Costa Brava tourism board has gathered together all festivals that the area has into one single umbrella which is the Costa Brava Girona Festivals project that was born in 2014. CBG! Festivals gather different kinds of shows such as music, scenic arts, circus, humor, magic, comic, cinema, art and digital that take place during the year in different seasons.

If you are interested in festivals this is a must visit web where you can find all the offer in Girona area. You can check our reviews for Castell de Peralada Otello Opera and Sons del Mon in Empúries ruins.

During the summer, Costa Brava is the tourist destination in Catalonia with more festivals and I have done a selection of those you can't miss:

  • Summer: Castell de Peralada ,Jardins de Cap Roig, Calella de Palafrugell, Festival de Torroella de Montgrí i Jazz l’ Estartit, Festival de la Porta Ferrada, St. Feliu de Guíxols, Les Nits de Mar i Murtra, Blanes, Sons del Món. Vi & music Alt Empordà and Festival Portalblau, l' Escala.
  • Spring: Girona A Cappella Festival, Festiva Í-TACA Cultura i Acció al Baix Empordà and FIMAG. Fira de Màgia al carrer de Torroella de Montgrí
  • Autumn: Temporada Alta. Festival de tardor de Catalunya. Girona i Salt, Festival de Jazz de Girona, Festival de Cinema de Girona and Ingràvid.
  • Winter: Black Music Festival, Girona i Salt and Festival Internacional del Circ Elefant d’ Or Ciutat de Figueres

Black Music Festival

Black Music Festival is one of the stars of winter festivals in Girona. I assisted to the presentation of the festival in Barcelona in luz de gas and I was incredibly surprised about the group Patax who opened up the festival with a special tribute of Michael Jackson. It was a tribute like no other, listening to Michael Jackson songs with flamenco, jazz or soul types of music it was a true discovery!

I enjoyed the music very much and sometimes we are just used to the commercial music or the 5 known names we listen to on the radio, but the musical scene is so much more than that. Attending to music festivals make us richer and give us the opportunity to discover groups, singers and new melodies.

Patax is one of the most innovative and unorthodox Neo Jazz bands in the Spanish scene, his new album is Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. They reinterpret legend hits such as Billie Jean, Black or White or Man in the mirror. They add flavour and color to the known hits adding the Latin Jazz, Salsa and Flamenco among others.

All the band is incredible, percussion artists, guitar stars, singers with a magic voice, the full band is a perfect blend of the right spice in every single piece. I will be following Patax steps for sure, I recommend you to do the same.

Black music festival takes place in Girona from 1st March until the 20th with a wide variety of artists that will play in town with a common theme: Black music.