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25th Guitar Festival Barcelona continues until 5th of july

11 Mar

The Guitar Festival of Barcelona celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and brings along one of the best musical proposals for this spring. This celebratory edition is marked by a wide range of genres, from the Spanish guitar to hard rock, with the guitar-based music as a core theme, thus appealing to a young, modern and more urban audience.

The festival showcases great acts such as the London-based indie rock band Fanfarlo, opening this edition on the 20th of February at the BARTS Theatre and the Spanish singer Rosario presenting her new album on the 5th of March at Palau de la Musica.

Other headliners include the british old-timers The Stranglers on the 1st of April, Spanish singer Luz Casal on the 20th of March and the UK-based group Crystal Fighters displaying their alternative rock, guitar-based dance music at Sant Jordi Club on the 15th of May.

COMPLETE LINE-UP:

FANFARLO

Fanfarlo

Fanfarlo

Thursday 20 february

BARTS, 21 h.

24 € (+ costs)

ROSARIO

Rosario

Rosario

Wednesday 5 march

Music Palace of Barcelona, 21 h.

From 18 to 54 € (+ costs)

NICOLE WILLIS & THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS

Sunday 9 march

Luz de Gas, 20 h.

18 € (+ costs)

NEIL HALSTEAD vs THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO

Neil Halstead

Neil Halstead

Saturday 15 march

Bikini, 20.30 h.

18 € (+ costs)

 LUZ

Thursday 20 march

Music Palace of Barcelona, 21 h.

From 24 to 68 € (+ costs)

GERARD QUINTANA

Friday 21 march

BARTS, 21 h.

20 and 25 € (+ costs)

ROZALÉN

Thursday 27 march

BARTS, 21 h.

20 and 25 € (+ costs)

 El segell del PRIMAVERA SOUND presenta: REFREE i JOANA SERRAT

Thursday 27 march

Apolo, 21 h.

12 € (+ costs)

LOS SECRETOS

Friday 28 march

BARTS, 21 h.

25 and 38 € (+ costs)

COQUE MALLA

Coque Malla

Coque Malla

Saturday 29 march

BARTS, 21 h.

25 € (+ costs)

THE STRANGLERS

Tuesday 1 april

BARTS, 21 h.

30 and 35 € (+ costs)

El segell BANKROBBER presenta: MACROBUKKAKE, MACHO i SANJAYS

Thursday 3 april

Luz de Gas, 20.30 h.

12 € Pre. / 15 € BO. (+ costs)

El segell MUSIC BUS presenta: CAÏM RIBA, MARCEL CRANC i INSPIRA

Friday 4 april

Bikini, 20.30 h.

12 € Pre. / 15 € BO. (+ costs)

CRISTINA LLISO

Tuesday 8 april

Luz de Gas, 21 h.

30 € (+ costs)

ESTOPA

From 10 to 13 april

BARTS, 21 h.

From 35 to 45 € (+ costs)

JORGE DREXLER

Thursday 10 april

Music Palace of Barcelona, 21 h.

From 18 to 45 € (+ costs)

FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE

Thursday 24 april

BARTS, 21 h.

25 and 35 € (+ costs)

OBESES

Saturday 26 april

Luz de Gas, 21 h.

12 € (+ costs)

MICAH P. HINSON

Micah P Hinson

Micah P Hinson

Sunday 4 may

BARTS, 21 h.

From 25 to 35 € (+ costs)

LOQUILLO

Thursday 8 may

Razzmatazz, 21 h.

28 € (+ costs)

SANJOSEX

Friday 9 may

Apolo, 21 h.

12 € (+ costs)

AMOS LEE

Sunday 11 may

BARTS, 21 h.

28 and 38 € (+ costs)

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS

Thursday 15 may

Sant Jordi Club, 20.30 h.

25 € (+ costs)

ELI PAPERBOY REED + SWAMP DOGG + AURORA & THE BETRAYERS

Thursday 15 may

BARTS, 21 h.

28 and 36 € (+ costs)

JOAN DAUSÀ

Friday 16 may

BARTS, 21 h.

18 and 22 € (+ costs)

ANDRÉS CALAMARO

Tuesday 20 may

Razzmatazz, 20.30 h.

35 € (+ costs)

TANGERINE DREAM

Tuesday 20 may

BARTS, 21 h.

From 38 to 52 € (+ costs)

OMAR FARUK TEKBILEK & HIS ENSEMBLE

Wednesday 21 may

BARTS, 21 h.

