In the summer, Valencia isn’t just about urban tourism, days on the beach and delicious food. There are also music festivals happening in some of the most beautiful corners of the region. It’s a good opportunity to learn Spanish while listening to music and talking to friends. Do you want to know more about the summer music festivals in Valencia?
If you’re studying Spanish in Spain or you decided to take Spanish classes in Valencia during the summer you should know that beside books and classes it’s also important to have fun. There’s time for all of it! And music is a good opportunity for that. Not only because with music you are going to have a great time, spend some unforgettable days and have unique experiences, but also because you can practice your Spanish while talking to friends or new people, and you will learn Spanish while listening to music. Here you can find some of the most famous summer music festivals in Valencia. Let the music begin!
This year the Festival Internacional de Benicássim is goingt to celebrate its 20th anniversary. It has already become one of the main summer festivals and an indispensable music festival in Europe.
It takes place between the 16th and the 19th of July on the beach of Benicássim which is only 100 km away and about one hour by car. On its website you can find all the information related to the summer music festival which this year is hosting international stars such as Blur, Portishead, The Prodigy and Florence and the Machine. Price: from 45 euros.
– Low Festival
It´s one of the most recent summer music festivals of the region of Valencia but also one of the most multitudinous. It has been a great success for one of the touristic capitals of the region, Benidorm. Situated in the province of Alicante, at about 140 km from Valencia and about 1 hour by car (in all cases there are trains and buses to reach all the different festivals). In the program of the Low Festival you’ll find Spanish Indie music, and also Brit-pop. It takes place between the 24th and the 26th of July and this year it’s hosting the following musicians: Kasabian, The Libertines, Yelle, The Drums, Foals, The Raveonettes, Los Enemigos, Corizonas, Dorian, Los Punsetes, Supersubmarina, Delafé y las Flores Azules, Grupo de Expertos Solynieve… Price: form 38 euros.
– Rototom Sunplash
In summer Benicássem is the captital of music in the region of Valencia. A great idea to learn Spanish and participate in language exchanges with people from allover the world and from different parts of Spain. It takes place from the 15th to the 22th of August on the same beach as the International Festival of Benicássim. In this case the main types of music are Reggae and world music. This year Rototom Sunsplash counts musicians like Major Lazer, Barrington Levy or Bunny Walker under its guests Price: from 32 euros.
– Iboga Summer Festival
Near to Gandía, in the village of Tavernes de la Valdigna on the cost you will find the Iboga Festival. The Iboga Summer Festival takes place from the 23th to the 25th of July and the types of music you can find are Ska, Swing or Balkan. It’s all about alternative music with singers as famous as Gentleman & The Evolution, Babylon Circus, Asian Dub Foundation, Fanfare Ciocarlia or Talco.
Tavernes de la Valldigna is only 60 km form Valencia and you can go there by train (local train RENFE). Price: from 25 euros.
– Arenal Sound
In the province of Castellón, at hardly one hour from Valencia, you will find Burriana. A lovely village on the cost which celebrates one of the oldest summer music festivals of the region of Valencia. Learn Spanish while singing its songs from the 28th of July to the 6th of August. It’s all about Rock, Electronic and Indie music. You can buy your tickets and find more information about the festival HERE, on its website.
– Leyendas del rock
And for the hardest boys and girls, we have the most famous rock festival of the region of Valencia. Leyendas del Rock takes place in Villena, in the province of Alicante from the 5th to the 9th of august. This summer music festival in Valencia reunites not just fans of rock music but also of heavy metal. For this year, they have artists such as Within Temptation, Los Suaves, Sabaton, Warcry, The Darkness or Sober. Villena is situated at 126 km from Valencia, so why would’t you go there to spend some days and to get to know this famous village of Alicante? Price: from 65 euros.