The main Music Festivals of Barcelona

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Barcelona is a city with great versatility in terms of cultural and leisure activities.

No wonder that in addition to having many of the best museums in Spain and celebrate some of the most important sport competitions, Barcelona offers the best music festivals in the country. A crowd of people come every year to Barcelona to enjoy their favorite music live and direct. If you are a music lover too, here you find a list with the main music festivals of Barcelona to help you choose and do not miss any of them.

Sónar Festival. It is the largest music festival in Barcelona and one of the major musical events in the world. This International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art and collects every year thousands and thousands of visitors. It offers concerts of electronic and experimental music, and brings both emerging and more established musicians and world-renowned artists. It is celebrated in June and provides three intense days of the best music. Chic, Neneh Cherry or Röyksopp are the latest artists to be added to the lineup of this year with known artists such as Massive Attack, James Murphy, James Holden, Richie Hawtin, 2manydjs, among others.

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Primavera Sound Festival. It is the reference of urban festival and one of the major music festivals of Barcelona. Primavera Sound offers concerts of independent artists, both national and international, alternative bands with a great musical career. For this year 2014, the hundred participating groups include artists such as Metronomy, Arcade Fire, Stromae, and as expected Pixies. One of the appointments music lovers can not miss.
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Mas i Mas Festival. It is celebrated during the month of August and it has become a classic in the summer evenings. It offers about 70 concerts of all kinds of music: jazz, techno and flamenco, among which we find very interesting proposals. It is one of the most awaited festivals of Barcelona because it provides amazing quality in different spaces such as Palau de la Música, Jamboree or Sala Apolo, among others. One of the festivals about crowded audience that exists in the city.



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Festival Internacional de Jazz. Do you like jazz music? If so, the International Jazz Festival is not only one of the main music festivals of Barcelona but one of the largest of its kind in the world



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Other music festivals in Barcelona. Besides the festivals above, there are other music festivals that stands out because of its quality and the success with the public as Cruïlla Barcelona, Guitar Festival, De Cajon! Flamenco Festival ​​and Let’s Festival


These are the main music festivals in Barcelona that will offer you the best musical performances throughout the year.

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