MUSIC FESTIVALS IN SPAIN

Music festivals come and go. But three of Spain’s most established ones are still around, the excellent Primavera Sound in Barcelona, BBK in Bilbao and Benicassim in Castellón near Valencia. Also in contention is Murcia’s SOS 4.8 and Arenal Sound in Burriana, while there are new festivals this year in Ibiza and Tenerife. Madrid has Rock in Rio for another year and metal fans now have Costa de Fuego in addition to Sonisphere in Madrid.

On this page we’ll try to keep up to date with the lineups, but bear with us, eh? We all know what these things are like. Rumours that so-and-so is playing, then it turns out one of the headliners pulls out two weeks before, or is forced to come up with an alternative plan because one of the members has gone off in a sulk…

Many festivals tease us with the names of the acts on the bill, but the exact programme of dates is not usually announced until nearer to the day. 

THIS PAGE ONLY LISTS HEADLINE ACTS.

CLICK ON THE NAME OF THE FESTIVAL FOR FULL LINEUPS AND VENUE INFORMATION

JACK DANIELS MUSIC DAY in Madrid Arena

 Friday April 20, 2012 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Whip

SOS 4.8 in Murcia

Friday May 4, 2012 Pulp, Friendly Fires, Gossip, Kiko Veneno, The Kills, The Magnetic Fields

Saturday May 5, 2012 The Flaming Lips, Mogwai, Yuck, Matthew Herbert

Sunday May 6, 2012 Maika Makovski, The Marzipan Man, Delorentos

TERRITORIOS SEVILLA

Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19, 2012 (featured acts include Iggy and the Stooges, Tortoise, Mission of Burma, !!!, Tiga, The Bug and Mad Professor)

ROCK COAST FESTIVAL in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Thursday May 24, 2012  Marilyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Evanescence, Iggy and the Stooges

Friday May 25, 2012 Fatboy Slim, Orbital. Ministry of Sound

Saturday May 26 Sepultura, Muchacito Bombo Inferno

SONISPHERE in Madrid

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Friday May 25, 2012 Soundgarden, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, Machine Head, Kyuss Lives!

Saturday May 26, 2012 Metallica, Slayer, Evanescence, Mastodon, Within Temptation, Fear Factory, Children of Bodom

PRIMAVERA SOUND in Barcelona

Wednesday May 30, 2012 Black Lips, Jeremy Jay, Saint Etienne, The Wedding Present

Thursday May 31, 2012 Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco, The xx, Refused

Friday June 1, 2012 The Cure, The Rapture, Marianne Faithfull, Rufus Wainwright, Codeine, The Drums, Death In Vegas, Napalm Death

Saturday June 2, 2012 Björk, Yo lo Tengo, Neon Indian, Kings of Convenience, Justice

HARD ROCK HELL ROAD TRIP in Ibiza

Wednesday May 30 to Wednesday June 6, 2012 Electric Boys, Hammerhead, Criminal, Marky Ramone, Krusher, Attica Rage, Fatal Smile

AZKENA ROCK in Vitoria

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Thursday June 14, 2012 Status Quo, Blue Öyster Cult, Dropkick Murphys, Twisted Sister

Friday June 15, 2012 Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society, Danko Jones, The Mars Volta

Saturday June 16, 2012 Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Darkness, My Morning Jacket

SONAR in Barcelona

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Thursday June 14, 2012 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, When Saints Go Machine

Friday June 15, 2012 Fatboy Slim, Lana del Rey, James Blake, Amon Tobin – ISAM, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, James Murphy, Untold

Saturday June 16, 2012 New Order, The Roots, Modeselektor, deadmau5, Die Antwoord

DIA DE LA MUSICA in Madrid

Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23, 2012

Two Door Cinema Club, Maximo Park, St. Vincent, The Raveonettes, Azealia Banks

ROCK IN RIO in Madrid

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Saturday June 30, 2012 Maná, Lenny Kravitz, Luciano, Macaco

Friday July 6, 2012 David Guetta, Pitbull, Pete Tong, Martin Solveig

Saturday July 7, 2012 Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Deadmau5

IBIZA 123 in San Antonio

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Sunday July 1 to Tuesday July 3, 2012 Sting, Elton John, David Guetta, Lenny Kravitz, Luciano, Fatboy Slim, M83, 2manyDJs

CRUÏLLA in Barcelona

Friday July 6 and Saturday July 7, 2012 The Specials, Iggy and the Stooges, Sharon Jones, Cypress Hill, Gogol Bordello, Linton Kwesi Johnson

BENICASSIM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

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Thursday July 12  to Sunday July 15, 2012 The Stone Roses, New OrderBob Dylan, Jessie J, Florence & The Machine, At The Drive-In, Noel Gallager’s High Flying BirdsDavid Guetta, De La Soul, Dizzee Rascal, Ed Sheeran, Buzzcocks

BBK LIVE in Bilbao

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Thursday July 12, 2012 The Cure, Snow Patrol, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Band of Skulls, Lori Meyers, The Gift, Bloc Party

Friday July 13, 2012 Radiohead, The Kooks, Noah & The Whale, Warpaint, Mumford & Sons

Saturday July 14, 2012 Garbage, Glasvegas, Corizonas

COSTA DE FUEGO in Benicàssim, Castellón

Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21, 2012 Guns N’ RosesMarilyn Manson, Paradise Lost, Nightwish

MONEGROS DESERT FESTIVAL in Fraga, Huesca

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Saturday July 21, 2012 The Prodigy, Wu-Tang Clan, Richie Hawtin, 2manydjs

LOW COST FESTIVAL in Benidorm

Friday July 27 to Sunday July 29, 2012 Suede, Kasabian, Placebo, The Sounds‎, Is Tropical, Vetusta Morla, The Whip

ARENAL SOUND in Burriana, Castellón

Thursday August 2 to Sunday August 5, 2012 Kaiser Chiefs, The Wombats, Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, Crystal Fighters, Digitalism, Crookers

CREAMFIELDS in Jerez de la Frontera

Friday August 10, 2012 and Saturday August 11, 2012 The Chemical Brothers, Orbital, Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Four Tet & Caribou

KUTXA KULTUR in San Sebastian

Friday September 7 , 2012 Belle & Sebastian, The Whip, Maximo Park, Russian Red, The Raveonettes

Saturday September 8, 2012 The Horrors, Love of Lesbian, Anari

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