Andalucia hosts hundreds of festivals every year. Many are held in the summer. After cancelling many festivals in 2020 and 2021, 2023 has been contrastingly a busy year. Organisers publish dates for festivals earlier, and people are eager to party.

Festivals of all genres are held, from classical to flamenco, and include rock, pop, jazz, indie, blues, folk and even indie. Those that offer jazz, flamenco or classical music are long-established festivals, but others, such as those with pop and dance, are relatively new.

This page overviews some of the most important festivals and series of concerts held around the same dates every year. Many other concerts, including summer series and one-off concerts, take place in every town and village. It is impossible to list them all.

1001 Musicas – Generalife Gardens in Granada – 2nd to 22nd September

The second series of concerts was held in 2023 in the Generalife Gardens, part of the Alhambra Palace monument. Elvis Costello performed on September 2nd, followed by Luz Casal, Ara Malikian, Andres Camaro, and Ara Malikian. Local rockers 091 will perform on the 15th and Pablo Lopez on the 16th. British rockers Suede will play on the 22 September. Rafael will close out the 2023 concert season on the 23rd. Bob Dylan played a sold-out night in Granada on 13 June 2023 as part of his world tour from 2021-2024. The set list was based on his 39th studio album, “Rough and Rowdy Ways”.

1001 músicas para ouvir antes de morrer

Pulpop Festival, Roquetas de Mar, Almeria

Pop and Rock Music Festival in Roquetas de Mar, near Almeria City. On Friday and Saturday evenings in early September. The first edition took place in 2004. Almeria and El Ejido are provided with free entrance and a bus. The focus is on young bands, and there’s a contest for the bands. 2017 line-up included Friday; Galaxina, Corizonas, Wi Bouz (Almeria), J. J. Sprondel (Malaga), and Gentleman Clef (Madrid). Saturday: Leon Benavente (Watford UK), The Spitfires, Novedades Carminha (UK), Sonograma, Airbag and Copa Turbo. The Primitives (UK), headlined the 2018 dates of the 6th and 7th of July. Cala Vento (2019) played on the 5th and 6th of July. Venue is Roquetas del Mar Bullring. Entrance is free. The 2020 event was postponed and then cancelled. The dates for 2022 were 2nd and the 3rd of September. The 2023 edition (8th & 9th September) featured the Waterboys, supported by the finalists of the bands’ competition: Triangulo de Amor Bizarro (Triangle de Amor Bizarro), Los estanques (Los estanques), Le Boom, Marsella, and Lepanto. or

Festival Pulpop 2018 - Cartel, Entradas y Horarios

Andalucia Big Festival

Mad Cool, the organizers of Andalucia Big Festival 2022, announced on 4 April 2023 that a second edition will not occur in 2023. Juan Marin, a former Andalucia Tourism Councillor, announced the inaugural event on 7 April 2022. He stated that the event’s economic benefits would exceed 25m EUR. Mad Cool stated that a change of administration caused a delay in the negotiations for the second edition. “Negotiations will resume with the Junta de Andalucia after Easter, along with the Malaga City Council, the Diputacion of Malaga, and the Junta de Andalucia.” More information and report of the 2022 edition.

Andalucía Big Festival 2022 Tickets Lineup | 8 - 10 Sep | Málaga, Spain

La Bienal de Flamenco, Sevilla

Bienal de flamenco is held in Seville in every even-numbered year (2020,2022,2024). In its 22nd edition, the most important flamenco event in the world took place in Seville every other year, on even-numbered years (2020,2022, 2024). It featured the best artists and dance troupes from Spain and the rest of the world. The festival lasted for three weeks, from early September to the end of October. Our blog on the 2014 edition is available. Dates for the last two years were from 7th August 2020 to 4th Oct 2020 and 8th September to 1st October 2022.

