Festival Preview: Primavera Sound, Barcelona 2018

Primavera Sound kicks off at the end of May, waking you up and hurtling you into the beginning of June with a stellar line-up which consists of huge names like Arctic Monkeys, Bjork and Nick Cave.

It is time to accept that summer has not quite hit the UK yet. Instead, take a quick trip across the pond and experience the electrifying sounds of Primavera with an amazing backdrop of the city of Barcelona.

Primavera, fast becoming the festival for your independent music needs as well the more well-known faces to wrap you up in a scarf of nostalgia. The mix of a seafront site and urban parts ensure you get a unique experience and make sure you start your summer off the right way.

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Featured artists on the Primavera Sound lineup

Arctic Monkeys // Björk // Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds // The National // Lorde // Migos // A$AP Rocky // Jane Birkin // Beach House //The War On Drugs // Warpaint // Ezra Furman // Father John Misty // Lykke Li // Slowdive // Ariel Pink // Tyler, The Creator // Spritualized // Mount Kimbie  + More

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WHERE/WHEN/HOW MUCH:
Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday May 30th – June 3rd. SOME tickets are still available if you’re quick. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Remember Primavera Sound is an inner city festival, there’s no camping here, so look for accommodation near by. Tickets are on sale now price on the festival’s website, but with only a handful left, don’t wait around!

If you only do one thing while you’re there…
Make sure you sit at the Ray Ban stage at sunset. Although never such a fan of commercially sponsored stages, we know the deal.

That being said, the setting is joyous. Grab a pint of Estrella, pop on your sunglasses, sit on the colosseum-esque seating steps and enjoy the show… even if you’re not a big fan of the band playing which is absurd because the line-up is fucking insane.

FAR OUT SAYS DON’T MISS… 

Arctic Monkeys 

What’s more left to say that hasn’t already been said about this band? The new record marks Arctic Monkeys’ first new full-length in five years, following 2013’s AM with the new material emerging as “Turner’s lyrics are both his most literal, fascinating and obscure to date” as described by Far Out Magazine’s review. 

They will be putting on a real show, there’s no doubting that.

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

It has been nearly two years since the deeply emotional release of The Bad Seeds album ‘Skeleton Tree’ but the devastatingly impassioned live performance lives on.

Far Out said this of thee record in their review: “Skeleton Tree holds an honesty and openness throughout which levels above almost any other living songwriter. With a ‘warts and all’ approach in both lyrical and musical content the record is a truly striking piece of work, proving that even in the face of utter tragedy Nick Cave’s artistic abilities seem to be limitless.”

Beach House 

Amid the hysterical Arctic Monkeys fans losing their mind’s over the release of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, Beach House quietly went about their business and put out their new LP to critical acclaim.

No strangers to Primavera, Beach House will be delighted to bring their ‘defining’ new material to a sun setting Barcelona which will be a joy to behold.

Click here to get last minute tickets to Primavera Sound. 

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