Bilbao BBK Live announces three more huge names for 2018

Noel Gallagher, Alt-J and David Byrne join the bill

Three new huge acts have been announced for European festival Bilbao BBK Live, which takes place July 12-14 2018.

Noel Gallagher, who released new album ‘Who Built the Moon?’ today (November 24) will join headliners Gorillaz and The xx at the summer festival, which takes place on Bilbao’s Kobetamendi Mountain.

Alt-J and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne have also been confirmed to appear.


They join a bill that also features psych band Temples, New York punks Parquet Courts. There’s also Mexrrissey, a Mexican act who reinterprets the songs of Morrissey and The Smiths.

2017’s edition of the festival was headlined by The Killers, Depeche Mode and Die Antwoord.

Tickets for Bilbao BBK Live 2018 are available here.

Speaking about his new High Flying Birds album, Noel Gallagher dismissed claims his ‘Holy Mountain’ single sounds like Ricky Martin. The former Oasis man told Radio X: “I must say, out of all the things I’ve read, the one thing that was never played to me in the studio was Ricky Martin.” He added: “The only similarity, his tune goes – as I remember it – ‘She bangs! She bangs!’ So it’s the phrasing of the words. That’s it. I understand people have mundane jobs and they’ve got nothing better to do, so they can comment on stuff.”

He went on to compare ‘Holy Mountain’ to David Bowie, saying: “It’s got a bit of ‘Diamond Dogs’ in there. But you know, when you’re making up stuff in the studio and the clock’s ticking… I never thought I’d be into it. People are sitting there like: ‘What are we doing today, then?’ And you think: ‘Well, I’ve got to come up with something here.’ So this is pure expression. It’s not thinking about it at all.”