GROUP
AIR play ‘Moon Safari
AIRU
ALBERT PLA
ALVVAYS
ARCADE FIRE
BALDMAN
BITXEANDO: INES HERNAND + DANILESS + DAVID VAN BYLEN
BORED LORD
BOYE
BUDINO
CHALK
CORMAC
CYMANDE
DANIELA PES
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979
DERBY MOTORETA’S BURRITO KACHIMBA
DHARMACIDE
DJ GOSTOSO B2B SENDA FATAL
DJ TENNIS
DJRUM
THE KILLER SWING
THE GOOD SON
EZEZEZ
EZRA COLLECTIVE
FLOATING POINTS
FOLAMOUR (A/V)
GOOD NEIGHBORS
GRACE JONES
JASSS
JENNIFER CARDINI
JIMENA AMARILLO
JOHN TALABOT
JORDAN RAKEI
JPEGMAFIA
JUNGLE
KARAVANA
KETIOV
KHRUANGBIN
KIASMOS
THE BITCHES
LOS PLANETAS celebrate 30 years of “Super 8″.
LUCIENT
MARCEL DETTMANN
MARIA JOSÉ LLERGO
MARTIN OF MARS
MASSIVE ATTACK
MELENAS
MEUTE
MEZERG
MIGUEL AGNES
MULATU ASTATKE
WOMEN
NERVE AGENT
NESKA
NEWDAD
NEXO MALITO presents: CRRDR + ALTA
NICOLA CRUZ
NIKI LAUDA
NONAME
NUNATAK
OGAZON
OKI MOKI
ORBIT
GOLD JONDO
OVERVIEW
PARCELS
PARKINEOS
QUERALT LAHOZ
RALPHIE CHOO
S T R
SAMANTHA HUDSON
SEN SENRA
SHINOVA
SILITIA
SLOWDIVE
SOFIA KOURTESIS
STANDSTILL
THE PRODIGY
TONI BASS
UNDERWORLD
XAMANA JONES
ZEA MAYS
ZOE GOTUSSO

Bilbao BBK Live unveils the first artists of its 2024 edition: Arcade Fire, Jungle, Massive Attack, The Prodigy, Underworld, Khruangbin, Parcels and many more

Alvvays, Ezra Collective, Mulatu Astatke, El Columpio Asesino, Los Bitchos, Folamour (A/V), Sen Senra, Death from Above 1979, Overmono, JPEGMAFIA, Noname, Zea Mays and Ralphie Choo are also joining the festival’s ecosystem

As with every edition, Kobetamendi will be the festival’s natural stage, taking place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of July 2024

Today, from its nucleus Kobetamendi, Bilbao BBK Live unveils the first clues to its lineup; in doing so opening a window to its landscape, allowing us to get a glimpse of the artists who will tread its emblematic hillside. We can already recognise the outline of some of the bands and artists who will make up the ecosystem of Bilbao BBK Live next 11th, 12th, and 13th of July 2024. Up to 29 artists will be joining this initial lineup, creating a space where music combines with nature; an experience which can only be enjoyed from the inside.

Cartel Bilbao BBK Live

Experience it and feel it, from the inside

The festival is rich in biodiversity and will host leading artists from contemporary music, intergenerational artists, up-and-coming voices, experimental projects and long-awaited comebacks. The most contemporary indie band from Canada, Arcade Fire, will resume its tremendous live performance after their success at the Cala Mijas and MEO Kalorama festivals last September and Jungle will start a funk party surrounded by native vegetation. We won’t have to go without the Bristol-born creators of trip-hop, Massive Attack, nor the maestros and creators of great electronic anthems from the 2000s, The Prodigy and Underworld. The Texan trio Khruangbin, which means plane in Thai, will take attendees on the most psychedelic trip of their lives and the Australians, Parcels, will shatter the boundaries between indie and electronica. But this is still only a first glimpse of the lineup, from the inside.

