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Bilbao BBK Live reasserts its place among Europe’s top festivals

  • Bilbao BBK Live closes out its fourteenth edition with an attendance figure of 112,800 from over 100 countries
  • Dates for the 2020 edition are confirmed as  9th, 10th, and 11th of July.
  • First 3,000 passes exclusively available at the festival sold out immediately.

Bilbao BBK Live bids a grand farewell to its 14th edition, boasting the most contemporary roster in the festival’s history with artists such as The Strokes, giving one of the best performances their only Spanish show this year; Rosalía, a star who knows no borders with a live show to match the calibre of her music; Brockhampton, a rap collective in the prime of their powers; the indispensable Liam Gallagher; Thom Yorke, with his solo project; and Vetusta Morla, who had the whole festival singing along to their hits.  Also worthy of special mention were Saturday night’s performances, having drawn 37,000 people who rocked out to Weezer’s show, The Good, the Bad, & the Queen, Vince Staples, Hot Chip and 2manydjs, all seeing out the 14th edition in climactic style.

Bilbao BBK Live has consolidated itself as one of the most important festivals in Europe, with people from over 100 countries among its audience. The campground once again proved one of the favorite lodging options, hosting a total of 9,000 guests in its different camping, glamping, and capsule facilities, featuring extra services and activities such as yoga and the Akelarre stage.  As in previous years, the festival is collaborating with the Zierbena Sarea association to reuse the tents campers donate after the festival.

The organization would like to thank the public for its cooperation in keeping Kobetamendi clean and green and for having made use of the sustainability measures implemented at the festival:  separate waste and recycling bins, reusable cups, and the cashless payment system which avoids manufacturing festival tokens.  In this regard, the festival’s commitment extended far beyond its collaboration with BIAAF, a capsule collection of garments manufactured with fibers made of plastic collected from the ocean, which was also well received by festivalgoers.

Bilbao BBK Live 2020  will take place 9-11 July,  with the first 3,000 passes made available at the festival selling out immediately.  Early-bird tickets are now on sale online for the special price of €96 for the 3-day pass and €111 for the 3-day pass with camping.

Once again, the festival would like to thank all the sponsors for their support.  Without their involvement it wouldn’t have been possible to achieve our growth and development objectives for this edition of the Bilbao BBK Live.

9th, 10th, and 11th of July 
Kobetamendi, Bilbao

3-day pass: €96 + fees
3-day pass + Camping:  €111 + fees

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