Summer festivals and concerts in Barcelona

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Blues, jazz, reggae, electro, rock, pop, metal... whatever your musical tastes, you're bound to find something for you amongst the plethora of summer concerts and festivals held in Barcelona!

summer festivals

The musical season in Barcelona starts in May, with Primavera Sound, and goes on throughout the summer months. Festival fans and devoted concert goers: diaries at the ready!

Summer festivals and concerts in Barcelona

Pedralbes Festival

The Pedralbes Festival is both elegant and relaxed, held in the pretty and bucolic gardens of the Palau Reial. Every year, it brings togehter stars from all genres and origins. Last summer, the programme featured The Cranberries, Milky Chance, Charles Aznavour, Tom Jones and Paolo Conte, amongst others.

Read our article on the Pedralbes Festival.

When? Mid-June – mid-July 2017
Why? For the star-studded programme
How much? From around €20
Where? Gardens of the Palau Reial

Música als Parcs

All summer long, a whole host of free jazz, classical and gospel concerts are held in parks throughout Barcelona. For more information, see our article on the subject.

When? June – late August 2017
Why? For the bucolic settings
How much? Free
Where? All over the city

Cruïlla de Cultures Festival

Cruïlla de Cultures means “cultural crossroads” in Catalan – and the festival definitely lives up to its name! Artists from a whole range of styles and origins come together in early July to create some fantastic and memorable music.

For more information, see our article on the Cruïlla Festival.

When? 7th and 8th July 2017
Why? For the eclectic programme
How much? from €90 for the two days
Where? Parc del Fòrum de Barcelona (metro: El Maresme/Fòrum, L4)

Barcelona Beach Festival

The key event in Barcelona’s electro music calendar! Every year, world-renowned DJs come together for one gigantic party on the beach.

For more information, see our article on the festival.

When? Saturday 15th July 2017
Why? For a massive party on the sand
How much?  From €67.50
Where? Platja de la Pau, Sant Adrià de Besòs (tram T4: Centrar Térmica – Sant Adrià or T6: Glòries – Sant Adrià)

Nits de Blues at Poble Espanyol

Barcelona is one of the capitals of Blues culture in Europe. The Nits de Blues (Blues Nights) festival aims to highlight the work of Catalan artists.

Take your seat on one of the big squares at Poble Espanyol, a charming village rebuilt in the heart of the city, and let yourself be swept away by the sound of the guitars… a recipe for an unforgettable evening! There’s bound to be magic in the air…

When? Early July – late August 2017. Click here for the programme (once it’s published).
Why? For a magical evening
How much? €6, or €5.50 if you buy online. Free entry for Poble Espanyol season ticket holders.
Where? Poble Espanyol, Montjuïc

Be prog my friend!

Be prog my friend! is a new festival devoted to all things pro-rock. The organisers aim to present a range of experimental and innovative music which transcends the boundaries between genres.

If that sounds like your sort of thing, click here for detailed information.

When? 30th June – 1st July 2017
Why? For something new and different
How much? Around €80
Where? Poble Espanyol, Montjuic

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2 commentaires sur Summer festivals and concerts in Barcelona

  1. amanda says:

    Awesome!!! Thanks a million==best luck on your generous site that bring people together!!!

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