From this first instalment we can see UK talent will be represented: In the lineup, Anglo-Saxon music’s up-and-coming groups Overmono and Folamour in A/V format will be the flag bearers for eclectic electronica, Los Bitchos with their 70s and 80s cumbia, the mellow tones of the London based New Zealander Jordan Rakei, the UK Jazz five-piece Ezra Collective, combining soul, hip-hop, calypso and afrobeat, as well as Floating Points’ immense live performance musical repertoire. What’s more, the highly versatile JPEGMAFIA and his provocative avant-garde rap, Alvvays’ catchy melodies and the creative rapper from Chicago, Noname, will visit Basque soil for the first time.

The festival hosts a whole pallet of greens, lush textures and eloquent sounds, that’s why it is essential to shine the spotlight on Mulatu Astatke, also known as the father of ethio-jazz; he will be representing the front-line of world music directly from Kobetamendi. Along the same musical lines, Cymande will be there; the band which was formed in the 70s by various musicians from Jamaica and French Guiana are not the most frequent in giving concerts, yet Bilbao BBK Live is the exception. As is Death from Above 1979, infrequent but always true to their essence; they will be performing their hard rock at the festival.

The diversity of the lineup isn’t lacking the national representation necessary to understand the festival’s balanced atmosphere: a compulsory stop on El Columpio Asesino’s farewell tour, the Madrid-born supernova Ralphie Choo who has won over Rosalia, the honest and personal lyrics from Jimena Amarillo, Catalonian Queralt Lahoz’s Andalusian roots, the puñao’ de sensaciones (handful of sensations) that Sen Senra arouses with his bedroom pop, Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba’s kinkidelia (a rethinking of Andalusian rock with psychedelic touches), and Nerve Agent’s punk metal.

The artists with Eusko label are part of the festival’s DNA; local stars such as Zea Mays, the character, energy and hit-making machine that is Shinova or the melodic sentimentalism of Airu will also be present at the Kobetamendi peak.

A calibrated ecosystem

Bilbao BBK Live is much more than music; it’s a parallel world which will immerse its attendees into their surroundings over the course of 3 days, blending into the great living machine which can only be understood from the inside; from its infinite possibilities, parallel routes and alternative paths that each attendee chooses to embark on during this experience.

Escenario Bilbao BBK Live

From tomorrow, November 29th and until the 1st of December the tickets for 2024 will be available on the website and feverup.com websites to purchase at a special price. General sale will begin on the 1st of December at 10:01, with the possibility of paying in instalments and adding camping.

Bilbao BBK Live’s organization is especially grateful for the support of the Bilbao City Council, which, together with the partners and institutions, make this event possible.

BILBAO BBK LIVE
11th, 12th, 13th July 2024
Kobetamendi, Bilbao
 
Special presale
From 29th November at 10 a.m. to 1st December at 10 a.m.
 
General sale
From 1st December at 10 a.m.
Ticket: €150
Ticket + camping: €175
Camping for 4 nights: €25


On sale at bilbaobbklive.com and feverup.com
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ARTISTS
AIRU
ALVVAYS
ARCADE FIRE
LOS BITCHOS
EL COLUMPIO ASESINO
CYMANDE
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979
DERBY MOTORETA’S BURRITO KACHIMBA
EZRA COLLECTIVE
FLOATING POINTS live
FOLAMOUR (A/V)
JIMENA AMARILLO
JORDAN RAKEI
JPEGMAFIA
JUNGLE
KHRUANGBIN
MASSIVE ATTACK
MULATU ASTATKE
NERVE AGENT
NONAME
OVERMONO
PARCELS
THE PRODIGY
QUERALT LAHOZ
RALPHIE CHOO
SEN SENRA
SHINOVA
UNDERWORLD
ZEA MAYS

Your practical festival guide

Top-up your Cashless Wristband

The only method of payment for the festival

Your wristband is an electronic wallet made up of a chip that stores your money. You can pay for everything from food and drink to merchandising.

If you top-up online, you won’t have to ask for a refund of the remaining amount as it will be automatic and free of charge.

Charge your wristband ONLINE comfortably and avoid queues!

For any queries or incidents , please write to: cashless@bilbaobbklive.com

Wristband Change

COMPULSORY BEFORE GOING UP TO KOBETAMENDI

NO wristbands will be exchanged at the venue and NO access to buses without wristbands will be allowed.

