Celebrating summer with music in Barcelona

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

 

Thinking of picking Barcelona for your summer holiday this year? Wise choice as Barcelona is not only filled with culture and charm but also some of the best music festivals that Spain has to offer over the summer months. If anything, the trouble you will have is deciding which one to choose. That’s why you should read our best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide. The Condal city has music festivals of different music genres and there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

Why not tie in seeing some of your favourite artists perform with a city break, organise a group of friends to come party in the sun. We offer accommodation all over the city and rentals for bigger groups that would be perfect!

 

List

 


Brunch In The City / Brunch In the Park 

The season of music and fiestas has already kicked off with the weekly ‘Brunch in the City’ Sunday sessions. It’s not too late to book a spontaneous weekend away and attend one of the many ‘Brunch in the City’ events. These run every Sunday from 4 pm until 10 pm and the finale event happening on June 10th. It is an event with a lively and amazing party atmosphere, the venue, the crowd and the vibe will all guarantee the best time.

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

Photo from http://barcelona.brunch-in.com/en/

 

The venue is Poble Espanyol, which in itself is a truly spectacular venue. It is an open-air architectural museum close to Montjuic that has replicas of houses from all Spanish regions, it has turned into a small village in itself and various events happen here through summer. For two events only, it will take place in Petit Amfiteatre del Mar in Diagonal Mar.

Brunch in the City is an event of electronic and dance music. It attracts hundreds of people every Sunday and hosts some of the best national and international DJ’s. You will be sure to have an excellent dance filled afternoon!

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

Photo from http://barcelona.brunch-in.com/en/

 

The summer version, Brunch In The Park, also presents an amazing line with DJs like Paul Kalkbrenner, Carlo Cox or Jeff Mills. It takes place in another fabulous site of Barcelona, Jardines de Joan Brossa. The green scenery is a refreshing site to make the most of the party as well as a connection with Nature.

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

Photo from http://barcelona.brunch-in.com/park/

 

How to get there

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

 

Plaza Mayor del Poble Espanyol – Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13
08038 Barcelona

Metro: Parada Espanya, línea 1 y línea 3.
Ferrocarriles Catalanes FGC: Parada Espanya.
Bus: Parada Poble Espanyol de las líneas 13, 23 y 150.
Turistic bus: Parada Poble Espanyol.
Car: Coordenadas GPS: Latitud:41º 22’8.79”N – Longitud: 2º 8’52.15”

 

Petit Amfiteatre del Mar – Carrer de la Pau, 12, 08930
Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona

Metro: Parada El Maresme / Fórum, línea 1 y línea 3.
Tram: T4. Parada Fòrum.
Bus: Parada Fòrum de las líneas H16, B20, 143.
Car: Coordenadas GPS: Latitud:41º 24’41”N – Longitud: 2º 13’30’E

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

Jardines de Joan Brossa

Cable Car
You can hop on it from Metro stop Parallel (line 2 and 3) and hop off at Avenida Miramar de Montjuic, at only 25 meters from the main entrance.

Metro
If you like to walk you can get off at Metro stop Parallel (25 min) and walk up.

Bus
Line 55, 150 and turistic buses.

Aeri del Port
If you take this attraction to the park you only have to walk up Avenida de Miramar until Plaza Dante (around 10 min).

 

 


Primavera Sound

 

 

Meanwhile, whilst Brunch is happening, you might want to try something different and attend the world renowned Primavera Sound festival which runs from the 27th May to 2nd June. This is the first real festival of the summer season and Barcelona gets ready to welcome thousands of festival goers. It is an indie festival that has been running consistently for more than 15 years now. This is also the first of many festivals on the stunning beach of Parc Del Forum.

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

Photo from https://www.primaverasound.es

 

Enjoy one of our luxury beachfront properties and don’t miss out on this fun-filled weekend!

 

How to get there

Bus

  • SHUTTLE BUS

Parc del Fòrum – Plaça Catalunya
Ticket: 2€

Timetable
Thursday from 00:00 to 05:00
Friday from 02:00 to 05:00

 

  • BUSES

Lines: H16, H14, 7, 136, V31 and 143
Timetable from 6:30 to 23:15 h aprox.

