Summer is definitively one of our favorite seasons of the year, days are long, the weather invites to spend time outdoors and some of the best festivals take place during this period of the year. Art, culture, quality time with friends and family…. Are you visiting the Catalan coast this summer? Well then, take good note of our favorite festivals to make the most of your holidays. Festival Jardins de Pedrables: From the 11th of June till the 16th of July The beautiful gardens of the Royal’s Palace in Barcelona are the scenario of this festival that celebrates its fourth edition this year. Renowned internationial artists such as Tom Jones, Ara Malikian of Patti Smith, will perfom in the different areas. The band in charge of opening the festival this summer will be The Cranberries. The event will also offer visitors the possibility of enjoying a top-of-the-line gastronomy, with dinners served by the chef Nandu Jubany. VIDA Festival: From the 30th of June till the 3rd of July This Meditarranean style festival aims to generate a strong connection between the public and the unbeatable natural setting where it takes place, in the village of Vilanova i la Geltrú (at 30 minutes drive from Barcelona). The event brings together live music, cinema, gastronomy and other articstic disciplines. Vida promotes the use of bikes during the whole festival. In total, more than fifty concerts by the seaside in four days. Banc Sabadell Vijazz Penedès: From the 1st till the 3rd of July This is the 10th edition of this festival that takes place in the region of Vilafranca del Penedès and, as could not be otherwise, combines wine, cava and music. Some of the most outstanding names this year are Dee Dee Bridgewater, Richard Bona, Esteve Molero Trio, Sinead Savage The Boys or Richard Bona Mandekan Cubano. Festival de Cap Roig: From the 8th of July till the 17th of August One of the most famous festivals in catalonia thanks to its privileged setting; the botanical garden of Cap Roig (in Calella de Palafrugell) and its eclectic program with national and international artists for all tastes. In its 16th edition we will find names such as Rod Stewart, Santana, The Corrs or Status Quo, who will share stage with national artists such as Rosario, Antonio Orozco, Melendi, Malú, Amaral, Sergio Dalma, Alejandro Sanz, Manuel Carrasco, Sopa de Cabra, Els Catarres or Love of Lesbian. Festival Castell Peralada: From the 7th of July till the 16th of August A very special edition since the festival celebrates this summer 30 years already! The concerts take place in the Gothic and Renaissance venues of the castle of Peralada, such as the Auditorium or the library, so it’s pretty attractive also for architecture lovers. There is also Cotton Club’s Terrace and amongst the artists we find the pianist Lang Lang, Seal, Olga Peretyatko, the 20th anniversary of El Gusto es Nuestro, Diana Krall, La Unión, The Originals Blues Brothers Band and Simply Red. Not to miss this year the special show to celebrate its 3rd decade.