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Discover the Best Music Festivals in Spain in 2024

2 de April, 2024

Discover the Best Music Festivals in Spain in 2024

Are you a lover of great tunes and in search of memorable experiences? Then check out here the top music festivals in Spain in 2024.
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Are you a music lover seeking memorable experiences? Then you need to discover the best music festivals in Spain. This charming neighbor of Portugal offers an incredible variety of music events that will surely captivate your senses. The destination is extremely appealing because, in addition to its geographical proximity, Spanish festivals are known for offering excellent value for money, with tickets priced more affordably than in many other European countries. The country offers everything from major international events with renowned artists to more intimate festivals focused on specific music styles. Get ready to expand your musical horizons and be enchanted by the options we bring here!

Some of the top music festivals in Spain:

  • Primavera Sound (Barcelona)
  • BBK Live (Bilbao)
  • Mad Cool Festival (Madrid)
  • Sónar (Barcelona)
  • O Son do Camiño (Santiago de Compostela)
  • FIB (Benicàssim)
  • Viña Rock (Villarrobledo)
  • Resurrection Fest (Galicia)
  • Arenal Sound (Burriana)
  • Medusa Sunbeach Festival (Cullera)

Discover also the best music festivals in Portugal!

Buying Tickets for Music Festivals in Spain

A great recommendation is to buy tickets for your favorite concerts well in advance. This is because it is quite common in Spain for tickets to sell out well before the event day. Do not buy from strangers, secure your spot by purchasing your passes on official websites.

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Our List of Best Spanish Music Festivals:

Viña Rock (Albacete)

Viña Rock is considered one of the best rock festivals in Spain. It emerged in 1996, in the town of Las Pedroñeras in Albacete. It usually takes place in spring, in an area of ​​over 30,000 hectares, for an audience of over 60,000 people. The festival brings together different genres of rock, punk, ska, and other genres. In addition to enjoying the music, its audience can take the opportunity to explore the region, taste its wines, savor local cuisine, and visit its monuments.

When: May 2nd to 4th

Where: Villarrobledo, Albacete

How much: Starting from €57.50 (3-day pass).

Who: Talco, En Tol Sarmiento, Mr. Kilombo, Trashtucada, Poncho K, The Locos

More: https://www.vina-rock.com/

O Son do Camiño (Coruña)

O “Son do Camiño” is a music festival that emerged in 2018 in the city of Santiago de Compostela, in the region of Galicia, Spain, less than 3 hours away from Porto, Portugal. The event quickly gained prominence due to its proposal to bring together big names in national and international music in a culturally significant setting.

One of the strengths of “Son do Camiño” is its privileged location, situated on Mount do Gozo, near the famous Camino de Santiago. This proximity to the historic route provides a special atmosphere and attracts pilgrims and music lovers from around the world. The festival accommodates about 25,000 people but never feels overcrowded.

For 2024, “Son do Camiño” promises to bring an even more eclectic and engaging lineup, with renowned artists like Green Day and new talents like Reels B, along with unique experiences that celebrate Galician music and culture. With this, the festival continues to strengthen its position as one of the most important music events in the region, attracting an increasingly larger and diverse audience.

When: May 30th, 31st, and June 1st

Where: Monte do Gozo, near Santiago de Compostela, Coruña.

How much: €69 (per day) or €140 (3-day pass).

Who: J Balvin, Green Day, Pet Shop Boys, Myke Towers, Melendi, and Rels B

More: https://www.osondocamino.es/

Primavera Sound (Barcelona)

One of the most renowned festivals in Europe. Since 2001, Primavera Sound has attracted thousands of people to Barcelona every year. With an eclectic lineup covering various musical genres, from indie and rock to electronic music, Primavera Sound is a celebration of musical diversity. One of its differentiators has always been prioritizing a lineup that includes artists still unknown to the general public, reinforcing its relevance in alternative music. It usually takes place between the end of May and the beginning of June, when temperatures begin to rise, preparing Spain for the summer. Primavera Sound has expanded its borders, gaining new editions. In addition to Portugal, it also takes place in the Americas, including São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Los Angeles.

