In only five years it has become one of the greatest Spanish and European music Festivals. Started in 2006 with the aim of putting Bilbao on the map of the big European Festivals, it has achieved its goal beyond all expectations. More than 300,000 people have attended the festival since it began, with a growing audience of French and British music lovers. The festival is held in Bilbao, the nerve centre of northern Spain and a city that boasts excellent infrastructure and communications equal to any other in the peninsula and Europe. The venue is located in Kobetamendi Park, a natural space only 5 minutes from the centre of Bilbao with spectacular views over the city. An area of more than 100,000 square metres that has the necessary infrastructures and capacity to receive 40,000 people per day. Its facilities are comprised of two main stages, a DJs tent, VIP zone, backstage, camping, market, food and entertainment areas… and there are free shuttle buses providing a 5 minute service to the venue from Bilbao or Barakaldo.
Famous artists who have appeared at the Festival include The Police, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden, Fito & Fitipaldis, Lenny Kravitz, Guns n’ Roses, Placebo, Ben Harper, Jane’s Addiction, Andrés Calamaro and Ariel Rot…
This year are coming:
COLDPLAY, BLONDIE, BEADY EYE, THE TWILIGHT SINGERS, CRYSTAL CASTLES, RUSSIAN RED, KEN ZAZPI, NEON TREES,KASABIAN, KAISER CHIEFS, THE MARS VOLTA, VETUSTA MORLA, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), TV ON THE RADIO, NOISETTES, ZARAMA, THE BLACK CROWES, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, JACK JOHNSON, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, M-CLAN, LES SAVY FAV, SEASICK STEVE, JAPANESE VOYEURS, ENKORE