Music & Nightlife
The best gigs, festivals and nights out in Barcelona – find shows and book tickets
- Live music venues
- Top 100 bars in town
- Guide to clubbing
- Barcelona's jazz venues
- The city's chicest clubs
This week and beyond...
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
- Critics choice
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,
- Critics choice
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
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
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
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.
Born Punjab, Arif Lohar is a superstar in Pakistan. Son of a well-known Punjab folk singer, Lohar started out singing with his father and his brothers. As a youngster he also acted in various Punjabi movies. With more than 150 albums and over 3,000
Kiwi & The Papaya Mangoes are at the Asia Festival and in Catalonia for the first time. They bring a musical fusion of traditional Japanese music with touches of hip hop, jazz, rock, reggae and even Brazilian music, with quite the original stage
En un món corrupte i injust on triomfen els pocavergonyes i els que menys s'ho mereixen, el cas de Rubén Seoane és exemplaritzant i encoratjador. Fins fa quatre dies encara corria per la pista del Moog, interessant-se més pels temes que sonaven
Disciple of Lluis Coloma and Ignasi Terraza, young musician Bernat Font stands out as much for being well-spoken, the result of a surprising maturity, as for the ease with which he performs classics from the era of swing and boogie woogie.
Barcelona's best live music venues
Plan a musical odyssey with Time Out’s global guide to music festivals – the best line-ups, sonic fields and destination fests around the world.