The festival is putting on a special online edition with six exclusive concerts and a selection of unreleased performances from the archives
Six of the originally billed bands will ascend Kobetamendi to offer up concerts designed for the occasion—a streaming event
A few weeks ago we confirmed the rescheduling of the Bilbao BBK Live 2020 lineup to next year due to the recent health emergency situation. Today, with summer fresh upon us and the crisis beginning to remit, it’s even harder to resign oneself to letting a year go by without hiking Kobetamendi—and so we’re announcing this special edition to recreate the mountaintop experience. Bilbao BBK Live UDA (that’s “summer” in Basque) sprouted from one idea: if you can’t go to Kobetamendi, we’ll bring the mountain to your homes.
The very same dates that the festival was supposed to take place—the 9th, 10th, and 11th of July—we’ll open the stages at Kobetas to receive six bands off the original bill, names TBA shortly. They’ll all be playing shows specially designed for the occasion and recorded right in the midst of our great outdoors, which will make us feel almost as if we were at Basoa taking in an evening session, walking alongside cows and horses on our way up mount Arraiz, or waking up to views over the city and the sensuous sounds of Lasai. While each year we receive tens of thousands of visitors from every corner of the world, this time Bilbao BBK Live’s audience capacity is limitless, as are the locations from which it can be enjoyed.
With a total of 12 hours of music across three nights, in addition to the live performances we’ll also thrill you with the premier of unreleased historic shows that have taken place throughout the festival’s fourteen years of life. The broadcast can be streamed on Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, and Saturday 11th of July, starting at 9:00PM, on www.bilbaobbklive.com and the festival’s YouTube channel. All this is possible thanks to the support of the Bilbao City Council, the BBK Foundation, San Miguel, Beefeater, Firestone and Red Bull.
Parallel to this stream, tickets for the 2021 edition of Bilbao BBK Live will be going on sale, with currently confirmed acts The Killers, Pet Shop Boys, Bad Bunny, Bicep Live, Bomba Estéreo, Caribou, FKA twigs, Fontaines D.C., Meute, Supergrass, El Columpio Asesino, and León Benavente to be joined by new names soon.
BILBAO BBK LIVE UDA
9, 10, and 11 July, 2020
BILBAO BBK LIVE
8, 9, and 10 July, 2021
PET SHOP BOYS
EL COLUMPIO ASESINO
MARÍA JOSÉ LLERGO
THE MURDER CAPITAL
TRIÁNGULO DE AMOR BIZARRO
Tickets on sale from July 9th on www.bilbaobbklive.com