Source: Pulse Radio

The 15 Off Week Parties You Can’t Miss This Year

It’s almost time for that special week in June. The week that transforms the beautiful city of Barcelona into electronic music’s capital with every label and promoter strutting their stuff. The abundance of daytime parties, label showcases and club nights makes it tough for music fans to pick just where to party. So to make things easier, we’ve selected 15 parties you can’t miss during off week this year.

Lola ED vs Half Baked at Fact Music Pool Series, June 18th

Lola ED, Half Baked and checkpoint team up for this one of a kind event, located at the FACT Music Pool Series 2016. Boasting a jaw-dropping lineup, featuring French trio Apollonia, who’ll play a special 3-hour set, along with Premiesku, Le Loup, Molly, John Dimas, Julietta, ALCI, Greg Brockmann, Nicolas Lutz, SIT, S. A. M., Baraso, Rainer, Rick Maia, Sampol and Sonodab, this one is not to be missed. More info here.

Loveland Live at Port Forum Barcelona at Port Forum Barcelona, June 18th

Following 20 years of organising parties in the Netherlands, Loveland brings its party expertise to the Spanish city with its live concept. Hosted at the open-air marina of Port Forum, Loveland Live boasts a killer lineup, featuring nothing but la crème de la crème of electronic music’s live acts, including Audion, dOP, Egbert, Gabriel Ananda, Jon Gaiser, Henrik Schwarz, KiNK, Matador, Redshape, Rodriguez Jr., Stephan Bodzin and Surgeon. More info here.

Cocoon (Day & Night) at Fact Music Pool Series, June 15th

Sven Väth’s famed Cocoon party is coming to Barcelona for a 14-hour techno marathon. Headlined by Sven himself, the party has a stellar bill, featuring the likes of Josh Wink, Ilario Alicante, Dana Ruh, Christian Burkhardt, Tim Green, Sascha Dive and many more. More info and tickets here.

Moon Harbour Showcase at Pacha Barcelona, June 17th

Matthias Tanzmann’s powerhouse imprint brings the big guns to the Barcelona hot-spot Pacha, with tech house stars like Andrea Oliva, DJ T., Karotte, Luna City Express, Daniel Stefanik, Detlef, and Sable Sheep joining him. This one starts just before midnight and runs till almost 7AM, making it the perfect way to end your Friday. More info here.

IR presents: FRRC by Ricardo Villalobos at Plaza Mayor de El Poble Espanyol, June 18th

One of electronic music’s most prominent figures, Ricardo Villalobos, headlines his FRRC night with live improvisational trio Cobblestone Jazz (led by Mathew Jonson), minimal mistress Sonja Moonear, fabric don Craig Richard, and another live performance by DeWalta & Mike Shannon who’ll play material from their forthcoming album, all in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Plaza Mayor’s El Poble Espanyol. Insanity. More info here.

Diynamic Outdoor at Parc Del Forum, June 18th

Launched in Ibiza, Diynamic’s open air event is now spreading throughout Europe, stopping in Barcelona once again this summer. Set in the beautiful solar park Parc del Forum, Dinyamic Outdoor showcases its roster, featuring Solomun, Adriatique, Stimming, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, H.O.S.H., Thyladomid, Karmon, NTFO, Magdalena, Johannes Brecht, Ost & Kjex, Dj Phono, Undercatt and Lehar. For more info and tickets, click here.


Hamburg-based label JEUDI Records is returning to Barcelona this June 17th for a special rooftop and pool party at Purobeach Barcelona. The daytime fiesta will see Camea, Chaim, Doctor Dru, Bambook, Monte, Davidé, Take it Easy, and Deo & Z-Man all playing. For more info, click here.
IR presents: People Like Us at El Monasterio of El Poble Espanyol, June 17th

Located in the beautiful outdoor venue of Poble Espanyol in the heart of Barcelona, People Like Us offers 10 hours of live sets by the likes of KiNK, Guti, Schwarzmann (Henrik Schwarz & Âme) and Premiesku. For more info, click here. Pre-sale tickets for this event are sold out, but tickets will be available at the door.

IR presents: Mosaic Vinyl Stage at Plaza Mayor de El Poble Espanyol, June 19th

The Barcelona premiere of Maceo Plex’s new concept, Mosaic, will transform Poble Espanyol into a vinyl-only stage, headlined by the Ellum boss himself, along with Sven Väth, Stephan Bodzin, Roman Flügel and DJ Koze. This will be one for the books. More info and tickets here.

Do Not Sleep – Open Air at ZT Hotel Villa Olimpica, June 15th

The debut edition of Darius Syrossian’s famed Do Not Sleep party at off week at the ZT Hotel Villa Olimpica promises to be a night to remember. Darius Syrossian, Hector Couto, Josh Butler, Matt Tolfrey, Mirko Di Florio and BONES have all been confirmed to play Do Not Sleep’s first off week event. More info and tickets here.

[a:Rpia:r] Showcase at Picnic Area at Poble Espanyol, June 16th

Raresh, Petre Inspirescu and Rhadoo’s label [a:Rpia:r] is a fan favourite across Europe and it found its perfect off week base at Poble Espanyol a couple of years ago. Just like last year, the famed imprint’s party promises 11 hours of Romanian house, brought by Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Raresh, Cezar and Dubtil. More info and tickets can be found here.

Afterlife at Plaza Mayor de El Poble Espanyol, June 16th

Life & Death’s Tale of Us are launching their new concept Afterlife in Barcelona, before taking it to Space Ibiza’s final season for 13 nights. And if that’s not tempting enough, bear in mind Innervisions are not throwing an off week showcase this year, so this is your only chance to catch Dixon and Âme in Barcelona. The all-star lineup also features Marcel Dettmann, Monoloc and Recondite. For tickets and more info, click here.

The House District w Kevin Saunderson, Levon Vincent, Dj Qu,Tama Sumo, Fred p. & More at Up and Down, June 18th

Levon Vincent, Tama Sumo, DJ QU, Fred P. aka Black Jazz Consortium, Antal, Joey Anderson, Lakuti, Hiver and Kevin Anderson will take over Barcelona’s Up and Down, as part of The House District party on June 18th. For house heads, it could hardly get any better than this. For more info and tickets, head to the event Facebook page.

Secretsundaze with Marcellus Pittman, Hunee, Midland, Nick Hoppner, Palms Trax and More at Parc Del Forum, June 17th

London’s favourite daytime party, Secretsundaze is coming to a new location in Barcelona – a secret party-virgin beach at Parc del Forum. With Marcellus Pittman Unirhythm, Hunee, Midland, Nick Höppner, Beautiful Swimmers, Palms Trax, Shanti Celeste and the Secretsundaze residents all playing, this is shaping up as one of the best parties during off week. More info and tickets here.

Proyectual Pres. Todd Terje, Mcde, Gold Panda, Omar S, Joy Orbison, Isolée and More at Parc Del Forum, June 16th

Another event hosted at Parc del Forum, this party stands out with its stellar lineup, headlined by Todd Terje, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Gold Panda, Omar-S, Joy Orbison, Optimo, Prins Thomas, Virginia feat Steffi & Dexter, Isolée, DB aka Departure Brothers, Beyond, Marc Piñol and Wrong Therapy. You don’t really want to miss it. More info and tickets here.