Music Festivals In & Around Zaragoza, Spain


Spain is a country with a long and impressive list of all kinds of music festivals showcasing every variety of music you could imagine and taking place in any setting possible.  Take for example, the popular Benicassim festival (known as Glasonbury-on-the-sea) held on the sunny beach in Benidorm; Summercase, the indy-pop-rock festival hosted in the big cities of Barecelona and Madrid simultaneously; Pirineos del Sur, that's set by a lake in the stunning Pyrenees mountains; or the giant electronic music party of Los Monegros that happens in the desert near Zaragoza. 

Needless to say, you won't be struggling to find a festival to your liking in this fiesta-loving country. Here's a rundown of some of the better known music festivals in Aragon and throughout Spain.

Music Festivals in Aragon


Monegros Desert Fesitval
Where: Huesca, Aragon
When: beginning of July
What: Electronic music, Hip Hop.  Past acts: Asian Dub Foundation, The Orb, Underworld Richie Hawtin, Snoop Dog.

Monsters of Rock
Where: Zaragoza, Aragon
When: July 11
What: Heavy Metal, Hard rock, 2008 acts: Deep purple, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Twisted Sister

Festival Zaragoza Ciudad
Where: Zaragoza city
When: last week of July
What: Hip-Hop, Rap, Grafiti Art, Break Dance, BMX, Skateboard shows


Festival Pirineos Sur
Where: Sallent de Gállego, Huesca (In the Pyrenees mountains)
When: July 12- 28
What: international music, dance, markets.

Festival Folklórico de los Pirineos
Where: Jaca, Huesca
When: July 29-August 5
What: International , traditional music, folk, folk-fusion

Festival Vino del Somontano
Where: Somontano, Huesca
When: August 2- August 5
What: Music, Jazz, Ballet, wine, food

Festival de Musica Antigua de Daroca
Where: Daroca, Zaragoza
When: August 3-10
What: Traditional music, dance etc.


Festival Luna Lunera
Where: Sos del Rey Católico, Zaragoza
When: August 3- 15
What: Pop-rock, Blues, Latin etc.

Festival Internacional en el Camino de Santiago
Where: Huesca
When: August 7-18
What: concerts, markets etc.

Other Music Festivals in Spain

Rocket Festival
Where: Alhama de Granada, Andalucia
When:  May 16,17 18
What: Pop/ Rock, DJs;  music, circus, performance art, sculpture showcase of alternative ways of living.  Past groups includ; Coldcut, Pendulum, Evilnine

Bilbao Live Festival
Where: Bilbao
When: July 4, 5, 6
What: Rock, pop, electronic music.  Past performers: The Police, R.E.M., Madness, ZZ Top, The Charlatans, Morcheeba


Where:  Barcelona
When:  June 19, 20, 21
What:   Pop/ Rock,  Past acts: Soulwax, Aphex Twin, Beastie Boys, Kraftwerk

Festimad Sur Madrid
Where: Madrid
When: Last week of May/ beginning of June
What: Alternative rock.  Past performers: Linken Park, Lost Prophets, The Blackout

Primavera Sound Festival
Where: Barcelona
When: May 29-31
What:  Indy, Pop, Alt-Rock.  Past acts:  Aphex Twin, The Smashing Pumpkins, The White Stripes, Wilco, Sonic Youth

Sueño Verde
Where: Boñar, León (North- West Spain)
When: May
What: various types of music, performance art, circus, workshops, eco-village

Where: Madrid-Barcelona (simultaneously)
When: July 18,19
What: Indy, pop/rock, electronic.  Past acts: Keane, Belle and Sebastion, Primal Scream, Daft Punk, New Order


F.I.B. Festival Internacional Benidorm
Where: Benicassim, on the beach
When: July 17-20 (+ nine days of camping)
What: Pop/ Rock.  Known as "Glasto del Sol"- Glastonbury on the sea.  Past acts: Tricky, My Bloody Valentine, The Killers, Morissey, Leonard Cohen.

Festival Internacional de Santander
Where: Santander, Cantabria
When: August 1-28th
What: Spains' oldest music festival.  Opera, Ballet, Theater, Symphony, Chamber music etc.

Ortigueira's Festival of Folk music
Where: Ferrolterra, Galicia (North-western Spain)
When: July 29
What: Celtic music

The Dance of the Hurned man
Where: Girona, Catalunia
When April
What: Traditional music, dance, folkloric culture