Barcelona Circuit Festival

The Barcelona Circuit Festival 2018 will take place from 9 to 19 August. It is the largest gay festival of its kind in Europe, attracting more than 70,000 gay visitors to Barcelona every August. 11 days await you, filled with what you like the most: 16 parties, more than 40 international DJs and thousands of people from all over the world.

There is an all-inclusive party bracelet, it is the way to go if you want to go to as many parties as possible, which can each cost around €40.

The Water Park Day (10:00 am – 10:00 pm) Circuit Festival is the largest day party and an essential part of the event, 14,000 gay people take the water park. Go to the center of the pool and wait for the music to start. It will end with a large fireworks display and then the Illa Fantasía nightclub will open its doors to celebrate the “Water Park Night Edition” (10:00 pm – 06:00 am). The park is approximately one hour from the city center, so the bus is the best way to visit it.

Other must-see parties are the Opening Party and the Closing Party, the most popular. La Leche and the “La Semana” party in Brazil are also recommended.

The gay district of Barcelona is located in the district of Eixample, locally known as “Gaixample”. Here you will find most of the bars, hotels, apartments, clubs and gay restaurants. Quite compact and easy to navigate.

Circuit Festival has enabled a “Welcome Point” in Aribau, 31 (02:00 pm – 10:00 pm) for each day of the event. Where you can collect your credit-bracelet, credit yourself, acquire tickets and merchandise or receive all the information you need as there will be informants everywhere.

The female response of the Circuit Festival is the Girlie Circuit Festival, the lesbian festival of the city. It lasts somewhat less and is usually held during part of the days of the Circuit Festival.


  • Circuit Festival puts at your disposal a fleet of buses that will make the round trip from opposite the Hard Rock Café of Plaça Catalunya until most of the events. An informant will travel on each bus to solve your doubts.
  • Taxis can be expensive and difficult to obtain later in the evening.
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