The Full Moon Festival in Barcelona

Full Moon Festival (Fiesta de la Luna Llena) in Barcelona – a venue of music, dance and fire

full moon party barcelona

The Full Moon Festival in Barcelona or Fiesta de la Luna Llena – do these two entertainment concepts ring any bells? If the answer is NO, please continue reading this blog article. If the answer is YES, well a little bit of extra info never hurt anyone, right?

OK, so this article will answer the 5 W’s and the H – WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, WHO and HOW that every tourist coming to Barcelona should consider when deciding whether they should go to the Full Moon Festival or not. From our experience, it’s definitely a MUST-GO!

 

WHAT is the Full Moon Festival?                                  

The Full Moon Festival is a group of parties basically celebrating the occurring of a full moon. Since the beginning of mankind, humans have been fascinated about viewing the full moon as an extremely occult phenomenon, which is why they have been assigning different powers or supernatural characteristics to it. For example, the early Babylonians thought the full moon made women more fertile, whereas the Amerindians used to give their children names containing the word ‘moon’ because they thought the Moon Goddess would protect the little humans from danger. Nowadays, the Full Moon celebration is a little less religious (we would argue pretty much profane), people gathering on the beach just to enjoy the moment by drinking, dancing and having fun.

 

WHEN does the Full Moon Party happen in Barcelona?

The Full Moon festival takes place during a 14-month period, starting in July (current year) and ending in October next year, with events happening once every month – as the Full Moon appears. The next event will be held on 8th October 2014 at 11 PM in the evening, so if you will be in Barcelona at that date, make sure you don’t miss this opportunity!

 

WHERE can you find the Full Moon Party in Barcelona?

The answer for this question is the Mar Bella beach (Playa de la Mar Bella), one of the most famous beaches in Barcelona.

 

WHY should you go to the the Full Moon Party in Barcelona?

Because FUN, that’s why!!! You will be witnessing a spectacular show done by acrobats juggling with fire, acro-yoga and so on. In the background, you will be hearing rhythmic beats of drums, accompanied by other instruments such as trumpets or the traditional Spanish castanets. Because the music is so good, you will see people dancing  and feeling the good vibe of the whole atmosphere, so don’t be shy and join them! They will be glad to have a new member in the dance crew!

WHO goes to the Full Moon Party in Barcelona?

In short, all the people with latin ‘caliente’ blood, eager to experience an adventurous and energetic night under the moonlight, as well as tourists with a different concept of entertainment than the cliche-ed night out in a crowded club . If you are one of them, don’t miss out this event, as it represents the pure essence of open-air fun!

 

HOW can you get to the event?

There are several ways to get to the Mar Bella Beach. The best one is to use the metro (closest stop would be Llacuna on the yellow L4), combined with a little bit of walking (15 mins). Another way is to take the bus N8 which will leave you 10 minutes away from the beach.

 

Finally, if you want some more info about the Full Moon Festival in Barcelona (as if what we have provided so far is not enough), you can always click here.

 

 

 

 

 

What’s on in September in Barcelona!

What’s on in September! How to have amazing September in Barcelona!

Barcelona is a stunning city and you will find out that September in Barcelona can be one of the best months for you to enjoy the spirit of Catalonia and spirit of its capital. Have a look at our events picked out especially for you to enjoy the slowly ending summer in this hot city.

 

September in Barcelona

 

06.09.2014 (Saturday) – 07.09.2014 (Sunday) – Demanoenmano market

 

 

 

 

Semptember in Barcelona does not have to be boring, it can really be full of joy!

Second-hand market Demanoenmano which is taking place at Convent de Sant Agusti will give you the occasion not only to purchase second-hand and vintage wares but take part in creative workshops as well and listen to live music. You just have to find some free time during the first weekend of September and come and enjoy the day!

So, if you would like to join Demanoenmano market, check the official website of the event for more information.

 

07.09.2014 (Sunday) and 14.09.2014 (Sunday) – Piknic Electronik

 

The atmosphere is fun, mellow and family-friendly like all September in Barcelona!

