If you are a music lover and you are planning to visit Barcelona in 2023, you are in luck! Barcelona is the perfect place to enjoy the best festivals and concerts.
Here's a guide to the most important events in Barcelona in 2023: festivals and concerts featuring the hottest national and international artists of the moment. We have all the details of Primavera Sound, Cruïlla and Sónar Festival. Plus, we'll be talking about the eagerly awaited concerts by Coldplay, Harry Styles, The Weeknd and Beyoncé. Read on!
Festivals in Barcelona 2023
Primavera Sound Barcelona
Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated festivals of the year in the city. The dates of the festival are from 1 to 3 June, although there will be parallel concerts in several venues in Barcelona from the 29th of May. As in previous years, the location will be in the Parc del Fòrum, a venue next to the city's beaches.
The Primavera Sound line-up always surprises with a wide variety of international and local artists, covering diverse musical genres such as rock, pop, electronica and hip-hop. This year's highlights include Depeche Mode, Kendrick Lamar, Pet Shop Boys, Rosalía, Calvin Carris, Blur and Halsey. Don't miss the chance to enjoy your favourite bands and solo artists live in an unbeatable atmosphere by the Mediterranean Sea!
Cruïlla Festival 2023 is another unmissable event in Barcelona, which will take place from 5 to 8 July at the Parc del Fòrum. This festival stands out for its relaxed atmosphere and its commitment to musical diversity, offering a mix of styles ranging from rock and pop to reggae and electronic music. The line-up for Cruïlla 2023 features Placebo, Franz Ferdinand, Leiva, The Offspring, Sigur Ros and Alt-J. Don't forget to stop by the different areas of the venue to enjoy cultural and gastronomic activities.
Sónar Festival Barcelona
Sónar Festival 2023 is the perfect event for electronic music lovers and fans of digital arts. This prestigious festival, which is held annually in Barcelona, will take place from 15 to 17 July at the Fira Gran Via venue with headliners such as Bad Gyal, Peggy Gou, Honey Dijon, The Blessed Madonna, Amelie Lens and BICEP live.
With a programme that combines performances by acclaimed DJs and producers alongside emerging talent, Sónar Barcelona is synonymous with innovation and avant-garde. In addition to enjoying the best electronic music, festivalgoers will also be able to explore the latest trends in digital art and music.
Concerts in Barcelona 2023
In addition to the festivals, Barcelona will also host incredible concerts in 2023 in emblematic venues such as the Palau Sant Jordi and the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys. Some of the most prominent artists who will visit the city are:
The legendary singer-songwriter is bidding farewell to the stage with the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which will stop at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi on 22 and 23 May.
Considered one of the best bands on the planet, the British band led by Chris Martin will perform at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona on four different dates: 24, 25, 27 and 28 May.
The former member of the boyband One Direction will perform at the Estadi Olímpic on 12 July with his Love on tour, which has been a huge success all over the world.
The Canadian singer will land in Barcelona with his After Hours Til Down stadium tour, making the audience dance to hits like Blinding Lights. The event will take place on 20 July at the Estadi Olímpic.
The world pop diva will be at Barcelona's Olympic Stadium on 8 June with her Renaissance Tour, in honour of her latest studio album, which has earned her nine Grammy nominations.
The artist and Nobel Prize winner will perform on 23 and 24 June at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as part of the Guitar BCN festival, presenting his latest album Rough and rowdy ways.
Accommodation to enjoy the 2023 concerts and festivals in Barcelona
To make the most of all these musical events in Barcelona, we recommend staying at the Gran Hotel Havana, a 4-star hotel in the centre of Barcelona very well connected to the most important festival and concert venues in Barcelona.
This luxurious hotel offers modern and elegant rooms and first-class facilities. Its central location will allow you to easily reach the different concert, as well as to explore the most important tourist attractions of the city.
Don't hesitate any longer and book your stay at the Gran Hotel Havana for an unforgettable experience in vibrant Barcelona!