The Best Concerts and Music Festivals in Spain to Book for 2022

Music fans rejoice, because after 2 years of cancellations and uncertainty, many concerts and music festivals are returning to Spain for 2022.

You can expect to see some of the world’s biggest acts returning to the country, including the Foo Fighters, the Artic Monkeys, and Alicia Keys. Now is the perfect time to start researching the line-ups of your favourite festivals, and get your tickets booked. Here’s everything you need to know:

What Will the Covid Requirements Be?

The coronavirus situation in Spain is very fluid and changing constantly. The requirements for concerts and festivals taking place later in the year are likely to be very different to the requirements for attending a concert this month. Currently, you are required to wear masks both in indoor and outdoor public spaces in Spain (the outdoor regulation applies to locations where distance can’t be maintained between individuals, such as concert or festival environments). You should, therefore, expect that you may be wearing a mask throughout your concert. You may also be required to show a covid certificate, depending on the regulations in the region where you reside.

It’s worth noting that, because the covid pandemic is so changeable, it cannot be guaranteed that any concert or festival will be able to go ahead: check the refund or rescheduling policy before you book your tickets, and look on the official website for you event before you travel to the venue.

The Cala Mijas Music Festival

If you want to enjoy great music without travelling a great distance, then consider the Cala Mijas music festival will take place in Cala Mijas between 1-3 September 2022. An exceptional line up has already been announced, featuring internationally acclaimed artists such as the Artic Monkeys and Liam Gallagher who will be headlining the event. Other notable performers attending the event include Kraftwerk, Blossoms, and Bonobo. Tickets are already available, either for the day of for the whole weekend, with a ticket to the whole three-day event costing 139 euros.

If you’re not local to the Costa del Sol then you can turn your trip into a holiday, as camping packages are available at the event. Affordable camping spots are available for 25 euros for the whole event (simply bring your own tent and choose a set up that best suits you), alternatively, glamping packages are also available where everything is done for you: all you need to bring is yourself! Cala Mijas is a beautiful cove offering an old-style town full of rustic charm and a huge expanse of sandy beach: ideal for combining a passion for music with a beach-front holiday.

A Full List of Other Notable Events

If you’re looking to travel a little further afield, or don’t care how far you have to go to see your favourite artist, then here is a full list of some of the other concerts and music festivals taking place in Spain in 2022. There’s no better time to make your plans and buy your tickets:

January

Benidorm Fest (Benidorm)

February

Bryan Adams (Madrid and Barcelona)

The Lumineers (Madrid)

André Rieu (Madrid and Barcelona)

Harry Styles (Madrid)

March

Franz Ferdinand (Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao)

Van Morrison (Madrid)

POPFEST (Madrid)

Band of Horses (Barcelona and Madrid)

The 1975 (Madrid and Barcelona)

Idels (Bilbao, Barcelona and Madrid)

Texas (Madrid)

April

Evanescence (Madrid)

Maluma (Madrid)

Counting Crows (Barcelona, Madrid and Bilbao)

EELS (Barcelona, Vigo and Madrid)

May

Shawn Mendes (Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao)

Warm Up festival (Murcia)

Puro Reggaeton Festival (Madrid)

June

Dua Lipa (Barcelona and Madrid)

Marc Anthony (several cities)

Aerosmith (Madrid)

Andrés Calamaro (Madrid)

Alejandro Sanz (several cities)

Alicia Keys (Madrid and Barcelona)

Foo Fighters (Madrid and Valencia)

Red Hot Chili Peppers (Seville and Barcelona)

Primavera Sound (Barcelona) – Massive Attack, The Strokes, Gorillaz

Sónar (Barcelona) – Bonobo, Moderat, The Chemical Brothers

Azkena Rock Festival (Vitoria-Gasteiz) – Patti Smith and Band, The Offspring, Suzi Quatro

Guns N’ Roses (Seville)

FIB Benicàssim – Kasbian, Justice and Two Door

Festival Jardins Pedralbes (Barcelona) – Patti Smith, Madness, James Blunt and Nile Rodgers

Love the 90’s festival (Madrid) – Alexia, Snap!, 2 Unlimited, Jenny from Ace of Base

July

Alejandro Fernández (Madrid, A Coruña, Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

Mad Cool Festival (Madrid) – Metallica, Florence & The Machine, Kings of Leon

Viña Rock (Madrid) – Zoo, Mafalda, Little Pepe

BBK Live (Bilbao) – Placebo, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys

Big Sound Festival (Valencia) – Nicky Jam, Bad Gyal, Lola Índigo

Queen and Adam Lambert (Madrid)

Iron Maiden (Barcelona)

August

Enrique Bunbury (various)

Sonorama (Aranda del Duero)

Arenal Sound (Castellón) – C. Tanga, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Jaime Lorente

Limp Bizkit (Madrid)

September

La Cala De Mijas music festival (málaga)

D-Code festival (Madrid) –

Ara Malikian (Madrid)

Michael Kiwanuka (Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid and Vigo)

Morat (Barcelona, Madrid, La Rioja and Bilbao)

October

The Weeknd (Madrid and Barcelona)

Swedish House Mafia (Madrid)

November

The Cure (Madrid and Barcelona)

Bon Iver (Barcelona, Madrid

December

Joan Manuel Serrat (Madrid)

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