The view from Far Out: Primavera Sound Barcelona 2019

Primavera Sound postpones 2020 festival amid coronavirus pandemic

Primavera Sound 2020 has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled to take place on June 3rd but has now been pushed back.

The event will now take place in August as the organisers felt “obliged” to postpone the event as the pandemic shows no signs of slowing.

The 20th anniversary Primavera had previously announced one of their finest line-ups including, Lana Del Rey, The Strokes, Beck, Massive Attack and a hotly-anticipated Pavement reunion.

Now though the festival has been postponed alongside a host of other music festivals such as Bonnaroo and Coachella. It’s been postponed with the hope that pandemic will have subsided by late August.

“Faced with this constantly changing scenario, the restrictions imposed by the authorities on the celebration of public shows and on the free movement of people… we are forced to postpone the upcoming edition of Primavera Sound Barcelona for reasons of force majeure known to us all,” the organisers said in a statement. The festival will now be moved to August 26-30.

“There are things that only happen once in a lifetime. The current global COVID-19 health crisis is, unfortunately, one of them. But it won’t be the only one. The spirit of solidarity and collective response of society in the face of this emergency will live on for a long time, and will allow us to embrace exceptional situations and overcome the challenge… and to literally embrace each other once it is over.”

With so many festivals falling by the wayside, including Glastonbury and the Governor’s Ball, the organisers of Primavera felt “obliged and responsible to contribute insofar as we can to the survival of the live music scene, whose role will be key to the return to normality after this absolutely unprecedented situation that has never been faced before by the cultural sector and all its agents: artists and their teams, agencies, promoters, venues, festivals, stage builders, technical and production teams, bar staff, cleaning and security staff, and in general the thousands of people involved in the sector.”

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