February 27, 2021

The festivals you can't miss in August | Miss Festivals Blog


It's high season in the festival calendar. And if July has been loaded with great musical dates, August was not going to be less. Here is a selection that you cannot miss during this month:

First weekend of August

Arenal Sound

Dozens of young people enjoy the pool on the second day of the welcome party of the Arenal Sound festival.


Dozens of young people enjoy the pool on the second day of the welcome party of the Arenal Sound festival. EFE

It is the festival with the most attendees in Spain and one of the most popular in the summer. It has one of the most youthful audiences of the circuit and a poster closely linked to the fashionable musical genres, programming as appropriate to major electronics, indie, pop or trap. Its location makes it a sun and beach festival and its six days of celebration in a great musical vacation.

Tsunami Xixón

This festival was chosen as the best medium format in Spain after a premiere in style. With its commitment to large international bands, it has become a benchmark in northern Spain. There concerts are held only suitable for fans of punk-rock, hardcore and metal. In total, more than 20 groups that will vibrate the Asturian territory divided into four stages: one in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Gijón, two in Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura and another in the Skatepark Cimadevilla.

  • Poster heads: The Offspring, NOFX, Kaiser Chiefs, Berri Txarrak, La M.O.D.A., Carolina Durante and Toundra
  • Dates: August 2 and 3
  • Place: Gijón
  • Price: Only day tickets left at 43 euros

Santander Music Festival

The Cantabrian capital hosts the tenth edition of its most important music festival with a very national musical assortment. It does so in a unique enclosure, the Magdalena Peninsula, and with a very special camping area, Mataleñas Beach, located near the Santander Lighthouse.

  • Poster heads: Carolina Durante, Bad Gyal, Kaiser Chiefs, Fuel Fandango and Zahara
  • Dates: August 1, 2 and 3
  • Place: Santander
  • Price: The general payment costs 65 euros plus expenses

Shikillo Festival

Shikillo Festival was born with the idea of ​​creating a space in Castilla y León that brings together music, nature and innovation through different cultural proposals. Shikillo is a party for all audiences and schedules. From the morning visitors can enjoy the wonderful natural pools of Candeleda to the rhythm of the music. When the sun goes down, the municipal soccer field hosts the festival's concerts until dawn.

  • Poster heads: Tide, Talc, Boikot, Desakato, Fyahbwoy, Narco, Gatillazo, Synkope and Hamlet
  • Dates: from July 31 to August 3
  • Place: Candeleda (Ávila)
  • Price: The ticket can be purchased from 53 euros and 63 in the case of also acquiring the pass that includes camping area

SonRías Baixas

This festival offers a perfect mix: music, beach and gastronomy. For three days, rock and world music star in this event, which this year celebrates the 17th edition. Audiovisual, music and gastronomy are the keys to a SonRías Baixas that, as always, takes place in a paradisiacal environment , with stunning beaches very close to the site. The festival is in the middle of the town of Bueu, something that is very comfortable and accessible to the 20,000 people who live it live.

  • Poster heads: The Sticker, The M.O.D.A, Boikot, Toteking and Sés
  • Dates: August 1, 2 and 3
  • Place: Bueu (Pontevedra)
  • Price: The subscription is sold for 41 euros

Carballeira de Zas

This party is one of the great events of Celtic and folk music in Spain and this year celebrates the 36th edition. This festival is located in a magnificent natural environment, a carballeira (oak) of more than 14,000 square meters in which you can enjoy a great local gastronomic offer and a necessary claim of Galician culture. It has free camping in the middle of nature

  • Poster heads: Susana Seivane, Tanxugueiras, Celtic Social Club and Baiuca
  • Dates: August 2 and 3
  • Place: Zas (A Coruña)
  • Price: The pass for two days costs 12 euros

Cinnamon Party

  • Poster heads: Bizarro Love Triangle, Mour, The Last Neighbor and DJ Coco
  • Dates: From July 31 to August 3
  • Place: Malaga
  • Price: There are only tickets available for Saturday for 35 euros

Second weekend of August

Dreambeach Villaricos

Images from the last edition of Dreambeach.


Images from the last edition of Dreambeach.

The heir festival of Creamfields Andalucía returns to the load to celebrate the most popular electronic party in Spain. Villaricos, in Cuevas de Almanzora, welcomes the thousands of attendees who come every August to this paradise located on the Almeria coast. This 2019 marks seven years with a record of sold tickets and with the certainty that will exceed 155,000 attendees last year. On this occasion, it presents the most eclectic and international programming in its history, opens up to new styles and once again challenges the technique with a stunning technical and audiovisual montage, divided into 5 scenarios.

