Florence + The Machine, The Chemical Brothers & more for Bilbao BBK Live 2023

It has been four years since Florence Welch passed through Bilbao BBK Live, and repeating that unforgettable moment is essential to further enhance our adoration for FLORENCE + THE MACHINE. With their new album, Dance Fever, and their timeless hits, they will once again make history on Basque soil. THE BLAZE and THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS left their mark on the festival, and that is why it was necessary to feel their electronic hits in the heart of Kobetamendi, as well as enjoy their atmospheric and bewitching live performances once again.

Every Bilbao BBK Live lineup is a sonorous exploration of the different musical styles of our planet. The folk sounds of the Manchester quartet THE LATHUMS complete the British cast in this first batch of names. The hip hop of the future is 070 SHAKE, and the group from New Jersey will bring their irrefutable Double Sided: Indie to Kobetamendi with energy and overflowing personality in a show that will be unforgettable. There is always room for exotic sounds in the festival, and in this edition they will be represented by the African Tuareg group TINARIWEN and their desert and electrifying sounds.

This journey through the different styles and origins of the artists on the lineup cannot continue without the obligatory stop at the national scene led by Santi Balmes’ band Love of Lesbian, or with special emphasis on the already solid urban scene, which will have an important representation on the festival’s schedule with the most brazen Navarrese BEN YART, the queen of the cutest sad trap ALBANY and the teenage emo trap idol ROJUU. Of course, there will be an important electro-pop presence with DELAPORTE and PLAYBACK MARACAS, traditional and electronic sounds with BAIUCA, the Murcian rock of ARDE BOGOTÁ, and the boyband COLECTIVO DA SILVA.

Basque-label artists are part of the festival’s DNA, and to that end, the avant-garde and representatives of Basque synth pop MERINA GRIS and the current benchmark of Basque urban pop BENGO could not be missing as part of the first names that make up the 2023 lineup.

It wouldn’t be Bilbao BBK Live without electronic sounds. If the festival wasn’t already known worldwide for its legendary space dedicated to Basoa dance music, it would be known for the djs and producers that complete its program each year. YOUNG MARCO, JOB JOBSE, BEN UFO, DINAMARCA, CALL SUPER, VIOLET and many more will fill both the festival’s forest and the official dance floor with the most cutting-edge sounds.

Bilbao BBK Live 2023 first poster