September in Barcelona

There are two zones for people participating in the festival:

One section for adults where you can enjoy music with DJs playing from 1 pm till 8 pm

The other zone is for families with children where kids have the chance to take part in a lot of activities organised just for them.

 

Have a look at the last year edition (I am sure that you will love it) and just visit on Saturday on Montjuic.

AND, here is the official website where you can find more details

 

 

07.09.2014 (Sunday) – Cursa Barca 2014 – FC Barcelona (Barca Fun Run)

 

September in Barcelona. Run It’s going to be the first edition of this event in Barcelona!

10km race is set around the Barcelona FC’s Camp Nou football ground. Everybody who signs up will receive, among other gifts, a commemorative  T-  shirt  designed for the occasion. Come and support people who are taking  part  in  the  run! More information on the official wesite ( It’s not available in  English,  sorry).

 

 

11.09.2014 (Thursday) – La Diada Nacional de Catalunya (The National Day of Catalonia)

 

Public holiday in Catalonia and Barcelona!

September in Barcelona. La Diada Nacional de Catalunya

This is the first public holiday in Sepetember in Barcelona, the next one is taking place 19th of September so just one week after (check below). Two extra days off in the month to enjoy the time with friends or family!

During the National Day of Catalonia you can join cultural events in the city and other celebrations and political demonstrations. To give you the example, at the statue of Rafael Casanova, which is located at the corner of Ronda de Sant Pere and Carrer d’Ali Bei, you can lay floral tributes or catch a concert, a poetry reading, or political speech in different parts of Barcelona. Don’t be surprised to see a lot of people with the Catalan flag on the street and hear the official anthem of Catalonia, Els Segadors, in a lot of places .

 

24.09.2014 (Wednesday) – Public holiday in Barcelona in honour of Barcelona’s patron saint

– Mare de Deu de la MErce (Our Lady of Mercy).

 

19.09.2014 (Friday) – 24.09.2014 (Wednesday)

Les Festes de la Merce 2014 (Merce Festival Barcelona 2014)

 

Les Festes de la Merce is the most popular festival during September in Barcelona!

You can’t miss it!

Join Barcelona’s biggest party of the year.

 

September in Barcelona

Celebrations are taking part in a lot of places in Barcelona. The map of the event and schedule usually is available 2 weeks before the Festival (keep checking our Facebook page for more information). The festival offers a wide variety of events and it is the largest street party in Barcelona with – great music, parades, dancing, cultural and sport events and a lot of fireworks. Every year events take place for around 5 days and its tradition started in 1902, when people were saying goodbye to the summer and were welcoming the colourful season of autumn.

There are some, the most popular events, in which you can take a part while enjoying September in Barcelona during the Merce Festival:

 

September in Barcelona. La Merce

‘Els Castellets’ (Human Towers) – building of human towers. Amazing show which provides a lot of fun. The most spectacular part is the end when the smallest person, usually a child, trying to stand at the top of the tower which have to be as high as possible. Thousands of people are coming every year to see human towers.

 

Spetmber in Barcelona

“El Coreefoc’, ‘Diablos y demonios’ (Devils and demons) – Parade takes place at nightfall. Dragons, devils, demons and another scary monsters are walking on the streets and scare the people with fire, fireworks and performances. This is an amazing show which you will not forget quickly!

 

September in Barcelona

Gigantes (Gigant Parade) – Fantastic parade to which you can come with all your family. Usually it takes place at Placa St Jaume. Giants who are having a good time dancing and walking on the streets are accompanied with some drum music played by small groups of musicans. Giants are mainly queens and kings, nobles and saints. You can’t miss this as well.

 

September in Barcelona

The celebration is ended on 24th with a ‘big bomb’ – Amazing music  and firework spectacle!

More information you can find in the official website of the Les Festes de la Merce 2014

 

24.09.2014 (Wednesday) – Public holiday in Barcelona in honour of Barcelona’s patron saint

– Mare de Deu de la MErce (Our Lady of Mercy).

 

We hope that you will enjoy September in Barcelona – The Most Amazing City In The World!

