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The Bam

Spanning more than twenty years, Barcelona Acció Musical (BAM) has become a festival renowned for discovering emerging talents from dance, electronic, rock and pop music from Catalonia and from across the globe. Marc Campillo, the founder and director of the independent label Foehn Records, has steered this ship in 2015, a BAM which is defined by its desire to explore new sounds and to bring the city closer to today’s most experimental and imaginative artists.

More than 40 groups fill different stages across the city each year with unique, new and original sounds, always coinciding with La Mercè, the city’s patron saint festival. Each year’s Mercè brings together an extensive programme combining technology and tradition, music and performance arts, mobilising the entire city. In this way, BAM is also structured as a musical celebration profoundly connected with Barcelona. It is one of the emblematic signs of a creative and innovative city.