As June appears on the horizon, we can breathe easy that it’s that time of year again. Catalonia is calling. Well, kind of… This years Sonar festival operates later than usual, in mid-July, whilst OFF occupies its usual slot. Oh, well. Two reasons to visit, instead of one! Both are stacked with the usual suspects and their respective brands. But for those who fancy digging a little deeper below the surface, we have two options away from the big events, that are guaranteed great, knowledgeable crowds, as well as unrivalled soundtracks.
Berg Audio - Off Barcelona 2019 (Café Del Mar)
Purveyors of Soviet techno, BERG Audio, are one such outfit who have unveiled plans for OFF week. Their twelve-hour party on Friday 14th June is set to feature some of the finest underground artists playing in the city that week. Highlights include iO (Mulen) and Andrey Pushkarev, but most of all, we recommend checking out dub-master Steve O’Sullivan’s live set. Julian Perez adds some homegrown passion to an international affair, with no less than eight different nationalities performing. The cosmopolitan soiree takes place at Café Del Mar Barcelona. The venue not only boasts both indoor and outdoor dancefloors, but its terrace offers some incredible views of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. For that reason alone, this is the ideal location for a party than runs from day to night.
We have a limited amount of 1st release tickets remaining. Note: these have fully sold out on other outlets, be quick.
Libertine Barcelona - DMX Krew, Ceephax Acid Crew, Yoshi, Saverio & Sbri (Secret Location, TBA)
The other one we are keeping our eye on, is Libertine Barcelona. Based in Berlin, Libertine make the hop to OFF with a line-up full of talent in tow. Taking place at a secret location, to further the intrigue of the underground community. Legendary electro collective DMX Krew will be providing the ammo, with further firepower in the form of lone-wolf acid D&B pioneer, Ceephax Acid Crew. Also playing on Friday 14th June are Italian Saverio Celestri and Dutchman Yoshi in another multi-national affair, underlining the fact that Barcelona is a convergence hub for electronic music artists, labels and fans from around the world.
We Sounds OFF week rooftop pool parties (Hotel SB Diagonal Zero)
Barcelona promoters We Sounds, originally influenced by trips to Berlin, return for a series of sun-filled roof top events at the beautiful Hotel SB Diagonal Zero. Sip on poolside cocktails listening to the finest sounds in house and techno delivered by headliners Christian Burkhardt, Cuartero, Doctor Dru, Oliver Huntemann, Shaded and more.
If you’re looking for Berlin techno beats combined with a rooftop pool party then this is the spot for your during OFF week. Tickets are super limited due the nature of the venue. Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of the action, once they’re gone they’re gone.
Tickets for all events are on sale now. Regardless of whether you hit them or others, enjoy the delights that Barcelona offers – one of the best clubbing destinations on the planet, week-in, week-out – but especially during OFF week.