 

Barcelona Beach Festival 2014

BBF 2014: The Event of Summer 2014 in Barcelona

The time for the first Barcelona Beach Festival has arrived! One more crazy party is going to take place in this wonderful city. A huge event with great artists, plus it’s going to be on the beach! Is there any doubt it is going to be unique and lots of fun?! I don’t think so.

When?

The 26th of July, at 6pm

Where?

Platja de la Pau – Parc de la Pau by Forum in Sant Adrià de Besòs

How to get there?

  • By tram: with the tram T4 or T6, stop Sant Adrià
  • By train (Renfe): Estació Sant Adrià
  • By car: Ronda Litoral exit 26, direction Llobregat / exit 25 direction Besos

Who is going to perform?

The best of the best- Avicii, David Guetta, and Steve Angello (an ex-member of the Swedish House Mafia). Joining this all-star lineup will be The Zombie Kids, Joan Reyes, JP Candela, Oilver Schmitz, Marcel Ventura and Alex de Guirior! You can’t miss them, can you?

BBF 2014

 

Tickets

Sales Points:

Price:

There are different kinds of tickets, a great deal of which are already sold out. What does that mean? Hurry up and get your ticket now! The various types of tickets are listed below. The Premium ticket includes exclusive entry to the venue, exclusive area in front of the stage, access to an exclusive area of catering and bars, 3 drinks, exclusive bathroom availability, a commemorative present and more!

  1. 3rd Promotional Round Ticket: 56 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  2. Final Price Ticket: 71 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  3. Premium Ticket, 2nd Promotional Round: 146 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  4. Premium Ticket, 3rd Promotional Round: 166 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  5. Premium Ticket, Final Price: 181 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket

Take into account that the tickets are not refundable and children under 16 must be accompanied by their parents, guardian or an authorized third person.

 

 

Get ready to party hard and enjoy this awesome event!

Melina

 

Extreme Barcelona 2014: Heat Up Your Summer With A Supreme Sport Festival!

Extreme Barcelona

Barcelona Extreme Sports Festival – What is That?

One of the world’s top action sports events is coming back for the 5th time, following the success of the previous events from 2008 to 2011. This year you will have a chance to join Extreme Barcelona sports festival during the last weekend of June, on 28th & 29th in Parc del Fòrum and Windoor Empuriabrava as secondary venue for indoor skydiving. (more…)

Pride Barcelona 2014

Gay Pride Barcelona 2014: Be there!

Gay Pride Barcelona 2014

The time has come! Only a few days are left for one more huge Pride Barcelona celebration. In case you haven’t had yet the chance to experience any of the previous five Barcelona Gay Pride Festivals and you are in the city from the 19th until 29th of June, you shouldn’t miss it. Why? Well, for many reasons. The most important one: there is talk of the biggest LGBT pride festival in the Mediterranean! With united forces of 30 associations, enterprises and the whole LBGT community, they’ve organized a unique free non-profit event including a cultural programme, sport, debates and many many parties.

WHEN?

10 whole days, from the 19th – 29th of June 2014. During those 10 days cultural activities and parties will be organized in various bars and clubs in the whole city. The Opening Party will take place the 26th of June 2014, at 23:30pm in Theatre Principal. The entrance is free. The main celebrations, though will take place the 27th, 28th and 29th of June.

WHERE?

|Avenida Maria Cristina|

  • 28th -29th of June 2014, 10:00 – 2:00 am

Avenida Maria Cristina, situated next to the Magic Fountain, embodies the heart of Pride Barcelona 2014. Many activities will take place there.

Areas:

  1. Food and bar area
  2. “The Village” opens the 27th of June 2014, at 10:00am and consists of tents, where associations and business partners will have the chance to get in touch with attendees and to present themselves. At 5:00pm workshops for adults and kids will be held, whereas a DJ will induce a good mood playing from 7:00pm. The 28th of June 2014 “I love Dance. Fitness.” will be organized at 11:00am and at 12:30pm the chorus Barcelona Rainbow Singers will be performing. Don’t miss it!
  3. Pride Kids – everyone is welcome, the focus though will be on the kids! Games, activities, sports and workshops will guarantee an unforgettable Pride Barcelona 2014 also for them.

