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Circuit Festival hits Barcelona

2016-08-04
Circuit Festival is the largest LGBT festival in the world, running from August 2-4, with the female-focused Girlie Circuit running from August 9-14.  Both offer culture, athletics, and entertainment during the day - and plenty parties once the sun goes down. Last year, Circuit Festival drew in almost 72,000 people, with 80% of those being international festival-goers from places like Brazil, the United States, Australia, Israel, the United Kingdom, France and Italy. And the turnout is set to be just as international this year. Check out this video of last year's festival for a taste of what to expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-POSbAkS18 The festival continues in Ibiza from 18th to 21st August. And it doesn't stop there, with the global party making its way through over 60 cities, including New York, Paris, London, Las Vegas, Sao Paulo, Lisbon, and Rome. Circuit isn't just about partying, though. As the organisers point out, "for many of its attendees, some of whom come from countries that aren’t very tolerant of homosexuality, the festival represents a unique opportunity to be freely visible, socialise, or reunite with their circles of friends in a cosmopolitan and respectful environment.” The programme includes 23 world-famous parties such as La Leche!, Klubberdome, Pervert, We Party, Papa Party, Megawoof, and Forever Tel Aviv. You can also make a splash at the special “Water Park Day” on Tuesday, August 9 at L’Illa Fantasia. The full list of parties for Circuit Festival is below: BIG OPENING @ THE BUNKER BARCELONA 02/08/2016 23-06 H MATINÉE - THE ISLAND @ UNDER CLUB 03/08/2016 23-06 H WE PARTY @ THE ONE 04/08/2016 23-06 H KLUBBERDOME FEAT OFFER NISSIM @ COMPLEX ESPORTIU DE L'HOSPITALET NORD 05/08/2016 23-06 H MATINEE POOL PARTY @ COMPLEX ESPORTIU DE L'HOSPITALET NORD 06/08/2016 16-23 H THE WEEK @ COMPLEX ESPORTIU DE L'HOSPITALET NORD 06/08/2016 23-06 H ARENA POOL PARTY @ COMPLEX ESPORTIU DE L'HOSPITALET NORD 07/08/2016 16-23 H FOREVER TEL AVIV @ RAZZMATAZZ 07/08/2016 23-06 H RAPIDO @ UNDER CLUB 08/08/2016 23-06 H WATER PARK DAY @ L'ILLA FANTASIA 09/08/2016 10-22 H WATER PARK NIGHT @ L'ILLA FANTASIA 9/08/2016 22-06 H MEGAWOOF @ UNDER CLUB 10/08/2016 23-06 H WE PARTY & BRUT @ RAZZMATAZZ 11/08/2016 23-06 H MATINÉEE PERVERT XXL @ GLOOBAL CLUB 12/08/2016 23-06 H PAPA MAIN POOL PARTY @ COMPLEX ESPORTIU DE L'HOSPITALET NORD 13/08/2016 16-23 H MAIN PARTY @ COMPLEX ESPORTIU DE L'HOSPITALET NORD 13/08/2016 23-06 H LA LECHE! @ COMPLEX ESPORTIU DE L'HOSPITALET NORD 14/08/2016 16-23 H CLOSING PARTY @ COMPLEX ESPORTIU DE L'HOSPITALET NORD 14/08/2016 23-06 H http://www.circuitfestival.net/2016/es/parties See the full list of Girlie Festival parties below: WATER PARK DAY @ L'ILLA FANTASIA 09/08/2016 10-22 H BIG OPENING PARTY @ THE BUNKER BARCELONA 10/08/2016  00-06 H GIRLICIOUS PARTY @ TEATRE PRINCIPAL (SALA B) 11/08/2016 00-06 H LA LECHE! @ UNDER CLUB 12/08/2016 00-6 H MAIN PARTY @ THE ONE CLUB (POBLE ESPANYOL) 13/08/2016 00-06 H THE LEGEND PARTY @ PISCINA COMPLEX ESPORTIU L'HOSPITALET NORD 14/08/2016 00-06 H http://www.girliecircuit.net/2016/es/parties Tickets and prices: Advance tickets and passes for the parties are already on sale on the websites www.circuitfestival.net and www.girliecircuit.net. The prices range from €20 (the cheapest ticket) to €400, for the pass that grants free access to all the parties.