Autumn festivals in Barcelona
Article updated 16 November, 2018.
Struggling to come to terms with the end of summer? It's not all doom and gloom: the autumn in Barcelona has its fair share of festivals!
Autumn festivals in Barcelona: the BAM Festival
The BAM (Barcelona Acción Música) festival is held in September, during the Mercè Festival, which includes a wide variety of free events.
Over the course of 4 days, stages are set up across the city (Port Vell, Plaça Catalunya, Plaça Sant Jaume, Plaça dels Angels, etc.), playing host to a continuous stream of groups. See the event programme for more details.
Why? For free fun!
When? 21st – 24th September 2018
How much? Free
Where? City-wide, in public areas
Barcelona Jazz Festival
The Barcelona Jazz Festival is a major cultural event, held across several venues, including the sublime Palau de la Música and the Harlem Jazz Club. There are no passes for this festival: you’ll need to buy separate tickets for each concert you want to see. That way, you can tailor the experience to your tastes!
Why? For the quality programme
When? 29th September – 21st December 2018
How much? From €10
Where? Multiple venues
The Mira Festival follows a similar concept to Sónar, featuring electro music and visual arts. Mira means “look” in Spanish – like the English word “admire”.
Each musical performance is accompanied by a video projection, creating a decidedly psychedelic feel! See below for a quick taster:
The Mira Festival is an original initiative focused on multi-sensory experiences. A number of multimedia workshops are organised in parallel, including conferences, courses and debates.
Why? To experience something new
When? 8th – 10th November 2018
How much? From €20 (more details and booking here)
Where? Fabra i Coats, Carrer Sant Adrià, 20
From the name, you might expect Primavera Club to be held in the springtime (primavera means “spring” in Spanish). So why on earth is it held in late October? The answer is simple: Primavera Club is the little sister of Primavera Sound, devoted to rising stars of the Spanish and international indie scene, many of whom will later feature on the main Primavera Sound programme.
Why? To discover new talents
When? 26th – 28th October 2018
How much? €15/day, €25 for the three days
Where? Several clubs across the city, including Sala Apolo.
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