Over 40 performances spread across 5 stages throughout the festival’s 2 days, most of them exclusive performances in Spain

Azkena Rock Festival is all set to celebrate its 18th edition next 21st and 22nd of June in Vitoria-Gasteiz.  The festival is revving its engines in anticipation of a mind-blowing roster of artists headlined by Wilco, icons of American rock; rockabilly legends Stray Cats; The B-52s on their farewell tour; The Cult, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their most legendary album, Sonic Temple; Tesla, 10 years after their last Spanish tour and the only chance to see them this year; supergroup Deadland Ritual, featuring musicians from Black Sabbath, Apocalyptica, and Guns N’ Roses; Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, with a repertoire consisting solely of Pantera covers; The Living End, one of the great Australian bands of recent decades; the legendary Meat Puppets; Corrosion of Conformity, celebrating their most iconic album’s 25th anniversary; all of the aforementioned exclusive performances; Neko Case, one of the most relevant contemporary female singer-songwriters; Tropical Fuck Storm, all the rage at the moment; and the most primitive of rock and roll going down at Trashville, with Blind Rage & Violence, Los Torontos, and Pussycat & the Dirty Johnsons; and so on to a total of 44 artists performing on 5 stages on the festivalgrounds and one in town over the course of the festival’s two days.  

The party will get underway each morning at the Virgen Blanca plaza with free shows by Tami Neilson on Friday and Danny & the Champions of the World on Saturday, part of a yearly tradition in which the city is immersed in the festival spirit and the plaza becomes mingling ground for festivalgoers and Vitoria-Gasteiz residents.  The doors of Mendizabala, the festivalgrounds, will open each day at 5:00pm.  Not only the best live music will be filling the air there; the motorcycles of Wall of Death will also be heard to roar at the Azkena Rock Festival once again, to the beat of the wildest rock in four daily sessions.  Also, Trashville is bringing back Mexican extreme fighting, a spectacle of holds and acrobatics with fearsome masked luchadores and luchadoras in three daily matches.  For logistic reasons some Trashville timetables have had to be slightly modified.  

Wristband pickup
To access the festival attendees must trade in their day pass or multi-day pass for the festival wristband.  Starting Thursday, festivalgoers can pick up their wristband at the ticket booths on the festivalgrounds between the hours of 5:00pm and 10:00pm (Thursday) and 3:00pm and 2:00am (Friday and Saturday).  There will also be a wristband pickup station downtown, at the Virgen Blanca plaza where the free concerts will take place, open on Friday and Saturday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

2020 Ticket
The first tickets for the 2020 edition will go on sale at an exclusive reduced rate at the festival and the Virgen Blanca ticket station.

School of rock
Throughout its 18 years of existence, the Azkena Rock Festival has been an inter-generational commons, a school of rock to which music lovers bring their progeny, and, aware of that reality, the festival takes it upon itself to facilitate that cultural heritage and the enjoyment of the experience as a family with a special family access point at the festivalground entrances and by granting free access to minors under the age of 14.  We remind you that legal guardians of all minors under 16 must fill out a permission form online or at the ticket booth.

Camping
The nearest lodging to the festival is definitely its campsite, located just meters from the entrance.  This service not only offers the usual pitch plots, but also ‘glamping’ for those who’ve traveled far and prefer to arrive to a pitched tent, made bed, and even, as a novelty this year, capsule chambers.

Food trucks
The festival will also feature an exquisite and thoughtful battery of food trucks, with victuals catering to all tastes and diets including vegetarian and celiac alternatives, as well as sugar- and alcohol-free beverages.

Again this edition, the cups are recyclable and reusable in keeping with the festival’s commitment to sustainability.

Yet another year the festival would like to thank all the sponsors for their support.  Without their involvement it would not have been possible to hit the development and growth targets for this edition of the Azkena Rock Festival.

Press kit

AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL
21st and 22nd of June, 2019
Mendizabala. Vitoria-Gasteiz

Friday 21

God
5:30pm MICKY & THE BUZZ
7:15pm THE LIVING END
9:45pm STRAY CATS
12:40am THE B-52S

Respect
6:20pm SURFBORT
8:35pm DEADLAND RITUAL
12:20pm BLACKBERRY SMOKE
02:00am GLASSJAW

Love
6:00pm GIANTE
7:15pm INGLORIOUS
8:45pm LUCERO
11:15pm TROPICAL FUCK STORM
02:00am THE HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION

Trashville-Trash a go-go!
18:40 DOLLAR BILL & HIS ONE MAN BAND
20:10 THE CHEATING HEARTS
22:15 LOS DUQUES DE MONTERREY
01:00 BLIND RAGE & VIOLENCE
03:00 DJ BOP HOP
04:45 CRISTINA SANDALIA

Trashville- Rat Hole
6:30pm LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
8:30pm LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
11:30pm LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
02:15am LAURA PREMINGER
04:15am DJ SEÑOR LOBO

Wall of Death
5:15pm
10:00pm
12:40am
03:00am

Saturday 22
God
5:30pm OUTGRAVITY
7:15pm TESLA
9:45pm WILCO
12:35am THE CULT ‘A SONIC TEMPLE’

Respect
6:20pm MT. JOY
8:35pm NEKO CASE
11:20pm GANG OF FOUR
02:10am PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS

Love
6:00pm GARBAYO
7:15pm MEAT PUPPETS
8:45pm CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
11:15pm MORGAN
02:10am STARCRAWLER

Trashville- Trash a Go-Go!
18:40 THE COURETTES
20:10 DEADBEATZ
22:15 LOS TORONTOS
03:00 PUSSYCAT & THE DIRTY JOHNSONS
03:00 DEBORAH DEVOBOT
04:45 WOLF-A DJ

Trashville- Rat Hole
6:30pm LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
8:30pm LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
11:30pm LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
02:15am DJ ARBIS vs DJ GAUTXOS
04:15am HOLY CUERVO DJS

Wall of Death
5:15pm
10:00pm
12:40am
03:00am

Multi-day pass:  €120
Multi-day pass + Camping:  €130
Day pass:  €65

Ticket saleshttps://www.azkenarockfestival.com/es/tickets-festival/