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 and concerts in Barcelona
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. In previous years, the programme featured The Cranberries, Milky Chance, Charles Aznavour, Tom Jones and Paolo Conte, amongst others.
When? 5th of June – 15th of July 2019
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 2019
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? 6th-8th July 2018
Why? For the eclectic programme
How much? from €55 for one day
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 13th July 2019
Why? For a massive party on the sand
How much? From €74
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 2019. Click here for the programme (once it’s published).
Why? For a magical evening
How much? Around €6 if you buy online. Free entry for Poble Espanyol season ticket holders.
Where? Poble Espanyol, Montjuïc
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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?