When it comes to music in Barcelona, there is a wide variety of genres to choose from. This city is home to so much live music that most people don’t even know where to begin. In the midst of such frenzy, it is helpful for one to decide which music genre they like the most. From options such as jazz, hip-hop, rock and electronic dance music, everyone can get grooving in Barcelona. However, there are four notable Barcelona music festivals. These include the Primavera Sound music festival, Cruilla de Cultures, Cap Roig and Sonar. Each festival takes place at different times and appeals to a different demographic.
Primavera Sound Music Festival
This music festival attracts crowds from all over the world. It was conceived in 2000 in Barcelona and has since then provided performance opportunities to both single artists and bands. This music festival covers any genre of music but focuses mainly on EDM, pop and rock. It has been termed as one of the best music festivals in Europe by many of those who have attended it. This year, the festival will run for five days from May 30th to June 3rd. It features a lineup of musicians such as Arctic Monkeys, The National, Bjork, Migos, A$ap Rocky and Lorde.
The Festival will start off with performances from Belle & Sebastian, and end with a headline from the Arctic Monkeys. Tickets to the event can be bought from the Primavera Sound website.
Cruilla de Cultures Festival
Loved by many, this event is not just a simple music festival. It takes place in Barcelona at around July every year and has grown in attendance due to the influences of different aspect of culture and sports.
This year, the event will be held on July 12th, 13th and 14th. The music festival will feature more than 40 performances across different locations in Parc del Forum de Barcelona. This will be the 9th edition of the event and will feature artists such as Jack White, NERD and The Roots and Justice.
Apart from musical performances, the event will have other activities and the perfect seafront setting to enjoy cuisines from all over the world and an author market. Tickets to the event can be bought from the Cruilla website.
Cap Roig Music Festival
The Cap Roig music festival is one of Costa Brava’s main highlights of the summer. This year will be its 18th edition and will run from July 13th to August 22nd. This event will have a total of 28 concerts all across the Baix Emporda area. This year’s event will feature both Spanish and international artists such as Macaco, Pablo Lopez and James Blunt.
According to its organisers, the main aim of the festival is to bring together people from across the world to have the some of the best summer nights. Tickets to the festival can be bought on the Cap Roig website.
Sonar Music Festival
This music festival was conceived in 1994 and normally takes place in between June 14th to 16th. Apart from music performances, the festival also features exhibitions and conferences that are organised by acclaimed international artists.
This year’s event artist line-up consists of big names such as Gorillaz, Thom Yorke and Diplo. Tickets to this music festival can be bought from the Sonar website.
And there you have it- a brief look at some of the top Barcelona music festivals. These are definitely the best ways to spend your summer nights. With a wide a variety of musical and cultural things to experiences, these festivals truly are the nights that will never die.