Primavera Sound in Barcelona has announced that its 20th anniversary will not take place this year.
After initially moving the festival optimistically to the end of August, the festival did not forsee, how much of an impact that COVID-19 would have on its plans.
As a result, it has rescheduled completely, citing force majeure (“exceptional circumstances” often a clause of insurance though may not apply to the festival here) til 2nd to 6th June 2021.
The festival says:
“And it won’t be for lack of trying. When, on March 28th, we announced the change of date to the end of August, we did so under the supervision and with the green light from the local and health authorities, who at that moment validated its celebration this year. However with the evolution of this unprecedented health crisis and faced with the uncertainty of the easing of lockdown measures for festivals, we find ourselves obliged to postpone the next edition of Primavera Sound Barcelona, for reasons of force majeure, until next year: from 2nd to 6th June 2021.
We are devastated and are terribly sorry for the inconvenience caused, but the health and well-being of our audience and of all the people involved in the festival has always been and still is our absolute priority. We cannot thank you enough for your patience, love and understanding in this very uncertain scenario.
In addition the festival says:
- All delegate passes that have been bought will be valid for Primavera Sound Barcelona 2021 and Primavera Pro 2021 and will include special benefits for all those who decide to keep them.
- It will also be possible to request a refund from next Wednesday, June 3rd, the date on which this year’s edition was originally meant to start. The festival will contact ticket buyers to inform them about the details of the process.
- The first artists for Primavera Sound Barcelona 2021 will be announced on that day also.
- Primavera Pro, the meeting for professionals in the music industry, will hold a 100% virtual edition this year, from 21st to 24th July, with the aim of analysing, reflecting and debating about the innumerable challenge facing the sector in this new paradigm.