Bilbao BBK Live – must-see Spanish pop/rock festival
Crowned "Best Medium-Sized European Festival" three times in a row, Bilbao BBK Live annually invites some of the world’s biggest pop and rock acts to this beautiful Spanish city. Take a look at the various Bilbao BBK Live tickets currently available on StubHub.
Staged at the picturesque Mount Cabetas
The first major pop and rock festival ever to be staged in the Spanish city of Bilbao, BBK Live welcomed 51,000 people to its inaugural event in 2005, where Guns N’ Roses, Pretenders and Placebo graced the top of the bill alongside Spanish-language acts such as Andrés Calamaro y Ariel Rot, Ojos de Brujo and Los Planetas. It continued to grow in stature throughout the decade, and by 2011 more than 100,000 people were descending on the purpose-built complex that sits on the slopes of Mount Cobetas. Originally named the Bilbao Live Festival, the three-day event was rechristened in 2007 when local banking firm Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa came on board as sponsors. Typically held across three days each July, Bilbao BBK Live has also spawned a series of spin-off shows which have seen artists such as Lambchop, Tortoise and M. Ward play at the intimate Bilbao venue of Sala BBK. You can both buy and sell Bilbao BBK Live tickets on StubHub today.
Something for everyone
The Bilbao BBK Live line-up should have something for everyone, with past headliners hailing from the worlds of metal (Iron Maiden, Metallica, Rammstein), alt-rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, R.E.M.), electronica (Depeche Mode, The Prodigy, Gorillaz), indie (Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, Foals), as well as hip hop (Die Antwoord), new wave (The Police), ska (Madness) and prog (Muse). Alongside all these world-renowned chart-topping names, Bilbao BBK Live also showcases the best in homegrown and Spanish-language music, with the likes of Fito & Fitipaldis, Vetusta Morla and Love of Lesbian all appearing near the top of the bill over the years. Festivalgoers can also enjoy the pulsing sounds of the dance stage, which has welcomed everyone from John Talabot and Andrew Weatherall to Four Tet and Joe Goddard since opening in 2016. And if that’s not enough, there’s also an array of food and drink tents to cater for all tastes, a VIP zone and an opportunity to camp out against a picturesque mountain backdrop. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience one of Spain’s premier music festivals and check out the range of Bilbao BBK Live tickets now on offer on StubHub.