A true celebration of music, gastronomy and nature, Mundaka Festival is a hedonistic delight with a sustainable edge. Located in a stunning UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in northern Spain, Mundaka places emphasis on enjoying and protecting nature while still taking pleasure in two Spanish loves: music and food.
Being located in the Bay of Biscay, Mundaka has a wealth of both Spanish and Basque influences and this is well represented in the mainstage performers and the local cuisine on offer throughout the festival.
‘Plus, you get to enjoy it while looking out over the Azure waters of the Santa Catalina coast, what’s not to love?’
From tasting traditional dishes and witnessing show-stopping masterclasses to trying your hand at some local culinary classics, you’re sure to gain an insight into the region’s gastronomic history. Look out for Pintxos, Alubias de Tolosa and the delicious sweet treat, Pastel Vasco!
As for the music, the line-up includes a list of both local and international headliners performing rock, indie and alternative tunes over the course of three evenings. Don your best festival gear, grab a reusable cup and get ready to dance until the early hours in the epic coastal location of Urdaibai.
Mundaka Festival is held in the breath-taking Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve on Spain’s Iberian Peninsula. This is a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the music and food on offer at the festival.
The festival runs from 18.00/19.00 each evening but if you can drag yourself from your bed (where you will have crashed in the early hours after the music the night before) then you’ll be able to appreciate your spectacular surrounds.
There is only one main music stage at Mundaka so you’ll need to stake your place early if you want to be near the front. However, there is plenty going on elsewhere throughout the festival that you can enjoy without getting involved in a possible mosh pit!
Mundaka is located around 35km from Bilbao, so this is probably your best bet in terms of an airport. Bilbao is well connected across Europe and you can easily take public transport (approx. €10) or grab a taxi (approx. €35) into Mundaka. Alternatively, Mundaka is served by direct trains from Madrid, Barcelona and Zaragoza so you can combine the festival with a city break elsewhere in Spain.
When in the town of Mundaka, the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve can be reached on foot (approx. 5 minutes from City Hall).
More information regarding public transport to/from Bilbao can be found under Practical Information in the Mundaka website.
Mundaka has a great range of hotels, apartments and guest houses available although these do tend to get booked up early over festival dates. While the majority of this accommodation is simple yet comfortable, you can find some with on-site pools or coastal views.
See the map below for an idea of where to stay in Mundaka (and around) for the festival.
Enjoy cookery classes, tasting sessions and culinary shows before partying the night away to some of your favourite rock and indie headliners.
When not making the most of the festival events on offer, you can simply enjoy your surroundings with the epic cliffs, stunning estuary, varied birdlife and amazing coastal views. This Basque region is also famous for hiking, surfing and its cultural history so you can extend your stay to take part in some of these much-loved activities.
If you have purchased a three-day festival ticket you can come and go as you please throughout the event. You can therefore exit and re-enter the reserve, heading back to your accommodation in Mundaka whenever you like. If you have only purchased a one-day ticket you will need to stay within the festival at all times – although there is plenty to do so you won’t get bored!
Mundaka Festival will take place between July 26 – 28, 2019.
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