The best summer festivals in Barcelona

Los mejores festivales de verano de Barcelona



Barcelona is full of options for those who decide to visit the city in the summertime. The wide offer includes many outstanding festivals. If you want to find out the best summer festivals in Barcelona, which suit your taste, check out our top 5 propositions below and spend a great time.

Summer festivals in Barcelona: 5 meetings with culture

1. Grec Festival


Grec Festival

The Grec Festival offers a complete cultural offer during the month of July in Barcelona.

The Grec festival brings together all the performing arts: dance, music and circus to create an unique atmosphere. This year’s edition will focus on migration, trade and exchange. It will take place in July in the Teatre Grec in Montjuïc, from which takes its name. The programme includes, the performance of the dancer – Israel Galván, well-known for “My baby is a queen” and especially for the jazz.

2. Barcelona Beach Festival (BBF)

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix and Armin Van Buuren are among artists already confirmed for the electronic music festival 2017 edition which 3 years ago has become essential for Barcelona. It will be held on Saturday, 15th of July at the Platja de La Pau de Sant Adrià de Besòs. It is, without a doubt, a unique opportunity to enjoy the Barcelona beach while listening to live music which will make you dance. You can get your ticket from 62 euros (+ expenses).

3. Tomorrowland Barcelona

Probably the most important electronic music festival in the world which will come to Barcelona this summer. This first edition will be held on 29th of July with continuous 12 hours of good music. Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas and Steve Aoki are now heading their lineup. General admission ticket is 70 euros (+ expenses) and is celebrated in the Cam Zam Park of Santa Coloma de Gramanet.

4. Cruïlla

Cruïlla Festival Barcelona

The Parc del Forum will vibrate with the best concerts during the 3 days that the Cruïlla Festival lasts.

From 7th to 9th of July the Cruïlla Barcelona festival will be the protagonist of the City of Barcelona. The lineup includes artists such as Jamiroquai, Pet Shop Boys, The Prodigy or Resident. The 2017 edition features a poster that will not leave anyone indifferent, thanks to internationally recognized and national artists, or emerging bands. The festival includes 40 concerts on 5 scenes near the sea. The 3-day ticket cost 120 euros (+ expenses), 1-day pass is between 25 and 72 euros (+ expenses).

5. Rockfest BCN



If your thing is rock, you cannot miss one of the best rock festivals in Barcelona. Rockfest BCN is a must-attend event with the mythical groups that fill their poster every year. This edition starts from 30th of June to 2nd of July, where artists such as Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Abbath, Europe or God Save the Queen will give the biggest world tribute to the Queen. You can get your pass for 150 euros (+ expenses) and the entrance to the camping area for 25 euros (+ expenses)

Have you already decided which Barcelona’s summer festivals you won’t want to miss? Enjoy the experience at the most and stay with your friends in the Youth Hostel Pere Tarrés, the best Youth Hostel in Barcelona.

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