Barcelona and Madrid tend to get most of the biggest concerts in Spain, but some acts might also slip in a night or two in cities like Valencia, Sevilla or Bilbao too. And there are also a number of top festivals at various times of year. And you can usually be fairly sure the weather’s going to be kind to you. Here are the highlights, city by city in alphabetical order. ¡Viva la noche … viva la fiesta!

Click on the name of the band or artist for further information, including info about the venue, links to a selection of videos and, if available, an example of a recent set – it of course being absolutely no guarantee that that will be the same set of songs they play on the night they’re in Madrid.

And if you can’t resist the temptation to check out any of these little beauties live, then you’ll also find links to buy tickets from a secure, reliable and reputable source.


Saturday March 24, 2012 Flying Pickets Teatro Circo

Saturday April 14, 2012 The Waterboys  Palacio De Congresos

Thursday April 19, 2012 Dr Feelgood Sala Baoba


Thursday April 12, 2012 The Waterboys Teatro Principal

Friday May 4, 2012 Luis Miguel IFA


Saturday March 17, 2012 David Bustamante Centro de Exposiciones y Congresos Lienzo Norte


Thursday July 12  to Sunday July 15 Benicàssim International Festival (featured acts including The Stone Roses, Bob Dylan, Jessie JNew Order, Florence & The Machine, At The Drive-In, Noel Gallager’s High Flying Birds, David Guetta, De La Soul, Dizzee Rascal, Ed Sheeran, Buzzcocks) GET TICKETS HERE

Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21, 2012 Costa de Fuego Festival (featured acts including Guns N’ Roses,  Marilyn Manson, Opeth)


Friday July 27 to Sunday July 29, 2012 Low Cost Festival (featured acts including Suede, Kasabian, Placebo, The Whip, Le Corps Mince de Françoise)


Sunday March 3, 2012 Amaia Montero Teatro Arriaga

Tuesday March 20, 2012 Flying Pickets Teatro Campos Eliseos

Wednesday March 21, 2012 John Cale BBK

Monday March 25, 2012 Mark Lanegan Kafé Antzokia

Saturday March 31, 2012 Lambchop BKK

Thursday April 12, 2012 Korpiklaani + Trollfest Rockstar, Barakaldo

Friday June 15, 2012 UB40 Rockstar, Barakaldo

Thursday April 19, 2012 The Waterboys Santana 27

Friday April 20, 2012 Avalanch Rockstar, Barakaldo

Saturday April 21, 2012 Lagwagon Santana 27

Saturday April 28, 2012 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Rockstar, Barakaldo

Saturday May 5, 2012 Toy Dolls Rockstar, Barakaldo

Sunday May 6, 2012 David Bustamante Teatro Gayarre

Sunday May 6, 2012 James Taylor Palacio Euskalduna

Thursday July 12 to Saturday July 14 BBK Live Festival (featured acts including Radiohead, Garbage, Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, The Cure and The Kooks) GET TICKETS HERE

Sunday July 22, 2012 Bon Iver Palacio Euskalduna GET TICKETS HERE

Wednesday November 7, 2012 W.A.S.P Rockstar, Barakaldo

Friday November 9, 2012 Kamelot Rockstar, Barakaldo


Thursday August 2 to Sunday August 5, 2012 Arenal Sound Festival (featured acts including Kaiser Chiefs, The Wombats, Two  Door Cinema Club, Miami Horror, Metronomy, Monarchy, Lori Meyers, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Fighters)


Friday April 20, 2012 La Oreja de Van Gogh Palacio de Congresos

Saturday April 28, 2012 Luis Miguel Multiusos Ciudad De Cáceres


Wednesday April 25, 2012 Dr Feelgood Sala Supersonic

Wednesday June 20, 2012 Little Caesar Sala Supersonic


Monday November 12, 2012 W.A.S.P Sala La Matriz Creativa


Saturday April 21, 2012 La Oreja de Van Gogh Frontón Astelena


Thursday March 15, 2012 Flying Pickets Gran Teatre – Kurshal


Saturday July 21, 2012 Monegros Desert Festival (Featured acts include The Prodigy, Wu-Tang Clan, Richie Hawtin, 2manydjs) GET TICKETS HERE


Saturday March 24, 2012 David Bustamante Auditorio Palacio De Congresos

Saturday March 31, 2012 Bad Manners Sala La Mirona (Salt)

