Category Archives: Live music

Milano Cocktail Bar – a trip through time and space

campari milano cocktail bar barcelona vintage cocteleria best bars in2An elegant and discreet place, live jazz, tapas, assorted cocktails and red vintage sofas. Milano Cocktail Bar has the perfect combination for an afternoon aperitivo in the Milan of the 40’s.

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Barcelona Sonar Festival

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HISTORY

Sónar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival. It was founded in Barcelona in 1994 by journalist Ricard Robles and musicians Enric Palau, and Sergi Caballero. This first event was attended by nearly 6,000 people, but this numbered tripled in only two years, reaching 18.000 in 1996. Sonar assistants number has allways kept growing until the early 2010’s, when Sónar size stabilized at around 80.000 visitors / year. Continue reading

Best places for Live Music in Barcelona

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Fancy some live DJ’s or live concerts? Jazz, dance, indie rock… there are lots of bars and clubs that offer live music in Barcelona, so you’ll find anything you need. Here are some ideas from our Staff Pick of the best places to listen to live music in Barcelona.

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La Mercè Festival, the annual Barcelona festivity

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La Mercè is the major festival in Barcelona since it’s the official city holiday. Once a year by the end of September, it takes place all over the city along its streets and beaches. This year is going to be from 19th to 24th of September.

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Gran teatre Liceu, the Barcelona opera house

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Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, also known as Barcelona Opera House, was founded in 1847, and it has become a symbol of the city through the years.

The Liceu was founded by private shareholders that made a trading company, organized in a trade society (Great Liceu Theater Society). By that time, Barcelona was a growing city which needed to offer its citizens a music conservatory and theater. That’s why the Liceu was planned and built.

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Best salsa dance clubs in Barcelona

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If you’re visiting Barcelona, you shouldn’t stick to the beach and day activities. The nightlife in Barcelona is very animated, specially in summer time! You can’t miss some night plans that will make your stay more enjoyable, and if you like dancing, music and shows, you may also like salsa music, so here are some recommendations from ApartEasy staff of the best clubs to dance salsa in Barcelona:

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Enjoy the magical Sant Joan night

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Every year during the night of 23rd of June, the whole territory of Catalunya and Valencia is plunged into party, music, bonfires and fireworks to celebrate the official start of summer, the night of San Joan. Traditional food, music and parties on the beach, everything you need to know about this magical night is to be found in this post. Continue reading