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Fans enjoying a performance during the 2019 edition of Primavera Sound (by Violeta Gumà)

03 April 2020 05:51 PM

Barcelona mayor casts doubt on summer festivals in post-coronavirus ‘transition phase’

Ada Colau says major events gathering thousands will be last to be approved to take place after crisis passes

Cooking, fitness, and solidarity: What to do in lockdown

01 April 2020 02:14 PM

Cooking, fitness, and solidarity: What to do in lockdown

During this state of emergency and home-confinement orders, you can learn to cook world-class meals, visit the Dalí Museum, and help your neighbours
Underworld perform at Sónar 2019 (by Nerea Coll / Sónar)

01 April 2020 01:18 PM

Music festivals continue with summer plans while monitoring health crisis

Many events have sold fewer tickets but expect sales to pick up once state of alarm ends

Fans enjoying a performance during the 2019 edition of Primavera Sound (by Violeta Gumà)

28 March 2020 11:55 AM

Primavera Sound delayed until August 26-30

Tickets for Barcelona's iconic music festival will still be valid after event affected by covid-19 crisis

Huge losses to live music industry from coronavirus crisis

26 March 2020 01:04 PM

Weekly losses of €1.5m for live music venues amid coronavirus crisis

Association of Concert Venues of Catalonia reports 340 cancelled gigs already with more to come

Fans enjoying a performance during the 2019 edition of Primavera Sound (by Violeta Gumà)

24 March 2020 06:48 PM

Primavera Sound and other European festivals march on against coronavirus

Barcelona music festival among dozens pledging to carry through with this summer’s editions
A person reads an e-book at home (by Mar Vila)

20 March 2020 04:38 PM

Sales of e-books rise 50% during coronavirus home-confinement

Reading time also up by half while various publishers offer some titles for free
The view of Gaudí's famous Casa Batlló from the virtual tour (by Casa Batlló)

18 March 2020 12:27 PM

Catalan culture to enjoy while in quarantine

As the covid-19 coronavirus crisis shuts down society, Catalan News offers this selection of activities to keep yourself entertained
Cuarantena Fest logo, an online streaming music festival 'in difficult times' (image courtesy of Cuarantena Fest)

13 March 2020 01:50 PM

‘Cuarentena Fest’ online streaming music festival arises out of difficult times

Local artists set up new initiative to keep spirits up with thousands in Catalonia and Spain in isolation
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