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Barcelona Beach Festival: house and electro music by the sea


Article updated 23 March, 2020. 0 comments

Barcelona Beach Festival brings together celebrity DJs, a huge beach, sunshine and enthusiastic crowds. A recipe for success!

Barcelona Beach Festival

La Pau beach
Sant Adria de Besòs


4.30pm - 6am
Saturday 13th July 2019

How much?

from €74


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 2019 edition will be held on Saturday 13th 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 and DJ Snake have already confirmed their presence for 2019.

Barcelona Beach Festival 2019: the programme

As in previous years, this year’s programme features some big names, including:

  • Alesso
  • Armin Van Buuren
  • David Guetta
  • DJ Snake
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • Steve Aoki
  • W&W
  • Don Diablo
  • Brian Cross
  • JP Candela
  • Xavi Alfaro
  • Sergi Domene

Useful information

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 from €75.

“Premium” tickets are also available from €215. 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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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?