Bilbao BBK Live have today expanded their already bursting at the seams 2016 line-up with British electronic group Underworld, Tom Smith-led English rockers Editors, Canadian electronic duo Junior Boys and Stockport-based five-piece Blossoms.
British duo Underworld have been synonymous with world-class electronica over the past four decades with eight studio albums used across numerous film and television appearances including London’s 2012 Summer Olympics and, of course, Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting. Forthcoming ninth album Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future, their first in six years, is eagerly anticipated.
Described as post-punk and industrial rock, Editors have remained vital to the overflowing British music scene with each new release. And 2015’s In Dream is no exception, the change of musical direction still very much ‘Editors’, underpinned by Tom Smith’s hauntingly unique vocals and the five-piece’s ever expanding musical arrangements.
Canadian electro-pop duo Junior Boys are back in 2016 with fifth album Big Black Coat. Genre-changing since 2004’s Last Exit, the duo of Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus have continued to innovate with each new release and bring a plethora of chilled dance tunes with their live show including Double Shadow and In the Morning from Polaris Music Prize nominated album So This Is Goodbye.
Stockport-based indie five-piece Blossoms kicked off 2016 on the longlist for BBC’s Sound of 2016, garnering significant acclaim. And if recently-released EP At Most A Kiss is anything to go by, only bigger and grander stages await these Northern boys.
Also joining the line-up are much-loved Spanish acts Belako, Nudorzurdo, Triángulo de Amor bizarro, Hidrogennese, Rural Zombies, C. Tangana, Green Class, Begiz Begi and Bilbao locals Yellow Big Machine.
The newly announced acts join headliners Arcade Fire, Pixies, Foals and Tame Impala alongside a host of international acts including Jagwar Ma, Chvrches, Years & Years, New Order, Wolf Alice, Hot Chip, José González and INHEAVEN. Canadian pop favourite Grimes, former Fleet Foxes man Father John Misty and Aria award-winning Australia star Courtney Barnett are also playing the event.
Back for its 11th year, Bilbao BBK Live returns this summer, welcoming 40,000 revellers to the picturesque Basque Country for a weekend of incredible music. Taking place from 7–9 July and situated high upon the stunning Kobetamendi Hill, the festival places an amazing line-up in front of a stunning backdrop of green mountains and scenic views across the city. Enjoy your Kalimotxos responsibly folks!
ARCADE FIRE/ NEW ORDER/ M83/ CHVRCHES/ HOT CHIP/ YEARS & YEARS/ WOLF ALICE/ HOLA A TODO EL MUNDO/ HIDROGENESSE/ RURAL ZOMBIES/ BEGIZ BEGI
PIXIES/ UNDERWORLD/ GRIMES/ LOVE OF LESBIAN/ JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ/ JUNIOR BOYS/ SLAVES/ BLOSSOMS/ BELAKO/ NUDOZURDO/ C. TANGANA/ INHEAVEN/ GREEN CLASS
TAME IMPALA/ FOALS/ EDITORS/ FATHER JOHN MISTY/ COURTNEY BARNETT/ JAGWAR MA/ TRIÁNGULO DE AMOR BIZARRO/ WAS/ YELLOW BIG MACHINE
7-9 July 2016
General Admission 3-Day Ticket from £93.00 GBP +BF (prices subject to changes)
General Admission 3-Day Ticket + Camping from £100.50 GBP +BF
Book now at bilbaobbklive.com/en-us/tickets