It’s that time of year again. Spring is here and summer is fast approaching which means it’s the time when everyone starts getting a new pep in their step and excitement to start exploring. We all know what happens, as the weather gets warmer, we get more social… looking to take more trips, go to more events and have memorable experiences. It also means festival season in Spain!
Granted, we might not have AfroPunk but the country is known for amazing parties and festivals where some of the world's best artists come to perform and people from all over the world flock together to get down. Imagine, unforgettable memories, endless jams, sunshine and beach for days.
Here are the top five music festivals in Spain you need to be at this summer!
Ibiza Soca Festival – Ibiza
May 11 – 14, 2017
Yes, you read that right. There is a soca festival in the heart of Ibiza. There is nothing better than sun, sea, and soca music for days. Whine up to some of the best dancehall and soca music out there while also enjoying all of the beauty that the island has to offer. People come in from across the globe to enjoy the 4 day festival with different themed parties from army wear to all white.
If you love getting down, you won’t want to miss this one.
Primavera Sound — Barcelona
May 31 – June 4
Primavera Sound is one of Spain’s most popular music festivals and with good reason. The festival has such notoriety that it has even expanded to have a second festival in Porto, Portugal as well.
The festival this year is one of the longest, lasting for 5 days and bringing in top acts like the one and only Solange, Frank Ocean, Grace Jones, The XX and Bon Iver. So yes, your dreams are being answered. If you’ve been dying to see Solange live, you can do it in Barcelona this spring.
Extra: Primavera Sound — Porto
June 8 – 10
The festival in Porto, although shorter is still bringing in phenomenal artists like Bon Iver, Justice, Miguel, Metronomy and even Sampha. Let’s just say, you’ll be dancing, vibing and losing your voice from singing along over the span of two days.
Sonar Music Festival — Barcelona
June 15 – 17, 2017
Sonar is an amazing festival because it’s not just music but it also merges the themes of creativity and technology, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for anyone who attends. This three day event is bringing in some of the top alternative names like Anderson .Paak, Cashmere Cat, Clams Casino, De La Soul, Justice, Little Dragon, Nicolas Jaar to Princess Nokia.
Let’s just say, you’ll be on your feet all day and night to the different musical guests that they’ll be bringing in. Dress your best because the trendiest people head to this festival.
FIB Benicassim — Benicassim
July 13 – 16
Benicassim is known for it’s amazing beaches but also for it’s yearly music festival. This year, FIB is bringing in acts like The Weeknd, Bonobo, Kaynatranda, Mura Masa, James Vincent McMorrow and even top artists like Rüfüs, Tyler the Creator and Mykki Blanco.
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive experience, you can even go glamping while at the festival. So it’s time to round up your friends and head to this coastal town to get your dance on and enjoy the sunshine while you’re jamming to your favorite artists.
Arenal Sound — Valencia
August 1 – 6
Arenal Sound is one of the best events for young people that come from all around Spain to experience amazing music, camps and dance for hours. This years line-up is bringing in dance icons like Martin Garrix, Clean Bandit, Icona Pop and even Fedde Le Grand. Let’s just say, this years event is going to be one for the books.
So there you have it! Which summer music festival are you most excited about?
Sienna Brown is the founder of Las Morenas de España. From New York to Murcia, Spain, she is constantly on a journey to inspire and be inspired while engaging in different methods of creation. Her passion for learning about others leads her towards constant exploration and practicing the art of listening as much as she can. See more of her work here and follow her adventures on instagram.