Mostra Festival



A festival that identifies with Barcelona and is a project for our city aiming to contribute positively to its artistic vibrancy and communities.

  • We seek to program local artists to highlight home-grown talent and boost the electronic music scene in Barcelona; approximately one third of our festival's performances are from artists who live in Barcelona.
  • We hold events in community halls and clubs, cultural facilities and other spaces in Barcelona, but also in other cities across Spain and abroad, to program artists who might not otherwise be able to perform in these spaces. Under the name ExtraMostra, over three seasons we have held a total of 45 events. In Barcelona, this includes venues such as Laut, Sala Taro, Upload, Centre Cultural Albareda, Espai Jove la Bàscula, Paral-lel 62, 33|45, Bar 18, Salvadiscos, Curtis Audiophile Café, Red 58, Buena Onda Social Club, Moog, Switch Pocket Club, Apolo and Razzmatazz.
  • We invite record stores and other collectives in Barcelona to join an exhibitors' fair during the days of the festival.
  • We broadcast a radio podcast program - MostRadio - and generate content related to the city's electronic music scene throughout the year, helping promote local artists, labels and collectives.
  • We work mostly with local suppliers and suppliers from the social and solidarity economy of Barcelona, especially in terms of bar and catering services. To date we have collaborated with local brands such as Les Contrabandistes, Alter Events, La Tribu, Frixen Cola, On Lemon Polska, Woodstock, El Bandarra, Organic&Orgasmic, Brot, Club Mate, Ocean 52, Abarka Cooperativa and Syra Coffee.
  • We prioritize the publication of content related to the festival with local media, including Scanner FM, HOC Radio and Sub Radio.
  • We host our website on the .barcelona domain, because Mostra identifies with Barcelona and is a project for our city.
  • We organize a series of debates, seminars, conferences and workshops related to the main themes of the festival under the name of Mostra'm. These conferences respond to the three values that we value across the whole project; Mostra'm in 2022 and 2023 has included the festival's commitment to the local in its contents: >>2022 >>2023



A festival that reflects on the realities around us and is committed to bridging the gender gap in a traditionally male-dominated scene.

  • We have a gender specialist colleague within the team, who leads this aspect through an action plan with different initiatives under the name of MostraRespect for each edition.
  • We created MostraRespect as a space dedicated to respect, diversity and pleasure within the framework of the festival, with the aim of preventing and reducing the risks of gender violence so that everyone can enjoy music equally.
  • We consciously choose proposals for our line-up, seeking to program a high number of women and dissident genders to seek to break the gender gap in what is traditionally a very masculinized scene.
  • The whole team has been trained in prevention and attention to sexual and LGTBIphobic violence in nightlife spaces, understanding that this is a problem that must be addressed jointly from each area of the project.
  • We developed our own protocol against sexual violence and LGTBIQA+phobia, always taking into account the context of alcohol consumption and other substances with a gender perspective, which we review and update in each edition.
  • We are part of the No Callem network of the Barcelona City Council, in order to join forces with local institutions and obtain more resources to address sexual violence at the festival.
  • We have a Punto Lila service (under the name MostraRespect) during the week of the festival, to promote the well-being of all attendees and workers.
  • We offer an extra reserve of portable urinals for the exclusive use of FLINTA people.
  • We collaborate with Fem Taxi to ensure the safe transportation of women and dissident genders to the different locations of the festival.
  • We seek to give visibility to artists who have traditionally been excluded from the circuit of venues and festivals in the city. In this sense, we have made an open call addressed to women artists and dissident identities under 30 years old for the ExtraMostra event held at Espai Jove la Bàscula (2023) and another one at Centre Cultural Albareda (2024) within the Music Data program by UPCArts with Digitalfems and EllESmusic.
  • We attended the congress "A transversal look at nightlife with a gender perspective" organized by the collective Sot a Terra, where we reflected on queerness, protocols of action, women and music, sexuality and the use and consumption of substances with responsibility in nightlife contexts. In this way, we seek to broaden the gaze around gender in the festival, as well as to incorporate new strategies in our project.
  • We participated in the framework of a research to develop a guide of actions for the prevention and reparation of sexist and LGTBIphobic violence in the Catalan cultural sector of the Department of Feminisms and Culture of the Generalitat.
  • We participated in debates, lectures and presentations about music from a critical feminist perspective.
    • Presentation of the documentary ‘Underplayed’ at the Civic Center La Sedeta, which explores gender inequality through the electronic music scene, screened as part of the programming of the In-Edit Festival in collaboration with Barcelona Districte Cultural. We were also part of the discussion group after the screening of the same documentary in a second screening at the Albareda Cultural Center.
    • Attendance as speakers at the third Vermut Feminista, a social initiative promoted by the Comehome community within the framework of 8M activities, where we addressed the issue of self-esteem in relation to the dance floor from a gender perspective.
  • We organize a cycle of debates, seminars, conferences and workshops in relation to the axes of the festival under the name Mostra'm. These conferences respond to the three values that we value across the whole project; Mostra'm in 2022 and 2023 has included the festival's commitment to inclusivity in its contents: >> 2022 >> 2023



A festival that works to minimize our direct and indirect environmental footprint and enhance our social impact, particularly with marginalized groups.

  • We have a Green Ambassador within the team, who establishes and leads on an action plan based on adapting experiences and creating best practices. Thanks to the help of our strategic partner ReRoot, we have developed a three-year roadmap based on the identification of three fundamental areas of work: 1) How we show up; 2) Festival sites and operations; 3) Travel and hospitality. >> More information
  • We limit air travel for foreign artists by scheduling fewer names from abroad, helping reduce the carbon footprint of a festival through a lower impact in terms of mobility.
  • We promote the use of public transport and bicycles through awareness-raising campaigns to travel to the festival by sustainable means of transport, as well as operating a private shuttle bus from Castell de Montjuïc to the city center to facilitate the return of festival-goers.
  • We contracted the service of mobile sanitary models with sustainable characteristics and with a gender perspective to reduce the ecological impact of this type of cabin.
  • We developed alliances with sustainable tourism accommodations in the city such as Andante Hotel, Casa Jam and Twentytú Hostel, offering discounts on overnight stays to the public.
  • We reuse facilities and recyclable and reusable materials/installations for the scenography of the space.
  • We rent or prioritize the shared use of materials instead of acquiring them again through entities such as the city's Banc de Recursos Mancomunats.
  • We use reusable cups and disposable cardboard tableware in bar and catering services to minimize the use of single-use plastics.
  • We prioritize the contracting of services, such as food concessions at the festival, to social insertion or social and solidarity economy entities in Barcelona.
  • We carry out the dissemination of advertising and marketing campaigns mainly in digital media, betting on the use of recycled paper and/or with certification for printed materials.
  • We raise the need to donate surplus food or other materials to other entities with a social purpose.
  • We organize a series of debates, seminars, conferences and workshops related to the festival's main themes under the name Mostra'm. These conferences respond to the three values that we value across the whole project; Mostra'm in 2022 and 2023 has included the festival's commitment to sustainability in its contents: >> 2022 >> 2023

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