Vienna, special guest
This year's guest city during the Mercè will fill Barcelona's streets with a touch of Austria via a variety of events. One of the highlights is the electronica opera, which you can see in the Parc de la Ciutadella Til·lers (2014 stage) on Friday the 20th (at 9.30pm); on the 21st, 22nd and 24th at 4pm; and on the 23rd from 7.15pm. Wolfgang Mitterer, Erdem Tunakan, Lucas Baio and Dominik Grünbühe will be reinterpreting classics in one of the most contemporary styles.
More than a hundred concerts make up the festival programme, featuring many Catalan bands in town to join the part, but also attracting other Spanish and international groups. Rock, electronica, hip-hop, reggae and commercial pop – the city will be moving its feet to al kinds of beats over the five-day celebration.