According to Time Out International, Primavera Sound is the best music festival in the world. Here at Feelathomeinbarcelona, we are inclined to agree. This year’s festival takes place from the 1st to the 5th of June, at the Parc del Forum venue.
An exciting roster of headline acts includes: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, The Last Shadow Puppets, Tame Impala, Sigur Rós, and none other than Brian Wilson performing ‘Pet Sounds’, the 1960s Beach Boys masterpiece. Nice!
Other highlights confirmed include Animal Collective, Suede, Julia Holter, Destroyer, Manel, Robert Forster, Holly Herndon, Beirut, and Kamasi Washington – all of them with new albums out in 2015 or coming in 2016 – as well as Beach House film-maker John Carpenter.
As well as these international acts, don’t forget to check out some of the great local bands playing. You’ll get plenty of singing in Catalan as well as Spanish and English. For artists from Catalonia and the rest of Spain, check out Manel, Los Chichos, PXXR GVNG, Doble Pletina, Die Katapult, El Último Vecino, Grupo de Expertos Solynieve, Esperit!, Inspira, Joana Serrat, Alberto Montero and Ran Ran Ran.
Primavera Sound started back 2001 as a day of concerts and DJ sessions oriented toward alternative pop-rock and electronic sounds. Fast forward fifteen years, and the festival is a huge global event with an edition in Porto in Portugal (Nos Primavera Sound) as well as its smaller offshoot, Primavera Club, also in Barcelona.
Here is the full list of confirmed acts:
+++, Action Bronson, Air, Alberto Montero, Alessandro Cortini, Alex G, Algiers, Aliment, Andy Shauf, Angel Witch, Animal Collective, Autolux, Autumn Comets, Baby Dee, Bardo Pond, Barry Hogan DJ, Battles, Baywaves, Beach House, Beach Slan, Beak>, Bearoid, Beirut, Ben Watt band feat. Bernard Butler, Big Summer, Black Lips, Boredoms, Bradford Cox, Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, C+C=Maxigross, C. Tangana, Cabaret Voltaire, Cadena, Cala Vento, Car Seat Headrest, Carla, Cass McCombs, Cavern of Anti-Matter, Chairlift, The Chills, DJ Coco, Current 93, Dam-Funk, Daniel Gon, Daughter, Dave P, Deerhunter, Deradoorian, Destroyer, Die Katapult, Dinosaur Jr., Doble Pletina, Downtown Boys Drive Like Jehu, Dungen, El Último Vecino, Empress Of, Esperit!, Evian Christ, Explosions in the sky, Fasenuova, Floating Points, Freddie Gibbs, Goat, Grupo de Expertos Solynieve, The Handclappers, Har Mar Superstar, H09909, Holly Herndon, Holögrama, Hudson Mohawke (DJ Set), Inspira, Invisible Harvey, Islam Chipsy & Eek, The James Hunter Six, Jay Rock, Jenny Hval, Jessy Lanza, Joana Serrat, John Carpenter, Julia Holter, Julien Baker, Kamasi Washington, Kiasmos, DJ Koze, The Last Shadow Puppets, LCD Soundsystem, Loop, Los Chichos, Lubomyr Melnyk, Maceo Plex, Manel, Mar Otra Vez, Mbongwana Star, Moderat, Mueran Humanos, My Expansive Awareness, Nao, Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex, Neon Indian, Nothing Places, Old King Cole Younger, Optimo (Espacio), Orchestra Baobab, Pacosan, Pájaro Jack, Pantha Du Prince, Parquet Courts, PJ Harvey, Power Burkas, Protomartyr, Psychic TV /PTV3, Pumuky, Pusha T, PXXR GVNG, Radiohead, Ran Ran Ran, Redthread, DJ Richard, Richard Dawson, Richard Hawley, Robert Forster, Roosevelt, Royal Headache, The Saurs, Savages, Selda feat. Boom Pam, SG Lewis, Sheer Mag, Shellac, Shinkiro, Shura, Siberian Wolves, Sigur Rós, Six Organs of Admittance, Steve Gunn, Suede, Suuns, Tame Impala, Thee Oh Sees, Titus Andronicus, Tortoise, Twin Drama, Ty Segall & The Muggers, U.S.Girls, Univers, Unsane, Venom, Vince Staples, Viva Belgrado, White Fence, White Reaper, Wild Nothing, Wind Atlas, Younghusband.
For tickets and further information, see http://www.primaverasound.es