Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, The xx, Aphex Twin, Grace Jones, Slayer, Solange and Van Morrison

Almost two hundred names bear testimony to Primavera Sound’s special commitment to this, the seventeenth edition of its Barcelona festival. The central days of the event will be Wednesday 31st May through Sunday 4th June 2017 on its two main sites. The Parc del Fòrum site will, as usual, host the largest part of the programme whilst the Raval neighbourhood will once again be the headquarters of the increasingly attractive free programme in the centre of the city.

A daring line-up bearing the inimitable stamp of Primavera Sound that is the very essence of the contemporary scene and which at the same time consolidates the festival as an international cultural reference and reinforces its inescapable commitment to the history of contemporary music.

The visionary and exceptionally renowned artist Frank Ocean, the British band The xx with their recently released album under their belt, Bon Iver thrashing out the tracks of his most recent LP “22, A Million”, the electronic magic of Aphex Twin, the Canadian band fronted by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne Arcade Fire, the masters of extreme metal Slayer, the great icon Grace Jones, the star of R&B Solange and the mythical Northern Irish artist Van Morrison are the most outstanding names in a high-profile line-up.

The historical punk rock band Descendents, two concerts by Stephen Merritt leading The Magnetic Fields, the stage comeback of the soul punk from the American band The Make-Up, electronic pop by the british band Metronomy, the idol of new soul Miguel, ground-breaking urban music from Skepta, the return of Teenage Fanclub and their arsenal of perfect pop, experimental electronic music by Flying Lotus, Death Grips’ raging intensity, indie rock from Grandaddy who are back, pioneering hip hop by Run The Jewels, the pop slacker Mac DeMarco, the reunion of the Canadian band Broken Social Scene and the author of one of the records of the year Angel Olsen are among the other principle draws of this edition.

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