Concerts in SEVILLE
You can enjoy a wide range of concerts in Seville, from classical to opera, flamenco and rock.
The Maestranza Theatre puts on a number of operas each season, often featuring one of the many set in Seville, as well as numerous concerts by the ROSS (Real Orchestra Sinfonica de Sevilla), plus flamenco.
For big names, the Isla Cartuja hosts a number of venues, the largest of which are the Auditorio Rocio Jurado and Seville's biggest capacity venue, the 60,000-seater Estadio Olimpico de la Cartuja (La Cartuja Olympic Stadium).
If your music tastes tend more towards the ethnic, then African and Arabic sounds can be heard at the Fundacion Tres Culturas del Mediterraneo (which encourages dialogue between peoples of the Mediterrean and Middle East) in the Moroccan Pavilion from Expo 92, also on the Isla Cartuja, while the Teatro Central is a modern riverside venue near the Barcelo Renacimiento hotel with flamenco, classical and pop performances.
In the summer, a season of night-time outdoor concerts take place in the gardens of the Alcazar Royal Palace. On balmy evenings under gently swaying palms, listen to Irish, Arabic, classical, antique, jazz and flamenco music played live on a stage at the end of the Grutesco Gallery. The CAAC also holds a summer season of concerts, Nocturama.
For more alternative music, the Alameda has many venues including FunClub, Sala X, and Sala Custom; see Yuzin and El Giraldillo listings magazines. Nearby Sala Malandar is also a good venue. Tribute bands are popular in Seville, as elsewhere in Spain, and can often be heard playing at weekends.
Bienal de Flamenco
In even-numbered years, during September and October, the Bienal de Flamenco has the finest artists performing in venues around the city, including the Maestranza, Teatro Lope de Vega and Teatro Central.
At other times, the Museo del Baile Flamenco holds daily shows, as do la Casa de la Memoria, Casa del Flamenco, and various peñas.
Music Festivals in Sevilla
Festival Interestelar Sevilla
Festival Interestelar Sevilla is a popular modern music festival that takes place each May at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo at the Isla Cartuja to the west of the centre of Seville. Billed as more than just a music festival with art, gastronomy and much more. More info >
Icónica Fest, Seville
Iconica is a summer Music festival, which covers all genres from pop, rock, and electronica to jazz and funk. Its setting is the spectacular Plaza de España in Maria Luisa park, with the artists performing in front of the illuminated building. Audience can choose from either standing or tiered seating. There is a light show before each concert, projected onto the façade of the building itself, and you can have a drink and a tapas at stalls set out along Avenida Isabel la Catolica, opposite the Plaza. More info >