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What's On In Barcelona May 2016
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What's On In Barcelona May 2016

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Updated: 24 May 2016
Summer is almost here and a lot is going on in Barcelona during the month of May. Take a head start to the coming month’s cultural events, art exhibitions, concerts and much more with the help of our guide.


OTHER | Barcelona International Comic Fair

Thur 5th – Sun 8th May

The 34th edition of the Barcelona International Comic Fair takes place between the 5th and the 8th of May at Fira Montjuïc next to Plaça Espanya.

MUSIC | Blaumut

Fri 6th May

The Catalan folk-pop band Blaumut will be playing at Sala Barts in Barcelona on the 6th of May.

OTHER | Primera Persona Festival

Fri 6th – Sat 7th May

From the 6th to the 7th of May, the CCCB will be holding the Primera Persona Festival.

FOOD | Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival

Fri 6th – Sat 7th May

IBCF is the first coffee festival in the city that aims to promote and disseminate the culture of specialty coffee in Barcelona.



Fri 13th May

PUNK, a co-production between MACBA, ARTIUM and CA2M art centers, premiers on Friday the 13th of May.

LITERATURE | Fira Literal Barcelona

Fri 13th – Sun 15th May

This May, the second edition of Fira Literal, a book and magazine fair, will be taking place at the old Fabra i Coats factory in Sant Andreu from the 13th to the 15th of May.

MUSIC | Bruce Springsteen

Sat 14th May

Prepare to welcome music legend Bruce Springsteen to Barcelona for one night only as he takes to the stage at Camp Nou on May 14th.

FOOD | SoundEat

Sun 15th May

The third edition of SoundEat, an urban one-day festival combining street food and music, is held on Sunday at Plaça de les Glories.

OTHER | Human Towers of Gràcia

Sun 15th May

If you’d like to immerse yourself in Catalan culture, we’ve got the perfect plan for you!


CINEMA | The Lord Of The Rings Marathon

Mon 16th May

For any fantasy enthusiast with spare time on his/her hands this Monday afternoon: Cinema Phenomena will be showing The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy starting at 2pm.

LITERATURE | Svetlana Alexievich: The Voices Of History

Wed 18th May

The 2015 Literature Nobel Prize winner, Svetlana Alexievich, will be participating in a debate at CCCB alongside writer Francesc Serés.

MUSIC | Anita O’Night And The Mercury Trio

Fri 20th May

As part of their Friday Blues season, the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona will be hosting a special night of rockabilly and country blues featuring the Barcelona-based act Anita O’Night and the Mercury Trio.

MUSIC | Oslo Sinfonietta

Sat 21st May

Part of the series of Barcelona’s Ultima Festival, Oslo Sinfonietta, one of the oldest ensembles in Norway specializing in contemporary music, presents a program for chamber orchestra and electronics.

ART | The Night Of The Museums

Sat 21st May

La Nit dels Museus, or The Night of the Museums, takes place this spring on the 21st of May.

MUSIC | Brunch Electronik

Sun 22nd May

Don’t miss the penultimate edition of this year’s Brunch Electronik!


ART | Dialogues of the Gaze

Fundació Suñol is displaying works from their collection in the exhibition Dialogues of the Gaze.

MUSIC | Lucky Chops

Thur 26th May

This is one event that live music fans out there won’t want to miss this month, especially if you’re a fan of jazz, soul and r&b.

MUSIC | Coldplay

Thur 26th, Fri 27th May

Don’t miss this chance to see British rock band Coldplay take to the stage in Montjuic Olympic Stadium as part of their ‘Head Full of Dreams’ tour.

THEATRE | Don Quijote

Sat 28th May

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Spanish author and master of the modern novel, Miguel de Cervantes.

OTHER | Bubble Parade

Sun 29th May

Bubble Parade, an incentive started in 2015 by 100happydays foundation, promotes individual well-being and the belief happiness is a journey, not a destination.