The 20+ Best Music Festivals in Spain [2020]

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 2020

Cancelled

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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Mallorca Live Festival 2020

October 9-10, 2020

Calvià, Spain


Mallorca, the largest of the the Balearic Islands, welcomes in the Spanish summer festival season with the multi-genre Mallorca Live Festival. Only starting in 2016, Mallorca Live has grown so popular that it regularly welcomes 25,000 festies to the western town of Calvià. The lineup is a mix of international superstars along with plenty of national talent.



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Sónar Barcelona 2020

Cancelled

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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Tomavistas 2020

Cancelled

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, Tomavistas has recently become more well known across Europe so if you like your festivals boutique-sized, make sure to add Tomavistas to your bucket list.


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Azkena Rock Festival 2020

Cancelled

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain


This two-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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A Summer Story 2020

Cancelled

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 2020

Cancelled

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 2020

Cancelled

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.


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Cruilla Barcelona 2020

Cancelled

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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Bilbao BBK Live 2020

Cancelled

Bilbao, Spain


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.


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Mad Cool Festival 2020

Cancelled

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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Barcelona Beach Festival 2020

Cancelled

Barcelona, Spain


Wild set productions with crazy special effects and the superstars of the dance music scene all come together to party in the sandy beaches of Barcelona. Platja del Fòrum hosts the bombastic Barcelona Beach Festival for a solid twelve hours of fun.


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Benicassim Festival (FIB) 2020

Cancelled

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 2020

Cancelled

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 an even an Olympic sized pool a the venue for VIPs (along with unlimited beer).


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Arenal Sound 2020

Cancelled

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 2020

Cancelled

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 August, 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 2020

Cancelled

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 2020

Cancelled

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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DGTL Festival Barcelona 2020

September 4-5, 2020

Barcelona, Spain


Combined with an extensive focus on art and sustainability, DGTL returns for the next edition in Barcelona’s Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona. A carefully thought-out selection of in-demand headliners, local acts and breakthrough artists are featured each year, typically featuring 60 artists over four stages.


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BIME Live Festival 2020

October 30-31, 2020

Bilbao, Spain


The multi-genre BIME Live festival is a two-day festival that brings some of the biggest names in rock, pop, and elctronic to the Bilbao Exhibition Center, It may be a younger festival, but its alumni already include The Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, Placebo, Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Passenger, Imagine Dragons, Stereophonics, Crystal Fighters, and PJ Harvey.



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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.