Bilbao BBK Live
Rock your socks off at BBK Live
Where: Bilbao, Spain, we stay at the Stoke Festival Campsite and take you into the festival daily
When: July 9-11 or stay longer and run with the bulls too! Or join us in Barca for a few days afterwards.
How: Make your own way to the Stoke camp, or ride with us from Barcelona.
Cost: From 60€ a day.
Sleep: Camping accommodation (twin share tent, sleeping mat, and sleeping bag provided and set up for you). Choice of the Stoke Bull Bite Campsite (Pamplona) or the Zarautz Beach Camp.
Eat: Hot breakfasts everyday, early BBQ every day.
Inclusions: accommodation, some meals, transfers to and from the festival, massive Stoke campsite party.
Unlimited beer and sangria (10€ a day), solo occupancy tent (20€/day), BBK ticket (1 day: 65€, 3 day: 105€)
Stoke Passport Holders:
(Don't know what a Stoke Passport is? Check it out! Your universe will change.)
Eligible for 3 nights all-inclusive package including unlimited beer & sangria (excluding BBK ticket).
The music festival of the year teamed with the street festival of the year, we’ve really outdone ourselves this time
- 1 day: Thursday or Friday: 70€
- 1 day: Saturday: 75€
- 3 day: 105€
BBK Festival Choose your own adventure
from 60€ per day (min 2 days)
from 2015-07-07 ’till 2015-07-13
So you want to have your cake and eat it too! No problem you could be raging at BBK one day, running from bulls the next, then surfing or chilling out at the beach the day after that. Here’s how…
- All options include:
- All inclusive camping accommodation (we set up your tent, mat and sleeping bag so you just drop off your stuff and start the party)
- Daily hot breakfasts
- Early BBQ every day
- Return festival shuttles into Bilbao BBK Live everyday
** Does not include BBK ticket
For inquiries, please email us at: [email protected]
4 night BBK & Bulls – Ride with us from Barcelona – 350€
from 2015-07-08 ’till 2015-07-12
Return private coach from Barcelona – departing 8th July at 12pm stopping in Pamplona and then Zarautz and returning 12th July leaving Zarautz at 10am and Pamplona at 11am.
Your choice of a stay at the Pamplona Bulls Campsite and running with the bulls in the day or the Zarautz beach campsite to surf and chill.
- 4 days all-inclusive camping accommodation (tents, mats and sleeping bags set-up for your arrival)- meaning you sleep and chill in the day and rage all night at Pamps and BBK
3 nights BBK on Thursday to Saturday.
early BBQ every day
Daily hot breakfasts (late breakfasts to let you sleep)
Guides and all shuttles into BBK festival
More info: Buses leave from Plaza Catalunya Wednesday at 12noon, arriving at Pamplona camp around 6pm and Zarautz camp around 7pm. You can choose to stay at the bulls campsite or the beach campsite. Then it’s BBK madness Thursday until Sunday. Buses leave on Sunday to return to Barcelona – leaving Zarautz at 10am and Pamplona at 11am.
Add ons: bull run, surf lessons, surf board hire, unlimited drinks, Barcelona stay either side of your trip – email [email protected] to find out how.
What Is It?
What is it?
Well firstly, what the heck is a BBK?….It's a bank in the Basque region of Spain and for 3 days a year, this particular bank is everyone's BFF. This is because it sponsors the world's 'Best Medium-Sized Music Festival', which brings around 60 acts from all over the world to a little park in Bilbao for one weekend of incredible artists.
How it works :
Conveniently, there is also another festival happening nearby at around the same time that we're kinda fond of. You may have heard of it - it's called San Fermin, or more commonly it's called Running of the Bulls. If there's something we like here at Stoke Travel, it's massive festivals! This year we'll be giving you the chance to get creative and conjure a compound adventure from scratch. You choose what you want when you want it and how…. and then we do it. Simple.
So here's the deal: We've got a nice little package with all the inclusions you need.
1. So you pick your dates, e.g.: 'I wanna stay with Stoke from 9-12th July!'.
2. You then choose your campsite - either the Bull Bite Base Camp in Pamplona or the Beach Camp in Zarautz - the former if you want to add on running from bulls and the latter if you want to chill on the beach and maybe catch a wave.
3. Then you choose your activities. There's so much damn room for activities here! You can either: BBK it or surf for a day or run screaming from bulls. It's up to you. If you are super energetic and Stoked on life and want to do more than one option a day, you can do that too for a little surcharge.
4. Finally, you choose your add-ons : do you want to drink without limit for 10€ a day? Would you like a tent all to yourself just in case you happen to find love at the music tent or in the waves or under the hoofs of a bull?
Et voila! You have a tailor-made adventure full of fun and just seeping with culture.
If you're lurking about in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, you can jump on the Ride with Us trip and get that transport included too.
So what ya waiting for? Let's get inventive and create a combo of cultural chaos!!
Check out this lineup:
9TH JULY - 11TH JULY
Pais Vasco, Pays Basque, the Basque Country. The elbow of the French and Spanish Atlantic coastline is an area filled with culture and natural beauty. Home to Europe's oldest language, it's most sturdy people, and some of the most incredible vistas your eyes have ever had the pleasure of taking in.
