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Vintage festival in Barcelona

vintage in barcelona festival
Written by Michael

Vintage in Barcelona festival is aimed at those working in the ever increasing vintage sector, those fanatical collectors of vintage clothes, vintage household items, vintage records or antique bikes and basically just vintage enthusiasts of any type. If you are into vintage – Vintage in Barcelona is an unmissable event.

This boutique festival is not only an opportunity to buy, sell and exchange vintage items, but acts as a central meeting point for those concerned with and interested in vintage clothes, jewelry, accessories, vinyl, furniture, shoes and soft furnishings – in fact, anything that is considered vintage.

Open to the general public, Vintage in Barcelona is not just about vintage, but provides activities for people of all ages to enjoy such as workshops, music, dance, and an area especially for children, making the festival an authentic boutique festival experience.

vintage in barcelona festival 5-6 June 2015

Vintage in Barcelona festival 5-6 June 2015

The inaugural edition of the festival took place last year in Encants market in Barcelona, one of Europe‘s oldest markets that has taken place since the 14th century.

The second edition will feature larger display areas for buying and selling, as well as more exhibition, workshops and performances zones.

Exhibitors already scheduled to participate include vintage shops, contemporary designers, second hand shops and many other businesses related to vintage including restorers and collectors.

The entire festival consists of several exhibition areas in various locations, including the following:

The exhibition:

In the newly refurbished Encants market, where auctions usually take place, there will be a central area for exhibitors to promote, sell and exchange items.

The promoters of the event are expecting approximately 40,000 visitors every day.

The parade will offer retro / new romantic, and vintage designers and stylists the opportunity to showcase their creations to the general public.

On the second floor of Encants market is the vintage games emporium, where children (young and old!) will have the opportunity to enjoy retro games, watch theatre performances, storytelling, face painting and other types of entertainment.

Live music and djs:

A festival without music is not a festival. And Vintage Barcelona is no different. The music comes courtesy of five electro swing Djs courtesy of speakeasy electro swing Barcelona, along with bans The Outsiders + One, Cest si Bon, amongst other musical contributors. Along with dancing courtesy of swing and lindy hop dancers.

The village:

The village area of the festival is an outdoor space and meeting point for groups and collectors to celebrate and share their passion for retro bikes etc.

vintage in barcelona festival - vintage bikes

vintage in barcelona festival – vintage bikes

This classic motorcycle meeting is provided courtesy of Taxi Vespa, Vespa Barcelona, Museu de la Moto, Only Scooters and Restauració Moto Clàssica.

The Village is located at Calle Caspe with Av. Meridiana and is open to everyone whether a vintage bike enthusiast or not.

The stands:

The festivals stands will include vintage ornamentation and soft furnishings; vintage music such as vinyl or retro music on contemporary formats; contemporary designers who celebrate classic styles; collectors; second hand, pseudo vintage and genuine vintage clothes; collectors items and much more.


Workshops on offer include vintage make-up application; classic cocktail mixology courtesy of BCN Gin; classic hairdressing and shaves courtesy of Anthony Llobet – The English Hairdressers in Barcelona; vintage Japan courtesy of Madame Chocolate; and vintage games (aimed at children from 4 to 10 years old) courtesy of Comediarte.

There will also be a vintage style photography booth that will take retro style shots of people in vintage attire that they will later publish on social media.

Vintage in Barcelona 2015, takes places in Encants market (Europe’s oldest market) on the 6th and 7th June and is open to everyone.

To learn more about this fantastic annual event and to pre-register your place ahead of June, please follow this link:


About the author


Michael is a vegetarian, dog-loving, kindle-clutching, sunshine-seeking, adventure-obsessed, responsibility-dodging gypsy who has spent much of the last five years exploring Spain and parts of Europe.

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