Having already confirmed globally recognized acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Ben UFO, Call Super, The Lathums, Job Jobse and many others, BBK Bilbao Live situated in the beautiful Basque region of Spain have announced an incredible third wave of artists for the festival – taking place 6-8 July 2023.
Joining those already announced is a star-studded line-up – featuring the likes of Fever Ray, Röyksopp, Jamie xx, Phoenix, Idles, Avalon Emerson, Anz, HAAi, SHERELLE, M83 and DUKI with many more still to be announced.
The iconic Swedish experimental superstar Karin Dreijer – better known as Fever Ray – is an incredibly welcome addition to the star-studded line-up. The former member of The Knife is set to blow away the Bilbao BBK Live audience with her inimitable style and sounds.
Joining her are the legendary French indie group Phoenix, an incredible act on any festival announcement with their summery indie-rock anthems. The enigmatic french multi-instrumentalists M83 also join the line-up for a rare appearance, bring with them their incredible dreamy synth-pop which will be sure to wow the Bilbao crowds.
Also featuring are band of the moment Idles, bringing with them their homegrown UK punk attitude and ethos, and slotting in nicely alongside them are Irish post-punk rockers The Murder Capital, fresh from an incredibly successful year of touring and releases.
Not only known for providing the best in global indie and rock acts, Bilbao BBK Live also pride themselves on providing an electronic lineup to make any raver in the world salivate in anticipation, and 2023 is set to be no different.
Festival favourite Jamie xx joins the line up alongside legendary Norwegian duo Röyksopp, and the ever-energetic HAAi will also be bringing her very own brand of hi-energy dance to the beautiful Basque region of Bilbao. Joining them on Basoa – BBK Bilbao Live’s legendary space dedicated to dance music will be Berghain regular Avalon Emerson, genre-spanning DJ of the moment Anz, the in-demand SHERELLE, much-lauded DJ, producer and label owner John Talabot and more – with a host of acts still to be announced.
At Bilbao BBK Live, art is a fundamental part of the festival’s creative assets; previous artwork featured a powerful image of the Harrijasotzailes (a stone lifting rural sport in the Basque Country, Spain) now the artwork features the legend of Tximistarri, a basque word meaning ‘light stone’.
This is the fourth image that the festival has unveiled as part of the art-music alliance between the artist Vicente Paredes and Bilbao BBK Live, with the common objective of showing the identity and idiosyncrasy of Euskadi.
BBK Bilbao Live is committed to the care of the natural environment, especially the beautiful festival site itself and surrounding areas. They strive to emphasise the importance of raising awareness around climate change and the urgency of caring for the environment itself.
With this in mind, they will continue to allocate €3 of each ticket sold to the reforestation of the area burned in Balmaseda, Enkarterri to contribute their part in rebuilding the affected area.
Tickets are on sale via the festival’s website and seetickets.com, with the chance of paying in instalments and purchasing camping options.