BAM Festival 2019
The BAM Festival is returning this year to Barcelona! Have you heard about this festival? If not, then our article will tell you everything you need to know about it. The BAM Festival is a music festival. Its name “BAM” means Barcelona Acció Musical. BAM Festival 2019 takes place in September during La Mercè Festival. (If you don’t know about La Mercè Festival, you should definitely read our article about it!) This year, BAM Festival 2019 will be from September 20th to September 23rd.
Musical Action Barcelona (Barcelona Acció Musical in Catalan) is an alternative music festival. “Alternative”, because there will be many diverse artists playing on stage. Some artists will come from Spain, some will be internationally known across the world! They will play shows of all music genres. For example, there will be some hard rock concerts, some electronic shows, some pop concerts, some dance shows and so on. More than 40 artists are expected for BAM Festival 2019!
The history of the BAM Festival
BAM Festival was created in Barcelona in 1993 by Marc Campillo, which means that BAM Festival 2019 will mark the 26th edition of the festival! Since 1993, the festival has become a very important event for the people living in Barcelona. Marc Campillo was the director of a record label named Foehn Records. He created this festival so that it would be a great place for people to discover new music. To do that, he decided to give a chance to emerging bands to come on stage and perform their songs on stage during the BAM Festival in front of a large audience.
Don’t worry, this festival is open-air, public and completely free. The different concerts take place in different places in the city. Some of these places may be Fórum Ampitheatre, Plaça Joan Coromina, Rambla del Raval, Moll de la Fusta, Plaça dels Àngels. The biggest shows usually take place at Estrella Damm Factory, an iconic historic building which was used for the former brewery Estrella Damm. The Estella Damm building is now a museum which offers tours for the public. (Since 2007, this building has opened its door for some special occasions like for the BAM Festival.) You can watch below a video about BAM Festival’s aftermovie of 2018 to get in the mood of the event.
The artists who will come have not been announced yet. They will be announced later on, closer to the event. Stay tuned to discover the announced bands who will perform at BAM Festival 2019. In the meantime, here are some of the acts who performed for last year’s edition: Akua Naru, Balago, Barcelona Jazz Orquestra, Cléa Vincent, Meute, Oddisee, Pongo, The Monochrome Set Throes + The Shine. Surely there will be something for everyone. The shows will take place all around the city of Barcelona, so just enjoy yourself walking in the city, let your ears guide you and you’ll be fine.