The 10 best music festivals in Spain

We all know the image we have abroad with our pure flamenco floor, but what they do not know is that there are also other musical genres in which Spanish artists stand out. Music is always running through the veins of Spanish culture, and so much so that in Spain we have many of them the best music festivals in the world.

If we add to that the desire to party, the good weather and the long summer nights, our country is a great festival place. To prove it, we have united some of the most nationally and internationally recognized music festivals in this article, where anyone can enjoy a good festival, regardless of the genre:

FIB Benicassim

Perhaps the most famous on the list, Benicassim has been presenting the best of indie, alternative, electro and everything in between for the past 20 years. This four-day event, which takes place north of Castellón and has perfect access to hang out on the beach, a wide range of accommodation and fully prepared for a few days of great enjoyment.

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Sonar’s poster announcements are always great, an unmissable event for any electronics fan. More like the complete takeover of Barcelona, ​​​​​​​​​thanks to his famous former partners “Off Sonár”, there is no shortage of talent available.


The DCODE festival in Madrid, which is trying to take the crown from Primavera Sound, has the economic advantage of being a single day. Held in September, it’s one of the last chances to see some of the best bands on the circuit live while the sun is still shining. With prestigious bands, the DCODE always manages to make up for a lack of quantity with quality.

Bilbao BBK

With the mountains of Arriaz to contemplate, the nearby beaches to relax and the music that starts later to enjoy the sun, the BBK is the perfect venue. Attracting big names like Muse and Kings of Leon, and with beautiful Bilbao as the icing on the cake for round trip tourists, it’s no coincidence that it’s one of the most respected festivals in Europe.

Arenal Sound

If you are looking for something more than a weekend to remember, the Arenal Sound is what you need without a doubt. This party in Burriana offers six days of the best rock, pop and indie music. Arenal’s popularity has grown rapidly, in part due to the realization that it takes more than great performances to make a great festival.

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The king of indie festivals in Europe, more than 100,000 people travel to Parc del Forum every year to see headliners such as The Cure and Radiohead. The icons of the industry can sell out the festival every year, not only because of their music, but also because of the attractiveness of the city of Barcelona itself, which can be visited when the event ends.

Cool Mad Spain Festival

Mad Cool Festival is one of the best music festivals in Europe and by far the best festival in Spain, which is pretty impressive considering it’s only been running for a few years. Taking place in a huge park in the Spanish capital, with tented and open-air stages, Mad Cool has a little bit of everything for everyone.

Big names such as Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, The Smashing Pumpkins, Kaytranada and The Cure will join former Mad Cool festival giants such as Pearl Jam, The Who, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Green Day, Foo Fighters and Metallica have headlined in the past.

Barcelona BBF Beach Festival

The Barcelona Beach Festival, or BBF, is a mainstream one-day event that takes place on Barcelona’s Forum Beach, right next to the Parc del Forum that hosts Primavera Sound. It takes place on one stage that is literally on the shore of the beach, so you will not be short of choice when it comes to choosing to see the famous act. It goes without saying that Spanish music festivals of this type also have great sound quality.

Previous headliners have included The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Oliver Heldens, Axwell V Ingrosso, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell and Don Diablo. As you can see there are some big names playing but they are a bridge between EDM, House and Trance music.


For those who like their festivals a little more relaxed and intimate, the Life it has a lot to offer. This festival, held in a charming coastal forest in Vilanova, Barcelona. Its relaxed pace attracts big names, including War on Drugs, Wilco and Primal Scream, who have performed in recent years.


The International Celtic World Festival of Ortigueira is a festival dedicated to the folk music of the Celtic countries, the first edition of which was held in 1978. About to celebrate its 50th anniversary, this festival reconnects with the beautiful nature of Galicia. Colorful tents, craft workshops, group dances … and much more await you at this family-friendly festival.

Whatever your favorite genre, in Spain there is a festival for you.

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