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The Best Spanish Music Festivals in 2017

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Summer is finally here! And in Spain that means a dizzying lineup of amazing music festivals buzzing with happy vibes, dynamic people and hours of dancing in the wonderful sunshine. So you’re well prepared for what could turn out to be the best party of your life, we’ve rounded up the most incredible summer music festivals the country has to offer. Scroll straight down to the bottom for the very best Spanish music festival you simply can’t miss in 2017!
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Arenal Sound

1-6 August 2017

With six solid days of groundbreaking music, Arenal Sound isn’t for the occasional music listener. But for the hardcore tune lover who eats, breathes and sleeps awesome beats, it’s a Spanish music festival not to be missed. Set in the breathtaking location of Valencia’s sprawling Playa del Arenal beach, this year Arenal Sound’s lineup includes Bastille, Jake Bugg and Clean Bandit, amongst many other local and international artists. Work on your tan on the soft golden sands during the day then kick it up a notch and dance all night until your legs give way.

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Bilbao BBK Live

6-8 July 2017

Bilbao BBK Live is held in the heart of the magnificent Basque Country, making it the ideal Spanish music festival for anyone who wants to see two totally different sides of Spain. Explore the northern Spanish city with fairy tale-like villages, magnificent mountain scenery and totally unique architecture during the day then head back to camp early evening for an astonishing program that includes Depeche Mode, Phoenix and Justice. The big names don’t perform until after midnight, so don’t wear yourself out with too much sightseeing during the day!

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Sónar

15-17 June 2017

For leading electronic beats that will have you cutting shapes with the best of them, you can’t beat Sónar. The most popular Spanish music festival in Barcelona, Sónar is centered in the heart of the city during the day and then spreads its musical wings across other out of town venues at night. The headliners, which include De La Soul, Moderat and Justice this year, are always the stars of the show. But you really don’t want to miss the off-the-beaten-track backstreet gigs that take place all over the city. Just as someone who looks like they’re in the know for directions.

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Festival Internacional de Benicàssim

13-16 July 2017

You can always rely on Festival Internacional de Benicàssim to deliver some of the world’s biggest and best artists and this year is no exception. The Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kasabian are all set to headline at this high-octane event in 2017. The beaches are literally steps away from the main stage, meaning you can recover with an all-day siesta after a hedonistic night of partying. The scorching weather, amazing lineup and fantastic beach location attract a young, fun-loving crowd, creating an unbeatably dynamic atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else in Europe.

With stunning locations, world-renowned artists and beyond energetic atmospheres, it’s no surprise that Spain’s music festivals are one of our top 10 reasons to visit Spain. Which Spanish music festival will you be going to this year?