Summer in Barcelona has just begun. With a huge number of festivals, parties, and other amazing events to look forward to this season in the city, check out some of our favourites below that you simply can’t miss…
Brunch in the Park
Continuing on from the same concept as the Brunch in the City series in Poble Espanyol, Brunch in the Park will instead be held in the Jardins de Joan Brossa of Montjuïc, and what a wonderful location it is!
The organisers of this summer’s Brunch in the Park series in Barcelona have curated a fantastic line up featuring some of the biggest and best names in electronic music, such as Fatboy Slim, Anne Clue, I Hate Models, Laurent Garnier, and many more…
Taking place every Sunday this summer, and with the biggest names in electronic music to take the stage, this is a massive summer event in Barcelona, and is certainly not to be missed!
When? Every Sunday between 30th June- 29th September
Where? Jardins de Joan Brossa, 08038 Barcelona
WetDeck Summer Sessions at Hotel W
If you’ve ever been to the beach in Barcelona, without doubt you would have noticed the luxurious hotel that overlooks it. This is Hotel W, one of Barcelona’s most famous 5-star hotels.
On Sundays during the summer season, they offer one of the most exclusive parties in the city, featuring electronic-house sessions by world-renowned DJs, a wide selection of cocktails, a vibrant atmosphere and of course, beautiful views over the Mediterranean.
This season brings top DJs such as Jess Bays, Cassy, Purple Disco Machine, and Duke Dumont, so be sure to check it out at some point during the summer! You can see the complete line-up on Hotel W’s official website.
When? Every Sunday between 2nd June- 25 August.
Where? Hotel W, Plaça De La Rosa Dels Vents 1 , 08039 Barcelona
The TOP Edition by Disco Fever
Disco fans unite! Disco Fever is coming to The Gallery Hotel, bringing the best of the 80s to this Barcelona’s rooftop! With sunset views, a pool, great cocktails, an outdoor dancefloor and of course, the best disco records old and new, this event is definitely not worth missing. There are only 2 more events left during this summer so be sure to check them out before it’s too late!
For more information visit the official The TOP Edition by Disco Fever facebook page.
When? 17th August & 28th September
Where? The Top at The Gallery Hotel
Elrow Barcelona Off Week
The event which needs no introduction, but we’ll give it one anyway. For the past eight years, Elrow has been working hard to position itself in the top bracket when it comes to parties and has been very successful in doing so. Their parties are now known worldwide due to their philosophy of entertaining in the most wonderful of ways.
Whether it be at their spiritual home in Viladecans (Barcelona) or their summer home at Space Ibiza, elrow’s joyful and exuberant signature has left many a mark on those lucky enough to have experienced it.
To celebrate OffSonar week in the city, Elrow are throwing a party with a special theme of Chinese New Year, that simply can’t be missed
When? 21st July
This July, Cruïlla Festival returns to Barcelona for its 12th edition, and it is sure to be better than ever. Cruïlla prides itself on its musical variety; with its Catalan meaning of ‘crossroads’, the festival has an eclectic line-up, mixing different styles of music without prejudice. The people over at Cruïlla try to convey that this festival is more than just a crossroads though; it’s a meeting point for musical styles.
Performers across the weekend will take to one of five stages spread across Barcelona’s famous Parc del Fòrum, which will also be full of activities, circus, games, workshops and stalls from organisations with social projects, which gives Cruïlla Festival a true community feel and proves that it’s much more than music.
However, music is of course the main attraction, and this year Cruïlla festival boasts a superb line-up, with headline performances from Black Eyed Peas, Foals, Years & Years, and Bastille, this is surely set to be one of Barcelona’s best summer festivals.
When? 3rd-6th July
Where? Parc del Fòrum, 08930 Barcelona
This August, DGTL will return to Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona for its 5th edition. Like previous years, DGTL have curated a line-up of cutting-edge electronic music, conceptual art performances & installations, all with a strong focus on innovation and sustainability. Expect top DJs like Jeff Mills, Ross from Friends, Marco Carola, and Charlotte de Witte, just to name a few!
When? 23rd-24th August
Where? Parc del Fòrum, 08930 Barcelona
Festa Major de Gràcia
Known for being one of the biggest street festivals in Barcelona is the Festa Major de Gràcia. Taking place between 15th – 21st August, it’s a street festival in the older part of the Gràcia district in Barcelona. Around 17 streets are decorated by the residents and there are hundreds of activities to take part in, including concerts and parades.
The Gràcia Festival is all about Catalan traditions like parades, giants, castle building and fire-runs, but most of all, it’s a shining example of community spirit which also welcomes visitors.
It’s authentic, fun, colourful, and definitely worth a visit!
When? 15th-21st August
Where? Gràcia Neighbourhood
For more top festivals, events and parties, check out Resident Advisor!