Jul 09 2021
Everything you need to know about the best summer music festivals in Barcelona that you can’t miss
After a long academic year, what we most want is to go on vacation. However, if you don’t want to leave Barcelona and prefer to extend your stay as a resident to enjoy a unique summer in one of the best cities in the world, then the post that we bring you today is going to interest you a lot.
And the thing is that today we tell you all about the best music festivals in Barcelona that take place during the summer. An assorted selection where you can find all musical styles ranging from pop, rock, jazz, electronic, classical and contemporary music that will surprise you. Do you want to know more? Keep reading because below we leave you a complete list with the best selection of music festivals!
One of the most emblematic festivals of the city that has an appointment at the Parc del Fòrum, Sant Martí until July 10, 2021 This year as the motto of the new edition of the festival mandates, “the same old Cruïlla returns” and also with the possibility to dance and sing without safety distances but with masks, thanks to the antigen tests that will be carried out on all attendees. Among the headliners, international bands such as: Kase.O Jazz Magnetism and Natos y Waor, Two Door Cinema Club, Amaral, Zoo and 2manydjs Set and Izal, Leiva and Morcheeba stand out.
19 Festival de Blues de Barcelona
Fortunately, the pandemic has not been able to with the legendary Barcelona Blues Festival, which has remained faithful and strong to its appointment for 19 consecutive editions. For that reason, all lovers of good blues, this year have an important date with such famous names of the genre as Koko-Jean & the Tonics, Dani Nel lo with ‘Los saxophonistas wild 2’, A Contra Blues and the Barcelona Big Blues Band conducted by Ivan Kovacevic, with Canadian saxophonist and singer Spencer Evoy. A whole musical delicatessen that you cannot miss.
Top-notch international stars always stand out in the musical section of the exclusive Grec program. In this edition, he could not stop being the exception and presents us with an artist of the stature of Fatoumata Diawara and the Cuban diva Omara Portuondo. This year the prestigious festival also invites artists who had never performed in it to the Teatre Grec, such as Sopa de Cabra and Love of Lesbian along with other great names such as Trio Da Kali, Cimafunk, Concha Buika and Rodrigo Cuevas. Without a doubt, the Teatre Grec is a must-see destination for true music lovers.
Festival Jardins Pedralbes
If there is a unique festival in Barcelona, this is Pedralbes, which also celebrates its ninth edition, now a classic in the city, and its summer nights in the open air. In this edition, it will be inaugurated by Sara Baras where around thirty artists will parade, among which artists such as Love of Lesbian, Loquillo, Rosario, Manel, Raphael, Woodkid, Miguel Poveda, Aitana, Amaia and Nathy Peluso stand out. As is tradition during each edition, the Village will continue to host performances by talented emerging artists before the main concerts.
As we know, Barcelona is a quintessential anti-bullfighting city and above all it likes to party. For that reason, this imposing architectural work that was a space in the old bullring is now used for concerts for all tastes. It should be remembered that legendary concerts such as the Beatles’ were held here more than 50 years ago. For all this, this edition looks good because bands such as Javiera Mena, Da Souza, La La Love You, El Petit de Cal Eril, Los Aurora, Ferran Palau will perform … All as always with a great offer to eat and drink along with a schedule of DJs to keep the party going.
Festival Mozart Nits d’Estiu
For lovers of classical music we have good news. And it is that the OBC recovers for this year the Mozart Nits d’Estiu festival, which has a series of concerts that a few years ago opened each of its seasons. However, now those concerts close the current season. The program looks very good because it has three proposals with music by Mozart and other contemporary authors. A unique opportunity to experience classical music to the fullest.
In the mood for a festival? We hope that with this post you already have your list of festivals that you will go to with your friends during the summer. And remember that at The Lofttown we are waiting for you in our university residence so that you can live a unique and unforgettable experience while you study in Barcelona so that you can become one of our #TheLoftowners.
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