They join previously announced acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine, The Chemical Brothers, 070 Shake, Dry Cleaning and The Murder Capital. Check out the updated lineup poster below. You can purchase tickets here.
Nuevos nombres 🌲 18 more artist you shouldn´t miss at #bilbaobbklive Phoenix, M83, Fever Ray, IDLES, Jamie xx, DUKI, Amaia and many more…
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— Bilbao BBK Live (@bilbaobbklive) December 15, 2022
This year’s edition of Bilbao BBK marked the festival’s return after being cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
Phoenix’s recent album ‘Alpha Zulu’ received a four-star review in NME which described it as “refusing to stand on ceremony with their surroundings; they appreciate the scale, but never abandon their character. It’s like wandering the halls of the band’s own personal gallery, a stroll through time, and a chance to see some of their most glistening pieces yet up close.”
Elsewhere, IDLES recently spoke to NME about their debut album ‘Brutalism’ on its five-year anniversary.
Frontman Joe Talbot discussed how the album helped him find his voice as a songwriter adding: “The violence within me wasn’t something I wanted to admit. I didn’t want to admit to being an intimidating human, or to being aggressive: I wanted to be seen as something else. Once I got that out, I realised that with my love comes aggression. I’m a very loving man, and I’m very kind-hearted and gentle-minded. But I’m just violently spirited as well.”