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Azkena Rock Festival 2018

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • 22-23 June 2018
  • Heavy Metal
  • Rock
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Paying tribute to rock's rich history

Azkena Rock Festival is a two-day rock music celebration in the north of Spain. Covering all angles of the genre, the lineup welcomes stars of rock 'n' roll, punk, new wave, metal, shoegaze, prog, psych, surf rock and more, for two days of big riffs and guitar grooves. 

The festival's passion for rock culture runs deep, and the last edition saw stages and areas named in honour of sadly deceased legends including Chuck Berry, Gregg Allman, Greg Lake and Chris Cornell.

As well as spectacular performances from the established headline acts, Azkena Rock also looks to the rising stars and exciting names who will take on the mantle, and bring interpretations of the classic sound to a new generation.


  • Van Morrison
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  • Dead Cross
  • Mott The Hoople


Plaza Virgen Blanca

  • The Sheepdogs 13:30


  • The Sheepdogs 18:20
  • Van Morrison 20:15
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood 23:00
  • Urge Overkill plays 'Saturation' 02:00


  • The Soul Jacket 17:30
  • Rival Sons 19:15
  • Dead Cross 21:50
  • MC50 (MC5 50th Anniversay Tour) 00:40


  • Tutan Come On 17:45
  • The Allnighters 19:15
  • Thee Hypnotics 21:30
  • Man or Astro-man? 23:30
  • Nebula 01:30

Trashville – Trash A Go Go!

  • Hombre Lobo Internacional 19:00
  • The Sensational Second Cousins 21:00
  • Bloodshot Bill 23:00
  • The 5,6,7,8's 01:00
  • Diego RJ 03:00
  • Toni Love 05:00

Trashville – Rat Hole

  • The Yelling Kitchen Prince 20:00
  • The Yelling Kitchen Prince 22:00
  • Tomas Cowabunga 02:00
  • JF Leon 04:00

Plaza Virgen Blanca

  • The James Taylor Quartet 13:30


  • The Lords of Altamont 18:05
  • Mott The Hoople 20:00
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 23:05
  • Gluecifer 02:00


  • Mamagigi's 17:30
  • Berri Txarrak 18:55
  • Turbonegro 21:20
  • The Beasts of Bourbon 00:40


  • Nuevo Catecismo Católico 18:00
  • Sol Lagarto 20:00
  • The Dream Syndicate 22:00
  • Urge Overkill plays Tom Petty 01:00

Trashville – Trash A Go Go!

  • Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo 19:00
  • Dead Elvis & His One Man Grave 21:00
  • Wolfwolf 23:00
  • Reverend Beat-Man & Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia 01:00
  • El Viejo Zorro y La Gallina 03:00
  • Party Hard DJ 05:00

Trashville – Rat Hole

  • The Yelling Kitchen Prince 20:00
  • The Yelling Kitchen Prince 22:00
  • Fernando Navarro 02:00
  • AC/DJ 04:00

Mendizabala is a large open-air space towards the south of the city. It is the perfect spot for large events and music festivals.


Mendizabala, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain


The parking area allows motorhomes and vans, but take note that there are no facilities (bathrooms, showers, electricity) for the motorhomes as it is usually just a parking area.

All vehicles accessing the festival will be allowed to park in the Mendizorroza football stadium located 300m from the festival site. This area is exclusively for parking vehicles, meaning it is prohibited to camp there. The camping site is located next to the festival

Located around the festival area you will find bar counters where you can purchase mineral water, beer, energy drinks, sandwiches and more. There will also be vegetarian food available.

No food or drink will be allowed in to the festival area

Yes, the disabled area will be located a suitable distance from the stage where you will be able to watch the concert comfortably. The disabled platform will be high enough for you to see the concerts perfectly.

A security check will be held at the entrance for the well being of the public. The festival advises you to travel as light as possible. 

To change your ticket for the wristband you must go to the wristband tent. Pickup times for accreditations and invitations are the following: Friday 19: 12:00 - 01:00

Under 18 year olds can enter the festival without the need of an adult, but will not be allowed to purchase alcoholic drinks inside the festival area. ID will be asked for when in doubt.

There is no entertainment for those under 8 years old. The festival advises you to not bring small children to such a large festival as it is not an adequate place for them to be due to the high volume of the music and the amount of people assisting. Under 8s do not need to buy a ticket.

Yes, the camping site is located next to the festival area on the so-called 'omelette mountain'.

The right to camp is given when purchasing any of the Azkena Rock festivals tickets, meaning you can camp at any time during the marked dates. 

Huts for mobile charging and basic needs will be available both inside the festival area and on the camping site.

Food and drink is allowed in the camping site. No food or drink is allowed in the festival area.

The camping site capacity is limited. Showers and toilets will be available on the camping site, but there is no electricity.

The camping site will open on Thursday the 16th at 18:00.

The camping site will close on Sunday at 12:00.