Do as the locals this August and head to the coast to enjoy some outdoor music at one of the region’s many summer festivals.
Festival Torroella de Montgri: 2014 sees the 34th edition of this classical music festival that takes over the medieval centre of this small town near l’Estartit on the Costa Brava. Until August 23rd. www.festivaldetorroella.cat
Festival Castell de Peralada: The Buenavista Social Club, Sara Baras and Gloria Gaynor are just a few of the big names who will perform in the grounds and cloisters of the beautiful Castell de Peralada near Figueres. Until August 16th. www.festivalperalada.com
Festival Internacional de Música Pau Casals: This classical music festival is located in El Vendrell, the hometown of renowned cellist and composer Pau Casals. Until August 23rd. www.auditoripaucasals.cat
Festival Internacional de Música de Cadaqués: An eclectic mix of performances, ranging from British band Texas to gospel, blues and classical. The concerts take place in venues around this picturesque Costa Brava town and many events are free. August 2nd-17th. www.festivalcadaques.com
Portaferrada 2014: Sant Feliu de Guíxols on the Costa Brava welcomes some big names at its annual festival. Belle & Sebastian, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Crystal Fighters are on the bill. Until August 23rd. www.festivalportaferrada.cat
Cambrils The 40th edition of this festival near Tarragona welcomes some of the country’s most popular performers, including Montserrat Caballé, David Bisbal and Raphael. Until August 10th.www.cambrils.cat