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The 9 Coolest Barcelona Music Festivals

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Barcelona is one of the hottest destinations in Europe, and we’re not just talking about the city’s (very) good looking inhabitants.

Every year, no matter the season, Barcelona receives an impressive amount of visitors from all over the world that want to visit the beaches, discover its stunning architecture legacy, try delicious cuisine and, of course, party like there’s no tomorrow.

However, if you’re a music lover like we are, you need to know that Barcelona also hosts several music festivals that mix genres as different as electronic music, rock, pop, indie, and urban rhythms.

On this post, we’ll cover the most important music festivals in Barcelona and what you can expect from each one, as well as when and where these events take place.

Scroll down to discover everything you need to know about the best music festivals in Barcelona!

The best Barcelona music festivals

1. Primavera Sound

Jorja Smith at Primavera Sound 2018 ©Dani Cantó
Jorja Smith at Primavera Sound 2018 ©Dani Cantó

Parc del Fòrum
El Maresme – Fòrum (L4) / Fòrum (T4)
€€€
primaverasound.es

Primavera Sound is the biggest music festival in Barcelona and, as its name in Spanish explains, it is held during the spring, between late May and early June.

This festival’s main concerts are in the Parc del Fòrum, a huge, open-air venue near the beach, but there are also related events in El Rabal neighborhood.

Primavera sound mixes up-and-coming artists with renowned musicians every year. Among the bands that have performed in the festival are Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, The Cure, and The White Stripes.

The Primavera Sound kick-starts the festival season in Barcelona and stands out for bringing together all kinds of music, so it is a great place to meet people.

2. Sónar

Barcelona music festivals - Sónar
Barcelona music festivals – Sónar. Photo via Sónar Facebook

Various locations
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sonar.es

Sónar is the biggest electronic music festival in Barcelona, and it was founded in 1994.

This event is divided into three: Sónar by Day in Fira Montjuïc, Sonar by Night in Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet and Sonar +D, a congress that attracts geeks, gadget lovers, and tech-savvy visitors.

Among the biggest names that have been a part of the Sónar festival in Barcelona are Gorillaz, Disclosure, New Order, Skrillex, The Chemical Brothers and Die Antwoord.

Sónar is the festival you want to get tickets to if you love EDM and want to connect with a huge audience in an outdoor setting.

3. Barcelona Beach Festival (BBF)

Barcelona Beach Festival - Best music festivals in Barcelona
Barcelona Beach Festival – Best music festivals in Barcelona. Photo via BBF Facebook

Platja del Fòrum
El Maresme – Fòrum (L4) / Sant Adrià (T4, T6)
€€
bcnbeachfestival.com

Barcelona Beach Festival (BBF) offers over 12 hours of non-stop fun with some of the biggest names in dance and house music.

The BBF takes place in the Platja del Fòrum in August, where the temperatures rise and the beats drop.

While Sónar and other electronic music festivals in Barcelona mix big names with fresh faces in the electronic music world, BBF focuses on the most “mainstream” side of the spectrum, with artists like David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, and Steve Aoki.

4. Brunch in the Park

Biggest music festivals in Barcelona - Brunch In The Park
Biggest music festivals in Barcelona – Brunch In The Park

Various locations

barcelona.brunch-in.com

Who says Sundays are boring?

Every Sunday during the summer, Brunch In The Park will have you dancing to a wide range of electronic genres in the beautiful Jardins de Joan Brossa in Montjuic mountain, with views of the city.

This event stands out for being family-friendly, with a “Petit Brunch” specially designed for kids, and for serving all kinds of food, including vegetarian and vegan options.

Brunch In The Park is the place to go for a more chilled, but still cool experience in Barcelona.

5. DGTL Barcelona

DGTL Barcelona - Barcelona electronic music festivals
DGTL Barcelona – Barcelona electronic music festivals

Parc del Fòrum
El Maresme – Fòrum (L4) / Fòrum (T4)
€€
bcn.dgtl.nl

DGTL is among the best music festivals in Barcelona for underground, hard techno fans.

Think of it as an alternative response to the most “mainstream” dance, house or electronic music events in the city.

For DGTL Barcelona, the Parc del Fòrum facilities are transformed into a sort of industrial warehouse that welcomes the wildest party animals every August.

6.Circuit Festival

Circuit Festival - The biggest gay music festival in Barcelona
Circuit Festival – The biggest gay music festival in Barcelona

Various locations
€€€
circuitfestival.net

The Circuit Festival is a gay event that revolves around electronic music, dance, house, and clubbing, in general.

It happens every summer in several locations in Barcelona, with parties that last for over a week.

During Circuit Festival, shirts are optional, guys are (literally) hot and the music is always loud!

7. Guitar BCN

Coolest Barcelona music festivals - Guitar BCN
Coolest Barcelona music festivals – Guitar BCN

Various locations
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guitarbcn.com

Yes, Guitar BCN revolves around an instrument, but don’t expect it to be just ONE music genre.

In this festival, you can hear a little bit of everything, from Latin rhythms to rock, indie, and pop, as well as different languages.

This is one of the last events during the festival season in Barcelona, celebrated in September in various locations.

8. Cruïlla Barcelona

Cruïlla Barcelona - The 9 best barcelona music festivals
Cruïlla Barcelona – The 9 best barcelona music festivals

Parc del Fòrum
El Maresme – Fòrum (L4) / Fòrum (T4)
€€
cruillabarcelona.com

Cruïlla Barcelona is a festival with a wide range of music styles and genres to choose from.

In Cruïlla Barcelona, you’ll be able to discover up-and-coming Spanish acts but also listen to international headline performers as big as Pet Shop Boys and Jamiroquai.

Cruïlla Barcelona is also thrown at Parc del Fòrum and it’s a great festival to go to with a big group of friends since there’s something for everybody in this eclectic event.

9. Vida Festival

Best music festivals in Barcelona - Vida
Best music festivals in Barcelona – Vida

Vilanova i la Geltrú
Rodalies R-2
€€
vidafestival.com

Vida Festival focuses on the most alternative side of music.

This indie event is held in Vilanova i la Geltrú, which is also part of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, located an hour drive south of Barcelona.

Vida Festival has welcomed artists like Lana Del Rey and Primal Scream, to name just a couple, and it takes place in June or July each year.

So, although it is not technically in Barcelona, this is still one of the biggest music festivals in the region and it is well worth a visit.

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