April, May, June and July in Barcelona: must-see concerts and music festivals
Article updated 28 August, 2019.
Planning a trip to Barcelona in April, May, June or July? Good news: the city plays host to lots of concerts and even a few festivals during this period!
If you like music, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Barcelona in April, May, June and July. Here are a few highlights!
Primavera Sound, an indie rock festival with a fabulous programme, needs almost no introduction. The 2019 edition will run from 27th May – 2rd June. Tickets don’t come cheap, although there are some free concerts which are open to all. For more information, see our article on Primavera Sound: Barcelona’s independent rock festival.
If electro music is more your thing, head for the Sónar festival to discover new music, enjoy innovative digital experiences and party the night away from 18th to 20th July 2019.
See our article Sónar Barcelona: electro music and digital art festival for more information!
Palau Reial de Pedralbes Garden Festival
A series of open-air concerts will be held in the historic and charming gardens of the Palau Reial, Pedralbes, from mid-June to mid-July. The festival plays host to some big international names, in a stylish but relaxed atmosphere.
- For more information, see our article on the Palau Reial de Pedralbes Garden Festival.
Note that there’s a specially equipped zone which is accessible for wheelchair users.
BCN Guitar Festival
What is it?
The Guitar Festival is less well-known on the world stage, but it’s well worth a visit. The concept of the festival is based around concerts in a whole range of musical styles, all with one thing in common: guitars! The festival runs from late January to late June, and features a whole host of artists.
The programme is vary varied, including rock music, Spanish pop, folk, jazz, Brazilian music and even French variety! There really is something for everyone. For a full list of featured artists, see the list on the official festival website.
Buy tickets for the BCN Guitar Festival
Tickets cost from 10 to 146 euros, depending on the concert and the time of booking: it’s cheaper to buy ahead online.
Note that some of the concerts are held in the spectacular Palau de la Música or the Gran Teatre del Liceu. A great way to combine musical and architectural discovery!
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