It is not a secret that Barcelona hosts so many music festivals all over the year, especially during summer. Barcelona offers by far the best music festivals in Spain that attract travellers from all over the world. Not mentioning that Barcelona itself is such an amazing city, where you can enjoy sun and sea, you will also discover it as the city of the music of all kinds. From traditional classic music to techno, it is a paradise for music lovers. In this article you can find out the most important upcoming music festivals happening in Barcelona.
Primavera Sound – 31 May – 4 June 2017
The festival has been going every year since 2000. Its initial intention was to offer the public some independent artists whose main genre is either rock or pop. Right now Primavera Sound is a massive event continuing to host bands performing indie or alternative music with about more than 100,000 visitors every year. Primavera Sound is one of the biggest music festivals in Europe. The festival sets up at Barcelona’s Parc del Forum along the Mediterranean coastline, offering
the chance to enjoy stunning views and listen to good music. This year Primavera Sound will host such artists as The XX, Arcade Fire, RnB stars – Frank Ocean and Solange, rock veteran – Slayer and many others… More information about the tickets and the event can be found on the official website: https://www.primaverasound.com/?lang=en
Sónar – June 15-17 2017
The three-day festival of electronic and experimental music has started in 1994 and still remains a must for anyone who is into electronic music, contemporary urban art and media technologies. The Sonar festival has always been something more than just music festival. It is divided into two parts: Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night. During Sonar by Day part you will see many exhibitions showing multimedia art, sound labs, record fairs, providing you an opportunity to immerse yourself into the entrancing world of electronic music. Sonar by Night is when the concerts take place and DJs perform. Last year the festival visited 115,000 people from more than 100 countries. Sónar takes place all over the city, so there are various locations where artists perform. This year Sónar festival will host such artists as Nicolas Jaar, De La Soul, Seth Troxler & Tiga, Little Dragon, Nina Kraviz and many more. More information about the tickets and the event can be found on the official website: https://sonar.es/
CRUILLA – July 7-9 2017
Cruilla is a summer music festival that takes place at Barcelona’s Parc del Forum (the same place home of Primavera Sound). Cruilla is a weekend full of music at the incredible place under sun and close to the sea. Cruïlla pulls in artists from a diverse selection of genres. This year there will perform Die Antwoord, The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys, Ryan Adams and others. Apart from musical performances, in the festival you will find artistic installations, spaces for beauty and massage, a market with vintage clothing, handicrafts, food and wines from the neighbouring vineyards of Catalonia, which cannot be missed. To buy tickets and find more information proceed to the official website: http://www.cruillabarcelona.com/en/
DGTL – August 11-12 2017
Originally from Amsterdam the DGTL festival of electronic music now takes place in Barcelona in the Parc del Forum. Last year the festival had around 20,000 visitors and this year the DGTL festival is ready to surpass this number. Also, they festival organizers have announced that there will be 4 stages installed instead of 3 like it was in 2016. The festival has a solid line-up of international artists, interactive and innovative performances and art installations. In addition, the festival aims to promote sustainability, the use of wind and solar energy and the consumption of organic food. With its party club atmosphere this festival is a must visit for those who have passion for electronic music.
Festival de Guitarra Barcelona – 27 April – 6 July 2017
The guitar festival lasts more than a month and comprises a variety of artists. The festival has a concert per day where the main ingredient is undoubtedly this beloved and valued instrument of all generations – the guitar. The festival is created to suit any lover of good live music with both Spanish and foreign artists performing. To buy tickets and find more information visit the official website: http://www.guitarbcn.com/en/
Jazz Festival – October – December 2017
This year Barcelona will have 49 Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival. The festival attracts lovers of Jazz music from all over the world. During Barcelona Jazz Festival there are free concerts, master classes by first figures, interesting conferences, meetings with artists … A series of parallel activities complete the program, offering multiple options to enjoy good music and the passion for jazz during the celebration of contest. More information on the official website: http://www.jazz.barcelona/