The best festivals in Barcelona

Festivales en Barcelona para 2016

It seems like yesterday when we welcome 2015, but here comes another year at full speed. From what we have seen, if there is something clear is that time passes almost without realizing it, so maybe this year the best we can do is inform us as soon as possible of which are the best festivals in Barcelona 2016. Ready?

The best festivals in Barcelona 2016

In January, it’s time to buy tickets everywhere, because except the Winter Festival of Madrid and Valencia, if we don’t want to leave Barcelona, we have few options.

But this is waiting for you in February:

  • Festival Cara B 2016 in Fabra i Coats, for which we are still awaiting details.
  • Xtrarradio Musicfest 2016 for the weekend of 5th and 6th in La [2] de Apolo with indie rock, garage, and surf rock.
  • Emergencia Festival 2016, (February 16), with national and international emerging groups, this year.
  • Guitar Festival BCN 2016 with artists such as Greg Dulli, Tindersticks or Yann Tiersen, from February 24.

In March, however, things already getting higher with BCN Live 2016 (indie), the Let’s Festival 2016 (independent, yet without details), the BIS Festival or Mutek BCN showing mixtures and digital creativity from 2 to 5 March.

With the heat of April, it will arrive festivals of national stature such as Viña Rock (Albacete), the MBC Fest or FIV Festival later this month, but in Barcelona we will have to wait for the summer.

Until June, where we will be rewarded more than the expected, with the most brutal rhythms of national and international metal in Barcelona Metal Fest 2016, Primavera Sound (1 to June 4), for which still have to wait for the lineup, and Sónar (from 16 to 18 June) already reaches its twenty-third edition.

In July it comes again the Rock Fest BCN 2016 (July 15-17) in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Barcelona), with names like Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Blind Guardian or Kreator, and the Life Festival in Vilanova (the 1 to 3 July) with its slogan of sea, nature, light and art for the senses, and Cruïlla Barcelona 2016 (8, 9 and July 10) with the already confirmed Love of Lesbian, Bunbury and 091 .

After the summer, there are other essential dates on the music scene in Barcelona: BAM 2016, which is not confirmed yet, Tibidabo Live Festival, for which we also wait for more information. In October, November and December it’s time for the Jazz Festival and who knows, maybe in 2016 we have some surprises…

The new year comes with a lot of festivals in Barcelona 2016. If you come to Barcelona to vibrate with your favorite groups, the Pere Tarres Hostel is your ideal accommodation. The best Hostel in Barcelona. We will wait for you!


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