When: May 29th to June 2nd

Where: Parc Del Fòrum, Barcelona

How much: €125 (per day) or €265 (5-day pass).

Who: Amyl and the Sniffers, Arca, Bikini Kill, Blonde Redhead, Charli XCX, Deftones, Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, Mitski, PJ Harvey, Pulp, The National, SNZ, Troye Sivan, Vampire Weekend, and Yo La Tengo.

More: https://www.primaverasound.com/pt/barcelona

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Sonar (Barcelona)

Sonar Barcelona is one of the most emblematic electronic music and digital art festivals in the world. It emerged in 1994 in the city of Barcelona, Spain, and since then has been a global reference in the electronic music and digital culture scene.

The festival combines cutting-edge electronic music with audiovisual performances and state-of-the-art artistic installations. Its lineup covers a wide range of styles, including techno, house, electro, experimental, among others.

One of Sonar’s strengths is its ability to reinvent itself with each edition, always bringing innovations and trends from the electronic music and digital culture universe. In addition to the main stages with live performances and DJ sets, the festival offers spaces dedicated to immersive experiences, workshops, conferences, and interactive exhibitions.

When: June 13th, 14th, and 15th

Where: Fira Montjuïc and Fira Gran Via, Barcelona

How much: From €45 (Sonar Day) and €80 (Sonar Night) or €195 (3-day pass).

Who: Air presents ‘Moon Safari’, Charlotte de Witte presents ‘Overdrive’, Kaytranada, Paul Kalkbrenner, Jessie Ware, Vince Staples, Laurent Garnier, Floating Points, Kittin b2b David Vunk, Folamour A/V, Richie Hawtin, Héctor Oaks b2b Partiboi69, Adriatique, Lee Gamble presents ‘Models’ with Candela Capitán, Jennifer Cardini b2b HAAi, Ben Böhmer live, DJ Flight & MC Chickaboo, Soto Asa, Sevdaliza, The Martinez Brothers, Yerai Cortés presents ‘Guitarra Coral’, VTSS, and many more.

More: https://sonar.es/en

Benicàssim International Festival

The Benicàssim International Festival (FIB) is a renowned music festival that has been taking place since 1995 in the coastal town of Benicàssim, Spain. FIB is known for its diversity of musical genres, from pop rock to electronic music, as well as attracting a wide range of international artists and audiences. The festival takes place over several days in a seaside setting, for a young and lively audience. With 29 years of history, FIB is known for its curiosities, such as the episode where Oasis almost left the stage after being hit with a rotten fish. Artists like Amy Winehouse and Depeche Mode have memorable stories from their performances at the festival. In addition, the festival has hosted public figures like the current Spanish Prime Minister in 2016.

When: July 18th to 20th

Where: Benicàssim

How much: From €45.50 (3-day pass).

Who: Black Eyed Peas, The Libertines, Royal Blood, Yungblud, Wade, Jess Glynne, The Vaccines, Miles Kane, Milky Chance, Andrés Calamaro, Lori Meyers, Kenya Grace, among others.

More: https://fiberfib.com/

Bilbao BBK Live

It takes place on the green slopes of the Basque mountains, in a stunning natural setting, usually in July. With a diverse lineup ranging from emerging bands to established artists, the festival attracts a lively crowd from all over the world. In addition to music, it also promotes cultural and social initiatives, such as the Basoa Bizi project, which aims to restore the forest of Balmaseda (Bizkaia). For the 2024 edition, names like Arcade Fire, Jungle, Massive Attack, The Prodigy, Underworld, Khruangbin, and Parcels have already been announced.

When: July 11th, 12th, 13th

Where: Kobetamendi

How much: €150 (3-day pass).

Who: Arcade Fire, Jungle, Massive Attack, The Prodigy, Underworld, Khruangbin, and Parcels.

