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Mercè 2014: Mercè Music & BAM

  • Free

One of the most anticipated parts of the Mercè festivities is without a doubt the programme of concerts and DJ sets. Every year Barcelona vibrates with the sounds of top local and international groups that you know and love, and of course it's

  1. Various venues
  2. Sat Sep 20 - Wed Sep 24
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La Banda al Moll de la Fusta

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  • Free

The Barcelona Municipal Band is playing its part in the city's Festa Major with a pair of free concerts. The repertoire features songs by groups such as ABBA, Queen, the Jackson 5 and Gloria Estefan, among others. Conducted by Henrie Adams, the

  1. Moll de la Fusta Pg. de Colom, Ciutat Vella, 08003
  2. Sun Sep 21
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BAM 2014: Seward + Lanters On The Lake

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This double session in Plaça dels Àngels in the Raval features experimental and symphonic bands. Barcelona experimental band, Seward (10.45pm) is hard to classify, with their sound inherited from rock and based on voice, guitars, bass and

  1. Plaça dels Àngels Plaça dels Àngels, Ciutat Vella
  2. Sun Sep 21
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¡Que trabaje Rita!: Re-entry

Top LGBT party ¡Que trabaje Rita! gets dressed up for post-summer re-entry with a proper gala: a 12-hour party with 6 DJs, 15 performers (including the incomparable Baccara as headliners!). Too bad the bank holiday this week falls on Wednesday,

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sun Sep 21
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BAM 2014: Moodoïd + Viento Smith + Semifinal Sona9

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Psychedelic pop opens up to influences from tropical and African music with Moodoïd (10pm), a nearly all-female group led by Pablo Padovani,guitarist from psychedelic group Melody's Echo Chamber (he's also son of French jazzman Jean-Marc Padovani).

  1. Plaça Joan Coromines, El Raval
  2. Sun Sep 21
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Festival Àsia 2014

  • Free

The Asia Festival celebrates its 13th edition this year with a total of 11 international performances over the course of 6 days on 8 different stages in Barcelona. And the best bit is that 10 of them are free. (The performance of 'Don Quixote, the

  1. Various venues
  2. Mon Sep 22 - Thu Sep 25
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OBC: Concert de la Mercè

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  • Free

The Barcelona and Catalonia National Symphony (OBC) puts on a doubly special performance during the Mercè Festival. Conducted by the OBC's own Pablo González, they'll turn out works by composers such as Casablancas, Borodin, Dvořák, Piazzolla,

  1. Avinguda de la Catedral
  2. Mon Sep 22 - Tue Sep 23
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The Barber of Seville

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The Gran Teatre del Liceu kicks off the season with one of Rossini's most popular operas, and one of the most popular in the whole of the opera world at that. The show is a new co-production, with stage direction by Joan Font (Comediants) and

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Mon Sep 22 - Thu Sep 25
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Mercè 2014: Dani Martín + Lax'n'Busto + Amelie + Via Límit + Adrià Ortega

  • Free

It's the end of the series of concerts put on by Catalan radio stations in Av Maria Cristina, this time hosted by Los 40 Principales with a varied line-up featuring the former singer of El Canto del Loco, Dani Martín (11.15pm); veterans

Festival Àsia 2014: Jazz in Japan

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Two Japanese musicians on the current scene present their show 'Jazz in Japan'. The duo is formed by Masahiko Satoh, pianist and composer with more than 80 albums under his belt to show off his extensive career, and singer Akiko Uesugui.

  1. Ateneu Barcelonès Canuda, 6, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Tue Sep 23
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