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The best gigs, festivals and nights out in Barcelona – find shows and book tickets


This week and beyond...

Bach in Barcelona

Dutch cellist Jurgen van Win is promoting this series of concerts that take place every Thursday. Every show features two of the six Bach Suites. Enjoy baroque music in Romanesque surroundings. (Reservations: 679305718 / 935892855).

  1. Sant Pau del Camp Sant Pau, 101, El Raval, 08001
  2. Wed Apr 22 - Wed Apr 29
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Suite Festival: Kraftwerk

The Kraftwerk 3D show returns to Barcelona (you might have caught it at Sónar in 2013), and this time at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as part of the Suite Festival. The German quartet's live show synchronises the audiovisuals, the purest digital

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Wed Apr 22
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Blues & Ritmes 2015: Daniel Lanois

Canadian Daniel Lanois, one of the most important explorers of the current rock sound, presents his latest album, 'Flesh and Machine' (2014) at this veteran music festival in Badalona. The album, which Lanois will present as part of a trio and with

  1. Teatre Principal (Badalona) Francesc Layret, 41, 08911
  2. Wed Apr 22
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Opera and flamenco: History of a love affair

Maybe this is designed with the tourist in mind, but isn't it what we're here for? Enjoy this concert that brings together two genres that are theoretically very different, flamenco and opera, with a bit of zarzuela thrown in for good measure. The

  1. Palau de la Música Catalana Palau de la Música, 4-6, Ciutat Vella, 08003
  2. Wed Apr 22 - Wed Apr 29
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Sant Jordi 2015: Nuria Graham + Ferran Palau + Senior i el Cor Brutal + The Excitements + Sidonie + Joan Dausà...

  • Free

To celebrate Sant Jordi, Catalonia's patron saint, on April 23, the Antiga Fábrica Damm fills up with music with a bill boasting 14 concerts that will showcase today's Catalan pop and rock. Among the perfomers will be revered bands such as Cris

  1. Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm Rosselló, 515, Eixample, 08025
  2. Thu Apr 23
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Carmen

  • Critics choice

The Gran Teatre del Liceu brings in this production, directed by Calixto Bieito, which caused a scandal when it was originally released in 1875, but over time has it been increasingly accepted. In the lead roles are Béatrice Uria-Monzon and Nikolai

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Thu Apr 23 - Sat May 2
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Boys in heels

Shoes with high heels were part of the basic uniform for mounted Persian soldiers – they helped in maintaining balance when the soldiers rose to shoot their arrows. In the 16th century, Shah Abbas, who had the world's largest cavalry, sent his

  1. Axel Hotel Aribau, 33, Eixample
  2. Thu Apr 23 - Thu May 21
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Guitar BCN 2015: Luna

Dean Wareham is back in town, and this time he's not alone, but as the frontman of Luna, the band he devoted most of his time to after the split of Galaxie 500 in 1991. He's back with the original Luna line-up that played together from 1999 to 2005,

  1. Bikini Diagonal, 547, Les Corts, 08029
  2. Thu Apr 23
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