THE SCANERSAction Weekend (Santander, Spain) have announced details for their 15th edition, and it’s shaping up to be their best one yet!

With a blast of pure garage from the mountainous region’s stripped-back garage duo, Greasy and Grizzly, and a soaring set from post-punk indie-pop Terrier, Santander’s  premier rock ‘n’ roll festival announced details of next years 15th edition to a packed audience. The festival will take place on the 5th and 6th of April 2019. Early bird weekend tickets are already available for 20€.

As mentioned in Louder Than War’s feature on the rise of the Spanish underground scene, Action Weekend is one of the growing festivals in the country that, each year, kicks up and bring some fantastic bands. Next year it looks like Action Weekend are pulling out yet more stops. Topping the bill is one of France’s current hot young garage bands The Scaners (Dirty Water Records). Their blend of hyper-space garage-punk has seen them this year become the toasts of festivals across Europe and this, their first show in the north of Spain, promises to be a blast. Also on the bill with The Scaners are their label-mates, rhythm and blues royalty King Salami & The Cumberland 3. Madrid’s Terrier return once again to open the gig in support of their new album. Algo Para Romper, and British freakbeat-psych-mod trio, The Embrooks make their return to Spain with their new album Who We Are. Barcelona’s Mujeres will also bring their infectious blend of garage-pop that has seen them go from strength to strength over their three albums.

ACTION WEEKEND POSTERIn addition to the great bands on offer, more of which are still to be announced, Action Weekend will also host DJs from across Europe, and a record fair.

Over their previous fourteen editions, Action Weekend has striven to combine the best of punk, garage, R&B, pop, and psych, mixing them up and serving the results in the perfect package. Next year’s edition looks like it will be their best to date.

Action Weekend: 5th & 6th April 2019, Santander, Spain. Sala BNS and Sala Blackbird

Keep up to date on all Action Weekend’s developments on their Facebook page, and on Instagram.

For more information about the festival and tickets, go to

Check out some of the bands playing next year’s Action Weekend below:


All words by Nathan Whittle. Find his Louder Than War archive here.



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Nathan has been writing for Louder Than War since 2012. Before that, he wrote for Now living in Spain, he also writes for the Spanish magazine Ruta 66.


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