If alternative rock music is not your cup of tea, you could opt to go for the Sonar Festival instead. This also takes place in June and is focussed on electronic music, having featured major artists like Skrillex and the Pet Shop Boys in the past, while also providing a platform for local talent. In addition, Sonar hosts parties across the city during the week of the big event - in bars, restaurants, nightclubs and even, beaches. Whether you go for the main event or not, we highly recommend visiting one of the smaller parties by the beach, because a Barcelona beach festival is truly an event to remember. As with any major music festival, it is important to plan and book your tickets in advance – they sell out very quickly and you won’t be able to buy them on the day of the festival itself.