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, Caribou, Twin Shadow and interesting bookings like Einstürzende Neubauten, Kelela, Arthur Russell, Run The Jewels, Tony Allen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Health.
Tickets are €175 until February 3rd, rising to €185 til May 4th and €195 after. There is an option to buy in three €55 installments. More info.
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 they hit The Workmans Club on Saturday 25th April. Tickets are €17 on sale now through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.
The ever reliable Homebeat have announced three shows of note:
As part of the Dublin Book Festival this Sunday, Songbook, the series about songwriting returns with Cathy Davey and Homebeats’s Emmet Condon in conversation with Hilary Woods and The Young Folk with music from each. It takes place in the Irish Writers Centre and is €10/BYOB.
Sam Lee is a Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter who collects music from off-beat places. Most recently, he’s been collecting songs from the traveller community in Ireland. He has an Irish tour coming up this month. Dates:
Aiken presents Glen Hansard with a full band at Vicar Street on Monday December 15th. All in aid of the Simon Community. Tickets are €30 on sale Thursday November 13th @ 9am from www.ticketmaster & outlets nationwide.
Seven Quarters, the quarterly club that offers a free 7″ with every entry returns for a Christmas show on December 19th with Not Squares and Percolator lined up. €10 in with a vinyl for first 150 people.
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 Grant, SBTRKT, Godspeed! You Black Emperor and Television performing Marquee Moon.
Deeper in you’ve got Jamie xx, Antibalas, Holy Ghost!, Chromeo, Sky Ferreira, Moderat, Sun Ra Arkestra, Glasser, Julian Cope, Dr John, Chk Chk Chk, Majical Cloudz, Foals, Cut Copy, Blood Orange, Daniel Avery and lots more. There’s an A-Z lineup below.
Tickets are €175 until February 7th, the same day the Poro edition is announced. More info.
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 ATP stage with its leafy trees and side-stage stadium steps lent itself to a whopping set from Dan Snaith and company. The last time I caught this band properly, was gig in Whelan’s while touring Andorra. This time around, as those who witnessed their recent gigs will attest to, the band have gone into orbit. The songs from Swim were made to be played in a setting like this, live dance workouts, that pushes and pulls in all the right places. Sublime. Full Primavera report…»
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.
Some dude just heard how good the lineup was. Embarrasses self in front of Primavera Sound audience.
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, Interpol, Warpaint, Baths, Darkstar, Cults, Explosions In The Sky, Glasser, Girl Talk, El Guincho, James Blake, Gold Panda, Gonjasufi, Holy Ghost!, Kode9 And The Space Ape + Kode9 Burial Set, Matthew Dear Live, Odd Future, Perfume Genius, Simian Mobile Disco, The Tallest Man On Earth and tUnE-yArDs.
Christ. Basically, half the artists regularly featured on this blog. I posted the full lineup here.