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What's On In Barcelona June 2016

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Updated: 10 October 2016
It’s looking like June might just be the most exciting month of 2016 yet… and luckily we’ve compiled our guide to the highlights so that you can navigate your way through Barcelona’s cultural scene with ease.


MUSIC | Primavera Sound

June 1-5, 2016

One of the biggest and most popular music festivals in Barcelona, Primavera Sound, kicks off summer 2016 at the beginning of June with free concerts at Parc del Forum, where the main festival will take place during the first weekend of the month.

DESIGN | Barcelona Design Week

June 2-12, 2016

One of the most anticipated events of the year, Barcelona Design Week is back for its 11th edition of the city’s premier design event.

ART | LOOP Fair Barcelona

June 2-4, 2016

Returning for the 2016 edition of the fair, LOOP is a Barcelona-based platform for the promotion and understanding of moving image.

MUSIC | Brunch Electronik

June 5, 2016 from 12pm

The closing edition of Brunch Electronik 2016 is the same weekend as Primavera Sound – it could only be a lineup to remember.

MUSIC | Jordi Barascall 12 To 12 Quintet & Claudio Marrel

June 5, 2016, 12:45

The last concert in this Spring’s Vermouth and Jazz cycle, organized by L’Auditori on early Sunday afternoons before lunchtime, will feature Jordi Barascall’s 12 to 12 Quintet and a guest star, Claudio Marrel.


ART | Why Games? Can An Art Professional Think?

June 8, 2016, 7pm

As part of the visual art festival LOOP, acclaimed visual artist Hito Steyerl will give a talk on the significance of video games and virtual simulations.

DANCE | Before The Name

June 11, 2016, 7pm

Calling this event solely a ‘dance performance’ would really not do it justice.

MUSIC | The Cranberries

June 11, 2016, 10:00pm

This year’s first concert at the Festival of Jardins Pedralbes, taking place at the beautiful gardens of Pedralbes, features Irish rock band The Cranberries, who rose to fame in the 90s with the debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We.

FOOD | Taste All Those

June 11-12, 2106

The second edition of Taste All Those, an initiative promoting locally produced artisan food, takes place between the 11th and 12th of June at Universitat de Barcelona’s parking between Gran Vía and C/Balmes.

MUSIC | We Are Scientists

June 11, 2016

New York-based indie rock band We Are Scientists promises a great night out in Poblenou on the 11th of June when this jovial duo performs at Razzmatazz.

MUSIC | Jazz Vermut

June 12, 2016, 12:30

Jazz Vermouth is yet another interesting concert cycle with several different ensembles including trios, quartets and quintets presenting some of the key figures of jazz in Catalonia together with new, innovative groups.


MUSIC | Sónar

June 16-18, 2016

This world-famous electronic music festival will need no introduction, so we’ll get straight to the juicy details.

MUSIC | Angue Jazz & Swing Band

June 17, 2016

Angue Jazz & Swing Band, as the name suggests, combines traditional jazz with more swingy components and creates a playful wholeness that carries the audience back to the 1920’s and 1930’s jazz clubs.

POETRY | Poetry Slam Barcelona

June 18, 2016

Returning once again to the stage of the CCCB, the Poetry Slam Barcelona promises to be another night of lyrical delight.

MUSIC | Indiana Jones And The Lost Arc

June 19-20, 2016

Thirty-five years have passed since the legendary movie about passionate archeologist and adventurer Indiana ‘Indy’ Jones by Steven Spielberg was released into theaters across the globe.


MUSIC | Pentatonix

June 22, 2016

The world-renowned American a cappella group Pentatonix is paying a visit to Barcelona on their grand world tour.

FESTIVITY | Night of Sant Joan

June 23-24, 2016

Anyone who has already experience Sant Joan in Barcelona will know that if there’s one word best associated with this yearly event, it has to be BOOM.

MUSIC | Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

June 27, 2016

Because every now and again there’s nothing like rediscovering the classics, don’t miss Daniele Gatti conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

OTHER | PRIDE Barcelona

June 28, 2016

This month sees the start of PRIDE Barcelona, the yearly event dedicated to celebrating and promoting the rights of the LGBT+ community across the world.

CINEMA | Open-Air Cinema: What We Did On Our Holiday

June 30, 2016

A cycle of summer open-air cinema showings will take place at the civic center of Cotxeres de Sants – this Sunday’s feature is an American drama-comedy What We Did on Our Holiday.