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Music and Dance Festivals in Andalucia

Welcome to the Music and Dance Festivals page. Here we track over 50 important music and dance festivals in Andalucia. We update this page every week as new dates and artists are announced. Although some have been running for over thirty years we consider the festivals on this page as contemporary or modern music and dance festivals in order to differentiate them from the thousands of Traditional festivals or Flamenco festivals that take place in all the cities, towns and villages in Andalucia each year.

There are hundreds of music and dance festivals held in Andalucía each year, most are held in the summer. 2024 is set to be another big year, with organisers releasing festival dates noticeably earlier.

The festivals cover every genre from rock, pop, indie, folk, blues and jazz to classical and flamenco. Some of these, mostly those offering jazz, classical or flamenco, are well-established and have been taking place for decades, while others - generally pop and dance music - are relatively new.

On this page we give an overview of the more important and established festivals or series of concerts which are held annualy. In addition to the list below, are many one-off concerts and summer concert series taking place and promoted in all citiesm towns and villages; far too many to list.

On these pages we also list the most well-known Traditional festivals including Carnivals, Holy Week / Semana Sanata, and the traditional summer ferias. We also list the more important Flamenco Festivals.

We track the fifty festivals below and update this page with festival dates and artist announcements on a weekly basis.



MAY 2024

Festival Interestelar Sevilla - 17th and 18th May 2024
Festival Interestelar Sevilla is a popular modern music festival that takes place each May at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo at the Isla Cartuja to the west of the centre of Seville. Billed as more than just a music festival with art, gastronomy and much more. More info >


Marenostrum Fuengirola - 18th May to 17th August 2024
Marenostrum Fuengirola is one of the larger series of outdoor concerts events on the Costa del Sol. Promoted by Fuengirola Town Hall, it presents a cycle of concerts that includes classical, rock, flamenco, rap, indie and pop music. In 2024 there are about 20 different concerts. The 2023 edition offered more than 40 concerts over the summer. OT opens the series on 18th May ahead of the regular Fulanito Festival on 25th May 2024. These are followed by El Barrio (8th June 2024), Sidecars and El Columpio Asesino (14th June 2024), Manolo Garcia (15th June 2024), Maná (22nd June 2024), Kany Garcia (3rd July 2024) and Los Chichos (12 July 2024),  Gilberto Sana Rosa  (15th July 2024) - Most concerts are now held on the large 18.000 capacity stage in the gardens just outside the Castle of Sohail,  some such as Kany Garcia are held on a smaller 2.000 capacity stage in the more interesting setting in the castle courtyard.
More details and full 2024 artist listings >.


Oh, See! Malaga - Fri 24th and Sat 25th May 2024
Festival on Friday and Saturday at the open air Municipal Auditorium at the Malaga Fairground site (Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium). 2024 is the fourth edition of the 7,000 capacity event which will be a sell out in advance. Single stage and and billed as a festival without queues. The 2023 (26-27 May) stage lineup; Dorian, La M.O.D.A, Iván Ferreiro, Second, La La Love You, Nunatak. Saturday stage lineup Siloé, Rufis T Firefly, Arde Bogotá, Rayden, Leon Benavente, Viva Suecia. DJ's in the OH Sea Club included Airbag DJs, Tali Carreto DJ, Don Fluor, Don Gonzalo DJ. More info >


En La Linea Musica - La Linea de la Concepción - 17th February to 26th October 2024
Concert series promoted by Grupo Concert Tour starting in February and running until October with 13 concerts. 2023 series was similar. Concerts take place in Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de La Línea and the Plaza de Toros El Arenal. Concerts are God Save the Queen 17-02-2024, Abraham Mateo 02-03-2024, Brothers in Band 09-03-2024, Diana Navarro 20-04-2024, Pablo Lopez 27-04-2024, Malu 04-05-2024, Luz Casal 11-05-2024, El Barrio 05-07-2024, Los Chicos 06-07-2024, Salvador Sobral 27-09-2024, Marita de Grana 05-10-2024, Angel Martin 06-10-2024, El Arrebato 26-10-2024.

JUNE 2024

Granada Festival (of Music and Dance) - 7th June to 14th July 2024.
‘Granada Festival', previously called 'Festival International de Musica y Danza de Granada' features a month of classical guitar recitals, orchestral concerts, ballet and at several stunning and historic venues including the permanent stage in the Generalife Gardens and the patio of the Palacio Carlo V in the Alhambra. This festival, which celebrated its 73th edition in 2024, takes place every year in the second half of June and first half of July and includes 130 performances. FEX is the extension of the festival (like the Fringe in Edinburgh), with another 85 events in various venues and streets of the city. Some of the concerts are broadcast live on the festival's YouTube Channel. More>


Icónica Fest, Seville - June and July 2024
The third edition of this music festival, which covers all genres from pop, rock, and electronica to jazz and funk will take place in June and July 2024. Its setting is the spectacular Plaza de España in Maria Luisa park, with the artists performing in front of the illuminated building. Audience can choose from either standing or tiered seating. There is a light show before each concert, projected onto the façade of the building itself, and you can have a drink and a tapas at stalls set out along Avenida Isabel la Catolica, opposite the Plaza.

The 2024 season artists confirmed are Aitana on 7th June, Carl Cox on 8th June, Melendi on 9th June, Jaime Cullum on 13th June, Raule on 14th June, Marc Anthony on 16th June, Tom Jones on 19th June, Robe on 21 June, Bigsound Sevilla (Myke Towers, Ana Mena, Cali y El Dandee and Ptazeta) on 22nd June, Vetusa Morla on 26th June, Rozalén on 27th June, Sempre Asi on 4th July, Loreena Mckennitt on 7th July, Keane on 8th July, Arcade Fire on 12th July, Take That on 16th July 2024,

The 2023 edition saw the following acts on stage: Solomun, Pablo López, Bizarrap, Juan Amodeo, Pastora Soler, Lola Índigo, Alejandro Fernández, Vanesa Martín, Land Lang, Ana Torroja + Fangoria + Nancys Rubias, Gala de Mariachi, Kraftwerk, Julieta Venegas + Bomba Estéreo, Marco Antonio Solís, Fito Paez, Beret, Loquillo + Los Secretos, Scorpions, Nile Rogers + Chic, Ennio Morricone Official Celebration Concert, Anastacia, LP, and Laura Pausini. The festival moved to a more popular summer dates in 2023 being 16 June to 22 July 2023

The First edition of this festival in 2022 headlined with Culture Club and Boy George, Patti Smith and Bans Deep Purple and Ludovico Einaudi along with Paul Kalkbrenner, C Tangana, 50 Cent, Curtis James Jackson III. The festival took place over four weeks; presenting acts on 19 nights on the stage in the iconic Plaza de España . Alongside the main stage was ‘The Village’ where festival attendees and visitors enjoyed DJ sessions and other stage acts for free, supported by a range of cuisine in two areas;  Mercado Gourmet and  Restaurante 1929. On nights when there was no act on the main stage a ‘son et lumière’ show called Inonica Light was displayed which was inspired by the fondly remembered nightly lake show from the Expo92. 2022 dates were 16th September to 14th October 2022.


