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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. Sun Jul 13
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Sundayzz: Claude VonStroke + Justin Martin + Baldo

Claude VonStroke is a techno-funk producer and the face of the Dirtybird label, home to producers such as John Tejada, Sammy D and Jesse Rose. The Detroit native moved to San Francisco, where he can be seen playing tech-house with sensual melodies

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Sun Jul 13
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Piknic #7: Mutek

Those behind the Mutek music festival bring you this year's seventh edition of the Piknic party. Among the guest entertainers are Canadian Mathew Jonson (8.30pm), whose music and sessions stand out because he hasn't given up on analog and he knows

  1. Jardins de Joan Brossa Av. Miramar-Pl. de la Sardana
  2. Sun Jul 13
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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. Sun Jul 13 - Sat Jul 19
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Cruïlla Barcelona 2014: Zaz + Blaumut

This year Cruïlla's giving us a bonus day on Sunday at an hour when we'll have recovered from Friday and Saturday. Get up, have a nice lunch, and get back to the Fòrum for a couple of final performances with Zaz! (aka Isabelle Geffroy) (7pm), a

  1. Parc del Fòrum Edifici Fòrum, Plaça de Llevant, Sant Martí
  2. Sun Jul 13
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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. Sun Jul 13
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Festival Internacional de Benicàssim 2014

You’ve heard the stories of the legendary campground and live performances by huge bands. You could really use a holiday at the seaside, loaded with sunshine and non-stop music. Are you ready for Benicàssim? What better way to celebrate the

  1. Benicàssim
  2. Thu Jul 17 - Sun Jul 20
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Playing for Change

Bono, Manu Chao, Stephan Marley and Tinariwen are just some of the musicians who have joined Playing for Change, a multimedia phenomenon that unites musicians from around the world. It dates back to 2004, when Grammy-winning producer Mark Johnson

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Fri Jul 18
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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 18
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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 18
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