Pride Barcelona 2014

Events:

1. Heel Race

  • Friday, 27th of June 2014 – 8:00pm
  • This funny race is hosted by Patrick. Everybody is allowed to participate, the only requirement is to wear heels of minimum 7 cm. The winner gets 250€.

 

2. Miss Pride Drag Gala

  • Friday, 27th of June 2014 – 9:00 pm
  • “And the queen is…” Well, it is going to be announced at the end of this gala event, hosted by Angelita la perversa. The jury consists of La Maña, Chiqui Marti, Dolly van Doll and Eiko Drag. And the price? – Watch out! The title of “Miss Drag Pride”, 1000€ and an exceeding place in the parade on Saturday, 28th of June with an tremendous welcoming… The event includes performances by El regreso de la decada en vivo, Chiqui Marti, Frank Romero, Romantico Latino and Garson. It is gonna be undoubtably a huge!

 

3. Foam Party

  • Friday, 27th of June 2014 – 11:00 pm
  • Foam everywhere, good music and an unique atmosphere! Do you need anything else for an awesome party? I don’t think so. You shouldn’t miss this crazy party with Sergio Cuho, Dkuba and Nuria Swan as guest artists and the DJ’s Muerta Sanchez and Sita Moore DJ.

Foam Party Pride Barcelona

 

4. Main Party

  • Saturday, 28th of June 2014 – 8:00 pm
  • Viva la fiesta! After the Pride Parade the biggest party of Pride Barcelona 2014 is announced, hosted by Shimai and the following artists performing: Krypton Zoologic, Mecanlife, Dama, Alazan, Galisteo, Ainoha Cantalapierda, Silvia Parejo, Rebeca Moss, Lolita Jolie, Nayala Brown and Whigfield. From 23:00pm – 2:00am the DJ Pride Party is following with DJ Leomeo and DJ Moussa suppling for great tones. It is definitely the place to be that night.

 

|Parc de les tres Xemeneies|

  • Saturday, 28th of June 2014, 6:00 pm

Pride Parade

The parade starts at 6:00 pm. At 4:00 pm though, a pre-parade party will take place in the Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies. Meeting point for the Parade is the Placa de les Tres Xemeneis. From there the parade will travel via Avinguda Parallel to Placa España, terminating at Avinguda Maria Cristina, where the Parade will turn into The Main Party, which I mentioned above.

The Parade consists of colourful floats and walking groups. Everybody is welcome to participate and become part of this fun parade. In case you would like to attend with a float or a big walking group, a registration in advance is required. The meeting point for those, placing a float or walking group is as well at Placa de les Tres Xemeneies, at 16:00pm, though. A Group Marshall will announce your exact position within the parade. Among others Gais Positius, Projecte dels Noms-Hispanosida, Amnistia International, Metro Disco and Melon Party will attend the Parade! For more information contact: info@pridebarcelona.org.

Pride Parade Barcelona

|Carrer de Diputacio|

  • Sunday, 29th of June 2014, 11:00am – 11:00pm

 

Commercial fair

One more great event, including music, shows and areas for the little ones. Some of the exhibitors are Boxer BCN, Only is Love, Comprar en Fabrica, La Casa del Dolc and many more! Come around, it is totally worth it.

|Tibidabo Amusement Park|

  • Sunday, 29th of June 2014

Pride @ Tibidabo

Even the Tibidabo Amusement Park celebrates the Pride Barcelona 2014! The parc will be offering a special discount on the entry voucher: 12€ per person, for kids under 120 cm the price will be 9€, whereas for those under 90 cm the entrance will be for free. You should take advantage of this, don’t you think so?

You are dying to experience this cool event, right? So am I. Time runs, don’t worry! Meanwhile have a look at the video of Pride Barcelona 2013 and get ready for an even bigger Pride Barcelona 2014!

 

 

 

Are you ready to party hardy? Well, see you there in order to party, enjoy and show our respect and tolerance towards the LGBT community and its rights. By the way apart from the Pride, Barcelona presents a great deal of gay cafes, gay bars and fashion stores, even gay bookshops. Have you ever been to any of them?

Melina

 

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