Bilbao BBK Live festival completes its 2018 lineup with a spectacular selection of new additions. Florence + The Machine, Childish Gambino, Cigarettes After Sex, Friendly Fires, Mount Kimbie, Porches and Fat White Family are amongst an impressive array of acts announced today. All these and more are set to join previously announced acts including The xx, Gorillaz, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, alt-J, David Byrne, The Chemical Brothers, Modeselektor, Young Fathers, Avalon Emerson and more on Bilbao’s Kobetamendi Mountain in the heart of the Basque Country, from 12-14 July 2018.
The festival presents its complete daily line-up today and announces it has frozen the price of its weekend pass at 135€ until 6th March, with prices rising to €155 from 7th March onwards.
Bilbao BBK Live continues adding leading artists to its billing as Florence + The Machine are confirmed as the opening night headliner. GRAMMY-nominated Childish Gambino also makes an exclusive appearance, in what is one of only two scheduled European performances this year.
Texas group Cigarettes After Sex will be performing their recently released début album at BBK Live 2018 and Friendly Fires, the band that exploded onto the scene in 2008 with their self-titled début album, will return to the main stage in what is sure to be a festival highlight.
New additions announced today also include Hot Chip with their brand new show ‘Hot Chip Megamix’, British duo Mount Kimbie, and former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes whose new solo album ‘World’s Strongest Man’ is set to drop this May. Porches, the primary project of New York-based songwriter Aaron Maine, indie rock band Fat White Family, experimental pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma, and Hamburg’s Meute also star.
As always BBK Live will also showcase the best of the Spanish music scene, including María Arnal i Marcel Bagés, Bad Gyal, Iseo & Dodosound, Neuman, Bejo, Morga, Edu Ostos, Joe La Reina, Las Odio, Rural Zombies and many more.
The new acts announced today an already impressive roster of talent for Bilbao BBK Live 2018, including Gorillaz, The xx, The Chemical Brothers, Alt-j, David Byrne, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, 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 Emmerson, 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.
BILBAO BBK LIVE
July 12, 13 and 14, 2018
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE/ ALT-J/ CHILDISH GAMBINO/ BOMBA ESTÉREO/ CIGARETTES AFTER SEX/ MOUNT KIMBIE/ BAD GYAL/ GAZ COOMBES/ ISEO & DODOSOUND/ PARQUET COURTS/ TEMPLES/ 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 XX/ THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS/ DAVID BYRNE/ FRIENDLY FIRES/ 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
GORILLAZ/ 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/ 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
You can also pay for 3-day tickets in 2 or 3 installments.
Book now at bilbaobbklive.com