Monkey Weekend, El Puerto de Santa Maria- 14th and 15th June 2024
The 2024 edition of Monkey Weekend, as last year is mid June being 14th and 15th June 2024. Over 40 performances by mainly up and coming bands in many different venues in El Puerto de Santa Maria (Cadiz). Winner of our prize last year for the most unusual venues being Castillo de San Marcos, Hospital de la Divina Providencia (Municipal Archaeological Museum) and a city centre Garage on Calle Jesus de los Milagros. Pony Bravo, Viva Belgrado, Mohama Saz, Los Voluble, Los Sara Fontan, Gaf y La estrella de la muerte, Julia Colomâ , Dalila, Marcelo Pantani, Teo Lucadamo, Vatocholo, Cuerda Huida, Snackbar the Ambassador, Sick Buzos, San Remo, Shanghai Baby, Durovino, Restinga, Pedro de Dios, Esperanto, Karaoke los Jaguares, Maria de la Flor, Mondongo Boy, Nueve Desconocidos, Que dios te lo Pague. Ticket price for Weekend is 43.50€ or separately Friday is 24.50€ and Saturday 37.50€. Bio page for each artist with spotify playlist at

2023 edition featured Amaia Miranda, Arico, Branquias Johnson, Dani Llamas, Guadalupe Plata, Juan Azul, Soria & Sebastian Orellana, Los Jaguares De La Bahia, Monteperdido, Perrate / Arbol, Rebe, Secosecosecoseco, Sofia, Tic Murray Thai, RaveCalé and Verde Prato. 2022 edition featured Aiko el grupo, AKA Matador, Alavedra, Camellos, Carrera, Cómo Vivir En El Campo, Cuello, dani Durovino, GAZZI, Ghouljaboy, Javier Prieto, Kora, La Élite, La Paloma, Los Jaguares de la Bahía Get Back Show, Los Yolos, Maddening Flames, Montañés, Nacho & The Browns, Neon Vampire, Paco Moreno, Percha, Salvaje Lola, Sandré, Tomás de Perrate, Raúl Cantizano, Marco Serrato, Youcanthide. Previous years dates were 16th and 17th June 2023, 13th and 14th May 2022. See also Monkey Week below in November.



Starlite Festival, Marbella - 14th June to 31st August 2024
Starlite Festival 2024 will take place at the Cantera de Nagüeles in Marbella between 14th June and 31st August 2024. International artists such as Sheryl Crow, Mike Towers, Camilo, Christian Nodal, Take That, Diana Krall and Sara Baras, Tom Jones and Keane. More >


Selvatic Fest, Malaga - 22nd June to 6th September 2024
The first edition of the Selvatic Fest, a series of concerts taking place through the summer on the newly named Malaga Forum a 16.000 m2 open space by the river Guadalhorse which was location of Malaga's Drive in Cinema (2021 to 2023) and venue for the electronic / tecno / house Sophie Music Festival 2023. Artists for the Selvatic Fest anounced so far are Andy & Lucas (22nd June), Yandel / DEI V / ALejo (5th July), Bomba Estéreo (9th July), Nicki Nicole / Reality (12th July), Rels B / Lit Killah / C.R.O (26th July), Pitingo (27th July) and Ptazeta / Lia Kali (6 Sept). The complete 2024 series will be 30 artists. Location Málaga Forum (Old Autocines Málaga), Caretarra de la Azucarera Intelhorce. Tickets from 30€ to 60€ and VIP 100€.


Brisa Festival, Malaga port - 25th July and 26th to 27th July 2024
The fouth edition of the Brisa Festival upgrades to a 10.000 m2 three stage site in Malaga port. Artists so far announced are Mikel Izal / Maren (25 July), El Kanka, Lori Meyers, Kiko Veneno and Xoel Lopez (26th and 27th July, Dorian, Tabletom, Elyella, Angel Stanich, Cuidad Jara, Karavana, Travis Birds, and many other names. The grass roots 'made in Malaga' festival had to cancel its inaugural edition in 2000 and the following year in dificult circumstances held four smaller events in four different Malaga districts. 2022 edition was held in La Malagueta headlined by Danza Invisible celebrating their 40th Aniversary year. 2023 main event returned to La Malagueta with three night warm up events in the Jardin Botananico. Red Cross are beneficiaries of Brisa.


Marenostrum Fuengirola - 18th May to 17th August 2024
Marenostrum Fuengirola is one of the larger series of outdoor concerts events on the Costa del Sol. Promoted by Fuengirola Town Hall, it presents a cycle of concerts that includes classical, rock, flamenco, rap, indie and pop music. In 2024 there are about 20 different concerts. The 2023 edition offered more than 40 concerts over the summer. OT opens the series on 18th May ahead of the regular Fulanito Festival on 25th May 2024. These are followed by El Barrio (8th June 2024), Sidecars and El Columpio Asesino (14th June 2024), Manolo Garcia (15th June 2024), Maná (22nd June 2024), Kany Garcia (3rd July 2024) and Los Chichos (12 July 2024),  Gilberto Sana Rosa  (15th July 2024) - Most concerts are now held on the large 18.000 capacity stage in the gardens just outside the Castle of Sohail,  some such as Kany Garcia are held on a smaller 2.000 capacity stage in the more interesting setting in the castle courtyard.
More details and full 2024 artist listings >.