Sonorama Ribera

It is one of the great festivals in Spain and this year celebrates its 22nd edition and does it with the usual recipe: the best names in the national indie scene. During the day the town of Aranda de Duero is full of festivals and festivals willing to enjoy the concerts held in the Plaza del Trigo and the town center. At night, the party continues on the premises, which this year has expanded its size.

  • Poster heads: Miss Caffeina, Stool, Love of Lesbian, The Vaccines, Crystal Fighters, Fangoria, Nacho Cano, Shinova, Despistaos and La Excepción
  • Dates: From August 7 to 11
  • Place: Aranda de Duero (Burgos)
  • Price: The payment is worth 75 euros plus expenses

Sunbeach Jellyfish

This festival of electronics has won the recognition of the industry, and after several years growing the Medusa is already a big one. Located on the Valencian coast, the Mediterranean and summer achieve that after six years aspire to maintain 300,000 attendees last year. Its formula: a great hotel offer, sun, beach and the most sought after names of commercial music.

  • Poster heads: Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sebastian Ingrosso, Lost Frequencies, Nicky Romero, Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, Cristian Varela, Beret, C. Tangana, Gianluca Vacchi, Juan Magan
  • Dates: August 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
  • Place: Cullera (Valencia)
  • Price: The general payment costs 92 euros plus expenses

Northwest Festival

  • Poster heads: Patti Smith and Band, The Sounds, Belako, Nathy Peluso, Los Punsetes, Joe Twilight and Soleá Morente
  • Dates: From August 6 to 11
  • Place: A Coruña
  • Price: Is free

Presto Fest

  • Poster heads: Airbag, Joe Twilight, The Parrots, Nettle, Australian Blonde, Cupid and Cala Vento
  • Dates: From August 8 to 11
  • Place: Xedré (Asturias)
  • Price: 50 euros

Third weekend of August

No Without Music

Attendees at No No Music in 2017.


Attendees at No No Music in 2017.

Cooltural Fest

  • Poster heads: Vetusta Morla, Dorian, Miss Caffeina, Viva Sweden, Second, Zahara, Elephants, Carolina During, Depedro and The Swing Killer
  • Dates: August 15, 16, 17 and 18
  • Place: Almeria
  • Price: The subscription is sold for 49 euros plus expenses

Rototom Sunsplash

This reggae macro festival is a benchmark of the genre in Europe and this year celebrates the 26th edition for a week. El Levante welcomes 200 artists in its cartel and 220,000 spectators, being an indispensable event of the national festive circuit. This event shows its commitment to equality and sustainability and has countless parallel activities for the whole family.

  • Poster heads: Ziggy Marley, Chronixx, Morgan Heritage, Culture ft Kenyatta Hill, Bushman and Busy Signal
  • Dates: From August 16 to 22
  • Place: Benicàssim
  • Price: The payment for seven days is worth 190 euros and 230 with camping

Fourth weekend of August

Flamenco on Fire

The audience of Flamenco on Fire.


The audience of Flamenco on Fire.

Phe Festival

The Canary Islands have been hosting this independent event in the north of Tenerife for four years. The Phe Festival is a summer event that has a varied program that integrates cinema, fashion or gastronomy in the most desired summer islands.

  • Poster heads: Depedro, Los Punsetes, Arizona Baby, We Are Scientist, Angel Stanich, Delaporte, Mueveloreina and Carolina During
  • Dates: August 23 and 24
  • Place: Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife)
  • Price: 40 euros

DGTL Barcelona

  • Poster heads: Jeff Mills, Dubfire + Tiga + Seth Troxler, Tale of Us, DJ Harvey, Axel Boman, Mano Le Tough, Chris Liebing, Marco Carola and Paco Osuna
  • Dates: August 23 and 24
  • Place: Barcelona
  • Price: The subscription costs 104 euros

5th weekend of August

Nocturama Sevilla

Images of the Nocturama concerts.


Images of the Nocturama concerts.

Giant Festival

The sixth edition of this musical event once again focuses on the best indie, rock and pop artists of the moment in Spain. It has a total of five stages, one of them in the city center, camping area and a children's space. Its date coincides with the end of the holiday for many, being an essential date to say goodbye to the summer in a big way.

  • Poster heads: Rozalen, Rayden, Cooper, Sidecars, Zahara, Carlos Sadness, We are Scientists, The Red Room and Second
  • Dates: from August 29 to 31
  • Place: Athletics Tracks Fuente de la Niña de Guadalajara
  • Price: 40 euros

MUWI La Rioja Fest

  • Poster heads: Honey, Iván Ferreiro, Viva Sweden, Delafé, Delaporte, Ángel Stanich, Hidrogenesse and White Russians
  • Dates: from September 29 to 1
  • Place: Franco-Spanish wineries of Logroño
  • Price: 48 euros

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