Over a million people take part in La Mercè 2022The first post-pandemic edition of La Mercè was held across three festive days in the city. The recent trend of a more decentralised programme continued, with activities reaching new locations such as the Parc de l’Aqüeducte in Ciutat Meridiana, where Pallassos sense Fronteres were in action, plus re-dimensioned venues such as the Parc de Joan Miró, which offered a family programme. Notable changes this year also saw Passeig de Gràcia host the fire run for the first time, while Música Mercè included a new stage in Zona Universitària.
The citywide festival programme had brought together 1,020,000 members of the public people by lunchtime on Monday, with the turnout of the Piromusical still to be seen.
- Concerts: in all, 260,000 people attended concerts during the city’s annual festival, which offered a top-class and diverse line-up of artists (the figure includes the BAM and Acció Cultura Viva).
- Street arts: calculations put the number or spectators for these activities at 190,000. After various editions conditioned by the pandemic, this year regained the presence of international companies in the programme, with a diversity and quality very well received by the public. The Parc de la Ciutadella was again the epicentre, with activities also reaching parks and other locations all around the city.
- Fire run: this was the first time the event was held in Passeig de Gràcia, attracting nearly 120,000 spectators and involving over fifty groups from around the city.
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