Bilbao BBK Live confirms Grace Jones, AIR playing ‘Moon Safari’, Massive Attack, The Prodigy, Underworld and more

Bilbao BBK Live, the famed festival in the Basque region of Spain announces its second wave of artists for the 2024 event with stellar new names across indie, rock, electronic and much more. Grace Jones, AIR and Slowdive join previously announced top tier including Arcade Fire, Jungle, Massive Attack, The Prodigy, Underworld, Khruangbin and Parcels.

The festival’s dance stages have also confirmed another string of names including Marcel Dettmann, John Talabot, DJ Tennis, Nicola Cruz, Djrum, DJ Cormac, Ketiov, Sofía Kourtesis, Neska and others. The renowned dance stages remain open until the early morning hours and are fueled by beats to keep festival-goers moving. The iconic London-born radio station Rinse FM will power the Basoa stage for 2024. 

Additional newbies on the bill include Kiasmos, NewDad, Chalk, Albert Pla, Meute, Mujeres, Maria José Llergó, Samantha Hudson and many more.


THURSDAY JULY 11th – MASSIVE ATTACK, THE PRODIGY, AIR playing Moon Safari, FOLAMOUR (A/V)

Joining the already announced Massive Attack, The Prodigy, Folamour (A/V) and more the sophisticated downtempo sounds of legendary French band AIR, to perform their iconic album Moon Safari, a unique blend of sensual and emotional atmospheres.

Revellers will be descending into a lysergic trance by Orbit performing a nostalgia mix, heightened with their characteristic vocals. The multi-talented instrumentalist who fuses electronic and acoustic Mezerg will bring his whirlwind of energy and irresistible sound. The Galway alt-rockers NewDad recently released their debut album ‘Madra’ and are currently on their sold-out UK/Europe tour, they will be treating the crowds to their dark and dreamy sounds.

Dropping a solid line-up on the Basoa stage from the international club scene including the founder of the label Life and Death, DJ Tennis, who will join the acclaimed Irish DJ Cormac and the rhythmical, queer, sensual mixes of Ketiov. Plus, the talented Peruvian Sofía Kourtesis will introduce her moving house in a DJ set format. Local talent Neska, a Basque residing in Barcelona, and creator of multidisciplinary electronic parties flora & fauna, will also perform. 

FRIDAY JULY 12th – GRACE JONES, UNDERWORLD, KHRUANGBIN, MEUTE, PARCELS, EZRA COLLECTIVE, DJRUM, MARCEL DETTMANN 

The new artists headlining the second day of Bilbao BBK Live are led by the undisputed Grace Jones, who joins previously announced Underworld, Khruangbin, Parcels, Jordan Rakei, and Ezra Collective. Grace Jones, the New York icon, symbolises the most extravagant underground sound, with a post-disco combination of reggae and rock. From Germany comes MEUTE, an array of musicians and instruments, for a live performance of infectious atmosphere in a show that promises to be a huge party. 

On Friday, Basoa is brimming with innovative talent along the lines of the influential Marcel Dettmann, leader of labels MDR and Bad Manners, along with Djrum, an acclaimed underground artist known for his genre fluidity. The electronic sanctuary will also welcome Ogazón, who will offer tasteful selections of house and techno; stellar Parisian DJ Jennifer Cardini, and DJ Gostoso b2b Senda Fatal, two of the most dynamic personalities in the Madrid club scene. 

All performances on the Lasai stage must not exceed 100 beats per minute, welcoming all those who wish to give themselves a moment to unwind and enjoy the masters of slow tempos and high intensities. On the first day of the festival, the stage will be inundated with cutting-edge sounds by Rinse FM.  The Lasai stage will be welcoming the enigmatic Xamana Jones, who will work his magic for the third consecutive time at the festival; the creator of Fiesta x Fiesta Baldman; the stimulating Lucient; DJ and producer Toni Bass and the eccentric podcaster and selector Miguel Agnes. 

SATURDAY JULY 13th – ARCADE FIRE, JUNGLE, SLOWDIVE, FLOATING POINTS, ALVVAYS, ZOE GOTUSSO


On the closing day, joining the previously announced Arcade Fire, Jungle, Alvvays, Floating Points, and Noname, are the British icons Slowdive who dropped their Everything Is Alive album last year, will be treating fans to their instantly recognisable twisted, fuzzy, psychedelic pop. As well as  CHALK, the Belfast experimentalists gear up to spin their DIY mix of techno and punk.

The Icelandic duo Kiasmos will provide the perfect balance between ambient and electropop, whilst the viral Good Neighbours will bring their fresh faces and sounds to the festival.

Saturday welcomes the nearly mystic Nicola Cruz, who brings his evocative Latin-American folk rhythms; the euphoric Bored Lord, straight from the vibrant underground scene in Oakland; the high tempo and heat of Niki Lauda and the Italian disco master class Budino. When the Basoa stage was created, John Talabot was always in the festival’s mind to one day close this electronic oasis. He will be back to do exactly that for his 5th time at Bilbao BBK with the promise to transform the Kobetamendi forest into one of the most distinguished dance floors in Europe.

BILBAO BBK LIVE
Bilbao, Spain
July 11, 12, 13 2024

Bilbaobbklive.com/en

General sales
Promo Pass 150€ until April 5
Day tickets are available starting on April 2
Camping 4 nights: 25€ 



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