The announcement of the latest edition of SoundEat! is always a welcome surprise. This itinerant celebration of good-time tunes with informal grazing appeals to masses of locals and visitors alike.
While previous dates have packed out spaces such as the Moll de la Fusta, the Jardins de Pedralbes and la Plaça de les Glòries, this month they set up on the ample esplanades leading to the Fòrum. The lineup includes an elegant array of international artists, including English indietronica headliners Hot Chip (with a DJ set), underground Chicago producer DJ Rahaan and Barcelona electro outfit Tversky.
We say get down early to appreciate the eclectic homage to pirate radio from Barcelona residents Javi Bayo and Dadame (Canela en Surco) and stop at foodstops such as Bao Bao, La Volovan and SmokeBox while the lines aren’t too intimidating. Kids are welcome and are also well catered for.