null Discoveries and re-encounters at Bilbao BBK Live 2021
BBK Live hosts this year its 14th edition with a line-up as thrilling as varied.
The festival has taken place since 2006, at Kobetamendi, at the foothills of Mount Cobetas. The headliners of the previous editions included five-star selection of international artists like Andrés Calamaro, Coldplay, Green Day, Iron Maiden, Lenny Kravitz, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers or The Police. But also, Basque bands have had the pleasure to play at BBK Live, Fermín Muguruza, Fito y Fitipaldis or Berri Txarrak.
This edition, set to take place from July 8th to 10th, will be welcoming again international bands like Kendrick Lamar, first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize and an Oscar; The Killers will be back in Bilbao where they will present their new album that will be realized in spring; Pet Shop Boys, with more than 40 singles in the Top 30 in the UK; and the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny, recently awarded with the Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album
Other names that could not be misses in this edition are FKA twigs, Bomba Estéreo, Stella Donnelly, Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, La Bien Querida, María José Llergo and Xabi Bandini.
In July, Kobetamendi becomes during 3 days an authentic indie village that gathers the best of the current international music. BBK Live hosts each year thousands of music-hungry revellers from all around the world. Kobetamendi area, with a capacity for 15,000 people, is the location of the festival that, apart from the stages, also offers plenty of camping space and other services.
Prepare yourself for a real show that will not leave you indifferent!
In addition, electronic fans will have their own area again. A festival within the festival, called “Basoa” (woods) which brings a heavy house and techno line-up.
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Get ready for three exciting days packed with concerts, dancing and different sensations. The festival takes place at Mount Kobetas, so we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
On the other hand, don’t forget to pack your sunglasses and sunscreen, but also a rain-poncho should it rain. Remember to carry your festival wristband on you at all times. You must be at least 16 years old to attend BBK Live by yourself. Teenagers aged 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult and those younger than 10 have free admission.
How to reach us
Bilbao BBK Live has arranged free shuttles from Bilbao to Kobetamendi and back from Wednesday through Sunday. The shuttles will depart from Bilbao city center (close to Intermodal and San Mamés metro station) and from BEC in Barakaldo (next to Ansio metro station).
Buses will stop at the festival entrance until 4:00 pm. After this time and due to the large number of festivalgoers, buses will stop at the old Beyena factory, from where you will have to walk to the festival site. Shuttles from the festival to San Mamés and BEC will depart from Beyena factory.
Where to eat
BBK Live festival is excellently facilitated with numerous food trucks where you can replenish your strength and sample a varied culinary offer ranging from hot dogs and artisan pizzas to hamburgers (and veggie-burgers), fries, kebabs and all sorts of gourmet sandwiches.
If you have a sweet tooth, you can try some of the refreshing ice creams or delicious crêpes. There will also be vegetarian and gluten-free options, including gluten-free beer. Enjoy!
Where to sleep
Located in one of Bilbao’s main recreational areas, just 3 km from the festival enclosure, the Bilbao BBK Live’s camping site is a large green area surrounded by trees, approximately 120,000 m2 in size and with a capacity for about 12,000 people. The camping site will open to the public on Wednesday at noon and it will close on Sunday at 3:00 pm. The price of the camping for four nights is €15.
For those wishing to stay at the site, but are not big fans of roughing it, the same site offers glamping, a deluxe campsite that offers hotel amenities (single or double bed and bedding, electricity and even buffet breakfast) all under the stars in Kobetamendi.
If you prefer to rest in a room of your own, you can book your accommodation in Bilbao. Public bus service will take you to the city center where you can easily find a place in one of the numerous hotels, hostels or guesthouses in the area.