Having announced its impressive 2018 line-up in full just a couple of months ago, Bilbao BBK Live today reveals a big surprise for festivalgoers, with an unexpected wave of new artists added to the bill. My Bloody Valentine, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Bad Sounds and eMe join the line-up for this year’s edition, which takes place from 12-14 July 2018 on Bilbao’s Kobetamendi Mountain in the heart of the Basque Country.
Today’s new additions are set to join a huge roster of talent at the festival, including Gorillaz, The xx, Florence & The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Childish Gambino, Alt-j, David Byrne, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Mount Kimbie, James, Jungle, Young Fathers and many more.
The iconic and inimitable My Bloody Valentine will perform at Bilbao BBK Live. Formed in 1983, their albums ‘Isn’t Anything’ and ‘Loveless’ are considered some of the most influential rock albums of all time. 2018 marks the start of the next chapter in the band’s journey and fans at Bilbao BBK Live can look forward to a mesmerising show of classics and new music featuring all of the original band members.
Psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard also join the bill. The Melbourne seven-piece proved themselves to be amongst the most prolific music makers of 2017, releasing not one but five albums in one year. Known for their energetic and powerful live performances their show at Bilbao BBK Live is one to watch.
British quintet Bad Sounds, led by brothers Ewan and Callum Merrett, will arrive at Kobetamendi with a live performance that showcases their unique, genre-blending sound. And finally, synth pop trio eMe, one of the rising stars of the Basque music scene complete today’s new additions.
The new acts announced today an already impressive roster of talent for Bilbao BBK Live 2018, including Gorillaz, The xx, Florence & The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Childish Gambino, Alt-j, David Byrne, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Friendly Fires, Cigarettes After Sex, Mount Kimbie, Benjamine Clementine, James, Jungle, Parquet Courts, Temples, Young Fathers and many more.
In addition, Basoa, the electronic component of Bilbao BBK Live, will once again play host to uninterrupted parties from sunset to sunrise from the genre’s most acclaimed underground headliners. Modeselektor, Hunee, John Talabot, Ben UFO, Young Marco, Optimo, Prosumer, Avalon Emerson, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Anthony Naples and more will all perform in the atmospheric woodland complete with Basoa’s exceptional sound system.
Bilbao BBK Live promotes sustainability and offers mouth-watering food and drink as well as live art installations around the site, all of which make it a perfect place to immerse yourself, escape everyday life and get lost in music and culture with thousands of like-minded people.
With the festival taking place just moments from the city, there is plenty to explore before the music starts each day. Take a trip into culture-rich Bilbao to wander the winding streets of the old town, devour delicious pintxos, sample the famous michelin-starred Basque gastronomy scene, visit the impressive galleries and museums including the imposing Guggenheim, or soak up some sun on the beach.
3-Day Tickets start from just 135€. Book now at bilbaobbklive.com
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
ALT-J/ CHILDISH GAMBINO
BOMBA ESTÉREO/ CIGARETTES AFTER SEX/ MOUNT KIMBIE
BAD GYAL/ GAZ COOMBES/ ISEO & DODOSOUND/ PARQUET COURTS/ TEMPLES / BAD SOUNDS
ED IS DEAD (LIVE BAND)/ LET’S EAT GRANDMA/ LUKIEK/ MARÍA ARNAL I MARCEL BEGÉS
MELENAS/ MORGAN/ QUENTIN GAS & LOS ZÍNGAROS/ RURAL ZOMBIES/ EDU ANMU/ INNMIR
Basoa: MODESELEKTOR dj set/ PROSUMER/ OPTIMO (ESPACIO)/ SKATEBARD/ CORA NOVOA
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
MY BLOODY VALENTINE
DAVID BYRNE/ FRIENDLY FIRES
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
FAT WHITE FAMILY/ MEUTE/ MEXRRISSEY/ NEUMAN/ PORCHES/ SOPHIE
ANTEROS/ BORROKAN/ CAROLINA DURANTE/ CECILIA PAYNE/ GENGAHR/ PET FENNEC
NUNATAK/ DARK DJ/ HAL9000/ ROCK NIGHTS
Basoa: BEN UFO/ HUNEE/ AVALON EMERSON/ DEKMANTEL SOUNDSYSTEM/ DJ FRA
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
BENJAMINE CLEMENTINE/ FISCHERSPOONER
HOT CHIP MEGAMIX/ JAMES/ JUNGLE
ANA CURRA/ BEJO/ COOPER/ NILÜFER YANYA
TRIÁNGULO DE AMOR BIZARRO/ YOUNG FATHERS
ANEGURIA/ EME / GREENCLASS/ JOE LA REINA/ LAS ODIO/ THE ZEPHYR BONES
YONAKA/ DANILESS/ DJ MATO/ DJ GÖO
Basoa: JOHN TALABOT/ ANTHONY NAPLES/ YOUNG MARCO/ SAMO DJ/ DANIEL BAUGHMAN
General Admission 3-Day Ticket | 135€ + booking fee
3 Day Campsite Access | 10€ + booking fee
Book now at bilbaobbklive.com