Circuit Festival Barcelona - August 2012

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Circuit Festival - Barcelona 2012

Now into its 5th year the Spanish Barcelona Circuit Festival attracts masses of party boys and girls from across the globe. It truly is one of the worlds biggest and best international gay event.

Young or old, a great time can be had mingling with the gay holiday making, sun seeking visitors. Along with the 12 days of parties, there’s also great daytime activities: Art, exhibitions, sports, talks, cinema, shopping, beach fun and tourism around the Catalonia region.

If it’s your first time in Barcelona then head down to the cities main gay hang out and meeting point Charinguito Cafe on Mar Bella Beach. It’s open from 10am till midnight everyday to sit back in the sun with a sangria, take in the eye candy and meet new friends. You can get there by taking the metro to Poblenou and walk straight to the beach.

This year’s event had the following schedule of parties:

Day 1) Thursday: Big Opening with DJ Offer Nissim from Israeli, along side a Leather & Bear Ball

Day 2) Friday: kluster Club from Madrid

Day 3) Saturday: We Party from Madrid and Beyond afterhours from London

Day 4) Sunday: Beach Party at Club L’Atlantida in Sitges followed by Devotion at the Apolo Barcelona

Day 5) Monday: The Shower Party at DBOY

Day 6) Tuesday: Water Park day and night party at Illa Fantasia. (The events biggest party)

Day 7) Wednesday: Mega Woof from London

Day 8) Thursday: Splash Pool Party followed by Rapido from Amsterdam

Day 9) Friday: The Week Party from Brazil followed by an afterhours Backout Party

Day 10) Saturday: The Matinee Main Day Pool Party and Night Party plus afterhours

Day 11) Sunday: LaLeche Beach Party in Sidges followed by SuperMartXe in Barcelona’s Razz Matazz

Day 12) Monday: Recovery Party

For the hard core party people the event then continued across the water in the island of Ibiza with Matinee, We party and SuperMartXe.

So which was the best party of them all?

In the video above we filmed our favorite ones: The Water Park day and night, Splash Pool Party and Matinee’s Main Day pool party and big night party. We also planned to go to the afternoon La Leche party in Sidges but forgot to set the alarm clock and overslept. Lesson to remember: always set your iPhone's alarm before you go to the previous nights party!

Like every year the very best party has to be the Water Park Day and Night event at Illa Fantasia. Starting at 10am the park fills quickly with beautiful hunky speedo wearing boys and bikini girls, the sun, the music, the atmosphere, just amazing. This year we were treated to a PA from Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen featuring her hit Euphoria. She performed great, the whole pool erupted with true Euphoria (meaning intense state of transcendent happiness) when the Swedish star sang. Later in the evening we were treated again with a spectacular fireworks display, before heading into the night party. With most people staying dressed in just there swim gear all night. It was an erotic hot and sticky mess of steaming buff bodies. An event to be remembered for a long time to come. Thank you Matinee and DJ’s Taito Tikard, Lydia Sanz, J.Louis, Andre Vincenzzo, Javier Medina, Jordi Lights, Nacho Chapado, Phil Romano and Pagano.

The next party event we ventured to was the Pool Party at Aura Beach Club on the beach Playa de Sant Adria De Besos. The setting was fantastic, a paradise like pool complex with outside canopy dance floor. Amongst all the hot boys the WE gogo's and drag queens entertained us, DJ’s Renato Cecin, Manuel de Diego and Paulo Pacheco, plus there was a great PA from Vanesa Klein.

On Saturday 11th August was Matinee’s Main Day Pool Party and Night Party at Hospitalet Nord, a massive sports complex with outdoor luxury pool for the daytime fun, then moving the party indoors into the massive sports arena for the Matinee Main Circuit Party. We were given a spectacular show of lights, fire, acrobats and dancers with DJ’s Peter Rauhofer, Javier Medina, Pagano and Phil Romano. A special mention also to the 4 male strippers with there leather masks and white fluffy robes, they looked fantastic swinging their fat sausages around.

You can buy the Circuit Festival 2012 music from iTunes.

So what did we think of this years event?

Overall it was nothing short of fantastic, all the parties had an electric atmosphere and we met some great new friends. The sun was as hot as the boys and yet again we have to thank the organizers for a professional, safe and well executed event. It’s marvelous how they bring the gay community from around the world together to party and enjoy the music.

Next years event C’13 is being held from 8th-18th August 2013.

Keep these dates free and experience it for yourself.

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Circuit Festival - Barcelona 2012