Concert Music Festival, Sancti Petri Chcilana - 28th June to 17th August 2024
Large 32 night concert series in the Summer. 2024 is the sixth and largest edition so far promoted by Grupo Concert Tour. Venue is single large stage open air festival site in Sancti Petri on Calle Avenida. Tickets range from standing in the 'pista' through seated terrace to full service VIP boxes. Concert site has food trucks and restaurant, VIP Zone and Lounge area with DJ's playing on the Lenovo stage. Bus service available from Chiclana to venue in Sancti Petri. Artists and dates are BRESH Grand opening Concert Music Festival. 28-06-2024, Manolo Garcia, 29-06-2024 (60 € to 2.200 €), Myke Towers 04-07-2024 (49 € to 2.800 €), Camilo - 05-07-2024, Kidd Keo 06-05-2024, Maná 11-07-2024, Aitana 12-07-2024, Scorpions (Love at first sting tour) 13-07-2024, Jhajco 18-07-2024, James Blunt 20-07-2024, Cantajuego 21-07-2024, Luis Miguel 24-07-2024, Luz Casal 26-07-2024, Simple Minds 27-07-2024, Tom Jones 28-27-2024, Taburete 01-08-2024, Abraham Mareo 03-04-2024, Oro Viejo 04-08-2024, Mariza 05-08-2024, BRESH 05-08-2024, Hakuna Group Music 06-08-2024, Lola Indigo 07-08-2024, Nancys Rubias 07-08-2024, Los Chicos 08-08-2024, Gordo 08-08-2024, Estopa 09-08-2024, Cristian Castro 10-08-2024, Cruz Cafuné 12-08-2024, Soge Culebra 12-08-2024, Belen Aguilera 13-08-2024, Vuestra Morla 14-08-2024, Hombres G 16-08-2024, El Bario 17-08-2024,


Festival de Música de Cuevas de Nerja
The Nerja Caves Music Festival is one of the longest running in Andalucia with its first edition in 1960 taking place in the outdoor gardens of the Cueva de Nerja, in the Manuel del Campo Auditorium. it comprises a series of around 15 outdoor concerts usually on Fri and Sat evenings from early July to mid August. It usually features the best known traditional flamenco and general Spanish singers. The 2023 artists were Les Luthiers, the iconic Argentinian group famous for their musical humour and unique instruments. Musical Tadeo Jones, based on the popular Spanish cartoon; music and fun. María Peláe, a style that mixes flamenco and pop. Diana Navarro, with her fusion of flamenco, copla and zarzuela. María José Llergo, whose style combines modern and traditional flamenco. Mecano Experience, a tribute to the iconic Spanish group Mecano. Los Morancos, the famous Spanish comedy duo. Niña Pastori, their unique style fuses traditional and modern flamenco. Luz Casal, the distinctive voice of Spanish pop-rock. Vanesa Martín, music that combines elements of pop and flamenco. Raphael, the emblematic Spanish singer known for his charisma and unforgettable ballads. Miguel Poveda, flamenco performance. Sara Baras, master of the flamenco dance. Pastora Soler, the voice of Spanish pop flamenco. The line-up for 2024 is yet to be announced. Seating capacity has been increased to 3,000 for 2024. 2023 ran from 1 July to 12 August 2023.

Ojeando, Ojen
The small village of Ojen, near Marbella, has been quietly celebrating its modern indie music festival on the first weekend in July for 10 years now. Past editions have seen bands such as Supersubmarina, Guadalupe Plata, Nacho Vegas, Russian Red, Airbag, Full, Glaciar, Delorentos . There is also a Ojeando New Talents contest to win a chance to perform at the Ojeando Festival. The Ojeando festival takes place at the end of June or the first or second weekend in July at three venues in the village. The 2019 line up  included Cala Vento, Cariño, Los Punsetes and the dates were 28th and 29th June 2019. The 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled. The 2022 edition was the wekend 1 and 2 July and the line up on the main Patio stage was headlined by Los Enemigos and Rufus T Firefly. Other acts were Derby Motoreta's Burrito, Kachimba, Niños Mutantes, Morreo, Colectivo Dasilva. Two-day ticket price was from 27,50 €  for early bird purchase to 35.00 €. Camping fee was 17€. 2023 dates were Fri 30th June and Sat 1st July 2023


Weekend Beach Festival, Torre del Mar - 4th 5th 6th July 2024
This three-day music and dance festival, held on the Playa Poniente at Torre del Mar (Malaga) in July, sees average 38,000 people per night (140.000 total) dance until dawn to bands and DJs on three stages. Headling in 2024 are Melendi, US DJ Steve Okoa and Swedish band Europe, Mora, Steve Aoki, Rayden, Maka, Lola Indigo, La Pegatina, Coque Malla, Beret, Álvaro de Luna, Mëstiza o Miss Iryna. The festival, which started in 2014, offers a camping area  and caravan area and has attracted many noise complaints from local residents. 2018 linup was The Offspring (USA), Inner Circle (Jamaica), DJ David Guetta, Asian Dub Foundation. General entrance typically 75€ VIP entrance 130€ Headline acts 2022 on main stage have included Ayax Prok, Adroian Campos, Andrea Oliva, Antilopez, Bastille, Belako, Cuidad Jara, Cynthia Kardenbas, Danceteriá, Deborah de Luca, Dirac and DJs on sunrise stage. Previous years dates were 5th to 8th of July 2018, 3rd to 6 July 2019, 2020 was cancelled, 30th June to 3 July 2021, 6th to 9th July 2022, 5th to 8th July 2023.


Blues Cazorla - 4th to 6th July 2024
One of the longest-running festivals in Andalucia, this weekend blues and rock event in Cazorlathe mountain village in the Sierra de Cazola Natural park, Jaen provonce started in 1994. Many famous names, including Mick Taylor, Otis Grand and Dr Feelgood, have honoured the festival over the years. The festival takes place at three different venues: Cruzcampo stage in the bullring, Jaen en Julio stage in the Cristo Auditorium, and the Agua Sierra de Cazorla stage in Plaza de Santa Maria. Complimentary activities and exhibitions are held in the Merced Theatre. The 2018 edition closed with Billy Gibons the cofounder of ZZ Top. Most of the festival venues offer free access, Tickets are required for the concerts in the Bullring. 75€ for the three days. Previous festival dates were 11th to 13th July 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled, 7th to 9th July 2022, 6th to 8th July 2023.


