Bilbao BBK has just unveiled the first two headliners for the 2018 festival: critically acclaimed The XX and Gorillaz. The festival will take place on Bilbao’s Kobetamendi Mountain in the heart of the Basque Country. Thousands of festival goers will be in attendance to witness a weekend spectacle of incredible music from 12-14 July, 2018.
The fascinating trajectory of London trio The xx began with the release of their debut album “xx” in 2009 via Young Turks/XL. What followed was a meteoric rise, which saw the band tour the world, headline festivals and be awarded the prestigious Mercury Prize. Since then they’ve produced two further records, including their last album “I See You” (2017) which reached number 1 in the UK and other European countries. Bilbao BBK Live will be an exclusive performance in Spain and Portugal.
Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s Gorillaz, the world’s most successful virtual band, will return to Bilbao BBK Live in 2018! The group released their much anticipated new album “Humanz” this year which received widespread critical acclaim reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K album charts respectively, and topping the iTunes chart in 60 plus countries around the world. On HUMANZ Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D are – as always – joined by an impressive line-up of featured artists including Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, Vince Staples, Popcaan, and Kali Uchis – and sees Gorillaz pushing boundaries once again.
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