Arcade Fire and Foals are announced to headline Bilbao BBK Live 2016

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Bilbao BBK Live are excited to welcome Arcade Fire to the 2016 festival line-up, one of only two European shows they will play this summer.

Bilbao BBK Live are proud to expand on their 2016 line-up, welcoming Arcade Fire for an exclusive festival performance, one of only two European dates the Canadian band will play this year! British five piece Foals also headline, bolstering an already impressive bill that features acts including Pixies, M83, New Order, Hot Chip, Years & Years, Courtney Barnett and Wolf Alice.

Since their inception in 2001, Canada’s Arcade Fire have established themselves as true outsider champions. Straddling genres from dark, baroque pop and art rock through to modern disco and having worked with a cast of collaborators including LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy and the late, great David Bowie, there isn’t another band on the earth quite like them. The group’s incredible, multi-instrumental live show is sure to take festival goers on an amazing journey as they step up to headline Bilbao BBK Live as one of only two European shows in 2016.

From debut LP Antidotes through to last year’s storming fourth album What Went Down, Foals are a band who have gone from strength to strength. Having established themselves as one of the world’s most incendiary live acts and graduated from small club shows to bonafide main stage stars, the electrifying rock quintet are not to be missed when they grace the stage of this year's Bilbao BBK Live.

With many more artists still to be announced, 2016 is guaranteed to be a huge year for Bilbao BBK Live’s 11th edition, which is set to welcome 40,000 revellers to the stunning Basque Country. Taking place from the 7-9 July, the festival combines breath-taking views of the city from Kobetamendi Hill and beautiful golden sandy beaches with an unrivaled musical lineup boasting some of the most exciting emerging and celebrated artists internationally. Tickets, priced at £69.00 + bf are available now at

Published on 26 January 2016 by Ben Robinson

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