Timetable for the exchange of tickets for wristbands:

SAN MAMÉS STADIUM
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (5-6-7-8 / 07):
10:00h – 02:00h

BEC! (module at the bus stop)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (5-6-7-8 / 07):
10:00h – 02:00h

🚨 Without it you will not be able to enter. Wristbands will be given out individually when you hand in your ticket. Wristbands cannot be collected from another person. They must be worn at all times. 🚨

Access to Kobetamendi

Bus with reservation

This service will leave from Felipe Serrate Street, next to San Mamés, every day of the festival from 16:00 to 23:00. For only €3.5 you will be able to get to Kobetamendi in comfort without queuing.

Free shuttle buses

The free bus service, both to and from the venue (without reservation) will be available from Wednesday 5th at 12:00h to Sunday 10th at 15:00h, departing from Capuchinos de Basurto, at the back of the BAMI building (Hacienda-ETB) and from BEC! (Baracaldo) next to the Ansio metro stop.

Kobetamendi Irteera

This year we have designed a route so that from the youngest to the oldest you can do the route with ease, enjoying a unique landscape, the incredible views of Bilbao that improve as you gain altitude, live music and different surprises that you will find along the way.

Opening hours and venue map

Door opening and closing:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 17:00h – 07:00h

Conciertos y escenarios:

Venue map:

With the map you will have no problem getting around the festival and finding the bars, toilets and stages.

Campsite Area

Available from Wednesday 05/07 at 12:00h to Sunday 09/07 at 15:00h.

*Times may be subject to change.

How to get to the campsite:

There will be free shuttle buses connecting the city and the campsite. They will leave from Calle Capuchinos in San Mamés and from Bec! (Baracaldo). Buses will run 24 hours a day, starting on Wednesday at 12:00h and until Sunday 9th July at 15:00h.

Important! On festival days from 16:00h these buses will end at Beyena. Once there you will have to walk for about 20 minutes, and from there take another bus to the campsite.

Remember! If you have booked a Glamping tent, all occupants must purchase a camping ticket.

Gastronomy

For the first time, the festival site is growing. And it does so to expand the gastronomic space, which shows the importance that the organisation gives to this experience, which seeks to improve each edition, with quality products, km0, a varied menu for all tastes and intolerances.

Bereziak

Free concerts in the city

The programme that will kick off Bilbao BBK Live and which will bring more music to four areas of the city centre during the midday of the 6th, 7th and 8th of July. With stages in the Sala BBK, San Miguel Arenal, Cinzano Jardines de Albia and Vueling Torres Isokazi.

No means No

Minors

Remember that if you come with a minor, as well as filling in the form on the website, you must bring a printed and filled in authorisation form for minors and present it when you collect your wristband.

Reduced mobility

We have a special service for people with reduced mobility. To make use of this service you have to request it by filling in the following form.

Bilbao BBK Live: a cultural and social project

The first edition of Herrian will be held in the towns of Lekeitio and Mungia on June 3 and 10 respectively. The intention is to energise these town’s streets and bring culture to places that don’t have easy access to it and that offer less cultural content.

Bilbao BBK Live has established itself as one of the most outstanding cultural projects in Europe. The festival seeks to enrich the city’s cultural offering and to be a cultural and social tool that adds value to Bilbao, and now, also to greater Biscay. That is why today BBK and Fundación Industrias Creativas [a Creative Industries Foundation in the Basque Country] are presenting activities which will run parallel to the festival. The new standout activity this year is Herrian.

Bilbao BBK Live was born in Kobetamendi in 2006 and has been establishing and defining itself as one of the great qualitative projects in Europe. Since 2011, Bereziak has been boosting the city centre by bringing the spirit of the festival and the live music experience to the public. Six years later Hirian was born, with the aim of bringing interesting artistic offerings to the Biscayan capital’s neighbourhoods: Bilbao La Vieja, Deusto, Santutxu and this edition, Basurto. This year, because of the evolution of the festival, which goes beyond cultural and social barriers, the festival is expanding its horizons with Herrian which adds value and connects municipalities throughout Biscay.

