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Key summer events-2018 in Barcelona

summer events in Barcelona-2018

So that you do not miss any key summer events in Barcelona-2018, we recommend you plan your trip well in advance and purchase the tickets for concerts and festivals online.


The Festival Grec de Barcelona is considered to be one of the most prominent cultural events in Spain. This celebration of modern art is also known as the summer festival of theater, music, and dance. Since 1976, it has been organized every summer and often lasts for more than a month. The history of the festival began when a small group of actors, artists, and writers decided to hold several theatrical performances in the “Greek Theater” located on Mount Montjuïc and built into one of Barcelona’s neighborhoods in the style of an ancient Greek amphitheater. Before that time, the theater was hardly used at all; however, due to the festival, the space has acquired its great cultural luster again. Today, this site is known not only as the focal point of the Festival Grec events, but also a stage where other modern arts- and music-related events take place.

The mission of the festival, like that of many events in this tourist hub and international cultural capital, is to attract innovative contemporary theater and arts groups to perform in the city, as well as to increase interest in the cultural life of the Catalonian capital among media representatives, journalists, and spectators. Every year, the festival expands its program, increasing the number of concert stages and the number of world-renowned artists and directors invited to this major event.

It would be a real blunder to miss the second summer festival in Barcelona in 2018 – the music festival, Sоnar. This festival of electronic music and multimedia arts will be held between 14 and 16 June this year. As usual, it will gather in one place all the city’s electronic music lovers. Sonar tends to attract around 80,000 people. Hence, during this time, the average tourist flow doubles. Traditionally, the line-up is published right before the beginning of the festival. However, visitors can rest assured that the festival gathers under its roof the stars of the electronic music scene. The ticket fee varies depending on the number of days you attend, the time of purchase, and the ticket category, and ranges from 58 to 350 euros.


summer concerts in Barcelona-2018

The Shakira concert in Barcelona promises to be one of the most anticipated events of this year. It is known that the singer likes to spend her time in Barcelona, more specifically in her home located in the neighborhood of Sarria. For this reason, locals consider her not just an American singer, but also a fully-fledged resident of their native city. Last summer, Shakira announced her first tour after a six year-break: The El Dorado World Tour. This big tour is expected to cover the European countries and North America. Initially, the tour was intended for November last year, but shortly afterwards it was re-scheduled for January of this year. However, because the singer encountered some health problems, the tour finally is set to take place this summer. Shakira is expected to perform in Barcelona on 6 and 7 July, 2018, in Palau San Jordi. Depending on the ticket category, prices range from 47 to 109 euros.

Those interested in summer concerts in Barcelona should browse the program of the Palau de la Musica, or the Palace of Catalan Music. Its summer program always features numerous amazing events, including the concert of Orquestra Guitarres Barcelona scheduled for 21 and 22 July and 15 August. Visit this place, and you are sure to enjoy the traditional Spanish guitar music and classical pieces performed by the National Orchestra. Doubtless, these musical encounters will be an exceptional complement to your summer vacations.


maritime sports in barcelona

A great number of summer events in Barcelona and in Spain, in general, are related to maritime sports. Every summer, the city organizes the sailing regatta known as Puig Vela Classica under the sponsorship of the Royal Maritime Club of Barcelona (RCNB) and the Royal Sailing Sports Federation (RFEV). This year, the ninth regatta will take place from 11 to 14 July. During this time, yacht lovers will have the chance to admire more than 50 sailboats from Europe and the Americas as they compete for first prize. Another sports event scheduled for this summer is the motorcycle race, Gran Premi de Catalunya de MotoGP. This year, the race will be held from 15 to 17 June on the “Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya” track located in the town of Montmeló (20 km northeast of the center of Barcelona). The tickets can be purchased on the official website of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya; the prices depend on the seat location and vary from 70 to 140 euros.

Fashion week

Fashion week in Barcelona

At the end of June and the beginning of July, Barcelona traditionally hosts a fashion week known as “080 Barcelona Fashion Week.” Every year, the trendiest event of the year changes its location. Fashion week is organized in the most emblematic places of the Catalonian capital. Within the framework of this event, the most recent collections of the best Catalonian and international designers are presented to a vast audience. Additionally, some new, still unknown designers’ work will be premiered to great anticipation.

To avoid missing the most interesting events in Barcelona this summer, take advantage of the services provided by INEEDSpain service company. We will be glad to take charge of organizing your trip, providing support in all the stages of preparation, and finding the most ideal options so that we can design the vacation of your dreams.


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