Nocturnal bus: N6, N7
Timetable from 23:00 to 6:00 h

www.tmb.cat

Tramway

Trambesós (T4 Line): Fòrum Station connection with underground (L4)

Timetable
Non stop service from Thursday to Sunday

www.tram.cat

 

Bikes

  • BIKE RACK

Located at the access to the Parc del Fòrum site. Free service with surveillance and technical assistance for small reparations. Book your space for 1€ here. Users must bring their own locks.

Timetable
Wednesday 30th May from 17:00 to 00:00 h
Thursday 31st May from 12:00 to 06:00 h
Friday 1st June from 12:00 to 06:00 h
Saturday 2nd June from 12:00 to 06:00 h

 

  • BICING

Closer stations to Fòrum site:
(160) Avda. d’Eduard Maristany, 1/ Fòrum
(158) Rambla Prim, 1-9
(157) C/ Llull, 396
(159) Avda. Diagonal, 26
(147) Rambla Prim, 7
(156) Avda. Diagonal, 82
(35) C/ Sant Ramon de Penyafort, 1
(482) Pl. d’Ernest Lluch i Martin (electric)

 

Timetable
From Monday to Friday from 5:00 to 2:00 h

Friday from 3:00 am to 5:00 pm there is no service but it’s allowed to return the bicycle

Saturday and Sunday non-stop service

There will be no special service due to the festival

www.bicing.cat

 

Metro

Line 4
El Maresme-Fòrum Station (Exit Rambla Prim)
The festival site (Parc del Fòrum) is 150 meters away from the underground station El Maresme – Fòrum

Timetable
From Monday to Thursday from 05:00 am to 00:00 am
Fridays and a day prior to festive days from 05:00 am to 02:00 am
Saturdays non-stop service

 

 


Sonar

 

As Brunch in the City comes to an end, the summer season of festivals begins. On 18th, 19th and 20th July, Barcelona will welcome the festival goers of Sonar Music Festival. This has quickly grown and is one of Spain’s most well-known music festival.

 

 

Occupying a top position in the electronic music scne and its connection with digital culture, Sónar has the capacity to gather well-known performers with emerging talentin all areas of musical and audiovisual production.

The founding values of this festival have defined it since day one: the connection between creativity and technology, its pledge to export its concept worldwide and a gathering for people with a creative mindset from different works of art and background.

 

 

Sonar has two different sites, Sonar by Day (city centre) and Sonar by Night (located just outside the city centre). Find below how to get to both of them.

Sonar by Night showcases music acts and also works as a international congress enabling networking between creative businesses and professionals.

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

Photo from https://sonar.es

 

Off-Sonar

You don’t even have to go to the festival to feel Barcelona’s vibrant atmosphere of the festival thanks to its ‘Off-Sonar’ parties which take all over the city, at every pool, rooftop, bars and beaches, the atmosphere should not be missed. Sonar is a definite must for any electronic music fan!

 

Where to go and how to get there

 

  • Sonar by Day

Fira Montjuïc – Avinguda Rius i Taulet, s/n 08004 Barcelona

 

Metro – Station: Espanya – www.tmb.cat 

Line L1 and Line L3

 

Buses

www.tmb.cat – D20, H12, H16, V7, 13, 23, 27, 37, 46, 50, 65, 79, 91, 109, 150 y 165

www.amb.cat – CJ, L70, L72, L80, L81, L86, L87, L94 y L95

 

FGC (train) – www.fgc.net

Station: Plaça Espanya

  • Line L8 (Molí Nou-Ciutat Coorperativa)
  • Line S33 (Can Ros)
  • Line S4 (Olesa de Montserrat)
  • Line S8 (Martorell)
  • Line R5, R50 (Manresa)
  • Line R6, R60 (Igualada)

 

Bicycle parking

Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, s/n (in front of the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion).

Attendees have access to a free and guarded bicycle parking service. Personal lock required.