Sotogrande Music (Festival) - 6th July to 2nd August 2024
The third edition of the Sotogrande Music Festival takes lace in the grounds of the Puerto Maria Polo Club, Los Pinos fields in July and August 2024. Antoñito Molina was the first artist who has confirmed; 6th July 2024 on his Adventure tour. FSO Henko performs on the 13th July 2024, Loquillo performs on the 19th July 2024, Isabel Pantoja performs on the 20th July 2024, Perita Fest performs on the 26th July 2024, Sergio Dalma performs on the 27th July 2024, Raule performs on the 2nd August 2024. Roumours were that the 2024 edition will be smaller and more exclusive. The 15.000 atendees for Manuel Carrasco in 2023 surprised the organisors and led to two hour queues on the A-7. Typical attendances had been up to 3.000. The Sotogrande Music Festivals is billed as a concert series that present artistes of diverse styles, ranging from more traditional music such as copla, or Spanish song, to energetic genres such as urban pop, rock and rap. More info>


Flamenco (Festival) Trocadero Sotogrande - 3rd to 16th August 2024
Celebrated names from the world of flamenco come together at the 2024 Flamenco Festival Trocadero in Sotogrande. This is the fourth edition of the festival, which presents a series of concerts in the popular Trocadero Beach Club and Restaurant. Thus far three artists announced. In 2023 there were 10 concerts in the series. More info>


Cordoba Guitar Festival
The ‘Festival de Guitarra de Cordoba' takes place each July at locations around the city of Cordoba, including Gran Teatro, open-air Teatro de La Axerquia, Teatro Gongora, and the Plaza de Toros. Founded in 1981, the festival lasts for two weeks at the beginning of July, and has hosted many of the world's most celebrated guitarists - Bob Dylan, Pat Metheney, Robert Cray, Paco Peña, as well as famous artists such as Sting. 2019 dates were 4th to 13th July. 2020 was cancelled. 40th edition in 2021 was 8th to 17th July 2021 artists included Suzi Quatro, Paco Peña, David Russel, Darawish, Victor Monge Serranito, Costas Cotsiolis, Yamandú Costa, Mariza, Sidecars,  2022 dates are 1st to 9th July 2022. Opening on the 1st are Sara Baras amd Medina Azahara. 2013 dates were 6th to 13th July 2023.


Tio Pepe Festival, Jerez - 12th July to 16th August 2024
Tio Pepe Festival was first held in 2014 with the intention of combineing a unique cultural space (Tio Pepe Bodegas / Winery ) in Jerez with performing artists linking to the traditionions of wine, culture and gastronomy. The season of concerts has become very successful. The Tio Pepe Festival was awarded Best Wine Tourism Experience 2016 with as "a unique event to enjoy a series of high-level concerts and dinners during the summer nights, which are held in unique spaces of the winery". The 2024 artists are Ana Mena, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Rafael, Miguel Poveda, God Save the Queen, Take that, La Oreja de Van Gough, Luis fonsi, Antonio José, Amaral, India Martinez, Arrival (ABBA Tribute), José Mercé, sidecars, Santiago Auseron, Nil Moliner, Los Secretos.


Imagina Funk , Pozo Alcón Sierra de Cazorla, Jaen
The best funk festival in Spain takes place each year over two or three days in mid or late July in the village of Pozo Alcón in the Sierra de Cazola. (Previously Torres in Sierra Magina). 2023 dates were 28th and 29th July 2023. Two top bands perform each evening and the DJs play until dawn. First edition in 2008, There is a large camping area in this beautiful rural location. Osaka Mounrail (Tokyo), Mop Mop feat Anthony Joseph (Italy and Trinidad and Tobago) and Omar (UK) are the first 2023 confirmations. More info>


Bigsound Festival, Malaga - 19th and 20th July 2024
The Urban Music Festival of in Europe lands in Malaga, after gathering more than 150.000 people in the previous years in Valencia and the most important artists of the international scene such as: BIZARRAP, NICKY JAM, MORA, QUEVEDO, DUKI, C. TANGANA, BAD GYAL, NATHY PELUSO, SEBASTIAN YATRA or MANUEL TURIZO among others. Bigsound Festival comes to Malaga with two days full of concerts of TOP National and International artists. In the Auditorio Cortijo de Torres, on 19-20 July 2024.


Etnosur, Alcala la Real
Showcase for ethnic and alternative music in Alcala la Real in Jaen. This free festival, supported by the local Town Hall and Jaen provincial government, has been held annually since 1997. Originally known as "Ethnic Festival Encuentros del Sur", now simply Etnosur. As well as the concerts, you can see craft exhibitions, workshops, exhibitions, films, lectures, documentaries and competitions - the festival takes over the town. There were 40,000 visitors at its peak in 2006. Dates in 2019 were 19th, 20th and 21st July 2019. Not held in 2020. Dates in 2021 were 15th, 16th and 17th July 2021. Fuel Fandango headlining 2022, dates were 14th to 17th July 2022. 2023 dates were 13th to 16th July 2023.


1001 Musicas, Generalife Gardens, Granada  - 23rd and 26th July 2024.
2024 dates so far announced in this traditionally September series of concerts are 23rd July 2024 Diana Krall and 26th July 2024 Simple Minds. 2023 saw the third edition of this series of September concerts in the stunning venue of the auditorium in the Generalife Gardens, part of the Alhambra Palace complex. The first 2023 concert was Elvis Costello on 2nd September and was followed by Ara Malikian on 8th , Luz Casal on 9th , Andrés Calamaro plays on the 14th. Local rockers 091 on 15th , Pablo López on the 16th.  British rockers Suede play on 22nd Sept. Rafael closed the 2023 concert series on 23rd September. Incidentely Bob Dylan, played 13 June 2023 a sold out night in Granada as part of his 2021 to 2024 world tour. The set list focused on his thirty-ninth studio album “Rough and Rowdy Ways”.


Festival Cabo de Plata, Barbate - 27th to 29th July 2024
First edition was 2016 with thousands attending this festival in the fishing town of Barbate on the Cadiz coast. More than 60 artists with a mix of reggae, flamenco fusion, rock, and hip hop - Triana and Chambao were two of the acts. Camping area provided.  A smaller version was also held on 4 October 2016. In 2019 dates were 25th, 26th and 27th July. The 2020 edition sold 12.000 tickets on line in 40 minutes and was later cancelled. The 2021 dates were 21st to 24th July 2021 and the line up included Bad Bunny, Beret, Ñegando Flow, SFDK, El Kanka, Hamlet, Mojinos,  Eskozios, Shinova, Bad Gyal, Green Valley, Nil Moliner, Rayden, So-hai, Ms Nina, Juancho Marqués. The 2022 line up included Ayak y Prok, Bad Gyal, Beret, Macaco, Mala Rodriguez, Ñengo Flow, SFKD. 2022 dates were 26th to 29th July 2023 and headline artists are Dellafuente and SKA-P or majors are Ayaz y Prok, Celtas Cortos, Dubioza Kolektiv, Fernandocosta, Kaydy Can, Miguel Campello, Rvfv, Tu Otra Bonita, Zoo. 2023 dates were 26th to 29th July 2023.


