Worldwide music festival guide • Spain and Portugal
Plan a musical odyssey with Time Out’s global guide to music festivals – the best line-ups, sonic fields and destination fests in Spain, Portugal and around the world
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As mega-festivals such as Benicàssim continue to draw crowds by the beachload, in Spain smaller-scale events are popping up along the coast and further inland, each confidently boasting a USP – whether a desert location (Monegros Desert Festival) or a special emphasis on Basque artists (Bilbao BBK Live). Portugal puts in its two cents' worth with Optimus Alive, a vast yet pleasantly mellow party in the heart of Lisbon. Wherever you end up, you stand to have a lot of fun indeed – as long as you can stand the heat.