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Summer music in Barcelona

Written by Paula

Barcelona is a musical place. Each year it receives hundreds of concerts and a variety of festivals that bring some of the most important names in the music industry to the city. With summer just around the corner

With summer just around the corner, get ready to enjoy some of the best musical vibes in different locations all around town.

Festival Pedralbes 2015 – Festival de Musica de Barcelona

vibes1Starting at the beginning of June and ending at the beginning of July, the Jardins del Palau Reial de Pedralbes will be home to the Festival de Música de Barcelona.

During the past few years, the luxurious gardens of Palau de Pedralbes have received artists like Tom Jones, John Newman, Lana Del Rey, Earth Wind & Fire, Jethro Tull, Julio Iglesias, Simple Minds, Anthony and the Johnsons, Kool & The Gang e Paul Anka.

This year the fans will be able to see shows by Anastacia, Pet Shop Boys, Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club and the legendary Bob Dylan, among many others.

Música als Parcs

Each year during the summer, Barcelona’s parks are filled with music with the festival Música als Parcs. This event showcases the work of young jazz and classical music artists, who play outdoors without any type of amplification system,  in some of the most beautiful natural sceneries of Barcelona. This year Música als Parcs, which celebrates its 20th edition, will happen throughout the months of June, July and August in the following parks:

Parc de la Trinitat, Parc de l’Estació del Nord, Parc de la Ciutadella, Jardins d’Ernest Lluch, Jardins Can Brasó, Jardins Can Mantega, Parc de la Creueta del Coll, Parc de Joan Miró, Consorci del Parc Natural de la Serra de Collserola, Jardins de la Tamarita, Parc Central de Nou Barris and Jardí de Can Solé.

Sónar – Music, creativity and technology festival 

vibes4With 21 years of existence, Sónar is a unique festival that has travelled all around the world.

Each year, the festival presents exciting names from established artists with emerging talent. This year Sónar’s lineup includes names like The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, FKA Twigs, Skrillex, Die Antewood, Squarepusher Annie Mac, Pional, The 2 Bears, Cashmere Cat, Paranoid London and much, much more.

The festival, which takes place in the middle of June, will have activities in two different locations: Sónar by Day will happen at Fira Montjuïc, while Sónar by Night, which presents some of the largest concerts and the biggest names in the lineup, will happen at Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet.

About the author


Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

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