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Barcelona in May - Festival edition

Author: Beatriz Calafate

Publication date: 15.05.2024

With summer around the corner and the temperature rising, the best way to enjoy it is, without a doubt, at a festival. Good weather with good music, food or a good book makes the perfect recipe for a good afternoon in Barcelona. In this article, you can learn more about festivals taking up the city in May.

Fira Literal 2024

The Fira Literal Festival is a literary festival happening between 24 and 26 of May. In 2024 they celebrate their 10th edition in Fabra i Coats, a Creation Factory, in Barcelona. The festival aims to use literature as a tool to inspire, challenge and unite the community. For that reason, it’s possible to see in the program things like exhibitions, great speakers, debates, poetry, meetups and much more. This edition aims to address the need for feminism to radically transform the world.

The venue will have a restaurant area and an artistic space for musical and poetry moments. It is also possible to count on activities and shows for the little ones, inviting families to participate in this edition during the weekend of May 24th to 26th. For those looking for publishers, the festival has a dedicated space for visitors to get direct contact with companies. This space is called LiteralPro and has approximately 50 international editors.

Time Out Fest 2024

The Time Out Fest is a gastronomical festival. Organised every year by the company Time Out Barcelona, it celebrates the 4th year with the sixteen best chefs in Barcelona. This festival will take place in the old factory of Estrella Damm on the last weekend of May 24th and 25th, with cooking non-stop from 11h until 23h. To enter this festival, it’s possible to pay 5€ at the entry or pay 35€ for the pack in advance on their website. This pack include guaranteed access to the festival with fast track, a balance of €30 for dishes and drinks, The Bars and Restaurants Guide 2024, the official totebag and more gifts.

On their website, it is said that this edition will work with a cashless system. In the email confirmation, after purchasing the ticket, you will have a rechargeable digital ticket to buy all the food and drinks at the festival. On the website, it is also possible to know all the chefs and DJs who will brighten up the festival.

Primavera Sound Barcelona 2024

The Primavera Sound Barcelona is a music festival that takes place in Parc del Fòrum between the 29th of May and the 2nd of June. The festival lineup features numerous international artists, thus giving the festival greater recognition. The music genres at the festival are diverse, allowing everyone to hear what they mostly like. Even though we are very close to May 29th, buying tickets for the festival is still possible. Within the website, you can find out about the tickets and packages available to access the festival. In the 2024 lineup, there are famous singers like The National, SZA, Deftones and so much more.


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