Admission is free and it starts at 12:45 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m., offering a full day of music.
The streets of Santutxu will host the most diverse and eclectic talent on four stages.
Hirian comes back to the streets of Bilbao for another year as the warm-up for Bilbao BBK Live. This free admission event will take place on Saturday, May 28 in the Santutxu neighborhood, which as every year, brings culture and diversity to the neighborhoods of the Biscayan capital. Hirian, which means “in the city” in Basque, will be held from 12:45 p.m. to 11 p.m., and will turn the streets and squares of this emblematic neighborhood into an all-day block party with an avant-garde—an eclectic program open to all musical tastes.
HIRIAN 2022 STAGES
A total of 23 artists will perform on four stages distributed throughout Karmelo Street. Karmelo Street will act as the event’s backbone and expects to bring together audiences of all ages and from other neighborhoods of Bilbao.
Karmelo stage—located in Karmelo Plaza—will feature The Limboos and their Latin R&B, followed by the unique songs of Kokoshca, the band led by Amaia Tirapu. This stage will also include ZA & La TransMegaCobla, the new union of the duet ZA! with MegaCobla and Tarta Relena; the punky party reggae band Potato; the local rock benchmark Sex Museum; and the legendary band led by Biovac Aviador Dro.
The author of Soy maricón—the voice of the most dissident generation Z—the queer performer and singer Samantha Hudson will open the Concherito stage with her new show Liquidación Total with anti-fascist, religious, and very ironic nueances. She is followed by the historical punk band Borrokan, the fusion of neo soul, hip hop, and house of Çantamarta, the catchy and generational pop of Samuraï, the project from Yung Prado and David Burgués La Élite, and the leading exponent and benchmark of local trap Albany. This stage will be in Cocherito Plaza.
The Zumalakarregi stage—located at the back of Haro Plaza next to Zumalakarregi Avenue—will host the most emerging and urban talent, with rappers Mutiko, Tattaa, and Denso; La Lehendakari’s Euskoprincess; the risqué love lyrics of Maria Escarmiento; L’Haine with his trap, rap, and R&B roots; the sounds of the 2000s of HOFE x 4:40; the versatility, trap and hyperpop sounds of MDA; and the collective Plasaporros from Granada closing the day with their music-party nexus.
BASOA IN THE CITY- ARSUAGA
Electronic music will be found on the Basoa in the city stage-Arsuaga, located in the well-known la zona. The stage will feature local icon Tronis; DJ and producer Yung Prado; Rocío from the Madrid-based collective Chica Gang; and GAZZI, who will provide a sample of the most subversive reinterpretation of the genre.
HIRIAN 2022 TIMETABLE
Hirian promotes and brings talent to all audiences, traditional groups, and the most talked about projects of the moment. This free admission event has the support of the City of Bilbao and Cervezas San Miguel. All those who come to the event can purchase passes for Bilbao BBK Live at a special exclusive price only on offer Saturday, May 28 in Santutxu.
May 28, 2022
HOFE X 4:40
MUTIKO & TATTA & DENSO
ZA! & LA TRANSMEGACOBLA