Let the Music Play!


We love nothing more than to blow off some steam at a good festival, so you can imagine our excitement at discovering November’s full to rafters with live music events and musical merriment.

First up is the 45th edition of the Barcelona Jazz Festival. This is a big deal for all music lovers, as the whole city is taken siege by jazz musicians performing in every corner of the city. The gigs are scattered across the town from pop-up stages, to historical venues like Palau de la Musica through to custom-made Jazz haunts such as The Harlem Jazz Club and Jamboree. The lineup this year is huge and the good news is that it is going on from the 19th of October until the 1st of December, leaving no excuses to miss out on this epic jazz fest.

Because of the huge range of venues used for this event there is something available for every budget and every taste. Previous years have seen the likes of Jimmy Cobb, Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter and Kings of Convenience head-lining this international celebration of Jazz music.

The events held in public places and pop-up stages will be free of charge, but for the rest you will need to buy individual tickets for each event. Because this event is so well established ,and sees some of the biggest names in jazz music playing in world famous venues, it is recommended to snap up tickets pretty darn rapido to avoid missing out.

http://www.theproject.es/es/f-63/45-VOLL-DAMM-FESTIVAL-INTERNACIONAL-DE-JAZZ-DE-BARCELONA  

Also tickling our ‘gig-buds’ this month is the 13th anniversary of the world famous Razzmatazz. This world-renowned music venue has hosted some of the top musical acts from across the globe so this celebration is going to be pulling in a pretty impressive musical entourage. They will be covering all musical genres to cater for all tastes with the opening weekend rocking out with Mani (Stone Roses/Primal Scream), Mykki Blanco, Skream, Editors, Balthazar, Angel Molina and Castle. Other head-liners across the course of the 10 week celebration will be Suede, Foals, Biffy Clyro and The 1975. Razzmatazz is such an iconic name in the music scene and Barcelona’s nightlife so this is going to be one birthday party you will never forget. Find out more details at: 

http://www.salarazzmatazz.com

If you’re looking for live music on a slightly smaller scale then the Primavera Sound Shop in the Born area could be your perfect music hit. From the 2nd of November onwards the shop will be opening their doors to those seeking intimate concerts and small-scale music events. Whilst you’re there you can take in their impressive catalogue of international and local musicians and unique collection of music books and gadgets. For the full line-up, check out the website below.

www.labotigadelprimavera.com   

For a completely unique music experience, to hit all the senses, venture down to the 3-day Mira Festival. The original concept hinges around combining music and the visual arts, bringing together DJ’s and instillation artists to create a truly sensory experience. The event promises a feast for the eyes and the ears by combining innovative music and visuals and it will be held in several locations with an all inclusive pass costing €120.

http://www.mirafestival.com 

So if, like us, you’re a live music junkie, Barcelona is definitely the place to be over the coming weeks so come and join us for a month of pure, unadulterated musical excellence.