El Grec is the Barcelona summer festival par excellence. The musical selection is always interesting, although the theatre, dance, circus and street shows are no less impressive. Some of the more notable acts this year are the seventies muse Jane Birkin, who will sing of her beloved Serge Gainsbourg; the delicate voice of Katie Melua, the Brazilian rhythms of Toquinho, the fusion of styles of Omar Faruk and Tomatito, and some of the more original artists on the Catalan and Spanish scene. The epicentre of the concerts is the Teatre Grec, although there are other venues all over the Montjuïc mountain.
Address: Several venues in the city.
Opening hours: From 1st to 31st of July.
Prices: Check webpage for prices.
More information and advance sales: www.bcn.cat/grec and www.telentrada.com