The first edition of Herrian, is born from the union of BBK and Fundación Industrias Creativas, which together alongside Bilbao BBK Live maintain their unwavering commitment to music, culture, and diversity. This social project is established with the aim of creating a unique experience that goes beyond festival limits and becomes a catalyst for social change and cultural enrichment, adding value to citizen’s lives and giving them free access. Herrian also aims to spread music beyond the borders of Bilbao and will do so on June 3 and 10 in Lekeitio and Mungia by bringing an enriching cultural offering to places that are often limited in their access to cultural events in the capital.

BBK Managing Director Gorka Martínez regarding Herrian says: “This year, we want to take things one step further and go beyond the capital to bring the essence of Bilbao BBK Live to our villages. And we are going to do just that with Herrian: a travelling festival that aims to visit different municipalities in Biscay, and to bring culture through music to the citizenry. With this initiative we want to support current musical proposals and local talent. We want it to be a framework to raise awareness about the diversity of Biscayan society, while also seeking to value the use of the Basque language as well as gender identity. And all this happens within the framework of an accessible and sustainable event which has room for 0 Km workshops and gastronomy offerings that are organized in close collaboration with local players.”

HIRIAN AT BASURTO

For one day Hirian will turn the streets and squares of the emblematic Basurto district into a concrete party with a diverse and avant-garde programming. On Saturday, June 17 for 10 hours, 23 artists will grace the four stages distributed throughout the neighbourhood.

BEREZIAK, the festival comes down to town

Bereziak will continue to be the open access event that brings the spirit of Bilbao BBK Live to the city and promotes dialogue between citizens and major cultural events. This way, the local public will be able to enjoy interesting and exclusive artistic offerings that are often not part of the festival’s lineup.

HERRIAN

Lekeitio

June 3, 2023

HERRIAN

Mungia

June 10, 2023

HIRIAN

Basurto, Bilbao

June 17, 2023

BEREZIAK

Bilbao

July 6, 7, 8, 2023

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Bilbao BBK Live wins Best Major Festival at the Iberian Awards

Bilbao BBK Live won Best Major Festival at the Iberian Festival Awards held this past Saturday in Porto. This award recognizes the excellent organisation and production done by the international festival in Bilbao.

This award is a great recognition for Bilbao BBK Live, as it confirms the work and effort carried out by the human team behind the festival. This award is also a reflection of the passion and commitment put forward by thousands of attendees who come to the festival every year to enjoy music and culture in an atmosphere as unique and special as Kobetamendi.

The success of Bilbao BBK Live is largely due to the quality of its lineup, which every year features some of the most outstanding artists on the international music scene. In addition, the festival’s Organisation has earned a stellar reputation for its professionalism, efficiency, and attention to detail. These factors have helped consolidate it as one of the most important cultural events in Spain and a world benchmark B Corp festival.

The 2022 edition showed that desire and energy never run out at Bilbao BBK Live, which will be held again on July 6, 7 and 8, 2023 with an exceptional lineup: Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Pavement, and Phoenix among others. Tickets are on sale at this page and seetickets.com/es.

BILBAO BBK LIVE

July 6, 7, and 8, 2023

Kobetamendi, Bilbao

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Pavement, new headliner of Bilbao BBK Live

Joined by Róisín Murphy, Perfume Genius, Arca, Young Fathers, Desire, Neo Pistea, and Judeline, as well as the full lineup of Basoa and Lasai round out the lineup

The day tickets will be available for purchase on Thursday, 9 March 

Esku pilota; this Basque word is made up of eskua=hand and pilota=ball
Esku pilota is a special variety of Basque handball. It is played without racquets and bats, and players use their hands to strike the ball. The players or pelotaris wrap them in tape and cloth to protect them. [Photography: Supereuskadi photo essay by artist Vicente Paredes]

The lineup for the upcoming edition of Bilbao BBK Live 2023 is now complete. On the 6, 7 and 8 of July, the festival will newly welcome artists the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Phoenix, and Pavement, which will ensure that once again, the experience becomes a must-attend event in a unique natural enclave, the Kobetamendi mountain in the heart of Bilbao. 

