Primavera a la Ciutat: free concerts in parallel with Primavera Sound

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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.

Primavera a la Ciutat Barcelona concerts

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 30th May to 3rd June 2018.

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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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?