More: https://bilbaobbklive.com/en/

Resurrection Fest (Galicia)

If you’re into heavier rock and metal, Resurrection could be your best choice. The event has been taking place since 2006 in Viveiro, Lugo, drawing an audience of approximately 80 thousand people. Resurrection Fest is known for showcasing a wide variety of styles within rock and metal, ranging from heavy metal, metalcore, punk rock, hardcore, and other subgenres. Major international names often grace the lineup alongside local and regional bands, providing an exciting mix of established artists and emerging talents. Tickets valid for all days are already sold out, and it’s expected that tickets will sell out before the show day.

When: June 26th to 29th.

Where: Galícia

How much: Starting from €69 (daily) and €189 (4-day pass).

Who: Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Alice Cooper, The Offspring, Machine Head, Sum41, Bruce Dickinson, Corey Taylor, Fear Factory, Baby Metal, Eletric Callboy…

More: https://www.resurrectionfest.es/entradas/

Mad Cool Festival (Madrid)

Emerging in 2016 in Madrid, the Mad Cool Festival has since gained international prominence for its grandeur and musical diversity.

The festival takes place in July, typically over three days, drawing thousands of music fans from all corners of the globe. Its prime location at the Ifema trade fair grounds allows easy access and ample capacity to accommodate a large audience.

Mad Cool stands out for its varied lineup, spanning various music genres from rock and pop to electronic and hip-hop. Major names in international music have graced the festival’s stages, including bands and artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Pearl Jam, The Cure, Foo Fighters, among others.

In addition to music, Mad Cool offers a complete experience to its visitors, with resting areas, dining spaces, artistic installations, and other cultural activities.

For 2024, Mad Cool Madrid promises once again a breathtaking lineup, with great attractions and a unique atmosphere that makes the festival an unforgettable experience for music lovers.

When: July 10th to 13th

Where: Madrid

How much: €89 (per day) or €210 (4-day pass).

Who: Avril Lavigne, Bomba Estéreo, Garbage, Dua Lipa, Greta Van Fleet, James Arthur, Janelle Monáe, Keane, Maneskin, Pearl Jam, Reels B, The Killers, The Kooks, Smashing Pumpkins, Tom Odell, and others…

Mais: https://madcoolfestival.es/

Line Up de dois dos principais festivais de música da Espanha: Mad Cool e Rototom.

Rototom Sunsplash (Benicàssim)

The Rototom Sunsplash is a major European reggae festival founded in 1994 in Gaio di Spilimbergo, Italy, and since 2010 held in Benicàssim, just a few kilometers north of Valencia, Spain. It’s considered one of the largest reggae festivals on the planet, attracting people from many countries. The event can last up to 10 days! In 2024, it will be 6 days of celebration. Its audience consists of people who share a philosophy of peace and unity. It’s a space where different cultures come together and celebrate music, life, and global harmony.

When: August 16th to 21st

Where: Benicàssim

How much: From €44 (daily) and €150 (6-day pass).

Who: Alpha Blondy, Busy Signal, Alborosie, The Wailers, Dub Inc, Black Uhuru, Groundation, Skip Marley, Andrew Tosh, Green Valley, Jesse Royal, General Levy, Skarra Mucci, Mo’Kalamity, Dr. Ring Ding, Khalia, and Jah-Lil are some of the artists featured in this event’s lineup.

More: https://rototomsunsplash.com/en/

Looking to live in Spain?

With amazing weather, delicious cuisine, stunning beaches, and a rich historical heritage, this beautiful country also stands out as a must-visit destination for lovers of great parties. Spain’s music festivals range from rock to reggae, offering something for every taste and style. So, if you’re passionate about music, consider adding Spain to your festival itinerary. And if your love for music leads you to consider a permanent move to the country, Atlantic Bridge is here to help. We offer specialized support in obtaining visas and acquiring Spanish citizenship, making your dream of living in Spain a reality. Contact us today and start paving the way for a life filled with music, culture, and adventure in stunning Spain.

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