6 Summer Music Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss in Barcelona 2019

Summer means festival season in Barcelona! Which one are you going to?

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  • 20 May 2018
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Looking for a fun music festival in Barcelona this summer? The Catalan capital is one of Europe’s most epic festival cities - and not just because you can party under the sun on the Mediterranean coastline (but that always helps make it even more amazing). Barcelona plays host to some incredible music festivals every summer - and this year is no different with some MASSIVE names playing in the city throughout the season. Need more information before choosing which festival is for you? Whether you like techno, underground beats, rap, indie or chart tunes (or camping or no camping), check out our roundup of the 6 summer festivals you don’t want to miss in Barcelona 2019...

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30th May - 1st June

Primavera Sound is one of the biggest music festivals of the summer with some of the world’s most popular artists in mainstream music taking to 3 different stages. Festival goers rock out to their favourite artists under the sun at Barcelona’s Parc del Fòrum (a huge waterfront space creating a picturesque backdrop for festivals). This is a music festival not to be missed if you’re looking for a fun time so get your tickets early.

A glimpse into the 2019 line up: J Balvin, Charlie XCX, Miley Cyrus, FKA Twigs, Future, Christine and the Queens, Tame Impala, Kate Tempest, Loyle Carter, Chai

Want to re-live the 2018 festival? Check out our Primavera Sound 2018 Playlist on Spotify...

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18th - 20th June

This three day electronic festival in Barcelona runs all day and night. It’s one of the world's biggest celebrations of electronic music with stellar acts (up-and coming and well-known talent) from the industry performing. It’s going to be lit (literally) with pyrotechnics, lights bringing together a fusion of music, art and technology to bring you guys the very best festival experience. Tickets from €58 - €195.

A glimpse into this years line up:

A$AP Rocky has got to be the biggest artist in the line-up this year.

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4th July - 6th July

Vida is an intimate alternative and indie music festival held in the Spanish city of Barcelona over 3 days. It’s more than just a festival - it’s more like a party in the forest with epic music to match. You can choose to camp or book a single day ticket. This year, the festival is celebrating its 6th anniversary and it’s going to be big. With over 11 different areas to enjoy during the festival including the main open-air stage, music in the forest, a market area, club stages, a picnic spot, a beach club and musicians dotted around the historic (and very beautiful) La Masia D’en Cabanyes venue, you’re in for a treat.

Wanna get a 4 day pass to the whole festival? For accommodation in the VIDA Campsite, tickets must be bought separately from €20.

A glimpse into this years line up:

Hot Chip, Beirut, Madness, Temples, The 2 Bears and more...


3rd July - 6th July

The tenth edition of Barcelona’s Cruilla Festival is the perfect way to make July one to remember. Comprising of almost 40 live shows across several stages at the Parc del Fòrum de Barcelona, this festival showcases pretty amazing (and big) artists representing different music genres. This year the headliners are soooo good (see below). There are also chill zones and food markets to enjoy in between the music if you get peckish or need to put your feet up for 30 minutes. If you need a bed for the festival, our St Christopher’s Inns hostel is just a 20 minute cycle (or 40 minute train) from Parc Del Forum.

A glimpse into this years line up:

Years and Years, Black Eyed Peas, Bastille, Foals, Kylie Minogue

Tickets from €55-€135

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23rd - 24th August

DGTL Festival is back in Barcelona for another year, after recently gracing the Amsterdam NDSM Wharf. This festival brings the best of underground electronic music to Barcelona at the Parc Del Forum, located waterside with epic views of the sea while you party. Expect big house sounds as well as more relaxed house beats. The festival says “we constantly strive for a balance between the leading names in art and music, the newest discoveries and exciting local treasures.”

A glimpse into this years line up:

Anetha, DJ Harvey, Anna, Chris Liebing, Colin Benders. See the full line up  here.

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18th - 21st July

So this festival doesn’t actually take place in Barcelona but the Spanish seaside town Benicassim is about 2 and a half hours away from the Catalan capital by train. It’s a huge annual music festival on the beach and well worth the journey down south. Young backpackers, students and locals love it and it’s not hard to realise why. This festival is all about sand, sea, sun, music and good vibes only. The best part? People camp out in tents just 10 minutes walk from the beach (or you can glamp). Plus the line-up is always ridiculously impressive. You can see why it’s won the UK Festival Award for Best Overseas Festival.

Tickets are from €155

A glimpse into this year's line up:

Kings of Leon, the 1975, Lana Del Rey, George Ezra, Jess Glynn, Blossoms, Fat Boy Slim (plus much much more).

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