THURSDAY 6 JULY

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, FEVER RAY, M83, ARCA

The doors of the 16th edition open on Thursday, 6 July, when the British band Florence + The Machine will once again set foot on Basque soil. They will be accompanied during the opening by the previously announced The Chemical Brothers, Fever Ray, and M83 and joined by the undefinable, undisputed, and transformative Arca. The opening day will also feature the dark synth-pop of Desire, the Dominican artist known for her session with Bizarrap Villano Antillano, Australian Ry X’s spirituality, and the previously announced Dry Cleaning, Delaporte, and Amaia. The opening day also welcomes the post-punk perreo of Friolento, the duo from Barcelona Alex Serra & Totidub, the dream pop of Art School Girlfriend, the pop melodies of eee gee, the virtual aura of Faxu and the post-millennial idiosyncrasy of Txopet; and the Catalonian trio Playback Maracas, Colectivo Da Silva and Bengo.

FRIDAY 7 JULY

PAVEMENT, PHOENIX, RÓISÍN MURPHY, DANIEL AVERY, THE BLAZE, JAMIE XX, DUKI

On Friday, 7 July, the lineup will be topped by Pavement, the iconic leading band of the 90s on their return onstage with a single date in Spain in 2023. With 3 of their first albums among the 500 best albums ever according to Rolling Stones. The U.S. band and the French Phoenix will take the audience back in time as they revisit their greatest indie hits of the 90s and 2000s. In their live session, the multifaceted Róisín Murphy and the British techno lead Daniel Avery will join the previously announced The Blaze, Jamie xx y Duki. Nanpa Básico will provide the rap sounds hailing directly from Medellín. The German rock band Bilbao, The Murder Capital, and Tinariwen complete the journey through the sound map of the festival’s second day. 

In terms of national talent, the Madrid rock band Morgan, the brazenness and self-assurance of La Élite, the folklore of Baiuca, and the Montgrí guitar sounds of Cala Vento will join the urban artists of the lineup with Albany as headliner accompanied by the flamenco sounds of La Plazuela, the melodic rap of Dudi and the hyper pop of Maria Escarmiento. Dadabe and Rüdiger will represent Bilbao’s talent.

SATURDAY 8 JULY

ARCTIC MONKEYS, IDLES, RÖYKSOPP, LOVE OF LESBIAN, 070 SHAKE.

The festival will be wrapped by Arctic Monkeys and key exponents of the lineup, such as Idles, Röyksopp, Love of lesbian, and 070 Shake. Perfume Genius, the king of art-pop, will also perform, as will the multifaceted and multicultural Young Fathers, the Argentinian trap of Neo Pistea, and the South Korean-American cyborg Miss Grit. Guitars play a big part in the final day with bands like La Paloma and Menta from Madrid and the previously announced The Lathums, Arde Bogotá, and Merina Gris. The urban scene will be represented by the delicateness of Judeline, the sound fusion and powerful live performance of Hofe x 4:40, and Rojuu and Ben Yart rounding out the urban lineup for Saturday. Eneritz Furyak will provide the post-folk sound from Irún.

BASOA

THE ELECTRONIC FOREST, TEMPLE OF ESCAPISM

The electronic lineup of Basoa is completed with the announcement of three of the most promising names in the electronic scene in Spain: Toccororo, Sama Yax, and Dalila. The sum of these three national DJs rounds out the 15 names of this edition’s lineup and one that is both eclectic and compact, avant-garde and purist. With Anz, Call Super, HAAi, Sama Yax, and Violet on Thursday; Ben Ufo, Sherelle, Job Jobse, Dinamarca, and Dalila on Friday and Young Marco, Avalon Emerson, John Talabot, GAZZI, and Toccororo on Saturday. It will again become a temple of escapism where the current gurus of the electronic scene will emerge, a forest that will become Europe’s most distinguished dance floor.

LASAI

MUSIC INNOVATION WITH THE BEST VIEWS OF BILBAO

Lasai arose to not exceed 100 beats per minute and has become the key stage to put the brakes on and leave room for the masters of slow tempos and high intensities. On the opening day, the stage will be inundated by the avant-garde sounds of  DJ Der, Formica, Olivia, Phoebe, and Xamana Jones. GAZZI will curate the stage on Friday, introducing 8kitoo, Malibu, Ouri, Senda Fatal, and Tenguerengue. Saturday’s curator will be Dinamarca including Fantasilandia, Ghazal, Kebra, Linnéa, and Sukumons on the lineup.

