2017 was my third visit to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival and my first since 2011. What has changed in that time is an increase of punters (around 35,000 each night) but also an expanded festival site at Parc del Forum. That meant more room for dance music and more room for the larger stages. And… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2017

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Primavera Sound has just announced its lineup for the  festival in 2017 in Barcelona from 31 May to June 4th next year and it’s ridiculous. Headliners on the lineup include Arcade Fire Frank Ocean Bon Iver Solange Skepta the xx Aphex Twin Slayer Grace Jones Van Morrison Run The Jewels Also present and correct: Flying Lotus,… Read more »

Posted on November 30th, 2016

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Primavera have announced their lineup for its 15th edition in Barcelona from May 27 – 30th and it includes headliners The Black Keys, The Strokes, Ride, Patti Smith, Interpol and Alt-J with appearances from Underworld performing dubnobasswithmyheadman, Sleater-Kinney, The Julie Ruin with Kathleen Hanna, Babes In Toyland, James Blake, Damien Rice, Death From Above 1979,… Read more »

Posted on January 21st, 2015

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Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona have announced its first act for its 15th year. The Strokes are the first on the team sheet on 28th to 30th May next year. Tickets  €145 until the 14th November. and will rise to €160 after that. Dutch Uncles are back with a new album next year called O Shudder and… Read more »

Posted on November 12th, 2014

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Primavera Sound Barcelona’s lineup for May 29th to 31st this year is out and at the top it’s pretty rockcentric. As well as headline slots for Arcade Fire, QOTSA, NiN, The National, Pixies and Slowdive, there will be sets from Disclosure, Kendrick Lamar, Caetano Veloso, Volcano Choir, Mogwai, Neutral Milk Hotel, Metronomy, Haim, Darkside, John… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2014

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The Knife, My Bloody Valentine, The Breeders doing Last Splash, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, Four Tet, Blur, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Postal Service, Death Grips, Grizzly Bear, Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Hot Chip, Solange, Wu-Tang… The Primavera Sound Barcelona lineup is as enticing as ever.

Posted on January 23rd, 2013

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I’m away to Barcelona for Primavera Sound this week, as I’m sure many of you are. Here’s a 20-track mixtape from artists playing at the festival from Thursday to Friday. Check back on Friday for an exclusive first listen to the double A-side single from Jape. Plenty more to listen to below in the meantime.

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

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Eh, OK. So we all knew Primavera was going to have a brilliant lineup but today they finally fired their full list and the result was enough to make you faint. Basically “BEST LINEUP EVER”. New additions: PJ Harvey, Sufjan Stevens, Big Boi, Battles, Jamie XX, PiL (Public Image Limited), DJ Shadow, M.Ward, James Blake,… Read more »

Posted on February 2nd, 2011

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