BBK Live 2019

A summer discovering music festivals in the Basque Country

Basque Country

Every year, the Basque Country hosts cultural activities with music, gigs and fun as the protagonists. When summer comes, the calendar is filled with festivals. Musical festivals that are well-known across Spain, and of various styles: classical music, jazz, pop, rock, indie, underground trends… Whatever music you like, there is a festival for you!

  • Performance by Dee Dee Bridgewater

    San Sebastian International Jazz Festival, one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe

    Also known as Jazzaldia, this festival brings together some of the most popular national and international jazz artists. It is held in July in San Sebastián, on stages all over the city. Some of them are free to enter, like the ones on Zurriola beach or on the terraces of the Kursaal Centre.

  •  Frame of the Bilbao BBK Live video

    Bilbao BBK Live, the summer festival of northern Spain

    If you like the idea of camping after an intense summer day and lots of music, you may want to attend one of the top music festivals in the country.For three days in July, artists from the national and international music scene take the stage of Bilbao BBK Live. A pop, rock, and indie festival that hosts artists such as Gorillaz, Rosalía and Love of Lesbian.

  • Classical dance performance at the festival Quincena Musical de San Sebastián in Guipúzcoa, Basque Country

    Festival Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, the oldest festival in Spain

    Since 1939, the city of San Sebastián has hosted La Quincena Musical in August, a classical music festival with a rich program of activities and concerts by renowned performers. And it gives visibility to very talented new artists.Its stages have received conductors such as Münch, Neumann and Sir Colin Davis, and symphony orchestras from the Basque Country, London, Berlin, Saint Petersburg and many other places. Ballet has been performed by the Tokyo Ballet and New York City Ballet; and renowned soloists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé and Plácido Domingo have sung at the festival.

  •  Frame from the Azkena Rock Festival video

    Azkena Rock Festival, true rock legends

    From the promoters of Bilbao BBK Live, Azkena Rock Festival convenes in the city of Vitoria mythical rock bands and famous underground groups. For several days in June, the capital city becomes a meeting point for true lovers of rock and roll.Scorpions, The Black Crowes, The Who and Pearl Jam have performed in past editions!

  • Still from the Aftermovie Bay of Biscay Festival video

    Bay of Biscay, the new name of the Mundaka Festival

    Imagine being able to enjoy alternative music, pop and rock while you taste typical regional dishes in an incomparable natural setting in Biscay. Well, that's possible! Mundaka Festival was an event that combined music with Basque gastronomy, in the incredible Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. Now, this festival is known by its new name: Bay of Biscay.  The event has always given special importance to respect and care for the natural environment; and this is one of the main reasons why it is recognised as the first sustainable festival in the Basque Country.

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