Saturday May 12, 2012 Toy Dolls Sala la Mirona


Sunday  March 18, 2012 Flying Pickets Teatro Jovellanos

Saturday March 24, 2012 Tindersticks Teatro La Laboral

Saturday March 31, 2012 Avalanch Albéniz

Friday April 13, 2012 Evile Sala Acapulco

Wednesday April 18, 2012 The Waterboys Teatro La Laboral

Friday May 4, 2012 LA Guns Acapulco


Friday March 16, 2012 Thurston Moore Planta Baja

Friday March 23, 2012 Avalanch El Tren

Friday May 4, 2012 Rufus Wainwright Auditorio Del Generalife GET TICKETS HERE

Thursday May 10, 2012 Toy Dolls El Tren

Sunday May 27, 2012 Lenny Kravitz Coliseo de Artafe

Tuesday June 19, 2012 Little Caesar Planta Baja


Saturday April 21, 2012 David Bustamante Teatro Rio

Sunday May 27, 2012 Fatboy Slim Ushuaia Beach Hotel

Wednesday May 30 to Wednesday June 6, 2012 Hard Rock Hell Road Trip (featuring Electric Boys, Hammerhead, Criminal, Marky Ramone, Krusher, Attica Rage, Fatal Smile, Shattered Skies, Rsj, Spirytus, Sanguine, Silverjet and Zero & Black)

Wednesday June 6, 2012 Ed Sheeran Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday June 13, 2012 Maverick Sabre Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday June 20, 2012 Zane Love Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday June 27, 2012 Kaiser Chiefs Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Sunday July 1 to Tuesday July 3, 2012 Ibiza 123 Festival San Antonio (featured acts include Sting, Elton John, David Guetta, Lenny Kravitz,  Luciano, Fatboy Slim, M83 and 2manyDJs) GET TICKETS HERE

Wednesday July 4, 2012 Ben Howard Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday July 11, 2012 Kasabian Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday July 18, 2012 Professor Green + Fresh Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday August 1, 2012 Chase & Status Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday August 8, 2012 Paolo Nutini Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday August 15, 2012 Tinie Tempah Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday August 29, 2012 Example + Azelaia Banks Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday September 5, 2012 Bloc Party Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday September 12, 2012 New Order Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio

Wednesday September 19, 2012 Two Door Cinema Club Ibiza Rocks Hotel, San Antonio


Friday March 2, 2012 David Bustamante Nuevo Teatro Infanta Leonor


Sunday March 4, 2012 David Bustamante Palacio de la Ópera

Saturday March 24, 2012 John Cale Palacio de Congresos

Wednesday May 31, 2012 Lenny Kravitz Coliseum

Tuesday June 6 Rufus Wainwright Palacio de la Ópera


Tuesday May 15, 2012 Bruce Springsteen Estadio Gran Canaria GET TICKETS HERE

Friday June 22, 2012 Pitbull Estadio Gran Canaria


Thursday May 3, 2012 LA Guns Studio 54


Monday April 30, 2012 Fuzztones Cafè del Teatre


Sunday April 22, 2012 Dr Feelgood Biribay Jazz Club

Sunday April 29, 2012 David Bustamante Riojaforum


Saturday May 5, 2012 Luis Miguel Palacio De Los Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena


Saturday March 31, 2012 David Bustamante Auditorium, Palma de Mallorca

Friday April 27, 2012 Hombres G Auditorium, Palma de Mallorca

Monday April 30, 2012 Luis Miguel Plaza De Toros Del Coliseo Balear, Palma de Mallorca

Saturday May 5, 2012 Daddy Yankee Velodromo Palma Arena, Palma de Mallorca

Tuesday June 5, 2012 Ed Sheeran Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magaluf

Tuesday June 12, 2012 Maverick Sabre Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magaluf

Tuesday June 26, 2012 Kaiser Chiefs Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magaluf

Tuesday July 10, 2012 Kasabian Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magaluf

Sunday July 22, 2012 Guns N’Roses + The Darkness Son Moix Stadium, Palma de Mallorca

Tuesday July 31, 2012 Chase & Status Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magaluf

Tuesday August 7, 2012 Paolo Nutini Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magaluf

Tuesday August 14, 2012 Tinie Tempah Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magaluf

Tuesday August 28, 2012 Example + Azealia Banks Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magaluf

Tuesday September 4, 2012 Bloc Party Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magaluf

Tuesday September 11, 2012 New Order Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magaluf

Tuesday September 18, 2012 Two Door Cinema Club Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Magaluf


Thursday March 22, 2012 Flying Pickets Auditorio Víctor Villegas

Wednesday April 4, 2012 Gruff Rhys 12ymedio

Monday April 23. 2012 Fuzztones 12ymedio

Thursday May 3 to Sunday May 6 SOS 4.8 Festival Recinto Ferial de La Fica (featured acts include Pulp, The Flaming Lips, Gossip and Mogwai)

Saturday May 26, 2012 Avalanch Sala Gamma

Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13, 2012 Leyendas del Rock Festival Colegio Público Río Segura de Benie (featured acts including Stratovarius, Dünedain, Eluveitie, Obus, Saratoga, Medina Azahara, Saurom)


