Festivals In Barcelona Entering its 17th year and well-established as an institution in the city is Sonar the electronic festival of music and multimedia. This great festival is from the 17th to 20th June this year 2010, and welcomes some industry greats such as the Chemical Brothers and welcomes vintage classics such as Roxy Music. Sonar always manages to please the crowds and has an international appeal, with plenty of amazing acts to have graced the stages over the years, variety being the typical spice youre just as likely to find the Beasti Boys as the Scissor Sisters as Air, for example. Sonar also dedicates time for that Sonar by Kids program that is only in its third year, but is proving to become a firm favourite. The Catalan Capital of Barcelona is really a party place. Relaxed opening hours of clubs and discotheques, open air terraces, international DJs plus a happy, welcoming and cosmopolitan variety of party-goers result in the destination a firm favourite many of the DJs who fill Ibizas dance clubs in the summer are residents in Barcelona off season. However, its not just the clubs that will get the mention and plaudits if the summer sun begins. Matine group are a local firm famous for some of the best party nights and clubs in the city for over a decade, and mid-June organise the truly great Barcelona Summer Festival. Now, dont be fooled by the English title, this is no ordinary music festival thousands of scantily clad revellers head down to Illa Fantasy Fantasy Island Water Park! Yes, thats right, the biggest music festival held in a water park is just a short ride away from Barcelona, complete with the best dancers, DJs and also the usual attractions youre more likely to find at a water park slides, chutes, and its an all day event which enjoyed a roaring success during 2009. Punhing the core summer,and several locals transfer for their beach homes, but people who stay in July and August have fantastic treats in store. First of all its back to the water park for the biggest Gay and Lesbian festival, Circuit, also enjoying its reputation from last years launch at the park. And in the heat of August, head as much as Montjic mountain for Barcelona Summer week festival. Over 100 hours of the best DJs and music under the stars promise to rival last years line up which blew everyone out of the water. Theres something about the summer heat that makes the party so much better, and Barcelona is fast becoming party central are you likely to lose out?!