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Heineken Jazzaldia 2014

Donostia/San Sebastián is worth visiting any time of year, for the good food, friendly locals, shell-shaped beach or any other reason, really. But if your visit coincides with Jazzaldia, you get two treats in one trip. And when the headliners

  1. Kursaal Auditorium and Conference Centre Av de Zurriola, 1, 20002
  2. Wed Jul 23 - Sun Jul 27
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Grec 2014: Maria Rodés

  • Free

The Festival Grec this year includes free small-format concerts in the Teatre Grec gardens. On this occasion, singer-songwriter Maria Rodés pays tribute to songs of sorrow and distress, sources of artistic inspiration for her latest work, 'María

  1. Teatre Grec Pg. Santa Madrona, 36, Sants-Montjuïc
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Horse Meat Disco + Toni Bass

These fundamentalists of disco music, resident in London's The Eagle, return with another devastating DJ mix, 'Horse Meat Disco Vol. 4', re-released on Strut, the prestigious label for reissues and compilations. They've been on everyone's lips for

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Festa Major del Poble-Sec 2014: Minimúsica + The Damned Hellbillies + Shakin' All + Ramon & the One Armed Go Go Dancer + The Saurs...

  • Free

Welcome to the second day of free concerts on the stage that Apolo has set up in C/Vilà i Vilà for the Poble-sec festival. The day starts with Tock & Roll (noon), playing for the kids as part of Minimúsica, where the little ones learn music

  1. Carrer de Vila i Vilà Carrer de Vila i Vilà, 99, 08004
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Bachcelona 2014: Garnati Ensemble

The trio formed by Pablo Martos (violin), Yuval Gotlibovich (viola) and Alberto Martos (cello) perform a version of the celebrated 'Goldberg Variations' by Johann Sebastian Bach arranged for this ensemble. This is a new offering within the Barcelona

  1. Església de Santa Maria del Pi Cardenal Casañas, 16, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Barcelona Beach Festival: Avicii + David Guetta + Steve Angello

The Parc de la Pau in Sant Adrià is the setting for this new festival that focuses on electronic music with two of the hottest DJs of the moment. Swedish-born DJ and producer Tim Bergling, known worldwide as Avicii, is considered one of the best in

  1. Platja Port Fòrum Parc de la Pau, s/n
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Bachcelona 2014: Andreas Martin

  • Critics choice

The German lutenist, who has lived in Catalunya for years, makes his Bachcelona debut with a solo recital. Bach in small-format. And up-close.

  1. c/ Palma de Sant Just, 08002
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Cocktails & Jazz: Magnolia

Myriam Swanson, previously the volcanic voice of the band Mambo Jambo, takes the stage at the Milano to present her quartet, Magnolia. The band performs classics by Etta James, Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney, songs Swanson has been carrying in

  1. Milano Cocktail Bar Ronda Universitat, 35, Eixample Dret, 08007
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Cocktails & Jazz: Magnolia

Myriam Swanson, previously the volcanic voice of the band Mambo Jambo, takes the stage at the Milano to present her quartet, Magnolia. The band performs classics by Etta James, Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney, songs Swanson has been carrying in

  1. Milano Cocktail Bar Ronda Universitat, 35, Eixample Dret, 08007
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Piknic #9: Galaktika

Galaktik is a label headed up by Maurice Aymard, with roots in Caracas and headquarters in Barcelona's Gràcia neighbourhood. Despite its youth, the label and artistic collective is excelling at meeting the goal it set for itself: to musically

  1. Jardins de Joan Brossa Av. Miramar-Pl. de la Sardana
  2. Sun Jul 27
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