Friday March 30, 2012 Gruff Rhys Café Pop Torgal


Sunday May 6, 2012 Toy Dolls Sala Tribeca


Sunday April 1, 2012 Rhapsody of Fire Totem

Saturday April 7, 2012 Rage Sala Totem

Saturday April 14, 2012 Evile Sala Totem

Saturday October 13, 2012 Gotthard Sala Totem

Tuesday October 23, 2012 Arch Enemy Sala Totem

Friday November 23, 2012 Doro Sala Totem


Saturday April 21, 2012 Dr Feelgood La Vaca


Saturday April 14, 2012 The Wave Pictures Sala Karma

Saturday April 21, 2012 The Waterboys Pazo De Cultura


Friday March 23, 2012 La Oreja de Van Gogh Multiusos Sánchez Paraíso


Friday March 2, 2012 Amaia Montero Kursaal

Friday March 23, 2012 Tindersticks Teatro Victoria Eugenia

Sunday March 25, 2012 Freedom Call Sala Doka

Friday March 30, 2012  Low Kursaal

Saturday May 5, 2012 LA Guns Guardetxe

Sunday May 20, 2012 Judas Priest Velodromo

Saturday June 2, 2012 Bruce Springsteen Anoeta GET TICKETS HERE

Friday September 7 and Saturday September 8, 2012 Kutxa Kultur Festival Parque de Atracciones de Igueldo (featured acts include The Raveonettes, The Whip, Belle & Sebastian and The Horrors).


Friday March 9, 2012 David Bustamante Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria

Wednesday March 21, 2012 Flying Pickets Teatro Casyc

Friday April 20, 2012 The Waterboys Espacio Santander

Friday July 27, 2012 Hombres G Campa de La Magdalena


Saturday March 10, 2012 Avalanch Capitol

Wednesday March 28, 2012 Mark Lanegan Capitol

Thursday March 29, 2012 Low Capitol

Friday April 27, 2012 Luis Miguel  Fontes do Sar

Sunday April 15, 2012 Korpiklaani + Trollfest Capitol

Monday May 7, 2012 Toy Dolls Capitol

Friday June 22, 2012 Björk Ciudad De La Cultura

Thursday October 25, 2012 Arch Enemy Capitol

Thursday November 8, 2012 W.A.S.P Capitol


Saturday March 24, 2012 Avalanch Sala Fanatic

Monday March 26, 2012 Low Teatro Central

Sunday May 6, 2012 Luis Miguel Pabellon Municipal De Deportes San Pablo

Sunday May 13, 2012 Bruce Springsteen Olympic Stadium GET TICKETS HERE

Friday May 18, 2012 Judas Priest Arena GET TICKETS HERE

Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19, 2012 Territorios Sevilla Festival Monasterio de la Cartuja (featured acts include Iggy and the Stooges, Tortoise, Mission of Burma, !!!, Tiga, The Bug and Mad Professor)

Saturday September 22, 2012 Miguel Bosé Olympic Stadium


Tuesday May 8, 2012 Luis Miguel Estadio Municipal de Maspalomas

Thursday May 24 to Saturday May 26, 2012 Rock Coast Festival Dársena Pesquera (featured acts include Marilyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Evanescence, Sepultura, Ministry of Sound, Iggy and the Stooges, Fatboy Slim and Orbital)

Saturday June 23, 2012 Pitbull Estadio Olimpico Antonio Dominguez de Arona

Saturday June 30, 2012 Sting Heliodoro Rodríguez López


Saturday March 31, 2012 Low Círculo De Arte


Friday March 16, 2012 La Oreja de Van Gogh Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias FREE CONCERT

Thursday March 22, 2012 Freedom Call Rock City

Friday April 6, 2012 Rage Rock City

Friday April 13, 2012 The Waterboys Palacio De Congresos

Friday April 13, 2012 The Wave Pictures Sala Mirror

Saturday April 14, 2012 Avalanch Sala Mirror

Thursday April 26, 2012 Dr Feelgood El Loco

Monday May 29, 2012 Lenny Kravitz Velodromo Luis Puig

Saturday June 23, 2012 Little Caesar Durango


Friday April 20, 2012 Dr Feelgood Porta Caeli


Friday May 11, 2012 Mayo Toy Dolls Sala Gossip


Friday March 30, 2012 Bad Manners Sala Jimmy Jazz

Thursday June 14 to Saturday June 16 Azkena Rock Festival (featured acts include Ozzy Osbourne, Darkness, Twisted Sister, The Mars Volta, Status Quo, Lynyrd Skynyrd, My Morning Jacket, Dropkick Murphys, Blue Oyster Cult, Danko Jones) GET TICKETS HERE


Thursday March 28, 2012 LA Guns Royal Club

Sunday April 4, 2012 Gruff Rhys La Lata de Bombillas

Sunday April 22, 2012 La Oreja de Van Gogh Tauste FREE CONCERT

Saturday April 28, 2012 David Bustamante Auditorio de Zaragoza

Saturday April 28, 2012 Dr Feelgood La Casa Del Loco


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