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Bilbao BBK Live

Music, culture and the best of Spain...

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Bilbao BBK Live is a wicked music festival that, as the name suggests, is set in the Basque city of Bilboao and attracts music lovers around the globe keen for a sense of tradition mixed with some serious rock n roll. The 2012 gig will be headlined by The Cure and Radiohead (really doesn’t get much better for rock lovers) and will also feature popular bands such as; Garbage, Mumford & Sons, Snow Patrol, The Kooks, The Maccabees, Bloc Party, Enter Shikari, Young Guns, Pure Love, Ben Howard and The Jon Spencer Blues Band Explosion.

Bilbao BBK Live is now in its seventh year and this year festival goers can enjoy three days of non-stop music from July 12th – 14th. Tickets are priced at just £88 so with Glastonbury not happening this year and the cost of other European festivals on the up, it is the perfect option for genuine music lovers. You can find more information about the event at; bilbaobbklive.com/2012

This popular music festival offers some seriously good musical talent combined with the cultural delights of a small Spanish city. Bilbao BBK Live organizers boast that "the festival is held on top of a hill surrounded by mountains offering spectacular views over the city of Bilbao. The privileged location of the site, its proximity to the city and beach, and a late start of bands, allows festival goers to make the most of the experience"... what more could you want?

Bilbao is a modern city that is most famous for its architecture, museums and delicious food, so there is a lot to check out if you need a break from the festival. It is located a stone’s throw away from the beach and prides itself on offering some of the best waves in Europe. Bilbao BBK Live is very close to Pamplona, where the famous Running of the Bulls takes place, so it is the perfect add on to your travels if you’re going to be in Spain at this time!

We offer awesome joint packages for ‘Running of the Bulls’ and ‘Bilbao BBK Live’, so if you’re keen to get in on the action check out the options here. Get yourself over there are and you definitely won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget to tell us who your favourite acts were and how this Spanish extravaganza measures up on the world music scale.

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