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La Bienal de Flamenco, Malaga

Malaga hosts its Flamenco Bienal every odd-numbered year (2019, 2020, 2021, 2023, 2025) between February and September. The 6th edition of the Flamenco Bienal ran from 3 April to 14 September in 2019 with around 50 events. The festival will run from 29th April until 27th May 2023, with 50 events in the city.

VII Bienal de Arte Flamenco de Málaga - Expoflamenco

Granada Sound – 15th and 16th of September 2023

A major music festival was held in late September in Granada, Spain. Pop, rock, and flamenco fusion with established national artists. The venue has two stages for seamless transitions from 17.00 until 03.00.

In 2012, the festival was launched as a one-day event called “Alhambra Sound”. In 2015, it was renamed Granada Sound and became a 2-day festival. In 2019, artists included Vetusta, Morla, Ivan Ferreiro and Second. In 2016, the line-up featured The Ting Tings. A. (La Maravillosa Orquesta del Alcohol), Carlos Sadness, Full Manuel, Angel Stanich, Sr Chinarro, Arizona Baby, Carmen Boza, Mucho Modelo de Respuesta Polar, Los News, EME. The 2020 edition was not held. The 2021 edition took place on 5th and 6th of November. 2021 artists included Sienna Full, Xoel, Xoel, LaModa Vientiuno Varry Brava Viva Suecia We are not DJs Siloe Tu Otra Bonita La Habitacion roja Amatria Santero y los Muchachos Shinova Vetusa Morla Elyella. The 2022 edition took place on the 16th and 17th of September 2021 with Lori Meyers as the headliner, Rigoberta Bandini Dorian Miss Caffeina Zahara Ginebras La La Love You.

The Granada Sound Festival venue is Paseo del Cortijo del Conde, a large empty plot in an industrial estate northwest of the city centre off the N-432. The festival shuttle bus is available from Granada for 6EUR unlimited trips. There are coaches from Madrid, Valencia, Cadiz Murcia Sevilla and other cities.

In 2023, Vetusa Morla will be supported by Ivan Ferreiro and Veintiuno. Tickets are on sale from Oct 2022. General entrance tickets cost 25EUR, and VIP tickets cost 45EUR.

Granada Sound 2015 | Cartel, entradas, horarios, noticias, abonos y hoteles

San Pedro Rock – Sat 16th September 2023

San Pedro, Marbella will host a local festival on Saturday, 16th September 2023, at 17.00 hours in Parque de los Tres Jardines. The festival is family-friendly and offers a kid’s area. Pointed Sticks, a Canadian pop punk band, headlines the show after completing a twenty-night tour of Germany and Spain. Five local bands will be supporting them: Desamparados en Guirilandia (regulars at Louis Louis Estepona), Natura, Radement and Rata Pendon, plus Los Chicos, a Madrid-based group. Last year, the park was visited by about 1,000 music lovers and curious locals. The park has a variety of beer and drinks stalls, but there are few food stalls. The single stage is a bit slow to change, giving the audience plenty of time to chat. The local Rock Festival has a pedigree that can be attributed to the local musician Pepechapman. The event took place at many different locations and times before 2022.

Pointed Sticks from Vancouver is a punk/new-wave band that was formed in 1978. They were the first Canadian group to be signed by Stiff Records. The five-member band is known for its fast, melodic pop songs and their liberal use of harmony. The band has released three albums since 1980, 2009, and 2015. Its name is derived from a Monty Python sketch, “Self-Defence Against Fresh Fruit”. In June 2015, Pointed Sticks performed at benefit concerts on Vancouver Island.
The line-up for the 2022 edition (24th Sept 2022) was led by UK band The Godfathers, supported by local acts Riatore Lucifer Star Machine Rockinger Z, Doctor Fausto Reator and Lost Bullets. San Pedro Rock 2022’s closing night DJ was the innovative and talented duo ‘WE ARE NOT DJ’S. In the 2019 pre-COVID edition, Danza Invisible was supported by Denyse y Los Histericos (Denyse & los Histericos), Irae (Crude Rock), Tres en Rallla, and Samper Beat.