Summer Music Agenda Spain: 1- 23

After making it clear no need to leave Madrid to enjoy your summer, Mad4Madrid we caught a little obsession with musical festivals, and we decided to bring some of the ones we like … outside Madrid . That’s it! As would be impossible (or very long) resumirte here tooodos festivals held in Spain, we have only selected one from each province. That’s enough! And, as we are very bossy, also we tell you how to go, where to stay and what to eat. Because you look very thin, son. And I know, and then I just go to festivals to drink.

Summer Music Agenda Spain: 1 – 23

 

After making it clear no need to leave Madrid to enjoy your summer, Mad4Madrid we caught a little obsession with musical festivals, and we decided to bring some of the ones we like … outside Madrid . That’s it! As would be impossible (or very long) resumirte here tooodos festivals held in Spain, we have only selected one from each province. That’s enough! And, as we are very bossy, also we tell you how to go, where to stay and what to eat. Because you look very thin, son. And I know, and then I just go to festivals to drink.

For you say that only then we bring concerts, this time also we bring the PROVINCES OF SPAIN (currently 23, but are 50 and we all!). Surely you thought there were a lot.

  1. ÁLAVA. (The Basque Country)
    Festival: Azkena Rock Festival (ARF).

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Dates: 17 and 18 June.

Price: Pass two days: 90 €. Day ticket: 55 €.

Bands we like: The Who, Danzig (only performance of the year in Europe), The Scientist (newly unified), and many more legendary names in rock & roll. If you like pure rock, without a doubt, this festival is for you.

How to go: to the alternative economic BlaBlaCar most economic also buses and train to Bilbao.

Where to stay: adding 10 euros to your subscription (100 €) you can get a nice plot right next to camp at the festival!

What to eat: Please, go to the Basque Country. You’ll splurge on tapas at any tavern and you know it.

 

2. ALBACETE. (Castilla la Mancha)
Festival: Festival Alterna.

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Dates: 1 and 2 July.

Price: Abono 2 days + camping: 30 euros.

Bands we like: the classic Rock Azkena had the most hooligan rock. Of Habeas Corpus to Soziedad Alcoholic, this festival is designed as beast to enjoy.

How to go: Albacete is very close to Madrid, and the best is the Renfe, but you know you sharing trip out for about fifteen euros.

Where to stay: Day tickets are sold out and are only available including those with the price of camping, so you know! Bring earplugs.

What to eat: Eat

 

3. ALICANTE (Valencia)
Festival: Festival Low (Benidorm).

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Dates: 29, 30 and 31 July.

Price: General ticket: 64 euros.

Bands we like: Suede, Belle & Sebastian, mythical Planets … this festival is an ode to national and international indie pop. And a good excuse to take a swim at the beach.

How to go: Buses and trains.

Where to stay: camping options are sold out , but around the area you can find more campsites to stay (alternative for poor), summer hostels and even flats for rent for groups. It is good to approach a tourist area such as Benidorm

What to eat: The dining options in the area are endless. But, by God, you’re in Valencia. Do yourself a favor and order a paella at a local business.

 

4. ALMERIA (Andalusia)
Festival: Pulpop (Roquetas de Mar).

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Dates: 8 and 9 July.

Price: Free admission. Yeah, yeah, for real.

Bands we like: Bizarre Love Triangle, Sidonie, The Red Room … this little festival proposes names in Spanish pop scene and to encourage local tourism. It is not a great festival, but a proposal with which to explore a town that otherwise might never come to visit.

How to go: the festival itself offers you a free bus service from different areas

Where to stay: Again, the festival offers you several hostels in Roquetas de Mar, you can book from the website.

What to eat: You are in Almería. If you don’t taste one of the typical Andalusian dishes like fried fish or gazpacho, you’ll regret it!

 

5. Asturias (Asturias)
Festival: Festival MotorBeach (Playa La Espasa).

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Dates: from 21 to 24 July.

Price: Pass four days: 30 euros. Payment of day: 5 to 15 euros .

Bands we like: classic cars, surfing and international music, with a special taste for the bands of Great Britain: In this festival several passions meet Dr. Feelgood, Barracudas, The GoodFathers … and of course, our Sex Museum as Spanish point. One of the most original (and cheap) festivals in Spain.

How to go: the cheapest is a bus to Asturias and another to the festival. But train to Oviedo and Gijón or bus to the beach is also an option.

Where to stay: The festival itself enables a free camping esplanade, plus introduce you to several hostels collaborating with the organization.

What to eat: Have you heard of the Asturian bean stew? It’s a must.

 

6. AVILA (Castilla y León)
Festival: Festival Shikillo (Candeleda).

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Dates: from 4 to 6 August.

