April, May and June in Barcelona: must-see concerts and music festivals

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Article updated 14 November, 2018. 0 comments

Planning a trip to Barcelona in April, May or June? Good news: the city plays host to lots of concerts and even a few festivals during this period!

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If you like music, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Barcelona in April, May and June. Here are a few highlights!

Primavera Sound

Primavera Sound, an indie rock festival with a fabulous programme, needs almost no introduction. The 2018 edition will run from 30th May – 3rd 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.

Sónar

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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 14th to 16th June 2018.

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.

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.

Eclectic programming

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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Pauline

Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?