Espeto Fest Estepona
The Espeto Fest in Estepona consists of three nights of free concerts, the last weekend in July on La Rada Beach. More recently opposite Plazoleta Ortiz. Entrance is Free. The music starts at 22.00 and finishes at 24.00hrs. In 2023 the Thursday night 27th July 2023 an ABBA tribute band lead the singing and dancing. On Friday it was the turn of a production dedicated to the 1970s music genre called 'Rock Andaluz'. Guitarist Juan Delota featured the music of bands such as Triana, Alameda, Medina Azahara and Loli y Manuel. On Saturday it was the turn of the XX1 edition of Noche Reggae (Reggae Night) with Afrijams, Wese House Crew, Don Spider and Leroy Onestone. More info >


Pueblos Blancos Music Festival
Pueblos Blancos Music Festival held its first edition in 2016. The festival returns each summer to Ronda and the Serrania on last weekend in July. The festival is held over four days in four different Serrania villages. Ronda, Montejaque, Grazalema, Villaluenga del Rosario and features a mix of blues, country, rock, pop and jazz under the strapline 'From Austin to Andalucia'. About 20 US bands mostly from Austin, Houston and Nashville share concerts and musical experiences with local groups. Rock, blues, country, Tex-Mex, jazz, funk and R&B are played in charming outdoor venues. Last edition was 27th to 30th July 2023. FREE entrance. More info >


Antequera Blues Festival
The Antequera Blues Festival is one of the longest-running events in Andalucia. Started in 1988 when 'Caledonia Blues Band' played in the bullring. It is more of a series of concerts with four renown bands playing on two nights. The free concerts take place in the Plaza de los Escribanos in front of the renascence church of Santa María la Mayor. In 2018 Merche Corisco and Kid Carlos Band played Friday night. Austin Slack (19yrs UK) and A. Bello Band (Venezuela) played Saturday night. Dates for 2018 (28th edition) were 28 - 29 July. In 2020 the social distanced festival took place in four simultaneous patio locations on 30th, 31st July and 1st Aug 2020 with double performances at 22.00 and 23.30hrs. In 2021 the festival returned to the Patio de los Caballos in the Antequera Bullring on 30th July with Bello Band, Beiztegui and The Boogie Barkers and and 31st July with Richard ray Farrell and the Leisure Men and Emilio Arsugada and the Mad Reeds. Free but limited entrance. 2022 was evening of 29th and 30th July 2022 in Plaza de Santa María la Mayor. 2023 dates were - 28th and 29th July 2023.


Marenostrum Fuengirola - 18th May to 17th August 2024
Marenostrum Fuengirola is one of the larger series of outdoor concerts events on the Costa del Sol. Promoted by Fuengirola Town Hall, it presents a cycle of concerts that includes classical, rock, flamenco, rap, indie and pop music. In 2024 there are about 20 different concerts. The 2023 edition offered more than 40 concerts over the summer. OT opens the series on 18th May ahead of the regular Fulanito Festival on 25th May 2024. These are followed by El Barrio (8th June 2024), Sidecars and El Columpio Asesino (14th June 2024), Manolo Garcia (15th June 2024), Maná (22nd June 2024), Kany Garcia (3rd July 2024) and Los Chichos (12 July 2024),  Gilberto Sana Rosa  (15th July 2024) - Most concerts are now held on the large 18.000 capacity stage in the gardens just outside the Castle of Sohail,  some such as Kany Garcia are held on a smaller 2.000 capacity stage in the more interesting setting in the castle courtyard.
More details and full 2024 artist listings >.


Marbella Arena
Not a festival but useful to include summer concerts at the Marbella Arena (former Puerto Banus Bullring). 2024 dates announced include Zemfira on 28th April 2024, Defected (a globally acclaimed house music institution) on 24th May 2024, Nancy Ajran on 8th August 2024, Pete Tong Ibiza Classics on 10th August 2024, Royal Film Orchestra with music of Morricone, Williams and Zimmer on 14th Auguest, comedian Robert Carr on 31 Aug 2024 and Morgenshtern Live on 3rd September. In 2023 The Jacksons (former Jackson 5) performed on 27th July 2023 and Chris de Burg on 30th September 2023.




Dreambeach, Retamar, Almeria - 1st to 4th August 2024
Dreambeach moves to a new location for it 10th Aniversary in 2024 at La Toya Retamar close to Almeria City and Airport leaving behind Playa Villaricos (Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería). Dreambeach was originally a two-day dance festival featuring top electronic music that has now grown to a five-day event. This festival usually takes place up to the first weekend (Tuesday to Saturday) in August and around 60,000 attend. In 2024 it is Thursday to Sunday and be prepared for an even larger event. There is camping zone for 30.000 . Strictly over 18s for this festival, the effective successor to Creamfield Andalucia which was held in Playa Villaricos from 2004-2007 and then in other locations until 2012. In 2019 the dates were 7th to 11th August. 2020 was cancelled. 2021 dates were 4th to 8th August 2021. 2022 dates were one month earlier being 13th to 17th July 2022 in order to accommodate Dreambeach Puerto de Santa Maria on 13th August. 2023 returned to 9th to 13th August. More info>


No Sin Musica, Cadiz - 2nd and 3rd of August 2024
No Sin Musica Festival, often referred to as NSM or NSM FEST, is a two or three-day dance music festival in Cadiz city port featuring mainstream and indie pop. 2024 is the tenth edition, taking place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August 2024 in Muelle Reina Victoria in Cadiz port. 2024 headliners includes Alvaro de la Luna, Coque Malla, El Kanka, Los Zigarros, Marlon and Shinova. Lineup also includes Alberta Cross, Merino, Molina Molina, Morochos, Alan Nepa, Denisdenis. 2024 edition ticket prices are 50€ general entrance and 80€ VIP plus 10% booking fee. More info>


