The Grec Festival of Barcelona is one of the most important cultural events in Europe, and definitely the most exciting summer cultural event in BCN, with theatre, dance, music, circus and other stage arts.
This festival was created in 1976 and every year the city is flooded with stage arts and music. Groups and companies from all over the world arrive to Barcelona to fill the city with the most varied offers.
The Teatre Grec, or Greek Theatre, which is on Montjuic, is an open-air theatre which was originally built for the 1929 Universal Exhibiton. Nowadays, during this festival, the entire city turns into a stage.
The 36 edition of the Grec Festival in Barcelona is from 1st to 31st July 2012, but opened with a big free Grec show on the street Passeig de Lluís Companys in the Born area of Barcelona, featuring aerial visual theatre from Antwerp, bands La Troba Kung-Fú, and Canteca de Macao among others.
The Grec Festival, with its new director Ramon Simó, has decided to radically change its cultural offer, leaving aside the international guests and the cosmopolitanism that has always characterized the happening, to become more participatory, more festive and appropriate to all kinds of audience.
In general, the Grec Festival follows a two-fold mission. First, they give the most creative Catalan artists the opportunitiy to stage their work. Secondly, they simply want to present outstanding international work.
Artists as Toquinho, Katie Melua, Tomatito & Omar Faruk Tekbilek will partecipate in Grec Festival 2012.
On the oficial web site, the Organizacion Team wrote: “The programme is aimed at family audiences, at younger spectators, at those interested in technological innovation, at all those interested in discovering new shows by Catalan artists, at those who look to the Grec for the chance to enjoy some of the most outstanding international productions… And at those who know what they want, those who have yet to find out and those who would prefer not to know”.
Informations on how to buy tickets, get to the stages and the entire program can be found on the official website. We can offer you a luxury accommodation on our Fira apartments, very close to the main stage of the Grec Festival on Montjuic.