Bilbao is the capital of the Basque Country and has loads of cool, arsty, cultural places like the Gugenheim Museum. The BBK Live is held on Kobetamendi which means Mount Cobeta and is the city's largest park and yip, you guessed it, that park is on a hill.
The surf camp is located at Zarautz, 15kms along the coast from San Sebastian on the region's most famous surf beach (every year the world's best surfers do battle here in a World Series event). We put our wonderful camp on the headland at the far east of beach, the perfect vantage point to drink a few sangrias and watch the sun extinguish itself in the Atlantic, every life-lovin' evening.
Zarautz and San Sebastian are connected by local buses, which run super regularly.
Camping Ezcaba is an easy 10 minute bus from dead centre Pamplona and has loads of cool facilities like a swimming pool and massive onsite bar.
How To Get Here?
Come fly to us...We're organising transport from the following airports:
You want to fly to either Bilbao, or Biarritz. Check Ryanair, Easyjet and Vueling for cheap deals. There's plenty of cheap deals. We love cheap deals.
If you fly to Bilbao:
You can get a bus directly from the airport to Zarautz, buses leave from the front of the airport at 7am, 11:30am, 3:30pm and 8:30pm
If you land outside of these times there is an hourly bus to San Sebastian city centre. Once there the local bus to Zarautz leaves from the street outside very same bus station. And the local train that connects San Sebastian to Zarautz is right there too!
From just outside the main bus station you can get the local bus to Zarautz. Fast buses run on the hour from San Sebastian, take 20 minutes and cost 2 euros. Look out for the Z3, from bus stop 26 on the Avenida. See the maps for directions.
Alternatively, the Euskotren is a good way to get there. (see maps for directions). Trains run from San Sebastian (Amara) to Zarautz (San Pelaio) from the early morning until about 10pm. The trip costs 2 euros and takes 30 minutes.
If you fly into Biarritz:
You must first make your way to San Sebastian and then follow the "by train" details outlined below. To get to San Sebastian from Biarritz International Airport take a French SNCF train to Hendaye, change to the nearby Euskotren station (located just outside the SNCF station) and take a Euskotren to San Sebastian. Each train ride is between 30-40 minutes, with the total train trip costing less than €10. A coach service also exists between Biarritz airport and the Hendaye train station, via Saint-Jean-De-Luz (change buses there). The coach ride is less than one hour and costs about €4.
If you arrive in San Sebastian by local train via Hendaye from Biarritz, the Euskotren is the way to go (see maps for directions). Trains run from San Sebastian (Amara) to Zarautz (San Pelaio) from the early morning until about 10pm. The trip costs 2 euros and takes 30 minutes.
Another option is to get the bus from the street called Avenida. Fast buses run on the hour from San Sebastian, take 20 minutes and cost 2 euros. Look out for the Z3, from bus stop 26 on the Avenida. See the maps for directions.
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Come on ride the choo choo train
You can catch the Spanish national railway from most cities to San Sebastian. Check www.renfe.com for details. Once in San Sebastian, as the national (or big) train station is in the middle of town, you want to catch the local bus to Zarautz.
From just outside the main bus station, you want to get the bus from the street called Avenida. Fast buses run on the hour from San Sebastian, take 20 minutes and cost 2 euros. Look out for the Z3, from bus stop 26 on the Avenida. See the maps for directions.
If you arrive by local train via Hendaye from Biarritz, the Euskotren is the way to go (see maps for directions). Trains run from San Sebastian (Amara) to Zarautz (San Pelaio) from the early morning until about 10pm. The trip costs 2 euros and takes 30 minutes.
Buses are for legends.
You can arrive to San Sebastian by bus from all over Europe and within Spain. Eurolines deal with international bookings (www.eurolines.com) and Vibasa within Spain (www.vibasa.es).
From just outside the main bus station you can get the local bus to Zarautz. You want to get the bus from the street called Avenida. Fast buses run on the hour from San Sebastian, take 20 minutes and cost 2 euros. Look out for the Z3, from bus stop 26 on the Avenida. See the maps for directions.
The campsite address is: Gran Camping Zarautz, Calle de Aldakonea, San Sebastian, Basque Country 20012, Spain
Better yet take our private shuttle with us!
Come with us on our Private Stoke Bus!
We have one way transport available (limited numbers) for 40€ one way. These are available as follows:
Barcelona to Bulls camp: 6th, 10th, 12th - leaving Barcelona at 5pm (arriving around midnight)
Bulls camp to Barcelona: 7th, 11th, 13th - leaving camp at 10am and Pamplona at 11am (arriving in Barca around 5pm)
- Return buses depart camp at 10am via Pamplona at 11am. You will need to drop your luggage on the 24hour trip bus before you head into the bull run at 5am, or you can sleep in and climb on the 24hour bus at 10am.
Music lovers, have any questions? Enter them in the comments box below and we will answer them here!
Is there a place to lock valuables?
Not at the festival, but at campsite we will have a container where you can store valuables.
What’s the daily line up?
You can check it out here: http://www.bilbaobbklive.com/2015/en/
Can I just do this festival without Running of the Bulls?
Yeah you can! It’s 60€ a night for the camp with included transport into the festival. If you would like to stay 3 days and do one of BBK, one of Bulls and one of surf camp, you can. If you want to do two events on one day, you just need to pay a small surcharge of 15€. (BBK ticket is not included in the price).
Where are the camps?
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