Written by Natalie Wardle.
Having announced its impressive 2018 line-up in full with acts including My Bloody Valentine, Gorillaz, The xx, Florence & The Machine and Childish Gambino to name just a few, Spain’s Bilbao BBK Live now reveals a big surprise for festivalgoers, with three special events set to bring music to the city streets for an entire week during the festival.
Only music can bring the mountain to the city! Bilbao BBK Live descends from the green pastures of Kobetamendi to bring over 50 bands and cultural activities to the city streets. A taste of the festival on Bilbao’s streets with three singular events: Night + Day, new this year at the hand of headline act The xx; Hirian, which makes a welcome return to Bilbao La Vieja, and Bilbao BBK Live Bereziak, already a classic.
Curated by The xx, Night + Day is a festival within a festival that celebrates the band’s favourite places around the world, through unique collaborations with local artists and communities. A week of music, cinema, radio and afterparties in Bilbao at the hand of one of the festival’s headline acts. From 6 to 11 July, the city will be host to a diverse range of cultural activities, notably a performance by Jamie xx & more, a magical evening featuring big figures from the world of electronica on two stages outside the city’s most iconic background: the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Tickets go on sale on Friday 13 April, with discounts available for festival pass holders. The full Night + Day programme will be revealed soon.
NIGHT + DAY:
6-11 July, Bilbao, Spain
11 July, Jamie xx and Friends
Where: outside Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Times: 17:00 – 23:00
Price: €18 (+bf) with festival pass / €30 (+bf) General entrance
Tickets: On sale from Friday 13 April at Bilbao BBK Live
Presale Thursday 12 April: Jamie xx fan club, The xx and holders of pass or day ticket at Bilbao BBK Live
For further programming visit The xx Night + Day
For full festival information visit Bilbao BBK Live’s website