One of the best-known terms in Basque, Akelarre, refers to secret meetings held in the Middle Ages, where witches and sorcerers held large parties in remote meadows under the cover of darkness. The green fields of mount Arraiz, where the Bilbao BBK Live campsite is located, will be the idyllic surroundings for a perfect Akelarre in which Syrian musician Omar Souleyman will headline this exclusive liturgy for campsite pass holders.
The programme begins on Wednesday 11 July with a welcoming party between 11 pm and 3 am with Omar Souleyman in a live show, Chavezito and more special guests which will start after the show of Jamie xx and more in the outside of Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, part of the programme of Night + Day Bilbao.
Akelarre, with the support of Heineken and its bet for new acts in the festival, will continue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with daytime events between 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm each day.
Top DJs in the line up are Ed Is Dead DJ set, Javi Green, DaniLess, Innmir, YY and Dark DJ.