The Cruilla music festival started in Mataro in the year 2005 as a cycle of concerts. Later, in 2008, the festival moved to Barcelona, growing exponentially. Today Cruilla Is considered one of the most important music festivals in Barcelona, lasting 3 days and receiving more than 40.000 people.
In past editions the festival has received names like Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Iggy & The Stooges, Cypress Hill, 2manydjs, Suede, Rufus Wainwright, Cat Power, Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dog, Morcheeba, Band of Horses and Macklemore.
Cruilla will run between the 10th and 12th of July with the following programming:
Friday, the 10th
Kendrick Lamar, Jamie Cullum, Capital Cities, Of Monsters and Men, Cocorosie, The Cat Empire, Dub Inc, O Rappa, Vintage Troule, Thundra, Mi Capitán, Sweard, Osibisa, Els Catarres, Diana Fuentes, Troker, Ferran Palau, Furguson and Zuco 103.
Saturday, the 11th
FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks), Ms. Lauryn Hill, Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley, Emili Sandé, Milky Chance, Aloe Blacc, Xavier Rudd and the United Nations, Caravan Palace, Kiril Djaikovski featuring TK Wonder, Archive, El Puchero del Hortelano, Le Peuple de L’Herbe, Carlos Sadness, Guadalupe Plata, Los Granadians, Birth of Joy, Coriolà, Los Retrovisores, Gramophone All Stars and Miquel Serra.
Sunday, the 12th
Asaf Avidan & Band, Anna Roig I L’Ombre de Ton Chien, Línia Maginot, La Folie e Sense Sal.
One-day tickets to the even cost 60€ + fee for Friday or Saturday and 30€ + fee for Sunday.
You can also purchase a 3-day pass for the base price of 97€ + fee.
This year the festival is collaborating with Amnesty International with “Music & Fight for human rights”, which means you can add 2 extra euros to your ticket price that will be donated to the NGO.
Festival Cruilla Barcelona will take place at Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona.
If you drive to the festival, you can park in one of the four nearest paid parking lots: Regesa Park and Ride (c/ Taulat, just by the Fòrum), Plaça Fòrum (Plaça d’Ernest Lluch i Martín), Garcia Fària (c/ Garcia Fària, 1) and Glòries (Plaça de les Glòries).
You can also use public transportation, which will avoid having to look for parking or having to be concerned about your alcohol consumption during the concerts.
Subway is another option. Take the yellow line (L4) and get out at El Maresme – Fòrum in the direction of Rambla Prim. The subway runs from 5 am to 12pm from Monday to Thursday, 5 am to 2 am on Fridays and days before holidays, offering continuous service on Satudays.
You can also take the Tranvia stopping at Fòrum. The tranvía works from 5 am to 12 pm from Sunday to Thursday and 5 am to 2 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.