The sixteenth edition of Bilbao BBK Live has a lineup designed for the audience to savor every performance, allowing enough time to make the most of each moment, every sound, and every live performance in an unmatched location, making Bilbao BBK Live an exceptional experience. 

AN EUSKO LABEL LINEUP

This announcement reveals a new image from the Supereuskadi photo essay by artist Vicente Paredes, esku pilota, which adds to the previously disclosed images, the harri-jasotzailes (stone lifters) and the legend of Tximistarri (lightning stone). Because at Bilbao BBK Live, art in all forms is as fundamental as music, as they share a common goal of revealing the identity and idiosyncrasy of the Basque country. 

WE SOW AWARENESS AND OXYGEN

The festival organizers uphold their commitment to caring for natural environments. They will donate €3 for every ticket sold to the reforestation of the wooded land affected by the Balmaseda forest fire in November. The Enkarterri district is considered the ecological lung of Biscay.

Passes are still available on the festival’s tickets section and seetickets.com/es, with the convenience of purchasing in installments and booking camping access. Day tickets are available starting Thursday, 9 March, at a special price of €70.

BILBAO BBK LIVE

6, 7, 8 July 2023

Kobetamendi, Bilbao

Pass: €175 *Special price through 9 March

Day tickets: €70 – for sale starting on 9 March

For sale on the festival’s tickets section and seetickets.com/es

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070 SHAKE

ALBANY

ALEX SERRA & TOTIDUB

AMAIA

ANZ 

ARCA

ARCTIC MONKEYS

ARDE BOGOTÁ

ART SCHOOL GIRLFRIEND 

AVALON EMERSON 

BAIUCA

BEN UFO

BEN YART

BENGO

BILBAO

THE BLAZE

CALA VENTO

CALL SUPER

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

COLECTIVO DA SILVA

DADABE

DANIEL AVERY 

DELAPORTE

DESIRE

DJ DER

DINAMARCA

DRY CLEANING

DUDI

DUKI

EEE GEE

LA ÉLITE

ENERITZ FURYAK

FANTASILANDIA SET

FAXU

FEVER RAY 

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE

FORMICA

FRIOLENTO

GAZZI

GHAZAL

HAAI 

HOFE X 4:40

IDLES 

JAMIE XX 

JOB JOBSE

JOHN TALABOT

JUDELINE

KEBRA

THE LATHUMS 

LINNÉA

LOVE OF LESBIAN 

M83

MALIBU

MARÍA ESCARMIENTO

MENTA

MERINA GRIS

MISS GRIT

MORGAN

THE MURDER CAPITAL 

NANPA BÁSICO

NEO PISTEA

OLIVIA

OURI

LA PALOMA 

PAVEMENT

PERFUME GENIUS

PHOEBE

PHOENIX 

PLAYBACK MARACAS

LA PLAZUELA

ROJUU

RÖYKSOPP

RÜDIGER 

RY X

SAMA YAX

SENDA FATAL

SHERELLE

SUKUMONS

TENGUERENGUE

TINARIWEN

TOCCORORO

TXOPET

VILLANO ANTILLANO

VIOLET

XAMANA JONES

YOUNG FATHERS 

YOUNG MARCO

Bilbao BBK Live adds Phoenix, Fever Ray, Jamie xx, Duki, M83, Röyksopp and IDLES to the 2023 lineup

HAAi, Amaia, Dry Cleaning, Anz, Sherelle, GAZZI, and more artists also join this second round of festival confirmations 

The sixteenth edition of the festival will be held on July 6, 7, and 8, 2023 at Kobetamendi

In this second batch of confirmations, the visual identity of the festival continues to star the snapshots of Supereuskadi, the photographic essay of the artist Vicente Paredes, this time with the legend of Tximistarri as the protagonist

Tximistarri; basque word composed of Tximista=Bold and Harri=Stone
ACCORDING TO TRADITION, ON JUNE 13—THE DAY OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA—TXIMISTARRI, THIS LARGE ROCK, MUST BE CIRCLED SEVEN TIMES. IN RETURN, THE SAINTLY DEFENDER OF LOST CAUSES GUARANTEES THAT THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING WILL FIND A MATE.