The Juergas Rock Fest, Adra - 31 July to 3rd August 2024
Grass-roots rock music festival in Adra (Almeria), which started in 2014, with about 25 bands over the three days (Thursday to Saturday) - 2015 had Asian Dub Foundation and Kiko Veneno. You can vote for the best band of the festival. The concerts take place next to the beach, with a main stage and an acoustic stage, and there's a camping area nearby. The festival takes place on the last weekend in July or first weekend in August. Under-18s are admitted with signed parental authorisation. 2019 dates were 31th July to 3th August 2019. 2021 dates were 5th to 7th August 2021 and headlining acts are Dubioza Kolektiv, Lendakaris Muertos, La Polla Records, SFDK, The Toy Dolls. 2022 dates were 4th to 6th August 2022 and headlining acts were Dubioza Kolektiv, SPDK, La Pedatina, Lendakaris Mueros, The Toy Dolls, Desakato, Boikot, Califato 3/4, Zoo, Los chicos de Maiz. 2023 is now four days, 2nd to 5th August 2023, with 36 artists. The line up includes SKA-P, SFDK, El Drogas, Desakato, Zoo, Talco, Narco, Los de Marras, Los Chicos del Maiz, Porretas,Kaos Urbano, LDS, Sons of Aguirre, Dremen, La Elite,bombo The Lizards, Scaffolding, Frac, Kiza, XpresidentX and Space Surnimi. 4 day ticket 52€ and 'Total Imersion' (VIP?) ticket 109€.


Marenostrum Fuengirola - 18th May to 17th August 2024
Marenostrum Fuengirola is one of the larger series of outdoor concerts events on the Costa del Sol. Promoted by Fuengirola Town Hall, it presents a cycle of concerts that includes classical, rock, flamenco, rap, indie and pop music. In 2024 there are about 20 different concerts. The 2023 edition offered more than 40 concerts over the summer. OT opens the series on 18th May ahead of the regular Fulanito Festival on 25th May 2024. These are followed by El Barrio (8th June 2024), Sidecars and El Columpio Asesino (14th June 2024), Manolo Garcia (15th June 2024), Maná (22nd June 2024), Kany Garcia (3rd July 2024) and Los Chichos (12 July 2024),  Gilberto Sana Rosa  (15th July 2024) - Most concerts are now held on the large 18.000 capacity stage in the gardens just outside the Castle of Sohail,  some such as Kany Garcia are held on a smaller 2.000 capacity stage in the more interesting setting in the castle courtyard.
More details and full 2024 artist listings >.


Alhama Festival de Música, Alhama de Granada
The Alhama Music Festival celebrates its 57th edition in 2023. Founded in 1966 as a local singing competition in Alhama de Granada, it was originally part of the traditional feria, and was called ‘Festival Regional de la Canción de Alhama de Granada'. Over the following years the festival grew in importance and attracted singers from all over Andalucia. In the late 1970s it had a more radical feel, with the campaign for democracy and Andalucia being declared an autonomous community. In the 1980s protest gave way to commercialization, although the festival's title until 2011 was ‘Festival de Musica Joven de Andalucia' (Andalucia Young Music Festival). This was perhaps Andalucia's first contemporary music festival. Renowned national artists headline these days, such as Kiko Veneno. There are two distinct categories: ‘Rock and Pop' and ‘Flamenco Fusion'. The festival is strongly supported by local administration and the competition is still at its heart. In 2017 the first night  competition bands were Derty Dayana, The One and the Other, The Mama Llama, Lucius Blue, Gsus López y Rafa Ortega and on the second night the invitees were Celtas Cortos, Sonido Vegetal, Enseco (winners of 2015), closing with Balkan Fuzion Party: Dj Matt Bombinoff and circus Balkanico. The festival takes place on two stages in Patio del Carmen and Paseo del Cisne on the first Friday and Saturday in August. Tickets are free. In 2019 dates were 2nd and 3rd August. 2020 was cancelled for Covid. In 2021 a winter festival called Salama and took place on 3rd and 4th December in Cintruenigo (Navarra). 2022 dates were 5th and 6th August 2022. Friday was headlined by Mokinos Escozíos, La Pompa Jonda and DJ Melisa Velasco. Saturday was headlined by Maki y Maria Artes, Alba Lamerced and DJ GesusLpz. Advanced tickets 10€ (one day) 15€ (two days), from the ticket office on the day 15€ (one day) and 20€ (two days). 2023 dates were 4th and 5th August 2023


Argar Classical Music Festival
The second edition of the of the Argar Classical Music Festival took place in Antas from 17th to 20th August 2023. The festival consists of four main events. Opening Gala on 17th August in the open air at the El Algar de Antas Archaeological site. The voices of Montserrat Martí Caballé, Betsy Remedios, Ana Häsler a screening of Luis Santana, Enrique Parra and Àngel Òdena are acompnies on the piano by David Casanova. On 18th August in the summer cine de Paca in Antas MUSIC IN SILENT FILM a Concert-Film with Pablo Mazuecos (Piano) and THE ORIGINS OF MUSIC a documentary film by Pablo Canalís directed by: Jorge Carbajales. On the 19th August the inovative BRONZE MELODIES is a visit/concert by guide Juan Gabriel Ruiz Pérez takes the visitors through the most beautiful squares of Antas as far as the beautiful terrace of the Argaric Culture Interpretation Center, with spectacular views over the El Argar site. The performances of two of the most brilliant young violinists on the national scene, María del Mar Jurado and Daniel Zarazoga, will round off the visit with a virtuoso repertoire. On the 20th August following 'Tuba Félix Isnael Gallardo' the closing performance of the festival is a concert by pianist and improvisor Francisco Fierro titled "The forgotten art of improvisation".
Tickets for the full festival are 45€. Opening ceremony 20€ other nights 12€.

The first edition of the Argar Classical Music Festival took place in the open air at the El Algar de Antas Archaeological site next to the village of Antas, near Vera, Almeria province. Tue 26th July, Concert by Ana Häsler, Mezzosopran and David Casanova on Piano inspired by the Argar de Antas. Wed 27th July concert in the village by young Andalucian musicians. Concerts at 21.30.


Cala de Mijas Festival 2024 - 28th to 30th August 2024 (announced but uncertain) 
The festival is due to place on a specially prepared inland site called Sonora Mijas on last weekend in August. The 150,000 square metre precinct can house up to 40.000 spectators each day. There are shuttle buses from the festival car park, from Las Lagunas district (near Fuengirola) and from a campsite at the former Hipodrome.

