Days are longer, temperatures are rising, terraces are crowded and also … music festivals are back in town! Primavera Sound, Sonar, Cruilla … the offer is diverse and the tickets are selling fast, so here’s a review of the most outstanding musical dates so you don’t miss your bracelet!
Primavera Sound 2017
For the second consecutive year all festival tickets are sold out and Primavera Sound keeps proving itself as the city’s landmark festival. This year’s edition features Frank Ocean, The XX, Bon Iver, Van Morrison or repeaters such as Arcade Fire and Metronomy who have already visited the festival in the past.
However, they are not the only ones because up to 200 groups are going to be in stages with styles as varied as the most Brit pop of mythical bands such as “The Zombies” versions of the great Bowie by Seu Jorge or the presentation of the new project of the virtuous Jonny Greenwood, a member of Radiohead.
If you have not arrived in time to buy your Primavera Sound full festival ticket, don’t worry, this year they have enabled a secure exchange of tickets between individuals to avoid abusive prices and falsification of tickets.
The festival of advanced music returns this year with a new stage, the SonarXS, and its bet to enjoy the music throughout the day – remember that you have day and night tickets – so that the rhythm doesn’t stop. 150 artists among which we find such powerful names as the French duo Justice who present their new work ‘Woman’, legends of hip hop like De La Soul or the dance music star Eric Prydz.
If you feel like knowing more, we leave the complete lineup divided by day and night Sónar.
In addition this year Sónar crosses borders, and even oceans, to export its brand to cities as different as Buenos Aires, Bogota, Reykjavik, Istanbul and even Hong Kong!
Although it’s been only 7 years since its launch, Cruïlla can brag of being at the height of the biggest festivals and that’s why this year it presents a lineup full of renowned artists like Jamiroquai, Two Door Cinema Club, Pet Shop Boys or the prodigy of Rock Ryan Addams, who has not been in Barcelona since 2002.
If you come with small children or are a large group, you should know that children under 15 have free admission and that groups of more than 10 people can enjoy a 15% discount.
Just watch the funny presentation video of Cruïlla lineup so you start feeling the rhythm!
Barcelona Beach Festival
If you are in Barcelona, you can’t miss a festival on the sand! Armin Van Buuren, Axwell to Ingrosso or Martin Garrix, among other djs are going to bring rhythm to the night of July 15th in Barcelona Beach Festival.
In addition to the artists, you should know that one euro of each ticket is given to different charities such as Associació pro persons with a physical disability Sant Adrià or Barnabitas Youth Association, among others, solidarity actions like the one we organize in our hostel Twentytú with the Solidarity Open Night solidarity.
Festival of the gardens of Pedralbes
And although there is still a week left for the presentation of their lineup, we can’t forget this festival with one of the best environment; the Festival of gardens of the Royal Palace of Pedralbes. An oasis in the middle of the city that is filled with music in the months of June and July.
To whet your appetite, we remind you that last year the festival was attended by artists as diverse as veterans Tom Jones, Patti Smith or The Cranberries and new promises like The Lumineers or Milky Chance.
And if you’re a rock soul your festival is Rock Fest that is celebrated in Can Zam this summer with rock icons like Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple or the Spanish veteran rocker Rosendo.
Also, if you want to sleep outdoors, you should know that they also have a camping area where you can share your rocker passion with the rest of the audience. Let’s rock!
Remember that we also started our own ‘music festivals’ on the terrace of our Twentytú hostel that opened its bar on Friday 17th with live music, dances and many more surprises that we will reveal. We’ll keep you posted!