Primavera a la Ciutat: free concerts in parallel with Primavera Sound
Article updated 22 January, 2019.
If you're a music fan, but short on money, don't miss Primavera a la Ciutat, a festival of free concerts held all over Barcelona.
Each year, Primavera Sound attracts thousands of partygoers who come to listen to their favourite groups. However, tickets don’t come cheap. That said, a calendar of free concerts is organized across Barcelona in parallel to the Primavera Sound festival: the Primavera a la Ciutat. There are several parts to the festival, held from 27th May to 2nd June 2019.
The Primavera Sound opening day
Primavera a la Ciutat and Primavera Sound are two sides of the same beast. Primavera Sound always opens with a day of free concerts in connection with the Primavera a la Ciutat. These are held in the Parc del Fòrum (the location for Primavera Sound) and are open to all, and feature national and international artists, including some major stars.
The programme for the opening day of Primavera Sound can be found here.
Primavera a la Ciutat in the Raval
Primavera a la Ciutat is not limited to the Primavera Sound site. The free festival also takes over the Raval, one of Barcelona’s liveliest quarters.
No less than 70 artists from a variety of genres take to the stage at the CCCB, one of the city’s most emblematic cultural centres. The festival has two main aims: to raise awareness of new groups, and to make live music more accessible for the general public. A fantastic idea!
Concerts are held outside or in one of the halls within the centre. The full programme is available on the Primavera Sound website.
Primavera als Bars
Many bars across Barcelona also play host to free concerts in connection with the Primavera a la Ciutat initiative. This is a great opportunity to discover new and talented artists! See here for the full programme.
Music to put a spring in your step!
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