From 28 to 42 € (+ costs)

NACHO VEGAS

Thursday 22 nay

BARTS, 21 h.

25 and 30 € (+ costs)

DIEGO EL CIGALA

Friday 30 may

Palau de la Música Catalana, 21.30 h.

From 25 to 52 € (+ costs)

JOE HENRY

Thursday 5 june

Luz de Gas, 21 h.

28 and 36 € (+ costs)

BRYAN FERRY

Saturday 5 july

Auditori del Fòrum, 21 h.

From 36 to 80 € (+ costs)

 

Do you like the music documentaries? Enjoy the In Edit Festival from 24th October to 3rd November

7 Oct

In Edit 2013

In Edit 2013

Beefeater IN-EDIT Festival, at its 11th edition, is an international music documentary film festival celebrated in Barcelona and dedicated to all the music and film lovers around the world.

This will be a multi-screen edition, meaning that some films will be broadcasted online simultaneously to the Barcelona premiere, as part of the festival.

SOME OF THE FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES ON THE PROGRAM

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

The most peculiar and silent actor in all Hollywood breaks our hearts by talking about his journey and performing some of his favorite melodies. Nocturnal confessions, fragility at point blank range, damage assessment and “Blue Moon” in a broken voice that will make the earth shiver.

 

The Sound of Belgium

Belgians “work hard and party harder.” A clubber travels through the contagious yet obscure Belgian club scene, from the 20’s barrel organ to the 90’s hardcore, passing through the 60’s popcorn and the 80’s newbeat on the road to world domination. A clubland all of its own making.

Nitsa 94/96: el giro electronic

“It all exploded from there”. The legendary Barcelonese club with the revolving dance floor, pioneer of electronica in Spain and cradle to DJ Sideral, explained with loving scratches (Jeff Mills, Angel Molina and more), founders and fans from its birth until the bombastic 90’s.

The Punk Singer

The Punk Singer

The Punk Singer

This is the definitive profile of Kathleen Hanna, frontwoman of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. She lets us into her inner world for the first time: riot grrrl, family, fame, Kurt Cobain, Lyme disease and her return as Julie Ruin. An arduous odyssey; no concessions.

AKA Doc Pomus

All greatness comes from pain. The life of Doc Pomus, composer of numerous hits (for Elvis and others) in a beautiful blues of disability, solitude and perseverance.  The full Hall of Fame sings his praises, from Lou  Reed and Dion, to Phil Spector and Ben E. King.

Check out the full PROGRAM here.

TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket offices in Barcelona. Find more information here.

Further details regarding the full program and screening dates and times will be updated to the festival’s website later in October, so be sure to check it out.

Single Tickets (Barcelona)

ONLINE SALE

Single tickets to be sold from this website from October 14th.

CENTRAL BOX OFFICE OPENING TIMES

At Central Box Office ONLY single tickets are sold.

Wednesday, October 23rd: from 13h to 21h.

From Thursday 24th to November 3rd: from 13h to start of the last screening of the day.

Online Central Box Office Cinemas Box Ofice
Single Ticket 6,5 € 6,5 € X
Single Ticket with discount X 5 € X
Single Tickets Off-Peak sessions X 4 € X
Single Tickets Opening Day X 6,5 € X

– Single Tickets: Public screenings at Aribau Club and Multicines Sala 5 from October 25th to November 3rd.

– Tickets with discount: Show Apolo 113 card at Central Box Office. Not valid for special screenings. Only cash.

– Off-Peak Sessions: First public screening of the day -all venues- between October 28th and 31st.

– As you can see by the number of “X”, NO tickets are sold in the cinemas.

Location:

Aribau Multicines: Aribau, 8-10

Aribau Club: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 565

The Urban Suites is just 3 metro stops away from Universitat Metro Station, where you have to stop to go to most of the films.

Check the location on the map below:

Flamenco in Barcelona

17 Oct

Although we think visiting Andalusia is highly recommended, the truth is that not everyone has time to do a long tour across the peninsula … in this case, we can also enjoy the Flamenco in Barcelona!

We must not forget, however, that in this land also has its own style of flamenco heir: the Catalan Rumba. Examples are not hard to find from the rumba rhythms of Pescailla and Peret to the deep sounds of Miguel Poveda and mayte Martín or the mythical figure of Carmen Amaya.

