One of the most eagerly awaited and popular festival at the start of the summer in Barcelona is the Festival del Jardins de Pedralbes at the gardens of Pedralbes. In June some international and local artists will perform live at this festival which has been a yearly affair since 2013.
Some 35,000 tickets have been sold due to pent-up demand as the 2020 event was canceled and some of the sold tickets for 2020 were returned to be used this year.
The line-up of the ninth Pedralbes Gardens Festival includes performances by artists such as Sara Baras, Love of Lesbian, Loquillo, Rosario, Manel, Raphael, Niña Pastori and James Rhodes. Other figures who will offer their shows at the Barcelona show will be Woodkid, Viva Suecia, Zahara, Hombres G, Vanesa Martín, Álvaro Soler and Salvador Sobral. All of them are part of the thirty performers who will perform at the Jardins Pedralbes, including Miguel Poveda, Aitana, Fangoria, Diego El Cigala, Rozalén, Andrea Motis, Carlos Rivera, Amaia, Alan Parsons, Nathy Peluso Miguel Ríos , the Beloved, Myles Sanko or Mónica Naranjo.
A few minutes from away the centre, behind a wall covered with bougainvillea, is one of the lungs of Barcelona and one of the most beautiful gardens we can find in the city: the Palace of Pedralbes, a magnificent place to run, walk, rest and, for two months during summer, listen to music!
You are invited to discover the great biodiversity there is. Come before the concert begins and walk through its paths to discover its best kept secrets, among which there are two art works by the magnificent Antoni Gaudí: a parabolic pergola covered with vines and, in a small corner, the Hercules fountain, with a wrought iron dragon head from which the water flows. They will surprise you!
The Pedralbes Palace besides being a beautiful place, it also has a lot of history. Before becoming the residence of the Spanish Royal Family during their visits to Barcelona – during 1919 and until 1931 -, it belonged to Count Eusebi Güell, who commissioned a remodelling of the mansion to Joan Martorell. The architect gave the building a Caribbean air and added a Neo-Gothic chapel.
In front of the palace there is a semi-circular plaza, where the stand will be located, surrounded on both sides by a large balustrade adorned with busts sculpted in white marble. In the square there is a sculpture of Queen Elizabeth II, holding her son Alfonso XII in her arms, and a pond located in the middle surrounded by pots with geraniums. In the background, other sculptures complete the ornamentation of this exotic space.
One of the main attractives of the festival is its main auditorium, which is located opposite the facade of the Palace. The auditorium has two large differentiated zones: the locations located in Platea and Lateral de Platea, and the locations of Tribuna. As a distintive feature there are two emblematic palm trees of the enclosure, which are integrated to the stalls. For this reason, there are some tribune seats with partial visibility.
The auditorium can be adapted into two modalities depending on the concert: Sitting, with about 2,000 seats, and Mixed, where the closest seats to the stage are removed to experience the concert standing.
The accesses are marked and directed by a group of ushers who will indicate the location of each of the seats. The comfort, and the technical equipment pursue excellence in the concert experience.
Program & Artists Line-up: see here
Dates: 01 June – 16 July 2021
Location: Avinguda Diagonal, 686, 08034 Barcelona, Spain