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Music Festivals outside Barcelona XIV: Zaragoza Psych Fest 2016

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.

Are you tired of the limitations of this tedious space-time continuum? Are you ready to embark on a spiritual journey through incredible pulsating nebulas of light, sound and emotion? Then make your mind a spaceship and take it to Las Armas, where Zaragoza Psych Fest IV takes place this September 9 and 10.

Related article: Music Festivals outside Barcelona II: CultureFest 6.1 in Tarazona, Zaragoza

The Festival

Photo via Pixabay

Photo via Pixabay

Zaragoza Psych Fest was the first Spanish music festival dedicated exclusively to the psychedelic music genre. Met with so much success that 2016 marks its fourth edition in only 3 years, it represents a fringe of the musical world that isn’t often seen, apart from the rare exception, to have a strong mainstream appeal. Between shoegaze, garage-psych, acid rock or neo-psychedelia, fans of the genre will be served a buffet of delicious mind-bending musical delicacies that they won’t easily find elsewhere.

The event also includes other cultural activities in the realm of independent creativity, such as photography and art exhibitions, workshops and visual projections.


This edition’s line-up is perhaps the festival’s most ambitious yet, with plenty of strong names from both the local and international psychedelic scenes.

My Expansive Awareness – A Zaragoza space-rock band with a deceptively accessible sound, these up-and-comers have a great future ahead of them not only within the psychedelic genre, but also on the more general independent rock scene.

LSD and the Search for God – An American band with a career spanning over a decade, LSD had a major role in redefining the shoegaze genre in the ‘00s.

Vibravoid – You can’t do a psychedelic festival without including German bands. These Düsseldorf acid rockers have been making music since 2001 and only seem to get better at it with each passing year.

These are just some of the highlights of the poster – make sure to check the full schedule, which includes 9 more bands.

Useful Information

Photo via Pixabay

Photo via Pixabay

Tickets – A two-day pass will cost you 25€, while individual days are priced at 15€. You can get them right now on the festival’s official website.

Venue – The festival will take place at Las Armas, a Zaragoza cultural centre located at Plaza Mariano de Cavia, 2, 50003 Zaragoza.

How to get there – Getting from Barcelona to the venue will take you two hours by train (36-56€), three by car (35€-60€) and four-and-a-half by bus (22€-36€). It might seem like a bit, but hey – in this case, the real trip starts at the destination.

There you have it, everything you need to know about Zaragoza Psych Fest 2016. Are you into psychedelic music? Which bands are you most looking forward to seeing live? Let us know in the comment box below and have fun!

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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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