Hotel Curious announces the festival of the Barcelona city. Here comes Festa de la Mercè!
The traditional fiestas de la Mercè, the patron saint of Barcelona, are back. The giants, street circus, fireworks, music, castellers will fill the streets throughout the city. This year the guest city is Dakar, which also participate with their cultural proposals as they did Medellin, Quito or, in the last edition, Istanbul.
The idea for the poster of this year is given by the designer Claret Serrahima (creator of the crest of FC Barcelona) and it is about who actually signs the authorship of the poster are the inhabitants of the city. You will find the letters drawn by artists, athletes and writers of Barcelona.
The opening speech will be by the architect and poet Joan Margarit (National Literature Prize of the Generalitat and National Poetry Award of the Ministry of Culture in 2008) to whom his dual vocation has taught him to seek the maximum strength and stability with the least quantity of material and words.
Here you have a video of the celebrations of previous years:
And what is also very important: all the concerts and activities are completely free. And so is the… BAM festival wich coincides on dates with la Mercè and brings us Belle & Sebastian (Also for free? Yes!) headlining. The Barcelona Accio Musical brings together the most interesting independent proposals with all variety of genres, from folk to electronic music passing by pop, hip hop, rumba… etc.
Among the more than sixty concerts are scheduled Ok Go, Els Amics de les Arts at Antiga Fàbrica Damm. On the stage BAM/MTV will perform Goldfrapp and San Leon from Barcelona. Maika Makovski, Nueva Vulcano, El Guincho, Me and The Bees, Women and Surfing Sirles be distributed through the center of the city between the Plaza dels Àngels, Plaza Reial and Parque del Fórum.
As you see, there lot of things to do… Do not miss it!
Where: Barcelona city
When: from September 23th to 26th
How much: Free access to everywhere ;)
Festes de la Mercè
Festival BAM (in spanish)