La Mercé Festival
Like every year the Festival of Mercé is being celebrated around the 24th of September, the Patron Saint day of Barcelona, la Virgen de la Mercé (the Virgin of Mercy). This year between the 23rd and the 25th of September, together with traditional activities that are going to take place in this exciting city to commemorate its patron saint such as the Barcelona Street Art Festival, The festival of Tradition (human towers, giants and the Bestial Festival), the Airshow (with jet planes, hot air balloons, microlight aircraft…..), and the Fireshow (with pyrotechnics and fire runs), the Barcelona Acció Musical (BAM – music festival) is being celebrated.
“El Música i BAM” is a reflection of the cultural and musical diversity that characterises this exciting city. This event is part of the Mercé Festival line-up in addition to a series of mainstream concerts. BAM is a festival of independent, national and international music that this year, like every year is featuring some of the most esteemed artists on the music scene. The fabulous line-up is reflected in the various free performances taking place on various different and traditional stages located in places such as the Parc Forum, and the Plaza Real, in addition to la Plaza de los Angeles and the Plaza de Joan Corominas.
All the performances lined up for this edition of the BAM have yet to be confirmed. However, there will definitely be appearances from the British group Goldfrapp, who will perform their latest single “Head First”, that comprises a more 80s sound and the vocal range of the artists that never ceases to impress, in addition to the following artists; Maika Maikovski (known as Pj Harvey), Tulsa (folk-rock with lead singer Miren Ize), El guincho (promising a performance full of electronic, pop and tropical sounds), San Leon (with their dynamic pop sound with a touch of African influence), and Nueva Vulcano (more rock but with quite poetic lyrics), amongst other confirmed and unconfirmed artists lined up to perform in the BAM music festival.
We will let you know about any future additions to the fabulous BAM line-up, however those confirmed artists will give you an idea of the quality of the music on offer that awaits us in Barcelona between the 23rd and the 25th of September.