The 25 Best Music Festivals in Spain [2023]
By / May 11, 2023

Vito Valentinetti/Primavera Sound

Spain comes alive in the summer with music festivals of all types, sizes, and genres. From the Gaudi-inspired city of Barcelona in Catalonia to the bustling capital of Madrid to the endless beaches, you’ll find yourself celebrating the sunshine and the spirit of the country. Rain is scarce here during the warm weather months making Spain an ideal destination. Start planning for your dream trip with our Spain music festival calendar.

Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023

May 31-June 3, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

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.

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Sónar Barcelona 2023

June 15-17, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

Since its founding in 1994, Sónar has held 25 editions of the festival in Barcelona and another 74 events in 33 cities around the world. The flagship event in Barcelona embodies the event at its core which is to be the “pulse of the current electronic landscape”. During Sónar by Day, the festival features a huge music program along with its own tech conference called Sónar+D. 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.

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Primavera Sound Madrid 2023

June 7-10, 2023

Arganda del Rey, Spain

Primavera Sound launches a new edition in the capital of Spain! Festies will travel the City of Rock near Madrid for this latest iteration of the legendary festival.

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Azkena Rock Festival 2023

June 15-17, 2023

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

This three-day party in the north of Spain hits up all genres of rock including punk, metal, and shoegaze. The New York Dolls, The Misfits, Wilco, The Breeders, Alice Cooper, and the Black Crowes have all put in an appearance here since the founding of the festival in 2002.

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O Son do Camiño 2023

June 15-17, 2023

Santiago, Spain

One of the most beautiful cities in the world hosts one of the best music festivals! Camping, international artists, and more will greet you at O Son do Camiño.

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Tomavistas 2023

June 22-24, 2023

Madrid, Spain

Head to the Parque de Tierno Galván in Madrid to catch this springtime indie fest. The two day Tomavistas boasts a carefully selected lineup of up and coming Spanish talent alongside international rising stars. Started in 2014, Tomasvistas has recently become more well known across Europe so if you like your festivals boutique-sized, make sure to add Tomasvistas to your bucket list.

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A Summer Story 2023

June 23-24, 2023

Madrid, Spain

Gather around, you lovers of EDM, and let us tell you A Summer Story. The tale begins during a weekend in June at the City of Rock outside Madrid where some of the biggest names in the electronic scene gather to regale 60000 attendees with a blowout show. Choose your own adventure at A Summer Story this year.

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Resurrection Fest 2023

June 28-July 1, 2023

Vivero, Spain

Heavy metal is reborn in Spain every summer during Resurrection Fest in Viveiro. 55,000+ worshipers of hardcore, punk rock, and metal congregate for four days of headbanging in this tiny northwestern coastal town.

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Vida Festival 2023

June 29-July 1, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

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.

Big Sound Festival 2023

June 29-July 1, 2023

Valencia, Spain

This multi-genre festival in Valencia showcases the top talent from Latin trap, hip-hop, reggaeton, and pop. It all takes place over three music-filled days at the unique venue of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

Weekend Beach Festival 2023

July 5-8, 2023

Málaga, Spain

Enjoy 4 fun days in the sun and Weekend Beach Festival in Spain.

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Bilbao BBK Live 2023

July 6-8, 2023

Bilbao, Spain

Picture yourself surrounded by mountains gazing down on the spectacular city of Bilbao 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 Bilbao BBK Live. Take advantage of the Spanish summer weather and camp nearby in a great green expanse surrounded by trees.

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Mad Cool Festival 2023

July 6-8, 2023

Madrid, Spain

Simply put, Mad Cool Festival puts together one of the best lineups in the world. Every year, they gather together a roster of talent in Madrid that will make you want to drop everything and book a ticket to Spain.

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Cruilla Barcelona 2023

July 7-8, 2023

Barcelona, Spain

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.

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Benicassim Festival (FIB) 2023

July 13-16, 2023

Benicassim, Spain

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.

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Low Festival 2023

July 28-30, 2023

Benidorm, Spain

With a recorded 300 sunny a years, you better believe that Benidorm in Spain is more than ready to host this jam packed fest. The annual Low Festival boasts 100% sustainability, proximity to golden beaches, and a killer soundtrack of international bands. There's even an Olympic sized pool at the venue for VIPs (along with unlimited beer).

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Monegros Desert Festival 2023

July 29, 2023

Fraga, Spain

'The biggest electronic music festival, the biggest rave in Spain. A lot of terms are used in an attempt to describe this festival, however it is literally impossible to put in plain words if you have not had the chance to attend it.'

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Arenal Sound 2023

August 1-6, 2023

Borianna, Spain

Held right on the beach in the super sunny east of Spain, the open-air Arenal Sound Festival takes place in the coastal town of Borianna. Indie music in all its various forms (pop, rock, hip-hop, and electronic) plays over a whopping six days to 250,000 festies.

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Dreambeach Villaricos 2023

August 9-13, 2023

Villaricos, Spain

Pack some sunscreen with your tent and post up in the southeast of Spain at the Dreambeach Villaricos Festival. For five nights in the middle of July, Palomares Beach in Villaricos hosts a massive lineup of the biggest EDM, techno, trance, and dubstep artists in the world.

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Medusa Sunbeach Festival 2023

August 9-14, 2023

Cullera, Spain

If you're looking for sun and dance, look no further than Medusa Sunbeach. The massive six day festival, stuffed with visual delights and plasures, puts together a world class lineup of EDM, house, hardstyle and techno. There's always a theme and this year Medusa Sunbeach will discover the 'secret of Wonderland'.

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Rototom Sunsplash 2023

August 16-22, 2023

Castellón, Spain

Rototom Sunsplash, the European reggae festival is a full week of music, culture, peace, and unity. Reggae fans from across Europe trek to Valencia in Spain to experience this festival which has been delighting festies since 1991. From its DIY roots to italy to Spain, Sunsplash is a treat for all lifestyles.

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Aquasella Festival 2023

August 17-19, 2023

Arriondas, Spain

Aquasella is one of the most popular electronic music festivals in Spain. It is held every year in Arrionas / Cangas de Onís (Principality of Asturias) and is organized by La Real Producciones. Over the years and editions, the festival has gained international fame and prestige, placing itself at the forefront of massive musical events and welcoming more than 30,000 spectators today.

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Canela Party 2023

August 23-26, 2023

Torremolinos, Spain

This wild four day indie rock festival takes place on the famous beachside city of Torremolinos in the south of Spain.

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Cala Mijas Festival 2023

August 31-September 2, 2023

Cala Mijas, Spain

An all new Spanish festival heads to the sun-drenched shores of Malaga. Cala Mijas will feature camping and music on the legendary shores of the Costa del Sol.

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Tsunami Festival 2023

July 27-29, 2023

Gijón, Spain

Old punk meets new rock at Tsunami Festival which takes place in Gijón in the north of Spain.

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Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.