17 Jun 2016
MUSIC CONCERTS in Barcelona – SONAR2016
Summer music festivals
Among the more than 150 performances on during the electronic music festival, highlights include two European premieres: the new show from ANOHNI, aka Antony Hegarty, the singer and composer of Antony and the Johnsons, along with two of the top producers working today, Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, who collaborate on ANOHNI’s upcoming project, ‘Hopelessness’; and ‘Become Ocean‘, an award-winning work from American composer John Luther Adams about climate change, performed by the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra (OBC), in a new collaboration between Sónar and L’Auditori.
Sónar 2016 also presents live shows from electronica pioneers New Order, performing tracks from their new album, ‘Music Complete’ (2015); John Grant, with his thrilling mix of confessional barroque and synth pop from ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ (2015); and the audiovisual groove and electrofunk of Fatboy Slim.
Added to the line-up at the end of January are more stellar acts: French artist, producer and synthesizer pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre making his return to the stage; James Blake with his as-yet-unreleased new album ‘Radio Silence’; Australian producerFlume, making his Sónar debut; Roots Manuva with his personal hip hop; and the new star of futuristic R&B, Kelela.
Tourism has become a daily element in our lives. In the last 25 years the number of people travelling around the world has experienced a deep and constant growth.
Amidst this growth in tourism destinations, Barcelona has become into one of the most visited cities in the world. And not only Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain are also target destinations in the tourism market.
This need for knowing new places comes with a transportation need, and Avant Grup has its roots in that need. For over 50 years Canals and Bardet coach companies, both root to Avant Grup, began their passenger transport by coaches activity by specializing in the tourist sector. Day trips through Barcelona and Catalonia, circuits through Spain and Europe, consolidated both companies as referents in the by-bus tourism market in Barcelona.
With a general expansion of tourism, and Barcelona’s consolidation as a tourist destination in the global market, Avant Grup has kept its founders vocation and has managed to keep its leadership in the coach transport sector in Barcelona.
Primavera Sound Festival
WELLCOME AT THE FARM.- New Catalan Tourist Board campaign
We now have the first edition of Benvinguts a Pagès ready, a unique opportunity to see where our food comes from and to meet the people who produce what we find on the table.
Benvinguts a pagès is a weekend-long event when Catalan farmers open their properties to the public to show them their fields, livestock and workshops.
It’s a unique opportunity to rediscover the place where everything we eat comes from and to meet the people who produce the food we buy.
You’ll be able to visit market gardens, sample special Benvinguts a pagès menus at restaurants, stay at accommodation with special offers and enjoy lots of family activities.
The farmers, restaurants, hotels and B & Bs in Catalonia will be working together so that we can all enjoy the experience.
From 17 to 19 June, farmers all around Catalonia will be holding open days at their farms, ready to show us their herds, market gardens, workshops, fields, etc. The best way to get to know, enjoy and buy the produce of our land, at its source and directly from its producers!
You can visit farms in all parts of Catalonia and spend a perfect weekend with the Benvinguts a Pagès menu and special packages for your stay.
Benvinguts a Pagès is a decided backing for local produce, demonstrating the values of the farming world, through rural tourism and the potential of our gastronomy. Adults, children, passionate cooks, people who love trips, families, couples, groups of friends, etc., everyone can find an offer just right for their measure.
We invite you to discover Catalonia through its farms. A thrilling journey into the landscape that goes into the casserole.
Be welcomed at the farm!