Mercè 2013: The top 10
Ten of the most important, fun, and exciting events of the city's big celebration
Vienna, special guest
This year's guest city during the Mercè will fill Barcelona's streets with a touch of Austria via a variety of events. One of the highlights is the electronica opera, which you can see in the Parc de la Ciutadella Til·lers (2014 stage) on Friday the 20th (at 9.30pm); on the 21st, 22nd and 24th at 4pm; and on the 23rd from 7.15pm. Wolfgang Mitterer, Erdem Tunakan, Lucas Baio and Dominik Grünbühe will be reinterpreting classics in one of the most contemporary styles.
- Parc de la Ciutadella
More than a hundred concerts make up the festival programme, featuring many Catalan bands in town to join the part, but also attracting other Spanish and international groups. Rock, electronica, hip-hop, reggae and commercial pop – the city will be moving its feet to al kinds of beats over the five-day celebration.
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