Today, at Hostemplo, we dress up to the nines and go out for a dance. The end of the spring and beginning of the summer in Barcelona are indeed the best scene to go out and listen to the best music. So we want to dedicate our post to the best festivals in Barcelona. The sun, the beach, good weather and the best music are waiting for you in the city. There we go…, take good note!

1. PRIMAVERA SOUND 2016 (1st-5th June):
Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona

Primavera Sound Festival – Photo Blog

The one we just experienced, is with no doubt one of the favorite festivals for the people from Barcelona: the sun and the sea as a background and over 100 bands playing at the esplanade in the Parc del Forum. Do you get an idea of it? Moreover, for the first time in the history of PS (well-established abbreviation for Primavera Sound) all tickets have been sold out: all of them! Both the three-day passes as well as the one-day tickets. And the ones responsible for that have been the unbelievable bands confirmed in advance for this recent edition: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, Tame Impala, Air, Beach House, Mudhoney, Neon Indian or Beirut… among many others.

>What else should you know about this festival for upcoming years? The first edition of Primavera Sound took place in 2001 at Poble Espanyol and since 2005 it takes place at Parc del Fòrum, a bigger venue and by the see. It is with no doubt one of the most integrated urban festivals in the city. Due to the wide range of bands attending the festival, PS has also become a meeting point for artists and spectators of various generations.

2. SÓNAR 2016 (16-18 June):
Sonar Festival, electronic music, Barcelona

Sonar – Photo Blog

If you like electronic music, this is clearly your festival. The Sonar has deserved and earned to become the world reference in electronic music festivals.

Did you know that, after two decades of history, the festival has also been exported to other cities? Stockholm, Tokyo or Cape Town are some examples. Impressive, isn’t it? Its origin is in Barcelona, however, and that’s where it has a stronger impact; being year after year the most expected festival for many locals and thousands of tourists, who take the opportunity to visit the city and listen to the best electronic music offer, as well as creative and artistic projects. This festival is definitely much more than just music; it is pure creativity! The festival always counts on multiple side exhibitions: robotics, art, electronics, … etc.

This year, from 16th to 18th June, Djs such as Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier or legendary bands like New Order or Flume will make you dance like crazy at the Fira de Barcelona (Barcelona’s Fair). Are you going to miss it?


Piknic Electronik, Montjuïc, Barcelona

Piknic Electronic – Photo Blog

Much smaller, less ambitious but also more accessible and economical, we have the Piknic Electronik y for all those reasons and for being such good fun, it has earned a well-deserved spot on our list!

This festival, original from Montreal (Canada), will take place every Sunday this summer, gathering the best and latest electronic music from 12h to 22h at the venue of Joan Brossa gardens in Montjuic. Good atmosphere, cool people, food trucks, activities for kids and adults, as well as great music all over the summer. It is the best choice to attend a festival with children and go home early. Just go and see! A charming atmosphere really worth visiting; and it is only 15 € if you get your ticket in advance, 20€ at the box office.

4.CRUÏLLA (8th-10th July):

Cruïlla Festival, Barcelona

Cruïlla – Photo

best pop and rock music of our time will be waiting for you at the beginning of July at the Forum venue. This edition, Vetusta Morla, Skunk Anansie, Crystal Fighters, Chambao, Bunbury or Cat Power, among others, will flood Barcelona with good vibes.

What do you need to know about the Cruïlla? It is Barcelona’s summer festival and has taken place every July since 2005; it offers a mix of styles, cultures and emotions provided by artists of all classes and sensitivities, a really interesting potpourri!


Barcelona Beach Festival – Promo video Es LiveNation

If you like more commercial music and djs like David Ghetta, this is your fest! And, as it name says, it takes place at Barcelona’s beach. We leave you a video from last year’s edition so that you can get an idea of how much fun the thousands of attendants had. More information? Check their website, you’ll love it!

Did you enjoy our festival offer in Barcelona? Summertime arrives in the city full of them; so you better have a good rest to enjoy as much as you can, dancing with the rhythm of your favorite djs and bands. And we remind you that if you are looking for accommodation in Barcelona, you should come to Hostemplo! Remember, if you book on our website, you will get FREE breakfast on your first day. See you there?