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Cambrils International Music Festival in Tarragona

Written by Miguel

This article belongs to a multi-part series about music festivals outside Barcelona. There are a lot of beautiful places to see and plenty of great live music to enjoy, so make sure to check out the other entries as well.

Photo by steve p2008 via Visual Hunt / CC BY

Photo by steve p2008 via Visual Hunt / CC BY

Have you been to Cambrils yet? Well, here’s the perfect excuse to visit this exquisite seafaring village in Tarragona – the Cambrils International Music Festival. Taking place from July 28 to August 11 at Parc del Pinaret, this festival is a true institution when it comes to summer-season events in Spain. 2016 marks its 42nd edition since the festival started back in 1974, a time where music festivals weren’t very common yet. Over the years, it has grown side by side with its region, becoming an unmissable event for the people of Costa Dorada and attracting people from all over Spain and also other parts of the world.

2016 line-up

The largest summer festival in southern Catalonia has a line-up of 14 different concerts, made up of several different styles and for different target audiences. There is something for everyone, so make sure to check out the full schedule. These are just some of the names worth a trip to Cambrils to see live:

Manel (July 30) – An indie pop band from Barcelona, Manel represents the best that Spanish modern music has to offer. They will be presenting their latest record, “Jo competeixo”.

Julio Iglesias (August 2) – Before Enrique, there was Julio, the man who wrote the book for every romantic singer that followed. With a rich repertoire that spans multiple generations, his live shows are a must see for anyone interested in the history of Spanish music and culture.

Sweet California (August 9) – Don’t let the name fool you – Sweet California is a fresh Spanish girl band with multi-coloured hair. If pretty girls and catchy tunes are your thing, make sure not to miss them.


Cambrils Festival will have a space dedicated to the best food and wine, both regional and from all over the world. The dining area will include a private space where you can enjoy your meal in maximum comfort. To reserve a table beforehand, call 93 209 49 43 or send an e-mail to

More Info

Tickets – Prices vary depending on the gig and range from 12€ to 120€. You can buy yours online at Ticketea.

How to get there – Tarragona is just a bit down south from Barcelona, so a drive of around 1h15 will get you there. If you prefer to use public transportation, a train will take about 2 hours and a bus will take around 3. Make sure to take a look at the map, check all your options and choose what’s best for you.

What acts are you looking forward to see in this year’s Cambrils Festival? Let us know by using the comment box below. Have fun!

About the author


Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Barcelona with him.

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