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Bilbao BBK Live 2024 reveals Bereziak's lineup, schedules and programming

Mairenis Gomez

June 4, 2024 | 5:00 pm

An intergenerational journey in Kobetamendi

The Bilbao BBK Live festival presents an intergenerational line-up that promises to be an unforgettable musical journey for all attendees at Kobetamendi. Taking place from July 11 to 13, this event not only stands out for its impressive list of artists, but also for its commitment to culture and local community.

Bilbao BBK Live: a reference event in Bizkaia with diverse and accessible programming

Bilbao BBK Live is not just a music festival; is a celebration of cultural and musical diversity that spans multiple generations. In this edition, the festival will feature renowned artists such as Arcade Fire, Jungle, Massive Attack, The Prodigy, Underworld, Khruangbin and Parcels. Additionally, Shygirl presents Club Shy, Stivijoes, Lewis OfMan, Alcalá Norte, Gabrielle Kwarteng and Alba Morena join this list, while the performances of JPEGMAFIA, Zoe Gotusso and Bored Lord are cancelled.

The festival is not limited to the main stages in Kobetamendi. Since 2011, Bereziak's programming has offered free access concerts in different parts of the city center of Bilbao. This initiative, organized by the Creative Industries Foundation in collaboration with Bilbao BBK Live, seeks to create a unique experience that promotes the participation of the entire community and provides cultural value.

Schedules and distribution of artists by stage at Bilbao BBK Live

The opening day on July 11 will feature performances by Massive Attack, The Prodigy and Air, who will perform their iconic album “Moon Safari”. The 30th anniversary of "Super 8" by Los Planetas will also be celebrated. This first night promises to be an eclectic party with music for all tastes, from electronica by Shygirl to alternative rock by NewDad.

Musical diversity and spectacular closing at Bilbao BBK Live 2024 with Grace Jones and Arcade Fire

On July 12, the main stage will be taken by the legendary Grace Jones, accompanied by Underworld, Khruangbin, Parcels and other notable artists. Musical diversity will be the theme of the day, with performances ranging from the experimental pop of Ralphie Choo to the folkloric DJ Oro Jondo.

The closing of the festival, on July 13, will be starred by Arcade Fire, Jungle and Slowdive, among others. This last day promises to be a spectacular closing with a mix of electronic pop, punk and alternative rock. The presence of local and national artists, such as Alcalá Norte and Alba Morena, ensures a rich and varied representation.

Basoa: an electronic sanctuary in the heart of the Kobetamendi forest

Basoa, the stage dedicated to electronic music, will feature a selection of the best DJs and producers on the international scene. From DJ Tennis to Sofía Kourtesis, this space promises to be an oasis of vibrant rhythms and enveloping atmospheres. Closing the festival in Basoa will be John Talabot, who has been a central figure in the festival's electronic scene for years.

Lasai: a space to enjoy slow rhythms in Bilbao BBK Live

Lasai, the stage dedicated to the most relaxed tempos, will offer programming curated by Rinse FM and other notable artists such as Xamana Jones and Miguel Agnes. This space has become an essential refuge for those seeking a slower and more introspective musical experience.

Commitment to sustainability and the community in Bilbao BBK Live

The Bilbao organization BBK Live, in charge of Last Tour, has renewed its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. This year, the festival will continue to work on key areas such as mobility, waste management and inclusion. The company, which has been part of the BCorp community since 2023, strives to minimize its environmental impact and promote sustainable practices in all aspects of the event.

The Bilbao BBK Live festival presents an intergenerational line-up that promises to be an unforgettable musical journey

Support from the City Council and collaborators: key to the success of Bilbao BBK Live 2024

Furthermore, the support of the Bilbao City Council and the sponsors and collaborating institutions is essential for the realization of this festival.. Thanks to them, Bilbao BBK Live not only offers a top-level musical event, but also contributes to the cultural and social enrichment of the Bizkaia community.

Ultimately, Bilbao BBK Live 2024 promises to be an unforgettable edition that will combine music, culture and social commitment in a unique environment. This festival is an essential event for all music and culture lovers, and an example of how events can positively impact their communities.

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