Primavera Sound

Iggy Pop, Brockhampton, King Gizzard, Sampa The Great and more line up for the 20th Anniversary of Primavera Sound in Barcelona

January 16, 2020

The Primavera Sound lineup has dropped for 2020, and as usual the Barcelona festival is an absolute blockbuster. The event, which is celebrating its 20th year this year, is bringing together 211 artists of 35 nationalities, in a lineup that celebrates the best artists of this year, and the past twenty years or more, that […]

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Primavera Sound 2019 achieves Gender Equality as Aussies Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett and more join the line up

December 10, 2018

Held in Barcelona, Primavera Sound has taken place since 2001, consolidating itself as a model reference for urban festivals that is internationally considered as an unmissable musical event. Next year the event will run from May 30th to June 1st, 2019. Primavera Sound 2019 line up emphasises on a line up where there is equality between […]

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Interview: HINDS talk I Don’t Run, tackling festivals and more at Primavera Sound

June 13, 2018

While out basking in the Spanish sun at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, we caught up with one of our favourite groups, Hinds. Revelling in the release of their latest record I Don’t Run, Amber, Ade and Ana tell us some more about the making of this record, bringing it to life on stage and generally levelling up as a live band. […]

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Review: Primavera Sound in Barcelona cements itself as the world’s finest music festival

June 8, 2018

Over the weekend, I made my way to Barcelona in Catalonia for the second time; a return to the iconic festival Primavera Sound, a sprawling four day event that showcased the finest acts in the world, alongside the hottest, buzziest new acts to watch. With the main music starting around 7pm and running all the […]

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7 tips to survive your first Primavera Sound in Barcelona

May 30, 2018

Heading to Barcelona today for the annual, Primavera Sound festival? You’re in store for a treat – this is without question one of the best festivals in the world. Well managed, with stellar lineups to match, it’s impossible not to have a good time at this world-class festival. But if you haven’t been before, there […]

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9 performances not to miss at Primavera Sound 2018 in Barcelona

May 29, 2018

With a lineup as mammoth as Primavera Sound in Barcelona – which kicks off tomorrow – you’d be forgiven for struggling to put your schedule together. Across stages on site and off site (as part of the simultanous Primavera Pro Conference), there are a bunch of amazing Australian artists playing (find out when and where […]

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When and where to see the Aussies at Primavera Sound 2018 in Barcelona

May 29, 2018

Primavera Sound and the accompanying Primavera Pro Conference returns to Barcelona this week, and with it will be a slew of Aussies who will join the ranks of the likes of Tame Impala, Gang of Youths, Oh Pep! and more who have performed at the event in recent years. If you are lucky enough to […]

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Spain’s Primavera Sound introduces its latest gastronomic proposal: Primmmavera

April 25, 2018

What do you get when you combine a great music festival, 3 great chefs and some great food? An ammmazing event, that is Primmmavera. Following the success of the Barcelonian music festival, Primavera Sound is back and experimenting new ways of eating, introducing its newest gastronmic proposal Primmmavera, headed by renowned chefs Diego Guerrero, Eduardo ‘Lalo’ García and Douglas […]

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Festival Destinations: Primavera Sound – May & June 2018

February 16, 2018

There’s no denying that the 18th edition of Primavera Sound is going to be one to remember. If you’ve had the chance to suss out their signature line-up, you’ll know it features huge artists who are set to bring their insane live sets to Barcelona this May and June; and if you haven’t yet, head […]

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Seven Aussie artists line up to play Primavera Sound in Barcelona and Portgual

February 9, 2018

In mere months, Primavera Sound Festival will return to Barcelona for its eighteenth edition from May 30th to June 3rd. Scheduling a lineup across a wide range of genres, we’ll hear from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The National, Bjork, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty, The Breeders, A$AP Rocky and […]

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Arcade Fire and Bon Iver top the Primavera Sound 2017 Lineup; King Gizzard, Julia Jacklin & POND amongst Aussie inclusions

December 1, 2016

With some two hundred names on its lineup, the 17th edition of the music festival Primavera Sound in Barcelona is shaping up to be one of the most impressive yet. As it did this year, the majority of the event will take place as a paid, ticketed event at Parc del Fòrum, whilst the Raval […]

