The Sun Is Set To Shine On Primavera Sound
Primavera Sound, as an eclectic festival as one could hope to attend, is bringing its carefully selected blend of rock, rap, dance and pop to the sun-kissed city of Barcelona this May.
Starting on Monday 26
May, and running all the way through to Sunday 1
June, Primavera is geared up to exhaust even the most energetic punter. The headline acts, The National, Arcade Fire and Kendrick Lamar, are to be playing on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the backing of other artists over the week as varied as it is excellent. For fans of older indie music there’s the Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel, for pop there’s Metronomy and Haim, for dance there’s Julio Bashmore and Disclosure, for distortion there’s Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age, for psychedelic there's Temples and Pond, for feel-good there's Real Estate and Blood Orange. Along with the above are some of the hottest new bands in world music on the bill such as Jagwar Ma, Sky Ferreira and Sharon Van Etten, although this is barely the tip of the iceberg.
Taking place just a few minutes north of Barcelona on the Spanish east coast, Primavera provides the perfect combination of city perks with beach holiday. The wellies can be left at home with the anorak; just remember to pack some suncream. For those unable to make the Barcelona dates, Primavera is also to take select acts from its roster to the beautiful Portuguese city of Porto in June. A full line up to the festivals, as well as link for tickets can be found below.