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2018 Edition (9-19/08/2018)
the beaches full and holiday season in full swing, Barcelona welcomes back two of its most emblematic summer events, Circuit Festival and Girlie Circuit. Billed respectively as the biggest international gay festival and the biggest international lesbian festival, and both produced by Barcelona's Matinee Group, they see thousands of visitors from across the world come to the Catalan capital for days of parties.
Circuit is 11 days of fun with a programme that includes: pool parties, including the biggest and most popular event of the festival, the Water Park Day (which lasts all day and goes on into the night) at the nearby La Isla Fantasia water park; DJ sessions (with performances by some of the biggest names on the gay scene); and club nights. Girlie follows a similar pattern albeit for fewer days, this year running from August 14 to 19.
Soon the 2019 program.
Barcelona is once again celebrating its grand festival, in honor of its patron saint. A program full of different activities is planned for all the public, with music, dance, circus and street arts. And not forgetting the giants, dragons, fire beasts, human towers and sardana groups.
La Mercè is also a festival of street arts with the MAC festival, Mercè Street Arts. This is a festival which has become a showcase of new creations, and the meeting place for many artists, both from the city and overseas. For the second year running,Passeig de Lluís Companys is the festival venue in the heart of the city, together with the Parc de la Ciutadella (by day, shows for all the family; by night, more audiovisual events, where art and technology merge with light displays, music and projects). Other venues include the Parc de la Trinitat and the Montjuïc Castle (where circus will be performed with shows combining music, dance and acrobatics).
Lisbon is the guest city and is joining in the festivities, accompanied by performers (The Night of Fados) wishing to fill the city with performances and music, and a wide variety of rhythms and styles.
Similarly to other years, Avinguda de la Catedral, the Moll de la Fusta, Bogatell beach, Avinguda de Maria Cristina and the Plaça Major de Nou Barris are the venues where the Mercè Festival will be filled with today's popular rhythms and mega concerts. The musical scene of Lisbon and from many other places in the world, will perform at BAM, with today's most innovative and emerging sounds playing at Plaça dels Àngels, Plaça de Joan Coromines and Rambla del Raval. This year we will receive the visit of groups such as Love of Lesbian, Els Catarres, Dr. Calypso, Mercury Rev, Maika Makovsky or Green Valley, without forgetting the classical music that will offer us the OBC and Vozes.
Like every year, fire will be one of the main elements of the festival, such as the Correfocs (fire runs) with a rain of fire among devils, dragons and other beasts of fire, making the streets of the center of Barcelona full of sparks. La Mercè will end, as always, with the traditional fireworks and music display. an explosion of light and sound, which has become one of the most expected and acclaimed events for the people of Barcelona and its visitors.
Further proof that Barcelona attracts the most incredible range of musicians to perform here comes in the shape of this popular music festival, which this year reaches its 20th edition. Starting in late autumn and spread out over various months through to the spring, the 'Millennium Festival' (the name comes from the fact that it was inaugurated back at the turn of the millennium) features an average of 50 concerts, bringing joy into the lives of music fans during what is the quietest time of year for such happenings.
Its appeal is increased ten-fold by the effort of organisers Concert Studio to create an eclectic programme that really lives up to the adage 'something for everybody'. In addition to those already confirmed for the 20th edition of the festival such as the Swedish indie singer-songwriter José González, the Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez with his traditional New Year concert, and the Catalan group Sau, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary, we will also find Jarabe de Palo (also celebrating their 20th anniversary), Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Miguel Poveda (with his EnLorquecido tour), Los Planetas (on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of one of their most iconic numbers), MC50, Kool & The Gang at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, UB40, Nathy Peluso, Adamo (one of the festival's classic acts), the singer-songwriter Rosana, Deacon Blue, Ólafur Arnalds, and many others. A deluxe bill to celebrate and enjoy the 20th anniversary of one of the best festivals in the city.