 

Service Hours:

  • Thursday: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 pm
  • Saturday: 12:30 am to 23:30 pm

 

Bicingwww.bicing.com

  • Gran Via de les C. C., 375
  • Gran Via de les C. C., 361
  • C/ Tarragona, 103
  • C/ Rius i Taulet, 4

 

Parking

  • Avinguda Mistral, 99
  • Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina, 16
  • C/ Entença, 61
  • Avinguda Rius i Taulet, 4-12

 

  • Sonar by Night

Fira Gran Via L’Hospitalet – Av. Joan Carles I (corner of Botánica) 08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

SonarBus

Price by transfer: 2,5€

  • Line 1: From Sónar by Day (Av. Rius i Taulet) to Sónar by Night: Friday and Saturday from 8:30 pm to midnight
  • Line 2: Uninterrupted bus service from Plaça de les Drassanes and Sónar by Night: Friday and Saturday from 8:30 pm to 8 am

 

Daytime and nocturnal buses

www.tmb.cat – H12, V3, 37, 46, 65, 79, 109, 125, N1, N15, N16 and N17

www.amb.cat – L70, L72, L80, L81, L86, L87, L94 and L95

 

Metro – Station: Fira – www.tmb.cat

See route – Connection with:

  • L1 (station: Torrassa)
  • L3 (station: Zona Universitària)
  • L5 (station: Collblanc)

 

FGC (train) – Station: Europa-Fira

www.fgc.net

 

  • Line L8 (Molí Nou-Ciutat Coorperativa)
  • Line S33 (Can Ros)
  • Line S4 (Olesa de Montserrat)
  • Line S8 (Martorell)
  • Line R5, R50 (Manresa)
  • Line R6, R60 (Igualada)

 

Last train

from Plaça Espanya to Europa | Fira: 2am

 

First train

from Europa | Fira to Plaça Espanya: 5:54 am

 


Festival Jardins de Pedralbes

 

 

This is a music festival that runs throughout June and July and started seven years ago in Barcelona. The organisers wanted a venue that was more than just a space to showcase music, they wanted a place with some historical relevance and somewhere that was in touch with nature.

That is why this festival is held in the gardens of the Palau Reial de Pedralbes, a place where there is fresh air, freedom, elegance, romanticism and emotion. The venue makes this event even more spectacular.

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

Photo from Festival Jardins Pedralbes on Facebook

 

This open-air summer music festival will hold nights with big names from the international music scene. It has something for everyone and the organisers wanted to make it so that everyone could find something to enjoy. There is something for lovers of musical theatre, classical music, national pop music, international rock music, soul, electronic and much more.

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

Photo of Festival Jardins Pedralbes on Instagram

 

Programme

Play the video until the end

 

 

How to get there

JARDINS PALAU REIAL PEDRALBES

Av. Diagonal, 686

08034, Barcelona

 

Car

From Tarragona: C32; C32 y B-23

From Girona: AP-7 o C-32

From Lleida: A-2

 

PARKING

Parking UPC Campus Nord. c/Jordi Girona, 29 t. 932 050 220 comsaaparcamientos.com – OFFICIAL PARKING.

(30 min free showing your tickets when parking the vehicle).

Parking UB Campus. c/ de Martí i Franquès – Free

Parking Saba. c/ Joan Güell, 250  t.934 10 77 67 saba.es

Si vens en moto:

Parking habilitat a l’entrada, Av. Diagonal, 686 – c/ John M. Keynes

 

Metro

www.tmb.cat

Line 3, Green Line

Station: Palau Reial

 

Bus

Lines: 7, 33, 60, 67, 74, 75, 113.

H6 – Z.Universitaria – Fabra i Puig

L97 – Castelldefels

N12 – St. Feliu de Llobregat (La Salut)

L14 – Hospitalet de Llobregat

L79 – St. Boi de Llobregat

www.ambmobilitat.cat

 

Touristic bus

101 North Route

 

Bicing

www.bicing.cat

304; c/ Jimenez Iglesias, 15 – c/ Manuel Girona

305; Av Diagonal, 680

204; Av Diagonal, 664

306; Doctor Salvador Cardenal, 1-5

 

Tram

www.tram.cat

T1, T2 y T3.