Price: General pass + camping: 40 euros.

Bands we like: Molotov, SFDK, Berri Txarrak … this festival mixes rap with rock resulting in a pretty rascal quotes in a stunning natural setting. With skate and graffiti area included.

How to go: to the alternative economic sharing trip the bus also economic.

Where to stay: Camping area on the premises.

What to eat: We know that in summer, these recommendations are a bit heavy, but if you go to Avila … eat a good roast lamb.

 

7. BADAJOZ (Extremadura)
Festival: Contempopránea (Alburquerque).

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Dates: 29 and 30 July.

Price: Abono two days: 35 €. Day ticket: 25 €.

Bands we like: The Pastels, The Charlatans, Dorian, Lions Tigers … the Contempopránea makes its commitment to the underground pop and a strong national circulation.

How to go: the festival itself offers you several offers in transportation.

Where to stay: cottages, hostels and apartments for rent on the website of the festival.

What to eat: Hello, Badajoz? SERRANO HAM.

 

8. BARCELONA. (Catalonia)
Festival: Sónar Barcelona.

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Dates: From 16 to 18 June.

Price: General ticket: 195 euros. Two days: 125 euros. Entry day: 72 euros.

Bands we like: one of the most legendary, recognized and Spain care festivals. His poster is as broad as the range of genres hosts. From Fatboy Slim to Niño de Elche. Be careful not to miss, it is huge !.

How to go: AVE, bus, train, plane.

Where to stay: here it is more difficult, see booking hostel in Barcelona at Sónar!

What to eat: Pantumaca. So you save what you are going to spend.

 

9. BURGOS. (Castilla y León)
Festival: Sonorama Ribera (Aranda de Duero).

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Dates: From 11 to 14 August.

Price: General Pass + camping: 65 euros.

Bands we like: We’re talking about one of the most traditional festivals of Spain. It takes place in the very Aranda de Duero, and the most promising groups of the national scene are meeting in the City Stage. Child Elche, Second, 091 … a real commitment to pop rock.

How to go: bus from Madrid to porrón.

Where to stay: the subscription includes camping.

What to eat: COCHINILLO.

 

10. Caceres. (Estremadura)
Festival: SonoraCC.

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Dates: 24 and 25 June.

Price: General Pass + camping: 55 euros. Day ticket: 25 euros.

Bands we like: first edition of a festival that is committed to bringing the dome of the national indie: Izal, Second, L.A., The Red Room … much pop, and all good.

How to go: bus.

Where to stay: The ticket includes camping

What to eat: MORE HAM.

 

11. CADIZ. (Andalusia)
Festival: Alrumbo.

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Dates: From 14 to 16 July.

Price: General ticket: 50 euros.

Bands we like: From The Prodigy to Gipsy Kings and Vetusta Morla. The international electronics and national rhythms take root together in Cadiz. One of the most eclectic of our geography.

How to go: bus.

Where to stay: The festival includes a seating area where camping is allowed

What to eat: fried fish.

 

12. CANTABRIA. (Cantabria)
Festival: Santander Music Fest.

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Dates: From 4 to 6 August.

Price: General Abono + camping: 70 euros.

Bands we like: The festival takes place in the magical bay of Santander, and there is only one stage. Yes, the holiday is memorable. There will Bunbury, Hinds, Papaya … international rock with a strong commitment to the national.

How to go: bus.

Where to stay: the subscription includes camping area.

What to eat: Cupcakes. pasiegos Sobaos. Sardinas. Babas.

 

13. CASTELLON. (Valencian Community)
Festival: Arenal Sound (Burriana).

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Dates: From 2 to 7 August.

Price: General Abono + camping Malvarrosa: 65 euros.

Bands we like: one of the most recognized and important festivals of Spain. Focused on electronics and international rock, for him to pass from Steve Aoki Crystal Fighters or The Hives. an experience designed to be lived from multiple viewpoints.

How to go: train, bus.

Where to stay: the festival offers you two camping areas and several VIP offers accommodation as when buying different types of passes.

What to eat: MORE PAELLA.

 

14. Ciudad Real (Castilla la Mancha)
Festival: Amazing Summer Festival ..

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Dates: June 19.

Price: 15 euros.

Bands we like: Dedicated to electronics and DJs, we find Cristian Varela, Brian Cross

How to go: bus.

Where to sleep: Sleep?

What to eat: Eat?

 

15. CORDOBA. (Andalusia)
Festival: 36th Guitar Festival of Cordoba.

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Dates: From 1 to 16 July.

Price: Depends on the day and the show.

