Bilbao BBK Livekicks off the year announcing a colossal name for its 2020 edition: Placebo. The six years since the release of Loud Like Love, their latest work to date, have seemed like an eternity, but at long last Brian Molko and Stefan Olsden’s band are back and ready to rock Kobetamendi.
Placebo join a whole host of musical stars in Bilbao from 9-11 July, including fellow headliners Kendrick Lamar, Pet Shop Boys, The Killers and Bad Bunny. Avant-pop genius FKA Twigs will make her Bilbao BBK Live debut and there’s music from Columbians Bomba Estéreo, Seattle-artist Perfume Genius, along with Caribou, Four Tet, Slowthai, Whitney, ionalee/iamamiwohami and Kelly Lee Owens.
Bilbao BBK Live’s 2020 edition also features two long-awaited reunions from Supergrass and The Rapture, Dublin band Inhalers and Australian Stella Donnelly. Add to that, leading Spanish artists Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, León Benavente, El Columpio Asesino,La Bien Querida, María José Llergo and Xabi Bandini, along with rising starsCalifato ¾, María José Llergo, Omago and Erik Urano and things are shaping up rather nicely indeed.
With the programs for electronica-oriented stages Basoa and Lasai yet to be revealed, there’s still plenty of surprises in store for the 15th edition of Bilbao BBK Live, taking place at Kobetamendi, Bilbao on the 9th, 10th, and 11th of July, 2020.
As in previous years, the festival’s campground enjoys a privileged location at the summit of Mount Arraiz, with stunning views across the city.
Tickets are on sale now at bilbaobbklive.com.