Whenever someone tells you that a festival “isn’t as good as it used to be”, they probably mean it used to be a bit like Vida. Now in its third year, this young upstart is still small enough to provide an intimate experience, yet is well on its way to becoming a firm feature of the summer circuit, thanks to its offbeat lineup and whimsical woodland setting.
By day, you’ll be soaking up the sun with a soundtrack of local bands and DJs down at the beach, before hopping on a complimentary bike up to the centuries-old Masia d’en Cabanyes to listen to international and local acts including Wilco, The Divine Comedy, Villagers, Manel, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Balthazar.
At the heart of the family-friendly venue is an enchanted forest strewn with fairy lights and art installations, ideal for those looking to fill up their Instagram feeds, whilst opting for a Wildside ticket bags you access to a stylish VIP area with free beer, wine and cocktails. Sounds good? We think so, too. Go while it’s on the ascent.
Our tip: Camping facilities aren’t great, so you might want to take the specially arranged train back to Barcelona.
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