After a successful first run, the Festival de Música de Barcelona has announced its second edition this year. Hosted in the lush gardens of the Palau Reial de Pedralbes, this has to be Barcelona’s smartest festival, complete with cava tastings and Michelin-starred caterers. The concert programme is a wonderfully eclectic mix of genres, from folk-rock fusion and indie to purist jazz and flamenco. This year’s big acts include Tom Jones, Blondie, Kool & the Gang, Simple Minds, Kevin Costner, Paul Anka and John Newman. Start the evening with a pre-dinner promenade among bougainvilleas, pines and cedars, then head into the palace for a €75 tasting menu created by chef brothers Javier and Sergio Torres. If you’re not planning to push the boat out quite that far, then sandwiches and snacks are also available. Concert prices range from €15 to €280.
Tickets available here.