All About BBF Barcelona Beach Festival

April 22, 2022
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Hardwell performing at BBF Barcelona Beach Festival | © Hara Armosl / Flickr

Barcelona, Spain


XXL – 50k+



International, Casual, Live Music

8 – 24h

BBF Barcelona Beach Festival is one of the largest EDM festivals in Spain. 

The festival originated in 2014, created by Pino Sagliocco, head concert promoter at Live Nation, which backs the festival.

Held annually in July at Platja del Fòrum, a sunny beach to the north-east of Barcelona, the live music festival takes beach parties to a whole new level.

BBF Barcelona Beach Festival is home to all things electronic music, ranging from trance to big room house. It’s one of the best places to meet fellow EDM lovers, dance music fans, and international ravers.

Hosting more than 70,000 people every year, BBF Barcelona Beach Festival is one of the most highly anticipated mega festivals in Spain. Besides its star-studded lineup, its beach location offers stunning sea views and it also is accessible from the city center.

BBF Barcelona Beach Festival 2022’s edition date is 2nd July, 2022. Go get your BBF Barcelona Beach Festival tickets on Soundclub, the social app for live music experiences covering +2,000 international festivals.

BBF Barcelona Beach Festival lineup will include +20 artists. Among BBF Barcelona Beach Festival headliners to look for we can find Marshmello, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo, and Vini Vici.

Here’s everything you need to know about the BBF Barcelona Beach Festival.

A glimpse into BBF Barcelona Beach Festival 2019  | © Es LiveNation / Youtube

1. BBF Barcelona Beach Festival started in 2014

Highlights from BBF Barcelona Beach Festival 2014 | © Es LiveNation / Youtube

BBF Barcelona Beach Festival kicked things off with their inaugural event, back in July, 2014. The festival took place at Platja del Fòrum, which has continued to be the only grounds the festival took place on throughout the years.

When it comes to line-ups, the 2014 festival edition showcased an impressive roster of local DJs. Performers included seasoned producer Juan Magán, and Brian Cross, who once was a resident DJ for Privilege Ibiza.

The festival wouldn’t be complete without featuring some of the biggest names in the EDM music scene. Making their BBF Barcelona Beach Festival the stage was rocked by electronic music legends, such as David Guetta, Avicii, and Steve Angello.

2. Live Nation organized BBF Barcelona Beach Festival

Live Nation is a leading entertainment company that has brought some of the most in-demand festivals to life. Whether it’s Lollapalooza in Sweden or Download Festival in the UK, Live Nation has a stellar reputation when it comes to organizing music festivals

BBF Barcelona Beach Festival is one of the many events backed by Live Nation. As the brainchild of Pino Sagliocco, Live Nation’s head concert promoter, the festival aims to bring together the best of electronic music on the same stage.

Alesso conquering the stage during BBF Barcelona Beach Festival | © @BarcelonaBeachFestivalBBF / Facebook

3. Platja del Fòrum is the home of BBF Barcelona Beach Festival

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Festival-goers gathering around to party at Platja del Fòrum | © @BarcelonaBeachFestivalBBF / Facebook

Platja del Fòrum is a beach situated north of Barcelona, just right next to the Port Fòrum marina. Only a 16-minute drive from the Barcelona City Center, the location is easily accessible by car.

The beach serves as a prime location thanks to its sea views, making it a cool and breezy backdrop for summer music festivals.

With a massive beach space, the BBF Barcelona Beach Festival has been able to welcome more than 70,000 visitors annually.

4. Award-winning DJs have rocked the BBF Barcelona Beach Festival stage

Martin Garrix wowing the crowds with his sick beats | © Y-edm-S / Youtube

Since its first event in 2014, BBF Barcelona Beach Festival has continued to bring the best of the best in all things electronic.

Throughout the years, the festival has witnessed award-winning DJs conquer the stage. From Best Breakthrough DJ Martin Garrix to Best Breakthrough Artist Alan Walker, the festival is constantly adding major artists to its lineup.

5. Some DJs played at BBF Barcelona Beach Festival more than once

Hardwell going hard at Barcelona Beach Festival 2016 | © Inowi / Youtube

Throughout the festival’s seven year-history, a couple of DJs have made repeat visits to BBF Barcelona Beach Festival. Artists like Hardwell and Axwell / Ingrosso have played in the festival for three years in a row from 2015-2017.

Meanwhile, David Guetta played four times from 2014-2016 and in 2018. The same goes for Armin van Buuren, who took the festival’s stage for four consecutive years, from 2017-2020.

If you missed your favorite DJ during a certain year, chances are they might come back to BBF Barcelona Beach Festival again in the future (fingers crossed!).

6. There are different kinds of tickets available

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Check out the food trucks at Barcelona Beach Festival | ©

Does the sound of this festival sound tempting yet? BBF Barcelona Beach Festival features two different types of tickets General Admission and Premium ticket. 

The General Admission ticket will get you access to the site. On top of that, you are also going to receive credits – make use of them at the bar

If you choose to go the premium way, you’ll receive direct site access, exclusive bathrooms, and a designated area near the stage. And if you’re feeling hungry in between DJ sets you can head to the food and drink bars for a quick meal.

7. You can treat yourself to exclusive VIP service

What’s a festival without its fancy VIP experience? BBF Barcelona Beach Festival’s VIP ticket not only gets you the perks available in the Premium ticket – you’ll also receive VIP hospitality, stage and backstage experiences.

With VIP, you’ve pretty much won the lottery for free food and drinks. But the icing on the cake is the stage and backstage experiences.

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Enjoy free food and drinks with BBF Barcelona Beach Festival’s VIP treatment | ©

If you’ve ever wanted to get up close to an artist and his experience on stage,  this is your chance.

Stage Experience grants you group access to the artist’s performance while they’re rocking the stage. As for the Backstage Experience, you’ll receive an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at BBF Barcelona Beach Festival.

8. Minors can watch BBF Barcelona Beach Festival – with a catch

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EDM fans of all ages going wild at BBF Barcelona Beach Festival | ©@BarcelonaBeachFestivalBBF / Facebook

Do you know any young EDM fans? Minors below the age of 16 can watch BBF Barcelona Beach Festival – provided they have a parent or guardian to accompany them.

Minors can enter the venue under the same conditions as adults. Plus, they don’t require constant accompanying throughout the entire duration of the event. But, the adult or guardian who brought them needs to fulfill the taking care of a kid at a festival responsibility.

If you’re bringing a minor with you, they’re required to carry a bracelet showing they’re not allowed to buy items like alcohol or cigarettes. The minor must wear this bracelet at all times. This way, the committee ensures the safety of the BBF Barcelona Beach Festival for anybody below 16.

Summer at BBF Barcelona Beach Festival is a summer well-spent! There’s no better festival to dance by the Mediterranean sea with a star-studded DJ lineup to hype up the crowd.


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