The dates for 2024 were announced immediately after the 2023 festival. However still no artists announced for 2024 (last year artists were announced on 15-Nov-2022) and ticket sales have still not opened. Mijas Town Hall, which changed government in shortly after the 2023 edition, have blamed the previous administration for 900.000€ of unpaid and unaccounted invoices issued by the  promoters, Last Tour, in the first half of 2023. The Mayoress has also blamed Last Tour for not submitting a 2024 festival line up for approval. A special council meeting is to be held to discuss the matter. 2023 Festival report . More info about 2024 >





Pulpop Festival, Roquetas de Mar, Almeria
Pop and Rock Music festival in bullring in Roquetas de Mar (near Almeria city) on Fri and Sat evening in early September. First edition was in 2004. Free entrance and bus laid on from Almeria city and El Ejido. The focus is on young bands and includes a band contest element. 2017 line-up included: Friday; Galaxina, Corizonas, Wi Bouz (Almería), J. J. Sprondel (Málaga) Gentleman Clef (Madrid).   Saturday; León Benavente, The Spitfires (Watford, UK), Novedades Carminha, Sonograma, Airbag, Copa Turbo. 2018 was headlined by the Primatives (UK) dates were 6th 7th July. 2019 dates were 5th and 6th July when bands Cala Vento, Trepat, Roosevelt and Nixon played at the festival. Venue is Roquetas del Mar Bullring. Entrance Free.  2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled. Previous editions took place on 2nd and 3rd September 2022, 8th and 9th September 2023. The 2023 line up included the Waterboys supported by finalists of the bands competition, Triangulo de Amor Bizarro, Los Estanques, Le Boom, Marsella and Lepanto. or


Andalucía Big Festival
The organisers of 2022 Andalucia Big festival, Mad Cool announced on 4 April 2023 that there would not be a 2023 (second) edition. The inaugural event was announced on 7th April 2022 by Juan Marin (former Andalucia Tourism regional minister) who pointed out that the economic benefit of the event would be in excess of 25m €. Mad Cool cited a change in the Administration caused delay in negotiations for a second edition and stated "Negotiations for an Andalucia Big Festival in 2024 will resume after Easter 2023 with the Junta de Andalucía, Malaga City Council and the Diputación of Malaga" No announcements since. More info, and report of 2022 edition.


La Bienal de Flamenco, Sevilla - 12th Septemeber to 6th October 2024
The XXIII edition of the Bienal de Flamenco will consist of nearly 50 performance in several differend venues around the city. Among the announced artists for 2024 are Miguel Poveda, who returns to the Bienal after 14 years, Arcángel, Esperanza Fernández, Israel Fernández, José Valencia, Pedro El Granaíno, Rafael de Utrera, David Palomar, Guadiana and La Fabi.

The Bienal de Flamenco takes place in Seville every other year, in even-numbered years (2024, 2026, 2028). It is the most important flamenco festival in the world, and features all the top artists and dance companies from Spain and around the world, It takes place over during the month of September. Read our blog about the 2014 edition. Previous editions were 7th August to 4th October 2020  and 8th Sept to 1st Oct 2022.


La Bienal de Flamenco, Málaga
Malaga holds its Flamenco Bienal on odd-numbered years (2025, 2027, 2029) from February to September. In 2019 the 6th edition ran form 3 April to 14th September with about 50 different events. In 2023 the festival ran from 29th April to 27th May with 50 different events in the city.


Granada Sound - 13th and 14th September 2024
Major music festival in Granada city, in late September, with pop, rock and flamenco fusion, featuring  established national names. It is two stage venue for seamless transitions running from 17.00 to 03.00.
Founded in 2012 as a one-day festival called ‘Alhambra Sound'. It became a two-day festival in 2015 and was renamed Granada Sound. In 2019 artists were Vetusta Morla, Iván Ferreiro, Second, Zahara, Depedro, Morgan, Carolina Durante, Shinova   2016  line-up was The Ting Tings, Love of Lesbian, Neuman, Amaral, Fuel Fandango, Second, Miss Caffeina, Leon Benavente, La M.O.D.A. (La Maravillosa Orquesta del Alcohol), Carlos Sadness, Full Manuel, Angél Stanich, Sr Chinarro, Arizona Baby, Carmen Boza, Mucho Modelo de Respuesta Polar, Los News, EME. 2020 edition did not take place. 2021 edition was 5th and 6th November and 2021 artists were Sienna, Full, Xoel Lopez, LaModa, Vientiuno, Varry Brava, Viva Suecia, We are not DJ's, Siloé, Tu Otra Bonita, La Habitacion roja, Amatria, Santero y los Muchachos, Shinova, Vetusa Morla, Elyella. Previous editions were 15th and 16th September 2023, 16th and 17th September 2022. 2021 was headlined Lori Meyers, Rigoberta, Bandini, Dorian, Miss Caffeina, Zahara, Dani Fernandez, Ginebras, La La Love You.

The Granada Sound festival venue is Paseo del Cortijo del Conde  (a large vacant plot on an industrial estate to north-west of the city centre, off the N-432). Festival shuttle bus from Granada city is 6€ for unlimited journeys. Coaches are laid on from other cities including Madrid, Valencia, Cadiz, Murcia, Sevilla.

In 2023 Vetusa Morla are headlining supported by Iván Ferreiro, Rufus T. Firefly, Ladilla Rusa and Veintiuno. Tickets on sale since Oct 2022, General Entrance 25€ and VIP is 45.

San Pedro Rock 
The very local festival in San Pedro, Marbella, took place in 2023 on Saturday 16th September from 17.00 hrs in Parque de los Tres Jardines. Free entrance and family friendly with facilities including a child area for young rockers. Headlining are Canadian pop punk poineers Pointed Sticks finishing an twenty night Germany, Italy and Spanish tour. They are supported a supported by five local groups; Desamparados en Guirilandia, Natura, Radement, Rata Pendón and Rob Sas Band (regular at Louis Louis Estepona) plus Los Chicos from Madrid.   About 1.000 music fans and curious locals attend in the park last year. There are several different beer and drink stalls but were few food-stalls. The change overs on the single stage takes rather a long time giving the audience time to chat.  This local Rock festival has the pedigree to be into its 19th edition thanks to local musician Pepé Chapman. Pre-2022 the event has taken place in many different venues and at different times of the year.

Pointed Sticks, from Vancover are a punk rock/new wave band formed in 1978 and were the first Canadian band signed to Stiff Records.  Pointed sticks are known for their fast melodic pop music and liberal use of harmony singing by all five members. They have released three albums in 1980, 2009 and 2015. he band gets its name from dialogue in a famous sketch by Monty Python, "Self-Defence Against Fresh Fruit". Pointed Sticks returned to the stage in June 2015 for benefit shows on Vancouver island. 