Stop: Palau Reial

 

 


Vida Festival

 

 

It is another really popular festival that is known throughout Spain and takes place from 04th to 06th July. It is set in the venue of Masia d’en Cabanyes south of Barcelona in woody reserves. This is one where it is perfectly suitable to bring the children. You will see world famous artists and have a day out in the sun that all the family can enjoy! To get your tickets, click here.

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

Photo from Vida Festival’s account on Facebook

 

Accommodation

We have properties and holiday rentals located near to Vilanova in Sitges. Some of the larger rentals can accommodate multiple families, so why not organise a group of family friends and head out to Sitges for a holiday of musical family fun.

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

Photo from Vida Festival’s account on Facebook

 

How to get there (instructions

 

 


Rock Fest

 

If you’re not a fan of electronic music then don’t worry! This summer Barcelona is the venue of more music festivals. If you’re a rock music fan then you should definitely come to Barcelona to experience Rock Fest, one of biggest rock festivals in Spain.

 

 

Rock Fest welcomes more hard rock artists and some of the oldest legends such as Def Leppard, Z Top and Dream Theater.

 

This one occurs on the from 4th to 7th July in Can Zam Park is in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, near Badalona.

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

Photo from www.wegow.com

 

How to get there (Instructions)

 

 


Cruïlla

 

If you have an attitude of ‘anything goes’ then you should check out the multi-genre music festival that happens each year in Barcelona called Cruïlla.

This year the festival celebrates its 10th anniversary and proposes an diversified and impressive line-up.

The headliners include Black Eyed Peas, Kyline Minogue, Bastille and many more. The festival takes place over four days from 3rd to 6th July  in Parque del Fórum (see “How to get there” instructions for “Primavera Sound”); don’t miss out if you want a weekend of fun in the sun accompanied by some of the best artists!

 

 Accommodation

Enjoy one of our luxury beachfront properties and don’t miss out on this fun-filled weekend!

 

The first European 5G Festival

 

The festival knows how to adapt to the latest technology innovation. In collaboration with Mobile World Capital Barcelona, the public will have the chance to experiment new sensations.

 

 

With the help of VR headset in the 5G Cruïlla area, you would be able to virtually join some artists on stage. Can you imagine what it’s like to be part of Bastille, Years and Years and Love of Lesbian for one concert? Surely you’ll feel the same rush of adrenaline as they do.

 

Here is a small teaser of what to except:

 


Barcelona Beach Festival

 

The beach of Barcelona will turn into a dancefloor with Barcelona Beach Festival. It’lltakes place on 13th July near Diagonal Mar (see “How to get there” instructions for “Primavera Sound”).

You can find some of our best accommodation located near to the beach and the festival here.

Barcelona Beach Festival is a mix between Electronic Dance Music and House Music and would be perfect for anyone who wants to let their hair down and enjoy a good party. The line up includes international music sensations such as Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Alesso, DJ Snake and many more.

It is set in an open-air venue that gives attendees a chance to party on the sands of one of the city’s most beautiful beaches. Don’t miss out!

 

Accommodation

Enjoy one of our luxury beachfront properties and don’t miss out on this fun-filled weekend!

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

 


DGTL Barcelona

 

 

One of the final festivals in Barcelona is DGTL on the 23rd and 24th August. Some may say they left the best till last, especially lovers of techno music.

 

Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide

 

The Dutch festival is held at the beautiful and sunny Parc del Forum (see “How to get there” instructions for “Primavera Sound”). The headliners include international DJ’s such as Solomun, Amelie Lens, Jamie Jones and Maceo Plex. if it sounds like something you’d be interested in, you should check out the rest of the lineup!

 

Barcelona Summer Music Festivals

 

Accommodation

 

We can offer apartments down by the beach to make sure you’re conveniently located and won’t miss any of the action!

 

Barcelona Summer Music Festivals

 

We want our guests to make the most of Barcelona when they visit it. That’s why we hope that this Best Barcelona Summer Music Festivals Guide will help you select the adequate event to brighten up your summer.

 

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