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What will La Mercè 2020 be like?

Hi Sharies! The most important party of the year is coming. In this 2020, and due to the health crisis, the festival of La Mercè in Barcelona will also be affected.

Let’s see how

The entrance to the events will require an appointment. Don’t forget to reserve your place.

Guest City

This year Barcelona is betting on local talent. The city of Barcelona is the guest of the 2020 edition of the Mercè festival. Therefore, the protagonists will be the many Catalan street arts, circus, dance, theatre or music companies. Which will give life to the almost 300 activities, located throughout the city.

La Mercè 2020 will be an edition that looks deeper, as shown by the choice of the Betevè station, as the official means of communication. Which will take the activities directly to the homes of the people of Barcelona, ​​thus supplanting the need for a limited capacity.


The Mercè 2020 Poster, made by María López and Javier de la Riba, takes us to the festivity origins.

In 1867, Barcelona was ravaged by a plague of locusts, so the citizens entrusted themselves to the Saint to stop the plague.

And so it was, the fact that the plague stops was so important that La Mercè was chosen as one of the two patrons of the city. The metaphor with the current health emergency is inevitable.

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The StreetCry

2020 seems to be a year when laughter is needed, more than ever. That will be why Tortell Poltrona will be the town crier of Mercè 2020. The clown, whose real name is Jaume Mateu, is already working on his speech. He himself declared that he will meet Pompeu Fabra’s definition of a clown: “A person who, due to his inconsistent and inconsistent behavior, does not deserve to be regarded except as an object of fun.”

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The pyromusical show will be shot from 4 different points in the city. Sants-Montjuïc, les Corts, Nou Barris and Sant Martí, while the music will be broadcast live on radio and television. This is to allow as many people as possible to attend it.

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Popular Culture

Due to the maximum capacity and health control, this year the traditional events will not be present. For this reason, there will not be: the kick-off, the castle days, the projections on the façade of the Town Hall and the correfoc. Characterized by the spontaneous encounters of people in the street.

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We know this is one of your favorite parts of this celebration. During this edition, the independent music festival B.A.M (Barcelona Acción Musical) returns to the city. In total about 39 concerts spread over 14 locations in the city and with security measures. They will be held between September 24 and 27. However, you must bear in mind that this year not everyone will be able to enjoy them, you must make an appointment. Take a seat and show that a safe culture is possible.

Capacity, hours and restrictions

The Mercé 2020 festival will respect the sanitary protocol required by the local authorities. Therefore, the activities will be from 11 in the morning until 10 at night and the capacity does not exceed 800 people. Participation in the event will be by appointment, and totally free.

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