Each year in late September, Barcelona is preparing to celebrate their city day, timed to commemorate the patron saint of the capital of Catalonia, Merce. This tradition is the most spectacular and colorful street celebration of the year. La Mercè Festival in Barcelona last 5-7 days and commemorates the saint patron of Barcelona, the Mercedes (Madre de Dios de la Merced), and accompanies hot Catalan summer and Mediterranean meets the cool days of autumn.
These days, residents and visitors can enjoy the colorful performances, festive parades, free concerts and performances that will take place at venues across the city. It is planned to hold more than 100 different events.
The history of the celebration of the festival goes far in 1902, when it was organized for the first time.
This year, the organizers of the festival visitors will enjoy numerous musical performances. The festival will be attended by 106 bands from 16 countries, who will be performing at three venues of the city.
Among the alleged participants are artists, such as British singer Miles Kane, the Barcelona group Standstill, singer -songwriter Elliot Murphy with his musical group, Peret and Los Manolos, working in the style of rumba, and the duo Sanjosex and Chicuelo, which represent the modern mixing the flamenco and pop music. Concerts will take place at the festival La Merce, and as part of the festival “Musical event in Barcelona » (Barcelona Acció Musical – BAM), every music lover will find a group of your taste.
The main music stage will be in the Catalunya Square, the heart of Barcelona, where will be erected the main concert stage. Also, band performances will be held in the “Forum , next to the Mediterranean Sea, in ssquare of Saint Jaume, on the Avenue of the Cathedral, on the Royal Square and on the site of old beer factory «Damm», upgraded into a modern concert stage.
The main holiday activities and concerts will be held from September 20 to 2 , do not miss out and visit the main event in the life of Barcelona !