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Swedish band Dungen turned down Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker when asked to mix his record in 2007

June 24, 2016

Earlier this month, we sat down with Swedish group Dungen backstage at Primavera Festival in Barcelona. During the interview, we spoke at length about their connections to Australia and Perth band Tame Impala – who the group recently shared the stage with in Brooklyn and here in Spain. Comparisons between the two bands have often […]

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A look back at the best performances and moments of Primavera Sound 2016 in Barcelona

June 15, 2016

Over five days, at the start of the Northern Hemisphere Summer, Primavera Sound took over Barcelona in Spain with one of the world’s finest and most eclectic music festivals. Earlier this month, we outlined why every Australian should make the pilgrimage to the event – which was without question one of the best events I’ve […]

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Eight reasons why every Australian needs to make the pilgrimage to Barcelona for Primavera Sound

June 14, 2016

Not too long ago I jumped off a plane from Spain, following a week in Barcelona for the annual Primavera Sound Festival – which, in its 16th year, is one of Europe’s most iconic and popular events. And there’s a good reason for it – it is unequivocally one of the world’s finest festivals. That’s a matter […]

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We sit down in Barcelona with Faris & Rachel of Cat’s Eyes to chat about their new LP Treasure House

June 10, 2016

Over the weekend, as they celebrated the release of the Sophomore LP Treasure House – and just a few hours before they were set to play their first show in support of it at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain – I sat down with UK duo Cat’s Eyes. Made up of Faris Badwan (best known for his […]

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8 reasons why every Australian needs to make the pilgrimage to Barcelona for Primavera Sound

June 9, 2016

I’ve just jumped off a plane from Spain, following a week in Barcelona for the annual Primavera Sound Festival – which, in its 16th year, is one of Europe’s most iconic and popular events. And there’s a good reason for it – it is unequivocally one of the world’s finest festivals. That’s a matter of opinion […]

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PJ Harvey helps close the 2016 Primavera Sound with her first show in four years

June 6, 2016

The legendary PJ Harvey performed in front of tens of thousands of people last night at the iconic Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, helping bring to an end a massive four days of live music on the waters of the Spanish city. Playing with an eight piece band that included the likes of Alain Johannes, […]

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The Avalanches have their first “live” performance in 15 years at Primavera Sound in Spain. Here’s what happened.

June 4, 2016

A little more than a day after releasing their first new song in 16 years, “Frankie Sinatra”, and confirming the release of their sophomore record Wildflower on 8 July – just before they play Splendour in the Grass – Australian duo The Avalanches have made their return to the stage in Barcelona, Spain as part […]

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7 Artists You Can’t Miss at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona, Spain this week

June 1, 2016

Today, the annual festival Primavera Sound kicks off in Barcelona, Spain – a five day event that has expanded in recent years with the addition of a conference arm – Primavera Pro – which has welcomed a group of emerging artists to the festival, alongside the big name headliners we can expect to see at […]

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Full Aussie contingency revealed for Primavera Pro & Sound in Barcelona, Spain

May 11, 2016

Barcelona, Spain’s annual music festival and conference Primavera has revealed the 41 bands who will make up their Primavera Pro line-up – showcasing the bands from around the world who will feature as part of the conference part of the festival. Among them are six Australian artists: Gang Of Youths, Jack Carty, The Meanies, Methyl Ethel, Money For Rope and […]

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Travel Diary: Holy Holy take us around Europe and the UK for The Great Escape, Primavera and more!

April 28, 2016

While in the UK and Europe for a run of festivals last year, including The Great Escape and Primavera Sound, Australian group HOLY HOLY documented their experiences while on the road and share with us their tour diary. From driving through Europe and being regular tourists, to pre-show exercises and visiting the great John Bonham’s grave, […]

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Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey and more head up Primavera Sound in Barcelona this year!

January 22, 2016

A huge festival announcement dropped this week, with the artists set for Barcelona’s Primavera Sound being unveiled. Headlined by Radiohead (set to present their new album at the event), the festival will see the likes of the recently reformed LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey and Sigur Rós and more international names taking part. Continuing their world […]

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