La Mercè 2022. From 23 to 26 September
A poster, many lives and one Mercè
David de las Heras, the creator of this year's la Mercè poster, brings together three generations of Barcelona residents in one festival image.
David de las Heras was born in Bilbao in 1984, and he came to Barcelona to train at one of most renowned illustration schools in Spain, the Escola Massana. He then lived in Madrid for a few years, but ended up returning to the city. During the years he has lived in the Catalan capital, he has experienced not one, but many editions of Barcelona’s big annual festival, or Festa Major.
Carla Simón the opening speaker at the Festival
The Barcelona-based film-maker, whose work has marked a watershed in Catalan cinema with two films screened at the world's most prestigious film festivals and events, will be the opening speaker at this year’s la Mercè festival.
Sometimes it's not what you look at that matters, but how you look at it. And here, possibly, lies the key to the success of Alcarràs, a film shot in Catalan at a small location in the Segrià county which was screened at the last edition of the Berlin Film Festival and carried away a Golden Bear for best film.
All roads lead ... to the Roman la Mercè
With the language of music, cinema, dance and even puppets. These are just some of the ways in which la Mercè speaks to you about Rome, this year’s guest city at the Festa Major.
26/07/2022 - 09:50 h Music for everyone at La Mercè 2022
Italian music, sounds from Latin America, new talent, rhythm veterans... This year’s Mercè Music programme is marked by the most diverse styles and origins.
26/07/2022 - 09:40 h 2022 sees the return of BAM as we know it
The BAM Festival 2022 is coming, eager to get back to the format we all know and love after a 3 year break. Barcelona's streets will be packed with stages for La Mercè, with music playing across the city once again this September.
26/07/2022 - 09:30 h The Acció Cultura Viva festival returns from 23 to 25 September with authentic feminist music icons
Held at the Nau Bostik and the Fabra i Coats site, the ACV festival revalidates its unique essence with a line-up put together through a participatory process based on listening to over 500 projects.