Barcelona Beach Festival: house and electro music by the sea
Article updated 16 November, 2018.
Barcelona Beach Festival brings together celebrity DJs, a huge beach, sunshine and enthusiastic crowds. A recipe for success!
La Pau beach
Sant Adria de Besòs
4.30pm - 6am
Saturday 14th July 2018
for the top-quality programme
If you’re a fan of house and/or electro music, you won’t want to miss the Barcelona Beach Festival, an immense night at the seaside! The 2018 edition will be held on Saturday 14th July. Dancing shoes at the ready…
Barcelona Beach Festival: fabulous DJs on Barcelona beach
Avicii, Steve Angello and Martin Garrix, amongst others, have featured on the Beach Festival programme in previous years. Others, including David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Axwell Λ Ingrosso, have already confirmed their presence for 2018.
Barcelona Beach Festival 2018: the programme
As in previous years, this year’s programme features some big names, including:
- Armin van Buuren
- David Guetta
- Axwell Λ Ingrosso
- The Chainsmokers
- Don Diablo
- Oliver Hendels
- Robin Schulz
This video, taken at the 2014 festival, should give you an idea of the general vibe:
Our recommendations for the Barcelona Beach Festival
- The Barcelona Beach Festival is held on the beach. However, for safety reasons, access to the sea is prohibited.
- Since the festival starts during daylight hours, feel free to bring a beach towel and make yourself comfortable. Most festival-goers only arrive from 9pm onwards, and the atmosphere changes from relative calm to full-on party.
- Remember to wear the right shoes! Yes, you’ll be on the sand, but the surface at La Pau is not particularly soft. There’ll also be crowds of people milling around throughout the night, and there’s a risk of getting stood on.
Barcelona Beach Festival: prices
As for any festival, prices vary enormously depending on when you buy your tickets. The earlier you book, the cheaper it will be. In the case of the Barcelona Beach Festival, expect to pay between €74 and €119.
“Premium” tickets are also available for €216.50. For that, you get:
- Fast-track access to the festival (no queue)
- Access to a VIP area in front of the stage
- Access to a reserved bar serving drinks and snacks in the premium zone
- 3 drinks
- A reserved point for recharging your Cashless wristband without waiting
The “Cashless” wristband at the Barcelona Beach Festival
Like an increasing number of festivals, the Barcelona Beach Festival uses the “Cashless” method to manage all financial transactions within the event. This reduces queueing times at the bars quite considerably.
Your wristband acts as an electronic payment device, and can be recharged multiple times. You can also get any unspent funds back at the end of the festival,but you must retain your wristband.
Access to the Barcelona Beach Festival
- Minors under the age of 16 are not admitted unless accompanied by a parent or recognised guardian. There are no price concessions.
- Minors over the age of 16 are admitted.
La Pau beach is some way from the centre of Barcelona. You’ll need to take the tram or the train (cercanías renfe) to get there:
- Tram: line T4, stop: Port Fòrum or line T6, stop: Glòries – Sant Adrià
- Train: line R1, stop: Sant Adrià de Besos
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