Glen Hansard won an Oscar for the best song for Falling Slowly

Rosana, Simple Minds, Jarabe de Palo... there’s non stop music in the Festival del Mil•lenni!

Glen Hansard, Maika Makovski and Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagés are some of the top names scheduled for the coming weeks.

Until the end of May, concert-goers in Barcelona can enjoy a programme of top names from the local and international music scene in the Festival del Mil·lenni. Around thirty concerts are scheduled for venues including Sala Bikini, the Auditori, Teatre Tívoli, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Palau de la Música, Sala Barts, Casino l'Aliança del Poblenou and even the Església del Pi. At the time of press, the only concert to be completely sold out are by India Martinez on 18 March and Vanesa Martin on 15 May but tickets for the other gigs are selling fast!

The concerts scheduled for March include Lucky Chops (1 March at Razzmatazz 2), Revólver (at the Auditori on 2 March) and Nouvelle Vague (3 March at Barts). Rosana will be appearing at Palau de la Música to present En la memoria de la piel on 6 March, while Soleá Morente is playing at El Molino on 8 March, followed three days later, by ALA.NI at the Església del Pi. In a completely different register, Juan Magan, accompanied by the Cuban group Gente de Zona will be at Palau Sant Jordi on 19 March. Mallorca’s Maika Makovski will be accompanied by the Quartet Brossa at Casino del Poblenou on 23 March while, on the same evening, Mecano are playing at Barts. Glen Hansard, on the other hand, is set appear at Casino del Poblenou on 28 March, while Diego Martin will be playing at Sala Apolo two days later.

The first concert in April, scheduled for the 4th, features Serbian musician Goran Bregovic, while the last, on 30 April, features Scotland’s Simple Minds. In between there will be appearances by Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagés, Charlie Cunningham and Joan Rovira, to name just a few. Later on, May will kick off with Tamikrest at Bikini and José González at Tívoli on May 1, while the 12th sees Belgian singer-songwriter Milow at Bikini. The festival will be taking a deserved rest following the concert by Jarabe de Palo on 20 May at Gran Teatre del Liceu.

Additional information is available at the Festival website.


Publication date: Tuesday, 28 February 2017
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