The music festivals of the counties of Girona sound fantastic and are becoming increasingly well-known all over the world. Enjoy top performances in classical music, opera, jazz, pop, rock, etc., not to mention traditional havaneres (colonial shanties) and sardana music.
Festival of the Voice in Banyoles, (a)phònica (2 km. from El Solei)
The (a) phònica is a festival dedicated to the voice that takes place in June in Banyoles, with concerts and parallel activities that explore this instrument that we all have incorporated. The poster embraces diverse styles, with artists and formations with special proposals and characteristic voices.
Cap Roig Festival (52 km. from El Solei)
The Cap Roig Music Festival has worked hard to achieve the renown and prestige that make it one of the leading events of its kind. For the last 12 years, the arrival of summer in Calella de Palafrugell, straddling the municipal districts of Palafrugell and Mont-ras, has been synonymous with the most important music event on the Costa Brava: the Cap Roig Festival. Each year the Cap Roig artistic direction and production team brings together the leading lights of music and dance in the incomparable setting of the Cap Roig castle and botanical garden for what is, according to the British newspaper The Independent, one of the top 10 summer festivals. The concerts take place in the natural setting formed by the Cap Roig castle and botanical garden, considered one of the most important in the Mediterranean, where the typical vegetation of the region intermingles with trees and plants from all five continents. Situated next to the sea, the garden blends perfectly into the stunning Costa Brava landscape.
Portalblau Festival in l'Escala and Empúries (37 km. from El Solei)
The Portalblau Festival was born in summer 2008 in the village of L’Escala. Throughout all its editions, it has offered a wide range of high-quality cultural proposals and has counted with the participation of artists from all over the world. Music, dance, theater, and days of debate and reflection have been part of the festival's program since the beginning.
La Mar d'en Manassa and the Roman Forum of Empúries host the edition of the Portalblau Festival. Scenarios of great historical and landscape richness.
Castell de Peralada international music Festival (37 km. from El Solei)
Founded in 1987 out of the love of music of its president, Carmen Mateu, the Festival is regarded as one of the major arts events of the summer. The business patronage of the Festival is part of the Peralada Group's Corporate Social Responsibility policy, in line with the international spirit of active contribution to culture and music performance. It is a unique initiative in Spain in terms of the support and dissemination of the music offered by private initiative with a public calling. Proof of this is the support provided by over 50 companies that sponsor the event year after year. A clear commitment to the excellence of the artistic proposals in lyric and dance. The local production, the commitment to new creators, the support for composers and the invitations to major artists and companies have contributed to the cultural enrichment of our country.
The Castell de Peralada Festival is a member of The European Festival Association (EFA), Opera Europa, Opera XXI and the Spanish Classical Music Festivals Association (FestClásica).
Girona A Cappella Festival (17 km. from El Solei)
A cappella music festival that coincides with the Temps de Flors flower festival. The only festival of its kind in Catalonia with the world's leading artists in the genre.
Porta Ferrada International Festival (47 km. from El Solei)
The International Festival de Porta Ferrada, born in 1958 in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, is the oldest summer festival in Catalonia. Unique in the Costa Brava for its wide range of artistic disciplines, features consolidated artists and new talents of the international and local scene.
Sant Pere de Rodes Music Festival (62 km. from El Solei)
In parallel to the classical music concerts that habitually take place in the monastery church, in the incomparable setting of the Cap de Creus Natural Park, the festival has added a new venue, the church of Port de la Selva, and has opened up to new styles of music. The Sant Pere de Rodes Music Festival is organised by Opus Artis, with the support of the Catalan History Museum, Girona Provincial Council, the Government of Catalonia and the AIE (Spanish Association of Artists and Performers).