Music festivals in Spain

The festival scene is growing every year in Spain, and though there is nothing quite on a par with the UK’s Glastonbury extravaganza, some big bands (and a few 80’s throwbacks) are now coming over here every summer to entertain you in the sun.

Top of every serious muso’s list is the Festival Internacional de Benicí ssim (19th to 22nd July), this year bringing a strange mix-up of acts including Arctic Monkeys and The Human League (!?) to this pleasant Mediterranean resort. Madrid’s up and coming Summercase (July 13th and 14th) is more my cup of tea (despite Madrid’s lack of beach), wih The Arcade Fire, The Flaming Lips, Jarvis Cocker, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and OMD.

For a full run down or festivals and dates, check out gospain’s round up, or scroll down through the Spanish article at