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Bilbao BBK Live 2014

The beautiful Basque Country offers more than stunning landscapes, top museums and incredible food. In Bilbao you can take a break from all the nature and good living to jump around to some of the best rock gathered up in one mountain venue. For

  1. Kobetamendi Park
  2. Thu Jul 10 - Sat Jul 12
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Grec 2014: L'eclipsi

  • Rated as: 3/5

One of the few offerings at the Grec this year for fans of classical music is this premiere of a new opera by composer Alberto García Demestres. This is a free version of the work by Paco Zarzoso. Xavier Albertí is the stage manager, García

  1. Teatre Nacional de Catalunya Pl. de les Arts, 1, 08013
  2. Thu Jul 10 - Sun Jul 13
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Cruïlla BCN 2014

  • Price band: 1/4

Cruïlla snuck quietly onto the scene in 2008 with an unassuming clutch of bands, before launching into something quite special two years later. Recent line-ups have included Cat Power, Iggy Pop, the Specials, MIA, Suede, Rufus Wainwright, Morcheeba

  1. Parc del Fòrum Edifici Fòrum, Plaça de Llevant, Sant Martí
  2. Fri Jul 11 - Sat Jul 12
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Cruïlla Barcelona 2014

The city's favourite festival spot, the Parc del Fòrum, is at it once again with the seventh edition of Cruïlla Barcelona, a festival that tries to avoid genre labels and has become one of the summer's top weekends of fun, with an eclectic line-up

  1. Parc del Fòrum Edifici Fòrum, Plaça de Llevant, Sant Martí
  2. Fri Jul 11 - Sun Jul 13
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Nitsa: Hugo Capablanca + Marc Piñol + Shelby Grey

Since his 'exile' in Berlin, Hugo Capablanca has started up the labels Discos Capablanca and Bananamania, and he's a member of Los Massieras, a project of edits from the 1970s that he released on the Discoteca Océano label, the same label El

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Fri Jul 11
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Cruïlla Barcelona 2014: Damon Albarn + Calle 13 + Band of Horses + Angus & Julia Stone+ Tinariwen...

Cruïlla Barcelona celebrates its seventh edition in the Parc del Fòrum. This festival has become an unmissable event for lovers of music without stylistic boundaries. As always, the festival is again offering a totally eclectic line-up in terms of

  1. Parc del Fòrum Edifici Fòrum, Plaça de Llevant, Sant Martí
  2. Fri Jul 11
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Porgy and Bess

  • Critics choice

The Gran Teatre del Liceo rounds out its musical season with a production of George Gershwin's 1930s 'folk opera' about the African-American experience. A jazzy fusion of classical opera and Broadway musical, 'Porgy and Bess' boasts several classics

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Fri Jul 11 - Sat Jul 19
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Fatboy Slim + Zeds Dead + Lockah

  • Critics choice

Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, is back at Razzmatazz after his last appearance in September 2012. The English DJ responsible for, among other things, the irresistable remix of Cornershop's 'Brimful of Asha' and 'Weapon of Choice', the song that was

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Fri Jul 11
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Orquesta Ilegal de Barcelona

One of the most popular bands in town that took their name from the illegal act they commit when they play their music on the streets and are then chased down by the authorities. They couldn't be more cosmopolitan, with their 11 members from seven

  1. Harlem Jazz Club Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Fri Jul 11
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Orquesta Ilegal de Barcelona

One of the most popular bands in town that took their name from the illegal act they commit when they play their music on the streets and are then chased down by the authorities. They couldn't be more cosmopolitan, with their 11 members from seven

  1. Harlem Jazz Club Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Fri Jul 11
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