1. The Shipwreck’d Boat Party
Enjoy a night out with a twist on this brand-new hybrid catamaran. Tickets are €30 but you certainly get your money’s worth – not only is there the 2 hour boat party, but also included are discount drinks, free shots and even free VIP entrance into Club Shoko. Parties finish for the season on 20th August, so make sure you don’t miss out. Dress to impress, though – this is a party for the glamour set so leave your Bermuda shorts and flip-flops for the beach!
2. Sunday 5th August – James Morrison concert at Jardíns de Cap Roig
If you’ve had a hectic weekend, what better way to spend a chilled Sunday evening than listening to the dulcet tones of British artist James Morrison, performing in the beautiful surroundings of the Jardíns de Cap Roig? The Festival de Cap Roig attracts some of the best singer/songwriters in the world such as Bob Dylan and Ben Harper, all performing in a breathtaking location. The festival runs for the next fortnight.
3. Thursday 2nd August – Sunday 12th August – Circuit International Festival
Barcelona presents the biggest Gay and Lesbian festival in Europe, attracting over 50,000 visitors from all over the continent. Events will be held in various locations throughout the week, but the particular highlight is the Water Park Day at Illa Fantasia Waterpark, where Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen from Sweden will perform. Top DJs are playing all week, so get yourself along for a guaranteed good time.
4. Tour the Palau de la Música Catalana
During August, tours of the Palau de le Música Catalana run daily from 9am to 8pm every 30 minutes. It is the only modernist concert hall in the world to be declared a UNESCO world heritage site and its astonishing design is an absolute must-see. Adult tickets are €17, concession tickets €11 and children under 10 go free! Such is its popularity, booking in advance is strongly advised.
5. Gandules 2012 Cinema a la fresca at the CCCB centre
From Tuesday 7th August – Friday 24th August, the CCCB centre plays host to a huge open-air cinema, which screens a wide range of films every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All films are shown in their original version with Spanish and Catalan subtitles and, best of all, admission is free! A full programme of events can be see at: