If you’re a regular visitor of this blog, you should know by now that Barcelona has plenty to offer. We, however, also regularly like to bring to your attention the cool stuff happening in other parts of Spain. This is one of those times, with a multi-part series about music festivals outside the capital city of Catalonia.
Indie-rock is coming to Huesca, so why don’t you? PolifoniK Sound 2016 will happen in Barbastro, Huesca, on June 25 and 26. We’ve already written about CultureFest 6.1, an alternative music festival in Tarazona, Zaragoza – unfortunately, they happen at basically the same time, but you can actually go to a day of each, if you so desire, since they’re not that far from each other. Fun crazy musical road trip?
Concept & Artists
PolifoniK’s goal is to gather the best national and international bands and blend their music with the essence of a unique location. It’s comfortable and cozy environment has built a reputation for PolifoniK Sound as a small “boutique-festival”, with a touch of proximity that mainstream events can never have. It’s not about big names – it’s about the best music and the most enjoyable festival experience for you.
The stage will feature artists such as L.A (the moniker of Spanish musician Luis Albert), Izal, Delorentos, Cycle, Grises, Sexy Zebras (which zebras aren’t sexy? come on now), Mechanismo, Rural Zombies (bring your countryside survival kit!), Egon Soda and many others. Believe us, their music is just as cool as their names, so make sure you check the full line-up.
Be a bit of a tourist
Don’t miss the chance to discover the historical heritage of Somontano de Barbastro. A natural paradise said to contain “many worlds in one”, it features a vineyard (make sure to have a taste of the famous Somontano wine!), steep cliffs, rolling hills, and lush mountains. It’s quite something, and worth a trip to Huesca on its own. With PolifoniK Sound happening, though, you can have the perfect weekend, with great live music and breathtaking natural landscapes.
“But what about the logistics of the whole thing?”
Tickets – Tickets start at 20€ and you can buy them online.
Getting there – If you’re starting from Barcelona, the trip to Barbastro will take approximately 4 hours by train or bus or 3 if you’re driving. Check your traveling options and public transportation details to choose what suits you best.
Accommodation – Being a popular tourist destination, Somontano de Barbastro has no shortage of camping sites, hotels, hostels and holiday apartments. Check your options at the county’s tourism website.
There you go, all set for you to have a great weekend. You don’t even have to thank us for all the tips, just come back here later to tell us how awesome it was!