The 2022 edition (24th September 2022) line up was headed by UK band The Godfathers supported by local bands Riatore, Lucifer Star Machine, Rockinger Z, Doctor Fausto, Reator and the lost Bullets. The closing night DJ for San Pedro Rock 2022 was the exceptionally talented and innovative duo  'WE´RE NOT DJ´S'. The 2019 pre covid edition saw about 9.000 spectators watch Danza Invisible head the line-up supported by Denyse y los Histéricos, Irae, Crude Rock, Tres en Rallla and Samper Beat.



Sierra Sur Eco Festival, Zahara de la Sierra
Sierra Sur Eco Festival in Zahara de la Sierra takes place on the middle weekend in October close (Dia de Hispanidad holiday of 12th. Was Fri 13th and Sat 14th 2023. Organised by NoSinMusica (see August) however it is a more family oriented festival located at the Area Recreativa de Arroyomolios, 4km south of Zahara de la Sierra within the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. There is ample parking at the recreation centre itself and a shuttle bus (long queues) to visit the village. Camping and overnight parking is prohibited. You will need to find in or near Ronda. In 2023 the artists performing were Kanka, Raule, Elefantes, Varry Brava trio, Mr Kilombo, Nena Daconte, Jordana B, Javi Medina, El Sombrero del Abualo, Comandante Twin, Jesus Bienvenido y the Agapornis and Danie.




Monkey Week, Seville
Look out for the big bands of the future at this festival in Sevilla. Early editions were held in the Cadiz port town of El Puerto de Santa Maria - around 100 electronic pop, indie pop and indie rock groups play. Usual dates were the second weekend in October (Dia de Hispanidad long weekend) on Friday to Sunday. A parallel event to Monkey Week was Monkey Market, an industry trade fair with stands for music industry professionals. The festival was later released on Previous editions of MonkeyWeek took place 23rd to 25th November 2023, 24th to 26th November 2022, 17th to 20th November 2021, 2020 Monkey Week was streamed online with a few live act in Teatro Alameda, 100 bands played between 20th and 23rd of November 2019. In 2022 Monkey Week concerts were held at the Cartuja Center CITE and the Conference with 100 speakers was at the Espacio Santa Clara. The festival obtained a major sponsorship in 2022 and renamend Alhambra Monkey Week. This is a festival to support bands in the industry. The website is comprehensive and also in English and includes full bios of the 90 bands performing and links to playlists and YT videos. See also Money Weekend in June (above).


Festival de Music Española de Cadiz
Traditional music festival held each year in Cadiz.  The festival founded in 2002 lasts for three weeks and now holds about fifty concerts in different venues around the city including Gran Teatro Falla and some in neighbouring towns such as Bodegas Osborne in EL Puerto de Santa Maria.  Featured artist are accomplished classical or traditional Spanish musicians and singers. The festival is organized by the Junta de Andalucia Culture department and is supported by several bank's foundations. Individual concert ticket prices range from 5€ to 25€, and a 70€ festival pass can also be purchased. The 2020 the dates of the XVIII festival were 12 to 29 November 2020.


Andres Segovia Guitar Festival, La Herradura 22nd to 26th November 2022
‘Certamen Internacional de Guitarra Clasica Andrés Segovia' is a prestigious classical guitar festival and competition, which has taken place annually in the seaside Granada town since 1985. More info >


Latin Grammy's
The 25th edition of the Latin Grammy's dates and venue has not been announced. The 2023 edition was held in Seville on 16 November 2023. This was the first time the event was held outside USA, thanks to a multi year sponsorship by the Junta de Andalucia.


Verdiales Music Festival, Puerto de la Torre - 28th December 2023
Festival held each year on 28 December for this unusual style of folk music particular to Malaga province, with interesting flower-adorned costumes. Bands, called pandas, from 20 towns in the province, compete on stage. A open event - no tickets or reservations needed. In 2020 Verdiales was cancelled in favour of a 'Tribute to the Verdiales' held at the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga city. More info>


January 2025

No major contemporary music and dance festivals in January. However, there are plenty of traditional dance festivals in January in Andalucía.


February 2025

Rockin’ Race Jamboree, Torremolinos
This festival celecrated its 30th aniversary in 2024 and featured about 40 rockabilly, blues, surf, and boogie-woogie bands from Europe, and USA. Rockin’ Race Jamboree takes place each year in several venues in Torremolinos including the Principe de Asturias auditorium, the Hotel Barracuda and Plaza del Remo. Tickets for the main concerts in the auditorium cost about 55 euros per night, or about 95 euros for the four. Entry to concerts other venues and in participating bars is free. Last years dates were 1st to 4th February 2024.More info>.


March 2024

Primavera Trompetera Festival - Jerez
The is festival has come along way since the first edition took place in 2015 at La Galeria discotheque in Jerez. This festival now takes place in the motor racing Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto outside the city. In 2022 an average of 15.000 attended the three days. There are two main adjacent alternate stages. Facilities include, camping zone, VIP zone, food trucks, resting zone, attractions and craft products shops. Last year's festival was cancelled hours before it opened due weather warnings, actually high winds gusting over 80 km/hr. The dates were 22nd and 23rd March 2024.More info >

APRIL 2024

Sun&Snow Weekend Festival, Sierra Nevada
The fifth edition of Sun&Snow Weekend Festival took place 5 to 7th April 2024. The festival took the European club scene to new heights (2,650m) and is now established on the dance music calendar. Courtesy (Najaaraq Vestbirk) from Copenhagen combined music, performance, installations and video in her set. Detroit's Dj Holographic mixed techno, funk and house. Hunee from the German scene will showed why he is a key figure on the circuit. Jimi Jules a multi instrumentalist from Zurich, B2B and Trikk will performed joint set to fuse house and techno. John Talabot, one of the legends of the national club sound from Barcelona was a highlight of the festival. Live performances included Berlin/Prešnica duo Keope, whose music is based on guitar-based modular sounds. From Hannover, Leafar Legov will brought his distinctive downtempo house sound. More info > and report




What's is a festival?

A traditional definition of a festival is "a special day or days, usually to comemorate an event, with its social activities, asociated cuisine and particular ceremonies". A more contemporary definition of a festival is "an organised set of special events, such as musical performances from similar genres". If the concerts or events are spread over non-consecutive dates without any complimentary or unifying activities, it more correct to name them a "series of concerts" than a festival. In the listing above we retain their official names often with the word festival in the title even when this is probably a misnomer.

No longer :(

On our No Longer :( archive page we have info about festivals that have stopped. This is useful to refer to if you have heard or read a about a festival and are looking for the dates.