The legend continues. The artists of the next edition of Bilbao BBK Live 2023, to be held next July 6, 7, and 8 in Kobetamendi continue to be revealed. And in the same way, the images that will accompany the graphic image of this sixteenth edition of the festival are being unveiled. As artists of the stature of Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, and The Blaze already head the lineup, a new batch of artists are arriving in early-Christmas-gift form to complete the already formidable 2023 list.

The emblematic French pop of Phoenix; the eclecticism of the former half of The Knife with his solo project Fever Ray; the big brother of Argentine trap Duki; the instrumental and electronic M83; the ethical and political punk rock of IDLES; the brilliant Nordic electronica of Röyksopp; and the digger and member of The xx Jamie xx headline this second round of artists. Two bastions of post-punk in its place of origin join the line-up: Dry Cleaning from London and Ireland’s The Murder Capital. The national talent is represented by the multifaceted and angelic voice of Amaia; the Montgrí guitars of Cala Vento; and the wildest punk energy of La Élite. While the electronic cast of Basoa expands with the addition of names like Anz, Avalon Emerson, HAAi, Sherelle, GAZZI, and John Talabot.

At Bilbao BBK Live art in all its forms is as fundamental as its poster—and we are coming from an image as powerful as that of los harrijasotzailes. Now the poster stars the legend of Tximistarri, this being the fourth image that reveals the festival as part of the art-music alliance between artist Vicente Paredes and Bilbao BBK Live, with the common goal of showing the identity and idiosyncrasy of Euskadi.

The Organization of the festival, always committed to the care of natural areas, will allocate €3 from each pass sold to the reforestation of the area affected by the fires in the town of Balmaseda, in Enkarterri, the lungs of Bizkaia.

Passes are still on sale at the tickets page and seetickets.com, with the possibility of paying in installments and purchasing passes with camping included.

BILBAO BBK LIVE  

July 6, 7, and 8, 2023  

Kobetamendi, Bilbao

Pass: €150

Pass + camping: €170

*Promotional price until January 26, 2023

On sale at the ticket page and seetickets.com

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  070 SHAKE  

ALBANY  

AMAIA  

ANZ  

ARCTIC MONKEYS  

ARDE BOGOTÁ  

AVALON  

EMERSON  

BAIUCA  

BENGO  

BEN UFO  

BEN YART  

THE BLAZE  

CALL SUPER  

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS  

COLECTIVO DA SILVA  

DELAPORTE  

DINAMARCA  

DRY CLEANING  

DUKI  

FEVER RAY  

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE  

GAZZI  

HAAI  

IDLES  

JAMIE XX  

JOB JOBSE  

JOHN TALABOT  

THE LATHUMS  

LOVE OF LESBIAN  

M83  

THE MURDER CAPITAL  

MERINA GRIS  

PHOENIX  

PLAYBACK MARACAS  

ROJUU  

RÖYKSOPP  

SHERELLE  

TINARIWEN  

VIOLET  

YOUNG MARCO  

Bilbao BBK Live: Florence + The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, The Blaze, and many more on its 2023 edition

The Lathums, 070 Shake, Tinariwen, Love of Lesbian, Rojuu, Ben Yart, Albany, Delaporte, and more artists join the previously announced Arctic Monkeys

Like every year, the festival will be held in Kobetamendi, and this year will take place from July 6 to 8, 2023  

The graphic image of the 16th edition of the festival features snapshots from Supereuskadi, the photographic essay from the artist Vicente Paredes  

Harrijasotzaile
A Basque word composed of Harri: stone and Jaso: to elevate  

Through the photography of the harrijasotzailes Ousmane Dramé and Garazi Arruti, part of the work Supereuskadi by Vicente Paredes, Bilbao BBK Live presents the first names on the lineup of its sixteenth edition. Arctic Monkeys were recently announced as the first headliner of the festival, and today, 24 more names are added to the lineup including, Florence + The Machine, The Chemical Brothers and The Blaze as part of the frontlines of Bilbao BBK Live 2023, to be held July 6, 7, and 8, 2023 at Kobetamendi.

