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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.
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.
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!
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.
The best in current electronic music and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) is showcased at this year's Barcelona Beach Festival 2019, which is marking its sixth anniversary and is held once more at the Platja del Fòrum and the Parc de la Pau in Barcelona.
Each year, this festival gains in reputation as the greatest contemporary dance music extravaganza, with line-ups that bring together the very best Spanish and international DJs. This year you will be able to enjoy with Alesso, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, an much more.
Barcelona Districte Cultural offers top quality shows, some with famous artists, who travel European stages, but also others who still have give it a tray and show us how far they can go. The shows are addressed to audiences of all ages and tastes. This is a varied tour with a range of artistic expression for everyone to find their own. They comprise five different types of performance: music, theater, dance and circus, live performing arts, which are becoming increasingly more interconnected, plus an audiovisual exhibition.
Two editions are celebrated each year, one in spring (February-March-April) and another in fall (October, November, December). They take place in local cultural venues, particularly community centers of the ten districts of the city.
The profile of this three-pronged sporting event is definitely on the up; it's now part of both the Olympics and the Paralympics, and athletes such as the British Brownlee brothers have raised audience interest in the swimming, cycling and running challenge. It's also becoming popular among amateurs looking for a more varied exercise endeavour than that offered by just sticking to one sport. Unsurprisingly, then, the Barcelona Triathlon attracts thousands of competitors each year to its beachfront setting.
With three distances available, participants can choose between supersprint, sprint and Olympic and take part either as individuals, in pairs (where the two complete the course together) or as a relay team (with two or three members sharing the effort). As well as the sporting action, the day before the competition the Triexpo show is held, a place to find the latest in triathlon trends and accessories, making it ideal for stocking up on new kit and meeting some of the other people taking part.
This is one of the most keenly anticipated and widely celebrated Catalan public holidays. According to the traditional tale, Sant Jordi (Saint George) killed the dragon that used to live in Montblanc where it terrorized the local population, thus saving the king’s daughter from certain death. Legend has it that a beautiful rose bush sprang up in the spot where the dragon’s blood was spilled. From the 18th century onward, the Sant Jordi festival became widely identified as a Catalan ‘fiesta’ which these days arouses great popular, civic and cultural passion. On Sant Jordi’s Day, lovers exchange a rose and a book and every town and city in Catalonia is filled with stalls set up to sell both. The center of Barcelona becomes just one big open-air bookshop where you can find everything from the latest publications to renowned writers signing copies of their work. It is a day to be out and about wandering the streets of the region’s towns and cities.
With globalization it seems that every shopping street of every city appears to be the same. Although the general appearance of all cities’ shopfronts have moved towards unification, Barcelona still manages to preserve a healthy number of authentic stores. These are unique businesses, some because they are over a hundred years old, some because their workshops still depend on creators using artisanal methods, some because they supply local gourmet products and some because they are at the cutting edge of design. The best way of seeing them all and to enjoy a truly fascinating visit is by taking the Barcelona Genuine Shops Tour, a guided route that takes in the city’s most inspirational stores designed to be enjoyed using all five senses. Don't miss it!
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