Summer Festivals


Festivals in Barcelona

Festival Grec (Theatre, music and scenic arts)

Many of the events of the Barcelona Summer Festival of theatre, music, dance are performed here. Popularly known as the 'The Grec', the festival offers a great mix of entertainment with musical highlights from previous years including Joss Stone, Brian Wilson, Craig David and Marianne Faithful. Each year the organizers aim to bring something new and different to the international audiences who attend the festival.

Dates : Every year from June to August
Address: Festival de Barcelona Grec: Palau de la Virreina, La Rambla, 99, 08002, Barcelona, Spain
Tel +34 9331 61000.
Email: infoicub@mail.bcn.es
Web : www.barcelonafestival.com


Primavera Sound (Music)

The festival collaborates closely with All Tomorrow's Parties who curates one of the four big stages. ATP takes place one week earlier and many of the acts on that festival also perform on this festival. The festival attracts approximately 60.000 visitors per edition. Also, daytime performances take place in a park somewhere else in Barcelona. These smaller performances have a free entrance. In the week before the festival, several showcase nights take place in clubs and venues.

Dates: Every year in May
Address: Primavera Sound, Parc del Forum, Rambla pi, 1, 08020 Barcelona, Spain
Web : http://www.primaverasound.com/


Festival Sonar (Music)Sonar - electronic music DJ

SonarPro, the meeting point for professionals in the music industry and applied technologies for TV and new media has had the participation of over 1,200 accredited 530 companies from 32 countries.

Dates : Every year in June
Address: Sonar de Dia: CCCB/MACBA, Montalegre,5 Barcelona
Sonar de Noche: Fira Gran Via (M2)L’Hospitalet, Av. Botanica 62- Poligono Pedrosa, L’Hospitalet de Lobregat - Barcelona
Web: http://2010.sonar.es/es/


Festival Crüilla de Cultures (Music)

From Brazil to Senegal, from funk to flamenco, from djembe to the scratch. All rhythms. A meeting of scattered items that today can reflect the neighborhoods of our cities. Smells, colors and melodies that wander through our streets, reflecting the fusion of cultural and human being waged in our society, where the music is presented as the ideal vehicle to encourage and direct knowledge, respect and Understanding this reality.

Dates: Every year in June
Address: Festival Crülla de Cultures, Parc del Forum, Rambla Prim 2-4, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
Tel +34 93-798 36 32
Web : http://www.cruilladecultures.com/


Festival de Cinema Asiatic BAFF(Cinema)

Cinema festival dedicated to Asia that has become a reference in Europe.

Dates: April-May
Website: http://www.baff-bcn.org/es/


SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (Cinema)

This number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia.

Dates:1 to 12th October
Website: http://sitgesfilmfestival.com/eng



Festivals in Costa Brava

Festival Internacional Musica Castell de Peralada (Music)

This music festival, located in the small town of Peralada, celebrates music in the medieval castle and its gardens. Choral and symphonic concerts, soloists, and even a corps de ballet make up a typical performance roster.

Dates: Every year from July to August
Address:Festival Internacional Música Castell de Peralada, c/ Pere II de Montcada, 1 - 08034 Barcelona, Spain,Tel: (34) 935-038-646
Email: info@festivalperalada.com
Web: http://www.festivalperalada.com/


Joventuts Musicals de Torroella de Montgrí (Music)

The Torroella de Montgrí International Music Festival is staged in the architectural settings of the Sant Genís Gothic church, the town’s porticoed Gothic-Renaissance main square, and the former Augustinian convent. The festival offers many concerts of classic music and music of the world.

Dates: Every year from July to August
Address: Joventuts Musicals de Torroella de Montgri, 17257 Torroella de Montgri (Baix Emporda), Spain
Tel : +34 972 760 605
Email : info@joventutsmusicals.com
Web : http://www.festivaldetorroella.com


Festival Internacional de la Porta Ferrada (Music)

The Festival Internacional de la Porta Ferrada is one of the most famous international events in Catalonia. It’ is a festival of Drama, Music, Dance (Jazz, classical, pop and world music). Its history goes back to the 1960s.

Dates: Every year from July to August
Address: Festival Internacional de la Porta Ferrada, Edifici del Monestir, Plaça Abadia,s/n, 17220 Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spaln
Email : poraferrada@guixols.cat
Web : http://www.portaferrada.com/


Festival de Músicas Religiosas y del Mundo de Girona (Music)

This festival is the speaker of the multicultural environment of the XXI century that keeps the essence of oral traditions. Music is one of the best catalyst for communicate between people. The aim, as before, is to channel a curiosity, a transit of citizens into the unknown.

Dates: Every year from June to July
Address: Auditorium / Conference Centre
Pg. de la Devesa, 35
17001 Girona, Spain
Tel: +34 872 08 07 09


Festival Jardins de Cap Roig (Theatre, Dance and Music)

This festival takes place in the Botanical Garden Auditorium. It’s a festival open to various theatrical disciplines. Dance, world music, opera, jazz, classical music ... are the outlines of a festival that proposes to offer in the diversity, all the rigor, quality, originality and creativity of his shows to reach a wide range of audiences.

Dates: Every year from July to August
Address: Jardi Botanic de Cap Roig, Calella de Palafrugell-Mont-ras, 17210 Calella de Palafrugell (Spain)
Tel : +34 972 614 582
Web : http://www.caproigfestival.com/


Fira de circ al carrer (Circus)

This fira is a street festival that takes place in La Bisbal d’Empordà of circus and theatre that fills up the town with amazing shows of companies from all over the world.

Website: http://www.firadecirc.org/
Dates: Third week of July



Festivals in Costa Dorada

Conciertos de Medianoche. Festival Internacional de Sitges (Music)

The aim of this festival is to offer a program of classical and contemporary music differently, that would accommodate large national and international performers, as well as the most outstanding young performers. It has always made special emphasis on support for Catalan and Spanish musical heritage in the music start-ups and little-known repertoire, not least, therefore, the works of the great classics.

Dates: Every year from June to August
Address: Fundación Cultural Port d’Aiguadolç – Sitges, Sònia Felip Atserias, Torre Capitania, s/n, 08870 Sitges – Barcelona
Tel: 93 8942600
Web: www.concertsdemitjanit.com


Festival Internacional de Música de Cambrils (Music)

Since 1974, the Cambrils International Music Festival has featured an ecelctic mix of modern and ancient music, often with other art forms added into the program.

Dates: Every year from the end of July to August
Address: Ajuntament de Cambrils - Area de Cultura, C. Sant Placid, 18-20, 43850 Cambrils.
Tel: +34 977 36 84 84
Email: cit@cambrils.org
Web: http://www.festivaldecambrils.org/


Festival Mercat de Musica Viva de Vic (Music)

This is a professional meeting place for all of the sectors of the music industry. A showcase for musical ideas that grow out of the exchange of information between programmers and bands, cultural managers and musicians, the music business and its public.

Dates: Every year in September
Address: Mercat de Musica Viva de Vic, Hist. Ramon d’Abadal i Vinyals, 5, 2ª , E-08500 VIC Spain
Tel: + 34 93 883 31 00
Website: http://www.mmvv.net/en/
Fira de teatre spectacles


Fira de Teatre al Carrer de Tarrega (Theatre and scenic arts)

The main aim of FiraTàrrega is to promote spectacles and place special emphasis on those characterised by the use of universal and innovative stage languages, it fills the city streets with shows and performances!

Dates:9-12 septembre
Website: http://www.firatarrega.cat/en

For more information about the Festivals in Catalonia: http://www.gencat.cat/estiu/cas/festivals.htm