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
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
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)
Friday May 25, 2012 Fatboy Slim, Orbital. Ministry of Sound
Saturday May 26 Sepultura, Muchacito Bombo Inferno
Friday May 25, 2012 Soundgarden, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, Machine Head, Kyuss Lives!
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
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
Thursday June 14, 2012 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, When Saints Go Machine
Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23, 2012
Two Door Cinema Club, Maximo Park, St. Vincent, The Raveonettes, Azealia Banks
Friday July 6, 2012 David Guetta, Pitbull, Pete Tong, Martin Solveig
Saturday July 7, 2012 Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Deadmau5
Thursday July 12 to Sunday July 15, 2012 The Stone Roses, New Order, Bob Dylan, Jessie J, Florence & The Machine, At The Drive-In, Noel Gallager’s High Flying Birds, David Guetta, De La Soul, Dizzee Rascal, Ed Sheeran, Buzzcocks
Saturday July 14, 2012 Garbage, Glasvegas, Corizonas
Saturday July 21, 2012 The Prodigy, Wu-Tang Clan, Richie Hawtin, 2manydjs
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