Here are a few tips for you to enjoy the flamenco song and dance that accompanies it, as internationally recognized, in the city of Barcelona:

Poble Espanyol is a highly appropiate enviroment for Tablao del Carmen (Avda. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13). Just crossing though this charming corner of barcelona is a good preparation for an experience of the most authentic flamenco. You can enjoy also a traditional dinner from Andalucía.

At Tablao Cordobés (La Rambla, nº35), in the middle of the Ramblas, visitors can soak up the spirit of the cradle of flamenco. The pure Moorish decor is by the restorers of the Alhambra in Granada, giving the venue the air of an anuthentic Andalusian palace. This restaurant offers, since 1970, one of the most authentic flamenco shows in the city.

Since flamenco is not only Sevillanas and rumbas, Palacio del Flamenco ( Balmes St. nº 139) takes a look at all the styles that make up this masterpiece of the intangible heritage of humanity.

For an intimate evening in the environs of Plaça reial, we find a venue by the name of Los Tarantos (Plaça Reial, nº 17) offering daily song and dance shows aimed at a local audience eager to appreciate delicacy.

Finally, we have a display of the pure essence of flamenco in a venue like no other: the Palau de la Música Catalana (Carer del Palau de la Música, nº4) “Opera & Flamenco” offers a beautiful fusion of melodic opera, Spanish tradition and flamenco magic.

Book now your suite or apartement in The Urban Suites and enjoy it amd much more!

Program Sonar by night: Friday 15th June

6 Jun

Sonar by Night

SonarClub

SonarPub

SonarLab

Where: Fira Gran Vía

Av. Botànica, 62 
Polígono Pedrosa
L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

When:Friday 15th from 10pm

How to arrive:

Train:

(station: Europa Fira)

At 10 minutes walking
Friday: last train leaves Plaça Espanya to Europa Fira at 02:05 in the early hours.
First train leaves Europa Fira to Plaça Espanya at 05:52 in the morning.
Saturday: last trains leave Plaça Espanya to Europa

SonarBus
(Price by transfer: 2,5€)
Uninterrupted bus service betweenPlaça de les Drassanes (Tube Line L3, station: Drassanes) and Fira Gran Via L’Hospitalet.
Friday and Saturday from 8:30pm to 8am

How much is it cost?: 

Sonar Pass: 155€

Sonar by Night: 60€

2 nights ticket: 100€

Program Sonar by Day: Saturday, 16th June

6 Jun

Sonar by Day

SonarHall

SonarVillage by Estrella Damm

SonarDôme


Where:
 MACBA and CCCB

Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona

When: Thursday 14th from 12 to 22

How to arrive:

Tube:

Line L1 (stations: Universitat and Catalunya)
Line L2 (station: Universitat)
Line L3 (station: Catalunya)

How much is it cost?: 

Sonar Pass: 155€

Sonar by day: 39€

If you are looking for accommodation in Barcelona for these dates, check the availability in The Urban Suites.

Program Sonar by Day: Friday, 15th June

6 Jun

Sonar by Day

SonarHall

SonarVillage by Estrella Damm

SonarDôme

 SonarComplex

 

Where: MACBA and CCCB

Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona

When: Thursday 14th from 12 to 22

How to arrive:

Tube:

Line L1 (stations: Universitat and Catalunya)
Line L2 (station: Universitat)
Line L3 (station: Catalunya)

How much is it cost?: 

Sonar Pass: 155€

Sonar by day: 39€

Song of the week: Björk – Moon

9 May

We will have to wait for another chance to see Björk in Barcelona… because she has cancelled her date at San Miguel Primavera Sound Festival. 

Let´s see who is coming in her place!

And, of course, hope she gets better soon!!

If you are looking for accommodation in Barcelona for these dates, check the availability in The Urban Suites.

Song of the week: Deadmau5 – Strober

11 Apr

I love this man! Looking forward to dance his albums at Sonar Festival Barcelona!!

 

Song of the Week: Ben Harper – Diamonds from the inside

27 Mar

If ten years ago you had asked me “Who is your favoure songwriter?” without any doubt, I would have answered: “Ben Harper”. He is american and plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock music and is known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances and activism.

Today I´m chosing Diamonds from the inside in which there is a phrase that I love: “When you have everything. you have everything to lose“.  I firmly believe that Ben Harper is a genius.

Pay atention, listen and watch:

Song of the week: Russian Red – Everyday Everynight

14 Mar

The Spanish singer Russian Red has introduced this week her new video “Everyday, Everynight“, in which she appears with the Spanish actor, Eloy Azorin. The film has been made in Venice and worth it! We encourage you to watch it!