All the popular culture events at the 2022 Sants Festival

Annual festival. The Festa Major de Sants kicks off on Saturday, 20 August and continue up to Sunday, 28 August.

A year on and the Festa Major or big annual festival is back at Sants, on the city’s move active neighbourhoods, festively speaking. The festival is structured around 24 August, the saint’s day of Sant Bartomeu / St Bartholomew, the neighbourhood’s patron saint. This year’s celebrations will run from Saturday, 20 August to Sunday, 28 August. As is now customary, the festival has an official programme featuring all the events and activities taking place in the neighbourhood’s participating streets and squares. This edition will see eleven streets and squares decked out for the occasion.

We offer you the festival’s popular culture programme:

Saturday, 20 August

Dancing and displaysfrom popular culture groups. Featuring the Gegants de Sants, the Tabalers [kettle drummers] and Diables de Sants and artists from the show “Expressions del món”. The event will finish with a “pilar” or one-person-per-level tower display from the Castellers de Sants. At 7 pm at the Parc de l’Espanya Industrial.

Festa Major’s opening speech. Given by Elies Campo. At 8 pm at the Parc de l’Espanya Industrial.

Fireworks display to open the Festa Major. At 8 pm at some streets of the neighbourhood.

Sunday, 21 August

Sardana dancing. Featuring the Cobla Llobregat. At 11 am in Carrer Valladolid.

Habanera singing. Performed by the group Montjuïc. At 10 pm in Carrer de Vallespir de dalt.

Habanera singing. Performed by the Xarxa group. At 10.30 pm in Carrer d’Alcolea de baix.

Monday, 22 August

Sardana dancing. Featuring the Cobla La Principal del Llobregat. At 5.30 pm at the Parc de l’Espanya Industrial.

Awards ceremony for the decorated-streets competition. At 7.30 pm at the Parc de l’Espanya Industrial.

Habanera singing. Performed by Mar Endins group. At 7.30 pm in Carrer Guadiana.

Tuesday, 23 August

Visit for people with authism. You will need to register in advance on 637 15 29 44. At 10 am.

Audio-description visit for people with visual impairments. You will need to register in advance on subtil@subtil.cat or on 649 00 52 07. At 5 pm, in Plaça de Bonet i Muixí.

Saturday, 24 August, is the Diada de Sant Bartomeu / St Bartholomew’s day

Sant Bartomeu wreath-laying ceremony. Carried out by the Castellers de Sants and local-street and resident festival committees. At 10 am at the Església de Santa Maria de Sants.

Sardana dancing. Featuring the Cobla Jovenívola de Sabadell. At 11.30 am in Carrer Finlàndia.

Habanera singing. Performed by the group Xarxa. At 6.30 pm in Carrer Sagunt.

Human towers. Human-tower-making workshop for kids and adults, followed by a human-tower rehearsal on the street by the Castellers de Sants. Starts at 7.30 pm at Cal Borinot (Comtes de Bell-lloc, 49).

Habanera singing. Performed by the group Pirats pel Mar. At 9.30 pm in Carrer Papin.

Habanera singing. Performed by the group Pescadors de l’Escala, with rom cremat. At 6.30 pm in Carrer Valladolid.

Habanera singing. Performed by the group Port Bo. At 10 pm in Carrer Finlàndia.

Habanera singing. At 11 pm in Carrer Alcolea de dalt.

Thursday, 25 August

Folk music. With Blai Casals and Manu Sabaté. At 7 pm in the parking of Carrer Viriat.

Friday, 26 August

Sardana dancing. Featuring the Mar i Cel group. At 12 noon in Carrer Vallespir de dalt.

Human towers. Human-tower-making workshop for kids and adults, followed by a human-tower rehearsal on the street by the Castellers de Sants. Starts at 8 pm at Cal Borinot (Comtes de Bell-lloc, 49).

Saturday, 27 August

Awards ceremony for the decorated-streets competition. Featuring the Gegants de Sants. At 12 noon in Carrer de Valladolid.

Human-tower day Performed by the Castellers de Sants. At 6 pm, in Plaça de Bonet i Muixí.

Pilar caminant. Performed by the Castellers de Sants. At 6.30 pm, from Plaça de Bonet i Muixí.

Fire run. Featuring the Diables de Sants, the Banyuts de Vallirana and the Guspires de Sants. At 9.30 pm, in Plaça d’Osca, finishing in Plaça de Bonet i Muixí.

Sunday, 28 August

Pyromusical. This will mark the end of the Festa Major’s programmed events. At 10 pm at the Parc de l’Espanya Industrial.

Final fireworks display for the Festa Major. At some streets of the neighbourhood.

Saturday, 10 September

Festa Major Concert. The Festa Major de Sants may be over but the Municipal Band will be giving a truly special concert. At 7 pm at the Parc de l’Espanya Industrial.