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Summer is synonym of fun, sun and, of course, music festivals. Check out the best summer festivals in Barcelona, Madrid and Porto.

Barcelona, Madrid and Porto are popular tourist destinations that transform during the summer months to host some of the best festivals on the music scene. From indie rock to electronica and pop, these festivals bring together international and local artists to offer unforgettable experiences full of rhythm and colour. So pack your backpack, your sunglasses and your adventurous spirit because we are going to embark on a musical journey through these destinations.

Summer festivals in Barcelona

Barcelona plays host to some of the most incredible summer festivals you could ever experience. For starters, there's Primavera Sound Barcelona, a festival held in the Parc del Fòrum that attracts an eclectic range of artists each year, from pop stars to emerging indie bands. It's the perfect place to discover new music while enjoying Barcelona's vibrant seaside scene.

Next up is the Sonar Festival, an internationally renowned festival for its unique fusion of electronic music and digital creativity. Here you can dance to the beats of the world's top DJs and explore innovative art installations.

Cruïlla Festival is another must-see festival in Barcelona. Known for its musical diversity and relaxed atmosphere, this festival offers something for everyone. From rock to reggae, pop to folk, you're sure to find a band or artist you'll love.

Finally, we can't forget the Nits de Barcelona Festival. This event, which is held throughout the summer, brings together prestigious national and international artists with a series of open-air concerts at the Palau de Pedralbes.

After all that excitement and dancing, you'll need a comfortable place to rest. The chic&basic hotels in Barcelona are the ideal place to stay during your visit to these summer festivals in Barcelona. With their modern, minimalist design and strategic location close to the main festival venues and the city's tourist attractions, they provide everything you need for an unforgettable experience.

Summer festivals in Madrid

When it’s hot in the summer, Madrid transforms into a vibrant city full of music and culture. Summer festivals in Madrid are a must for any music lover.

Known for its musical diversity, Primavera Sound Madrid features artists ranging from pop to alternative rock. If you're a music lover who enjoys discovering new sounds, this is the place for you. With a mix of international and local artists, Mad Cool Festival is also one of the big summer festivals in Madrid. Its line-up always includes big names on the current music scene.

The Noches del Botánico festival combines music with nature. It is held in the Alfonso XIII Royal Botanical Gardens and features a variety of artists ranging from rock legends to young up-and-comers. On the other hand, if you like Latin music, the Rio Babel Festival is the place for you. Here you can enjoy the best of reggaeton, salsa and other Latin rhythms.

If you are looking for a place to recharge your batteries for the next day of the festival, we recommend the chic&basic Dot hotel, a centrally located boutique hotel in Madrid with restaurant and breakfast service. With its modern and minimalist design, this is the perfect place to relax after a day full of music and fun.

 

Summer festivals in Porto

If you're looking for summer festivals in Porto, you're in luck. The city is packed with music events that will make your summer vibrate. One of the highlights is Primavera Sound Porto, an extension of the famous Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona. Here you will find a wide variety of genres, from alternative rock to electronic music, with the participation of international and local artists, making each edition unique and unforgettable.

For lovers of electronic music and fun on the beach, the Nova Era Beach Party is the place to be. This festival is held on the charming beach of Leça da Palmeira and attracts the best DJs in the world, offering the experience of dancing with your feet in the sand and letting yourself be carried away by the most energetic electronic beats.

The MEO Marés Vivas Festival is another must-see festival in Porto. Held near the sea, this event offers a unique and spectacular atmosphere. On the programme, you'll find a selection of international pop and rock artists, along with local talent. And if you are looking for a more intimate, but equally interesting festival, the Eléctrico Festival held in the charming Parque da Pasteleira, combines electronic music with stunning visual arts, creating a magical atmosphere.

We invite you to a wonderful stay at our chic&basic hotel in the Portuguese city, Hotel Gravity Porto, a 4-star hotel in the centre of Porto that offers a modern atmosphere with an outdoor pool and terrace. Here you can make the most of your experience of Porto's exciting music scene and experience an unforgettable summer.

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