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It’s June! You know what that means.. Spanish Festival time! Favoroute has gathered a list including 4 of their favourite upcoming Spanish festivals in June 2016.

Check it out!

Spanish Festivals: Azkena Rock Festival

When: 17th – 18th of June

Where: Vitoria- Gasteiz

Azkena Rock Festival by azkenarockfestival

Azkena Rock Festival by azkenarockfestival

What: The Azkena Rock Festival, known as ARF, is a rock festival celebrated in Vitoria-Gasteiz. As a city Vitoria-Gasteiz was awarded European Green Capital in 2012, and received the award for the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy in 2014. The city can be found in northern Spain, in the province of Araba/Alava.

ARF is aimed for a more underground public making it less commercial than other festivals, it is very popular amongst the crowds because of the variety of groups that attend the festival. Every year ARF makes improvements to their festivals and due to their recent improvements – relocation and stage set up, they have become a very big success and attracted more people!

Line ups include: Cobra, The Who, The Hellacopters, Danzig, and many more!

Spanish Festivals: Sónar

When: 16th-18th of June

Where: Barcelona

Barcelona by jarmoluk

Barcelona by jarmoluk

What: In contrast to many other summer festivals, Sonar is a city festival! This means it does not take place in a field where people have to camp, accommodation must be found in and around Barcelona. Since 2002, Sonar has put on more than 50 shows around the world from North America to Asia, to South America.

The main event in Barcelona embodies the event at its core – to be the “pulse of the current electronic landscape”. Sonar consists of two different sites, one during the day, Sonar by Day, which is in the city centre. And one at night, Sonar by Night, which takes place outside of town. Sonar, its name means “sound” and this three-day festival fully immerses attendees in music in almost every possible way.

If you want to explore Barcelona further, check out this travel-guide by Baja-Bikes, which offers a full tour biking around Barcelona!

Spanish Festivals: Mad Cool Festival

When: 16th – 18th of June

Where: Madrid

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photo by Andrea Enríquez Cousiño

What: Mad Cool Festival aims to create a new global experience. The organisers want to go beyond just music! The festival is a place where the expressions of different artists develop into a musical, visual, photographic, gastronomic and filmic way. Mad Cool is about content and form, a new concept that goes beyond the usual festival concepts! It raises an idea of leisure proposing a new model; a place where city and environment work together.

Line ups include: Neil Young, The Who, Die Antwoord, Bastille, Flume, Stereophonics, Milky Chance, Carmen Boza,…

Spanish Festivals: Vida Festival

When: 30th of June – 3rd of July

Where: Vilanova i la Geltrú

Vida Festial by

Vida Festival by

What: Vida is a Spanish rock, pop and Indie festival. It has a wooded beach setting and is located an hour from Barcelona. Vida, meaning ‘life’ is a relaxed intimate and family-friendly festival with stages nestled amongst the trees and on the beaches.

What’s special about Vida is that it caters to anyone – whether you’re looking to relax with your family for a weekend, or be with your friends! The music, art and films shown at the festival emphasis the theme of the enchanted landscape, creating a lovely atmosphere.

Line up includes: Wilco, The Divine Comedy, Villagers, Balthazar, Perro, Manel, and others!

Looking for the same type of atmosphere but without the loud music? Tineke Zwijgers has created an 8-day guidebook that takes you around La Gomera, in Spain.

Perhaps festivals are not really your thing… Don’t worry Favoroute has many guidebooks on Spain, guaranteed something for everyone!

How about a wine tasting guidebook that takes you through Jezer?

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