The best music festivals in Barcelona you can’t miss!
Because Barcelona has such a vibrant nightlife, it is almost needless to say that it also hosts a lot of music festivals. Some of them are the best and most-known events from all over the world! From techno and electro to commercial music, Barcelona accommodates festivals in all kind of music styles, having something for everyone.
The festival-season starts in Spring when the weather is getting better and the nights are warmer. Since than you can find a lot of spectacular festivals all over the city. The offer is really wide and it can be difficult for you to pick the best one! That’s why we have selected the greatest ones.
Learn more about the best music festivals in Barcelona and have the time of your life!!
Sonar is the number one festival in Barcelona that attracts thousands music fans from all over the world. It is an impressive electronic music festival with world-famous artists such as De La Soul, DJ Shadow, Dubfire, John Hopkins, Justice, Marco Corola and so on. You will enjoy there the best dance, techno, dubstep, house and electronic beats.
Every year, sonar takes place during the first or second weekend of June. The festival lasts 3 days and the ticket price for 3 days and 2 nights is only €165. It is a city festival that can be divided in a night and a day festival with different locations throughout Barcelona, Sonar by Day is at a different locations than Sonar by Night. In the past Sonar by Night is already organized at the Fira Gran Via and Sonar by Day at Fira Montjuïc.
– total package: €165
– day ticket: €54
– night ticket: €72
Date: First or second weekend of June
Location: Throughout Barcelona
#2 Primavera Sound
Primavera Sound is one of most popular music festivals in Barcelona. For this reason, it attracts more than 100 000 visitors every year. This amazing hipster festival focuses on indie rock, noise rock and electronic music. It hosts world’s greatest artist in this genre such as Bon Iver, Aphex Twin and Justice.
The festival was founded in 2001 and is hosted every year in Parc del Forum and the Edificio Fórum, directly located at the sea. Every year it takes place between the end of May and the beginning of June. The price for a day ticket is €80, for a ticket + accommodation you pay at least €150,66 and a full festival ticket costs €145.
– total package: €150, 66
– full festival ticket: €145
– day ticket: €80
Date: Between the end of May and the beginning of June
Location: Parc del Forum and Edificio Fórum
#3 DGTL Barcelona
DGTL is a techno festival originally founded in Amsterdam and is being hosted in Barcelona since 2014. The festival has an extended line up of more than 60 artists, performing on one of the four stages. It hosts different famous techno DJs such as Jamie Jones, Ben Klock, Nina Kraviz and Marcel Dettman and many more.
Each summer, DGTL Barcelona takes place in August at Parc del Forum, to maintain its industrial atmosphere. You can visit the festival during 2 days and nights with 2 official after parties at club Nitsa. The minimum price for a two-days pass costs €89, a day ticket is around €35 and for the afterparty you pay minimum €13. The fact that the festival takes account for sustainably, makes your visit even more valuable and memorable!
– total package: €89
– day ticket: €35
– afterparty ticket: €13
Date: Beginning of August
Location: Parc del Forum
#4 Cruïlla Barcelona
Cruïlla Barcelona is a summer beach festival with a cocktail of music styles. The line-up consists of artists in all sizes and all kinds such as Kendrick Lamar, Die Antwoord, Iggy Pop, Ryan Adams and more promising artists. That’s why it attracts more than 30 000 visitors every year. Besides music stages, there will also be street art installations, beauty and massage stands, vintage clothes, different foods and typical Catalan cava.
Every year, Cruïlla takes place in the beginning of July during 3 days. The festival site is located at Parc Del Forum with 2 spectacular stages in a yearly changing theme. The ticket prices range from €120 for a 3 days’ full ticket to €72 for a day ticket. On Sunday, you pay only €25 for a day ticket. There is also the possibility to support Amnesty International by paying €2 extra per ticket.
– total package: €120
– day ticket: €72
– Sunday ticket: €25
Date: Beginning of July
Location: Parc del Forum
#5 Barcelona Beach Festival
Barcelona Beach Festival is multi-genre musical festival hosted at the beach of Barcelona. Here, you can dance with your toes in the sand on different music styles like electro, dance music royalty, EDM and house. Every year, the event invites famous DJs from all over the world like Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Axwell ^ Ingrosso and Kygo.
BBF returns yearly at a unique venue on Platja del Forum, a stunning beach in Barcelona. This event endures only one day in the middle of July. All the best DJs from all over the world will play the best beats on a sensational stage. The normal ticket price starts from €39 for an early-bird and the minimum price for a premium ticket is €159. With this premium ticket, you benefit from exclusive features, 3 free drinks and other special arrangements.
– normal ticket: €39
– premium ticket: €159
Date: Middle of July
Location: Patja del Forum