21st June 2024
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Guitar festival opens in Barcelona

Barcelona’s leading festival dedicated to guitar music, Guitar BCN, starts on 31 January with a packed schedule that runs into June.

Marking its 30th anniversary this year, Guitar BCN is an eclectic event that features numerous acts from across the musical spectrum.

To celebrate this special occasion, organisers TheProject have created a 30-concert programme that includes a focus on lyrics and songwriting.

The inaugural event sees South American rock legend Fito Páez return to the Catalan capital following an absence of nine years (31 January, L’Auditori).

GuitarBCN 2019
New Yorker Odetta Hartman brings her otherworldly folk-electronica sound to this year’s festival. (Photo courtesy GuitarBCN19)

Other standout acts on the bill include Spanish star Estrella Morente (pictured above), Argentinian rocker Andrés Calamaro, Catalan actor and musician Adrià Puntí, and up-and-comers such as Nil Moliner and Bely Basarte.

Among the international performers taking part in the festival are Odetta Hartman, Nikki Hill and Trombone Shorty, all from the USA, Israeli musician Noa, and Australian band Sons of the East.

When: 31 January-26 June

Where: Various venues including Barts, Sala Apolo, Palau de la Música Catalana and Gran Teatre del Liceu

More info: guitarbcn.com

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