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
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.
Featured Artists: Beck, Bicep, Big Freedia, Black Midi, BROCKHAMPTON, Caribou, Cigarettes After Sex, Dinosaur Jr., Disclosure, Honey Dijon, Iggy Pop, Kacey Musgraves, Kurt Vile, Lana Del Rey, Massive Attack, Nina Kraviz, Shame, The National, The Strokes, Tyler the Creator, Young Thug
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Mallorca Live Festival 2020
October 9-10, 2020
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
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.
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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Resurrection Fest 2020
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
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.
Benicassim Festival (FIB) 2020
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.
Featured Artists: Armin Van Buuren, Basement Jaxx, Boys Noize, Don Diablo, Example, Foals, Kaiser Chiefs, Liam Gallagher, Lil Pump, Local Natives, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, The Hives, The Libertines, The Lumineers, Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend
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Low Festival 2020
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
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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Medusa Sunbeach Festival 2020
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
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
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
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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