Summer is almost here, and the Casa de les Punxes is offering new suggestions to enjoy its magnificent terrace of the house (600m2), located in the Eixample central district of Barcelona, during the months of June, July and August.
What better than to harmonize music and gastronomy in an attractive, central, modernist setting as the Casa Terrades, built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
Every Friday in summer, the Casa de les Punxes will be filled with melodies, with jazz, swing, bossa nova and soul performances.
This year, the Nits amb Ritme (Evenings with Rhythm) include entry to the exhibition (from 7 to 8 pm) of the main floor and terrace, to enjoy a tour through the history and symbolism of one of the most exemplary monuments of Catalan modernism.
Discover the Casa de les Punxes by night and vibrate to music while you enjoy and glass of cava in an emblematic setting.
Visit the Casa Amatller from June and September, in a very different way.
Modernist evenings give you the opportunity to enjoy a dramatized visit, to learn about this gem of Puig i Cadafalch, by those who actually lived in the house. You will be able to see the rooms and hear about their everyday life, the chocolate factory, their travels all around the world, their friends, etc.
A visit to learn about the curiosities and the best kept secrets, which will end with a glass of cava under the skylight of the hall.
Every week the Wine Tourism Information Point and Mirador de Colom Wines recommend a different wine. Visit the Mirador +wine or cava tasting, plus a second tasting of the Wine of the Week. If you like the wine, you can purchase it at a discount. Don't miss this unique experience: A journey through the true flavors of the territory from the city center!
Palau Güell is celebrating the new edition of Evenings at Palau Güell. This has become a very special and unique event of summer evenings in Barcelona. The evenings will take place on the magical, incomparable terrace. This was where for the first time the architect Antoni Gaudí conceived chimneys as architectural sculptures. A band will be perform every evening with a special, unique style. Depending on the evening, music will range from the most classical jazz to later musical styles like the doo wop, new tango or RnB.
The festival of the Gràcia district is one of the most celebrated festivals during August in Barcelona. It is a popular festival that lasts for several days, with a wide range of activities, such as concerts, workshops and shows. The highlight of the festival is the traditional competition when streets are decorated and compete to achieve first place.
Besides the decorated streets, you have the option to hear live music at plaça del Sol and plaça del Diamant, while Plaça de Joanic will be given over to inclusive festivities and dance. Plaça de Manuel Torrente is devoted to gastronomy, while Plaça de la Revolució is given over to science and the Cercle Catòlic used as a space to disconnect.
As running becomes increasingly popular with millions of people around the world, the numbers coming to take part in Barcelona's marathon grows each year. It's now the fourth largest marathon in Europe after Berlin, London and Paris, with over 17,000 people signing up. Doubtless part of the appeal is the idea of running a 42.2km route around one of the continent's most aesthetically pleasing cities. The number of globally recognised landmarks passed by participants, such as the Sagrada Família and Camp Nou, as well as noteworthy vistas including the seafront, historic port and Ciutadella Park, make this a one-of-a-kind sporting event.
But that's not all. The Barcelona marathon is much more, with entertainment for the crowds that includes concerts, traditional Catalan culture and different local drumming groups, a four-kilometre Breakfast Run the day before the race, a Kids Race, and Expo Sports, a fair focused on outdoor sports that has numerous stands from major sporting companies.
La Quinzena the dance festival which will display all styles and genres to a potential audience of 5 million people. The festival will take place all over the metropolitan area of Barcelona, covering the municipalities of Barcelona, Badalona, Santa Coloma, L'Hospitalet, Cornellà, Espluges and others.
Programmed in theaters, but also in streets, squares and subway stations, dance at its finest now has a festival that includes classic and contemporary dance, hip hop, jazz, traditional dance and any other style.
As part of the program of this second edition we find Everybody dance, a participatory dance concept aimed at anybody who would like to dance (simultaneous dance – 30/03) and Dancing neighborhoods, a project led by the choreographer Álvaro de la Peña who invites you to become part of a group creation, a dance show to be performed in a number of districts throughout Barcelona and L'Hospitalet.
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