Bands we like: One of the most traditional festivals of Spain. Not surprisingly it has a whopping 36 celebrated. To change between both indie and rock festival in Córdoba we get carried away by flamenco and Spanish classical guitar.

How to go: bus.

Where to stay: Since the entries are per day and entertainment, we recommend choosing a nice hostel or bed and finish completing the Spanish experience.

What to eat: Any of the typical dishes of Andalusia.

 

16. LA CORUNA. (Galicia)
Festival: Festival of Light (Boimorto).

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Dates: From 12 to 13 September.

Price: Pass 3 days: 15 euros. Pass 1 day: 10 euros.

Bands we like: charity festival christened by one of the most important singers of Spanish pop, Luz Casal. It involves unselfishly other mythical groups in pop history as Hombres G or Spanish Luis Eduardo Aute.

How to go: bus, train, plane.

Where to stay: the festival has enabled camping area, so we recommend any of the hostels, hotels and Boimorto adjoining floors.

What to eat: Since you are in Galicia, fail to eat some of the specialties: fish.

 

17. CUENCA. (Castilla la Mancha)
Festival: Festival I Qunka Fest

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Dates: Aug. 20.

Price: 19 euros.

Bands we like: for now, the festival organization has just unveiled its lineup will consist of bands “commercial and Latin music” and has confirmed DJ Brian Cross to open.

How to go: bus.

Where to stay: hostels galore in Cuenca. Since you are, you can take the opportunity to go to a house and finish to visit the province!

What to eat: Do you know the “morteruelo”? It is the typical dish of Cuenca. You’re going to love it!

 

18. GERONA. (Catalonia)
Festival: In-Somni Festival

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Dates: From 8 to 12 June.

Price: 40 euros pass.

Bands we like: mixing the latest national and international rock (Elliot Murphy) level (Capsule) the poster of this “international festival of independent music” gets to honor his name and not let you sleep.

How to go: bus, train, bird, plane.

Where to stay: The festival has no camping included, but there may be campsites Girona.

What to eat: In Girona are the most typical garden products. Good opportunity to embrace veganism and become a real hipster.

 

19. GRANADA. (Andalusia)
Festival: Granada Sound.

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Dates: 23 and 24 September.

Price: 30 euros pass.

Bands we like: the Granada Sound has experience in forming a focused national indie poster stands out both inside and outside our borders: Amaral, Second, Full … You know, “I prefer to kill you to dance,” which I supersubmarina say.

Where to stay: The festival has no camping included, but in Granada, being a university town, do not miss the low-cost housing.

What to eat: If in Girona we recommend make vegan, here the opposite. The asaíllo and kid are death!

 

20. GUADALAJARA. (Castilla la Mancha)
Festival: Festival Gigante.

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Dates: 2 and 3 September.

Price: 30 euros pass.

Bands we like: the indie again returns to take control of the city. Amaral, Supersubmarina, Quique González, Zahara … pop in Castilian for everyone.

How to go: you can go nearby.

Where to stay: The festival includes camping, but being so close to Madrid, you can come and go home perfectly.

What to eat: One of the typical dishes of Guadalajara are fried frog legs. Now that’s indie.

 

21. GUIPÚZCOA. (The Basque Country)
Festival: Heineken Jazz Festival

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Dates: From 20 to 25 July.

Price: Passes from 55 to 80 euros.

Bands we like: let’s stop and change both indie and jazz and blues with some headliners of “super-duper!” They would say the Basques: Diana Krall, Gloria Gaynor, Jan Garbarek … my goodness !

How to go: bus, train.

Where to stay: The festival has no camping included. In San Sebastian, however, there is a great deal on accommodation. Also campsites.

What to eat: Do you know the arrantzale rice? To show you that not only make good rice in Valencia.

 

22. Huelva. (Andalusia)
Festival: Festival Island Go! (Isla Cristina).

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Dates: 29 and 30 July.

Price: 32 euros pass (+ 8 euros camping).

Bands we like: festival entirely dedicated to rock in Castilian. Rock with national headliners like Wizard of Oz or Sinister and Fangoria. All very eighties.

How to go: bus.

Where to stay: The festival includes camping.

What to eat: The tuna row is typical of Isla Cristina and is scrumptious.

 

23. Huesca. (Aragon)
Festival: Festival PolifoniK Sound (Barbastro).

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Dates: 29 and 30 July.

Price: 30 euros pass (+ 8 euros camping).

Bands we like: dedicated to international pop festival with Delorentos (Ireland) or My Expansive Awareness among its ranks.

How to go: bus.

Where to stay: The festival includes hostel rooms if you buy from the website.

What to eat: The chicken stew is one of the typical dishes of Huesca.

Stay Tuned for Part II!! Coming soon!

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