Top 10 Music Festivals in Spain 2020

Top 10 Music Festivals in Spain 2020

No doubt many of you are planning a holiday in the sun, and similarly, a good chunk of you are probably settling on Spain. Wise choice. Not just because it's full of culture, from art to food, and a charm that's incredibly infectious, but because it's absolutely packed with music festivals.

I've been given the impossible task of trying to pick out just ten. Apologies in advance.

Primavera Sound

Festival lineup:
Pavement + many more artists to be announced

The eclectic giant has been going consistently for over 15 years and has racked up a hall of fame that includes Radiohead, Public Enemy, PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop and Arcade Fire to name just a few. Primavera Sound sets up at Barcelona's Parc del Forum on the glorious Spanish coast, where over 100,000 people every year are treated to a near-peerless lineup.

When & where: 4-6 June 2020; Barcelona

Primavera Sound 2020 Guide / Tickets & Packages

Mad Cool Festival

Festival lineup:
 The Killers, Kings of Leon, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Faith No More, twenty one pilots, HAIM, alt-J

After a spectacular debut in 2016, and three incredible follow-ups that built upon the strong foundations, Mad Cool brings those at the top of the rock game to heart of Madrid once more, further cementing itself as one of the country's most esteemed festivals.

When & where: 9-11 July 2020; Madrid

Mad Cool Festival 2020 Guide / Tickets & Packages

Festival Internacional de Benicàssim

Festival lineup:
Foals, The Libertines, Liam Gallagher, Martin Garrix, Don Diablo, Khalid, Vampire Weekend, Steve Aoki

Renowned for its lazy beach days and hectic nights, FIB has become one of the most globally recognised names in the Spanish festival scene. Hosting unforgettable summer weekends on the Spanish coast for more than two decades, every year its showcase of rock, indie, alternative and electro basks in beautiful sunshine. 

When & where: 16-19 July 2020; Castellón

FIB 2020 Guide / Tickets & Packages

Azkena Rock Festival

Festival lineup: 
John Fogerty, Patti Smith, Incubus, Brian Wilson, Suzi Quatro, Social Distortion

Representing the sharper edge of rock in our list is Azkena Rock. The riff-tastic two day rock exploration compliments a lineup that rips from punk to classic rock, from legends to cult favourites, all with an uncommercial feel that solidifies its 15+ year history upon a foundation of unadorned rock love. 

When & where: 19-20 June 2020; Vitoria-Gasteiz

Azkena Rock 2020 Guide / Tickets & Packages

DGTL Barcelona

Festival lineup (2019): 
Charlotte de Witte, Chris Liebing, Jeff Mills, Len Faki, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, Mano Le Tough

Picture this: the finest DJs weaving their sounds between futuristic site design, sculptures and interactive performance art. If you know anything about DGTL's Dutch origins, or their now global festival network, you know this one is pretty special. 

When & where: 23-24 August 2019; Barcelona

DGTL Barcelona 2020 Guide / Waiting List

Sónar Festival

Festival lineup (2019): Stormzy, Amelie Lens, Blawan B2B Dax J, Daniel Avery, Floating Points, Skepta, Kaytranada, Disclosure

The Barcelona electronic mecca that has become a global pioneer in the scene, pulling in the finest names on the block but also those emerging from the underground, with a track record of spotting what's hot that's second to none. There's also some time to explore the electronic genre further, with conferences and talks by leading industry professionals and creatives.

When & where: 18-20 June 2020; Barcelona

Sónar Festival 2020 Guide & Mailing List

Bilbao BBK Live

Festival lineup:
Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys, Bad Bunny, FKA Twigs, Four Tet, Caribou, Whitney

Bilbao BBK ticks all the location boxes with its mountainous backdrop. Nestled on the slopes of the Arriaz Mountains with an intimate atmosphere away from the city itself, the festival provides some fantastic views over Bilbao. Oh, and the lineups are pretty darn great too.

When & where: 9-11 July 2020; Bilbao

Bilbao BBK 2020 Guide / Tickets & Packages

Rototom Sunsplash

Festival lineup (2019):
 Ziggy Marley, Chronixx, Busy Signal, Queen Ifrica, Israel Vibration, Marcia Griffiths, Misty in Roots, The Selecter

One of the biggest reggae music festivals in Europe, Rototom Sunsplash is heavily inspired by the iconic Jamaican festival Reggae Sunsplash. Each summer the festival brings an array of the scene's biggest names, from genre pioneers to exciting new acts, to the Spanish coast for a week-long celebration of the music and the culture.

When & where: 16-22 August 2020; Benicàssim

Rototom Sunsplash 2020 Guide & Waiting List


A Summer Story

Festival lineup: Armin van Buuren, Amelie Lens, Joseph Capriati, Brennan Heart, Andrés Campo, RVFV

Dedicating half of its lineup to the 'mainstream' and half to the 'underground', A Summer Story manages to cover a sizeable chunk of the broad dance music spectrum, with headliners that range from bombastic EDM to minimal techno.

When & where: 19-20 June 2020; Madrid

A Summer Story 2020 Guide / Tickets & Packages

BBF: Barcelona Beach Festival

Festival lineup (2019):
David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Alesso, W&W, Don Diablo, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DJ Snake

With its huge lineups and even bigger production, BBF is a mecca for dance music lovers. Barcelona's Platja del Forùm sets the scene, with the Mediterranean as a beautiful backdrop to some of the biggest DJs and producers in the world.

When & where: July 2020; Barcelona

BBF 2020 Guide / Book BBF 2020

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