The Azkena Rock Festival 2021 roster welcomes The Offspring, Turbonegro, Los Zigarros, Drive-By Truckers, The Steepwater Band, The Wildhearts, Dewolff, and Ray Collins Hot Club.
This Friday and Saturday the 2020 edition can be enjoyed online and will include exclusive concerts, interviews, and the premier broadcast of the greatest performances from the festival’s archives.
In a press conference held today in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Azkena Rock Festival announced eight new names for its 2021 edition, among them a new festival headliner. True to the promise made weeks ago along with the announcement of the festival’s rescheduling to next year, to maintain insofar as possible a lineup that had been unanimously applauded by its fans, the ARF organization confirmed today that the following acts will remain on the bill: Drive-By Truckers, The Steepwater Band, The Wildhearts, Dewolff, and Ray Collins Hot Club. Additionally, three new names are joining the ranks: Offspring, Turbonegro, and Los Zigarros. This total of eight new confirmations, along with the previously announced Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Brian Wilson, Social Distortion, Suzi Quatro, and L7, among others, are a further sign that the 2021 ARF happening—marking its 20th anniversary—is not only going to be one of the biggest, spanning a third day, but also one of the most special and memorable for festival regulars.
Tickets for Azkena Rock Festival 2021 are on sale as of today on the festival’s website:
ARF Sofa Edition: the best of Azkena from the comfort of your couch.
After the forced postponement of the festival due to the COVID-19 health crisis, Azkena Rock Festival announced last week that it would be putting on a special online edition available to stream on the festival’s website and YouTube channel.
On Friday and Saturday, starting at 8:30 PM, we’ll be offering up 5 hours of the finest rock ‘n’ roll each night with a selection of historical concerts filmed throughout ARF’s 19 years of life—never broadcast until now. We’ll feature some of the legendary performances that have gone down on our stages which stand among the most and best remembered by festival fans, such as Turbonegro’s and The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies’ sets from the 2004 edition, and The Soundtrack of Our Lives’ 2009 show. ARF Sofa Edition will also count on exclusive concerts filmed specially for the occasion. In his press conference delivery, festival director and Last Tour CEO Alfonso Santiago emphasized the value of artists of such standing as Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley playing songs exclusively for ARF fans, also mentioning the live shows of The Steepwater Band and Dewolff, which will make viewers feel like they’re with the bands in their practice studio, a premier experience just for ARF. Top performances, anecdotes, and stories recounted by the festival’s true protagonists—artists, festivalgoers, journalists, and crew—can be enjoyed in the special section “The best of ARF 2001-2019” which will open the festival each evening. Completing the program is Rockanrollers, the film about ARF directed by Juanma Bajo Ulloa and the participation of Suzi Quatro, Fu Manchu, and L7, among others.
Attending this morning’s press conference, held via video-conference in Vitoria-Gasteiz, were the Charter Deputy of Culture and Sport of the Deputation of Alava-Araba, Ana del Val Sancho, Delegate-Councilwoman of the Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council’s Department of Education and Culture Estíbaliz Canto Llorente, and festival director Alfonso Santiago. Each of them stressed the relevance of Azkena Rock Festival as a dynamizer of culture in the city and its importance as one of the province’s touristic and economic drivers.
ARF Sofa Edition 2020
Friday 19th and Saturday 20th of July
Streaming on https://www.azkenarockfestival.com
and YouTube Live
Join in with the hashtag #AzkenaRockFestival
AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL 2021
17th, 18th, and 19th of June, 2021
PATTI SMITH AND BAND
BRIAN WILSON ft. AL JARDINE & BLONDIE CHAPLIN
FU MANCHU 30TH ANNIVERSARY
REVEREND HORTON HEAT
ROBYN HITCHCOCK & LOS DEL HUEVOS BAND
THE STEEPWATER BAND
RAY COLLINS HOT CLUB
And many more…
Passes on sale now: https://www.azkenarockfestival.com
Three-day pass: €145 + fees
Three-day pass + Camping: €160 + fees
Fourth night Camping: €15
Payment plans available