Summer is now almost over, so the summer festivals section will be updated for 2018 when information becomes available. The next big event are the Festivals of La Merce at the end of September. The Catalan national day is celebrated on 11 September, although in recent years this has become a focus for those supporting Catalan nationalism.

Festival de la Merce – 22 to 25 September 2017


This week:

The TimeOut Guide …always offers the latest. We will highlight events of special importance and interest, but TimeOut do a great job of keeping track of what’s on.



Spring and Summer Festivals in Barcelona and nearby (to be updated for 2018)


Primavera Sound – 30 May – 3 June 2018  

Sonar Festival – 14 to 16 June 2018


Jardins de Pedrables – 5 June to 15 July 2017

A series of concerts will held in the beautiful gardens in Pedrables. Big name acts this year include the Beach Boys, Sting, Birdy and Belle and Sebastian amongst others.


Rockfest 2017 – 30 June to 2 July

Bringing together a host of rock and roll bands, both old and new. Held at the Parc de Cam Zam in Santa Coloma – the festival line up includes Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Sepultura and many more.

Vidafestival – Vilanova i el Geltru 29 June – 2 July

A 40 minute train ride south of Barcelona is the coastal town of Vilanova. Attracting some big name acts such as Warpaint, Phoenix, Real Estate and many more. Glamping options available for those looking to make a weekend of it.

Cruilla – 8 to 10 July at the Forum

Another music festival that draws a crowd and offers an impressive line up including the Pet shop boys, Two door cinema club, the Lumineers, Ryan Adams and many more.

Barcelona beach festival – 15 July

Held on the beach to the north of the Parc Forum.

DGTL – 11 – 12 August

For those visiting Barcelona in August, the city is alive.