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Bilbao BBK Live 2016

Taking over the mountains with Rock & Pop

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The Basics

7-9 July 2016
Bilbao, Spain

Taking place on top of Kobetamendi Hill, with a breathtaking view, this Spanish festival is one of the most beautiful events in Europe. Known for its energetic live performances and equally cool line up and atmosphere, this years event promises to be as spectacular as usual.

With Bilbao's city centre just a short bus ride away and the bands starting late every day, there is no excuse not to take advantage of Bilbao's culinary highlights, its beautiful beaches and the famous Guggenheim whilst visiting!

Last year's line-up included main acts as Muse, Mumford and Sons and The Jesus & Mary Chain, combining a wide range of sounds from rock and pop music. Bilbao BBK Live is a must for fans of good music, a brilliant atmosphere and a feeling of vacation.


  • Arcade Fire
  • New Order
  • M83
  • Hot Chip
  • Years & Years
  • Blood Red Shoes
  • Hola A Todo El Mundo
  • Hidrogenesse
  • Hinds
  • Little Scream
  • DMA's
  • Rural Zombies
  • Begiz Begi
  • Basoa
  • Four Tet
  • Floating Points
  • Joe Goddard (Hot Chip)
  • Horse Meat Disco (Severino & Stanton)
  • Abu Sou
  • Pixies
  • Underworld
  • Grimes
  • José González
  • Love of Lesbian
  • Ocean Colour Scene
  • Junior Boys
  • Slaves
  • C. Tangana
  • Nudozurdo
  • WAS
  • Belako
  • Blossoms
  • Hana
  • Inheaven
  • Green Class
  • Basoa
  • Erol Alkan
  • Fort Romeau
  • Tim Sweeney
  • Jeremy Greenspan & Borys
  • Undo
  • Foals
  • Tame Impala
  • Editors
  • Father John Misty
  • Soulwax
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Wolf Alice
  • 2manydjs [DJ set]
  • Triángulo de Amor Bizarro
  • León Benavente
  • Jagwar Ma
  • McEnroe
  • Bad Breeding
  • Yellow Big Machine
  • Basoa
  • Âme
  • Red Axes
  • Agents of Time [live]
  • Pional
  • CPI (Marc Piñol & Hugo Capablanca)
  • JMII

The Venue

Bilbao BBK Live 2016

Bilbao BBK 2016
Arraiz Mountain
48002 Bilbao

Near the outskirts of Bilbao, the festival happens on the slopes of Arriaz mountain, with the town and beach on each side within easy reach. The festival site has four large stages, a pop-up tent, a chillout zone, a huge food area and a dance tent, catering to everyone's taste and needs. 

As home of the Guggenheim, a well known mecca for surfing fans from all around the world, Bilbao attracts a unique mixture scenic people.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Recommendations

What We Love

What We Love

  • Surrounded by 7,000 trees with a panoramic sea view, you will never experience sunrises and sunsets at a festival quite like you can at Bilbao BBK.

  • The line-up is great mix for all levels of rock and pop fans, from the radio-friendly famous to surprises you might not expect. You will also get a chance to hear national bands alongside the internationally adored.

What To Know

What To Know

  • The Bilbao airport is located only 9 km from the city centre and  has national flights to major Spanish cities and international direct flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Istanbul, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Manchester, Lisbon, Rome and many more. 

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