The Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival in Barcelona is one of the most known jazz festivals in the world and one of the most important musical events in Barcelona and Spain. It takes place annually in October-December. This year’s events are distributed between the 13th of October to 20th of December.
An 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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: