The best music bands in the world play concerts in Barcelona as one of the preferred cities where to play in Spain and Europe for most of the international big bands and artists.
Bands and singers like Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Metallica, Rolling Stones, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Aerosmith and so on, always prepare Concerts in Barcelona as being one of the notable stops on their European Tours.
|GAMMA RAY||03/04/2014||Sala Apolo||21:00||28-32€||www.ticketmaster.es, FNAC, Revolver|
|FRANZ FERDINAND||05/04/2014||Sant Jordi Club||20:00||40-140€||www.ticketmaster.es, FNAC, Revolver|
|KATIE MELUA||17/04/2014||Sant Jordi Club||20:00||42-73€||www.ticketmaster.es|
|IRON MAIDEN||27/05/2014||Sant Jordi||21:00||65-90€||www.ticktackticket.es, 902 150 025, FNAC, Carrefour, www.doctormusic.com|
|JORGE DREXLER||10/04/2014||Palau de la Música||21:00||18-45€||www.ticktackticket.es, 902 150 025, FNAC|
|LADY GAGA||08/11/2014||Sant Jordi||21:00||35-235€||www.ticketmaster.es, 902 150 025, FNAC, La Caixa, Carrefour, El Corte Inglés, www.telentrada.com|
SAN MIGUEL PRIMAVERA SOUND: Pop, Rock and Electronic music are enjoyed in this unforgivable festival full of concerts in Barcelona. Primavera Sound is holded at Parc del Forum (Barcelona) by the end of May (usually lasts 2-3 days). Among the most relevant bands playing are: ARCADE FIRE, MOGWAI, NINE ICH NAILS, PIXIES, !!!…, … among many others. Primavera Sound 2013 is holded between the 28th and 31st of May.
Prices vary are approxemately 75€ per day and 195€ (3 days ticket)
SONAR (Electronic Festival): the electronic and experimental most famous festival in the world is performed in Barcelona every year since 1994 at June. The whole city becomes in a futuristic and alternative place with loads of concerts in Barcelona and performances to enjoy. Best DJs in world and bands like MASSIVE ATTACK, DJ HARVEY, RICHIE HAWTIN, PLASTIKMAN, RUDIMENTAL, CARIBOU, BOYS NOIZE, PRETTY LIGHTS, MODERAT, … have been present (only to mention a few). Sonar 2013 is holded between the 12th and 14th of June.
Prices vary depending on the day/night and go from 48€ to 180€ (3 days ticket)
Selling Tickets: www.ticketmaster.es , 902 150 025 (from Spain), +34 932 752 294 (outside Spain)
Sonar Festival is usually performed in Forum although MACBA and Fira Gran Via may held some other concerts.
Tip: Fira Gran Via is located at Av. Botánica, 62 (Polígon Pedrosa, l’Hospitalet del Ll. Barcelona) while Parc del Forum is located Rambla Prim, 1 (08019 Barcelona), Metro El Maresme – Forum (yellow line)
GREC: Summer Festival of art and music with concerts in Barcelona during the summer season. Previous editions where based on thematic areas such on Japanes culture while other editions we could enjoy the presence of Bob Dylan, will be based mainly on Japanese culture.
The proceedings of the Grec Festival will be represented in the follosing theatres: Teatre Grec, Plaza del Rey, TNC, Teatre lliure and Mercat de les Flors.
* Most of tickets can be bought by phone on 902332211, in Servicaixa or in shops FNAC.
Other venues such as Sala Razzmatazz, Sala Apolo, Sidecar, Luz de Gas, Sala Mephisto and Sala Bikini offer live concerts. Check the schedule out at the above links. These venues are also night-clubs when no gig is scheduled.
We recommend: JazzSí Club (C/Requesens besides Ronda Universidad) live music bar is a meeting point for professionals and music students. Open all days from 19:00 approx., free entry but a drink is a must.
Fore more information: JazzSí Club
There are also other pubs and bars that offer live music with no cover charge such as Mediterrani (calle Balmes) and Michael Collins (Sagrada Familia).
Note: remember that in Spain there is a ban on smoking in bars and nightclubs.