Fancy a music festival on top of a hill overlooking Spain’s Basque country? Then BBK Bilbao Live is for you. And at the time of writing – Arcade Fire has just been announced as headliner alongside Foal, Hot Chip, New Order, Pixies, Wolf Alice, Years & Years and M83. Top acts, top views – and a top tour deal if you want to spend the days exploring the region and your nights partying.

Music greats, pintxos and peaks

The International Music Festival of Bilbao – aka BBK – is situated in the Basque region of Spain and features some of the world’s best pop and rock performers each and every year. Playing on top of a hill overlooking the green mountains and situated near the old industry town of Bilbao famed for the Guggenheim Museum – BBK is a three-day end-of-European summer festival that ticks all the right boxes.

Student Flights can arrange tours to BBK that will have you eating at the best digs in Bilbao, making new friends at hostels and navigating the festival like a pro. Nearly a teenager, Bilbao BBK Live is held in a complex built specifically for it on Kobetamendi Hill and has been attracting over 100,000 people for the past few years. Pearl Jam, Faith No More, Coldplay, Blondie, Garbage, Momford & Sons, Depeche Mode and Placebo are amongst the greats to have grace the hill in the past.


When is it?

07th July 2016 to 09th July 2016

Tips and tricks

  • Save time, hassle and coins with a tour booked by Student Flights

  • Camping options are available; book in advance

  • Bilbao has an international and domestic airport

  • Reach the festival site on Kobetamendi Hill via a short, local or event bus ride

  • The festival starts late so there’s plenty of time for siestas, exploration and local food tasting in Bilbao

  • Beyond the festival, don’t miss the Guggenheim museum, Balbao’s old town and countryside/beaches

Other things to do

Also known as Las Ramblas, no visit to Barcelona is complete without a ramble down this world-famous boulevard. A throwback to the rural ... more
Ibiza is often referred to as the number one party island in the Mediterranean Sea, if not the world.  Every year up to 1 million to... more
The works of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí are one of the must-see sights on any holiday to Barcelona and a free attraction where you ca... more
The Alhambra is one of the most popular monuments in Spain. The site has been transformed many times throughout the past 600 years and no... more

Oops, no operators available now

leave us a message and we'll get back to you shortly!

Wanna chat? No time to call but got a burning question?

You can chat with us anytime Mon-Fri between 9:00am and 8:00pm and Sat-Sun between 10:00am and 5:00pm - We'll be here to answer any question you want to throw at us.

We can even book your trip over live chat too if talking over the phone isn't your thing!


Just key in your contact details and we will call you back instantly for free. Entering your post code allow us to direct the call from the nearest store.

What can we help with?

Leave us your details and we will get back to you with the best deals available tailored just for you

Travel Details
I want to know more about...
Group (10+)
I am under 30 or a student
Contact Details
Send me Hot Travel Deals

By proceeding, I agree to Student Flights' Terms of Use and my personal information being handled in accordance with Student Flights' Privacy Policy.

Find a store close to you

We have opened over 70 stores for you to visit all over Australia.
Find one that's convenient.

Use Store Finder