Summer Music Festivals 2013 in Spain


Summer isn’t only the perfect season for tourists to go on vacation and enjoy a few sunny days with crystal clear water, white sands or feel the air breeze; it’s about music festivals too with different types from rock, electronic, to punk or dance. There are several of ways to express and share music.

Summer season has officially begun, so let’s get the party started! If you are planning to visit Spain this summer, maybe you’ll be interested to find out what music festivals will take place in the area. During these three months, there are many Spanish events that celebrate music, saints or simply life.

So, if you want to know what music festivals will be during your journey here, check out the list below and add to your calendar.

  1. Sonar Music Festival takes place between June 13-15 in Barcelona and it’s an annual event featuring a variety of diverse music performances, as well as new media art expos. The festival lasts three full days with a tradition dating since 1994 and more than 80,000 people attending. Even if music at this event tends to cover a wide range of genres, it will be more focused on electronic music, including techno, house, electro, hip-hop and other experimental sounds. Moreover, it is considered to be one of Europe’s most popular electronic music events. If you happen to be in Barcelona in mid-June, expect to see live concerts, record fairs, new media arts, film screenings and other musical representations. Tickets normally start around 150 euros and includes access to all days of festival.
  2. Fiesta de San Fermin occurs in Pamplona between July 6-14 is an eight-day festival where persons from all over the world join and participate to one of the most amazing and unique shows on Earth. Ready for some adrenaline with two-ton bulls and thousands of people watching The Running of the Bulls? The run or the course is actually the centerpiece of this festival and you’ll need to be prepared, whether you are a simple spectator or a runner. Once the bulls are in the ring, the atmosphere becomes a one of a kind show.
  3. Bilboa BBK Live festival takes place in Bilboa in the same month July between 11-13 and it’s he eight edition with popular artists and bands such as Depeche Mode, Fatboy Slim, The Hives or Green Day. The cost per ticket was priced at 85 euros for a 3-day pass including the possibility for camping area. According to recent news, the capacity of the camping zone has been extended to host more persons.

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