Until 2 a.m. on Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 April.
The musical offering at basque FEST brings together the traditional and the modern and a broad range of styles. The programme includesunique performances designed for the festival from great Basque musicians such as Niko Etxart, Oreka TX and Kalakan, as well as hugely successful and well-known artists such as the singer-songwriter Izaro. The line-up combines the traditional sounds of the txistu (fipple flute), txirula (flute), alboka (single-reed woodwind instrument) and txalaparta (idiophone) with the electric Basque Fest Rock City, atmospheric jazz and mixes from DJs.FIND OUT MORE
basque FEST is a window on the history and traditions of the Basque Country; its language, dances, trades, artists, customs… A unique opportunity to enjoy shows that are rarely seen outside their home towns, to see the traditional attire of Basque folklore and to enjoy the beauty of their rhythms. If you want to understand the history of the town in an entertaining way, don’t miss out on the dramatised tours by the “Anfitriones de Bilbao” (Bilbao Hosts).FIND OUT MORE
The seventh art with the Basque hallmark. Cinema “made in the Basque Country” has always had a characteristic essence. The BBK Hall is the setting that will host the new section of the basque FEST: CINEMA. The film “Gernika” by Koldo Serra, who is from Bilbao, is the film that will open this new area for the festival.FIND OUT MORE
Herri Kirolak strong man competitions and traditional sports represent one of the most characteristic images of the Basque identity. basque FEST offers the opportunity to watch live the harrijasotzailes (stone lifters) who can lift giant stones and the aizkolaris (log-choppers) who can masterfully chop tree trunks with an axe, and to enjoy the internationally renowned sport of Basque pelota. Arenal in Bilbao will be the stage for workshops and the aforementioned sporting challenges that bring together strength, ability and tradition.FIND OUT MORE
basque FEST offers its visitors products from the tourist destinations represented in Txoko Gourmet in Bilbao´s Arenal. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase the best specialities of Basque gastronomy. The shopping is supplemented by the exquisite food available in the traditional markets and the Km0 proposal of “Gure Lurreko Merkatua”. Arenal will also be the setting for the Eskutartie Spring Handicrafts Fair, which offers pieces created using traditional arts and techniques, and the Sunday flower market.FIND OUT MORE
Txoko Gourmet, held at Bilbao’s Arenal, allows you to take an unforgettable food and wine journey through the Basque tourist regions.
You will findthree proposals to enjoy:
– EXPRESS TASTINGS
– COOKING WORKSHOPS
– TOURIST INFORMATION and BASQUE DESTINATIONS