First artists confirmed for Bilbao BBK Live 2023

It has been four years since Florence Welch passed through Bilbao BBK Live, and repeating that unforgettable moment is essential to further enhance our adoration for Florence + The Machine. With their new album, Dance Fever, and their timeless hits, they will once again make history on Basque soil. The Blaze and The Chemical Brothers left their mark on the festival, and that is why it was necessary to feel their electronic hits in the heart of Kobetamendi, as well as enjoy their atmospheric and bewitching live performances once again.

Every Bilbao BBK Live lineup is a sonorous exploration of the different musical styles of our planet. The folk sounds of the Manchester quartet The Lathums complete the British cast in this first batch of names. The hip hop of the future is 070 Shake, and the group from New Jersey will bring their irrefutable Double Sided: Indie to Kobetamendi with energy and overflowing personality in a show that will be unforgettable. There is always room for exotic sounds in the festival, and in this edition they will be represented by the African Tuareg group Tinariwen and their desert and electrifying sounds.  

This journey through the different styles and origins of the artists on the lineup cannot continue without the obligatory stop at the national scene led by Santi Balmes’ band Love of Lesbian, or with special emphasis on the already solid urban scene, which will have an important representation on the festival’s schedule with the most brazen Navarrese Ben Yart, the queen of the cutest sad trap Albany and the teenage emo trap idol Rojuu. Of course, there will be an important electro-pop presence with Delaporte and Playback Maracas, traditional and electronic sounds with Baiuca, the Murcian rock of Arde Bogotá, and the boyband Colectivo Da Silva.  

Basque-label artists are part of the festival’s DNA, and to that end, the avant-garde and representatives of Basque synth pop Merina Gris and the current benchmark of Basque urban pop Bengo could not be missing as part of the first names that make up the 2023 lineup.  

It wouldn’t be Bilbao BBK Live without electronic sounds. If the festival wasn’t already known worldwide for its legendary space dedicated to Basoa dance music, it would be known for the DJs and producers that complete its program each year. Young Marco, Job Jobse, Ben Ufo, Dinamarca, Call Super, Violet and many more will fill both the festival’s forest and the official dance floor with the most cutting-edge sounds.  

Supereuskadi, union between art and music

At Bilbao BBK Live, art in all its forms is as fundamental as the lineup. That’s why this year’s poster features the photographic essay by Vicente Paredes from Alicante, in an art-music alliance that is habitual of the festival. Supereuskadi shows a journey through the culture and society of this land via the eyes of the photographer.

The festival and the artist come together in this edition with the common goal of showing the identity and idiosyncrasy of Euskadi. The artist does this through his snapshots and as he himself says, “The festival is an alternative platform to give visibility to the project and reach many more people, especially the national and international public.”

The festival brings its main value to the forefront—the territory that has hosted this musical event for more than 15 years—thus expanding the experience of the public, since Bilbao BBK Live is much more than music. The festival is an experience where any artistic expression is welcome, and this time it does so in the form of photography, sharing the limelight with the bands that make up the lineup.  

Bilbao BBK Live, an award-winning festival

The 2023 edition is presented as the must-attend event in this summer’s festival circuit, and we’re not the only ones who thing so—Bilbao BBK Live has recently been awarded with two Premios Fest awards:  Best Large Format Festival’ and ‘Best Camping Area’.

Sowing awareness and oxygen

The Organization of the festival pays special attention to current affairs and is committed to the care of natural areas, especially being the enclosure that hosts a fundamental part of the event. They strive to emphasize the importance of raising awareness about climate change and the urgency of caring for the natural environment in which we live. To that end, and as it was already done with both sales and presales in late October, the Organization has committed to allocate €3 of each ticket sold to the reforestation of the area burned in Balmaseda, Enkarterri—the lungs of Bizkaia—to contribute their part to the affected area.

Tickets are still on sale on this page and at See Tickets, with the possibility of paying in installments and purchasing camping passes.  

BILBAO BBK LIVE

July 6, 7, and 8 2023

Kobetamendi, Bilbao

3-Day Pass: 150€

3-Day Pass + camping: 170€

On sale at this page and at See Tickets

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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 seetickets.com/es. 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.

BILBAO BBK LIVE

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 seetickets.com/es

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