Primavera Sound Barcelona has taken the difficult decision to postpone their planned 2021 event until next year amid health concerns around the global pandemic.
With Primavera has been actively exploring the avenues of safe concerts in recent months, the festival has understandably decided to air on the side of caution in regards to the 2021 event. “It is with great sadness that we must announce that the 20th anniversary of Primavera Sound Barcelona is postponed until 2022 due to force majeure,” they said in an official statement.
“We have reached this painful decision due to the uncertainty surrounding the legal framework for large events on the original dates of the festival –from June 2nd to 6th–, which, added to the restrictions that currently exist, mean that we cannot work normally on the preparation of the festival nor ensure that, once the date arrives, it can be celebrated. Although it is painful, we know that this is the right decision, especially for those of you who have to plan your trip in advance.”
Adding: “We have left no stone unturned: we led the clinical trial carried out at the Apolo in Barcelona last December and we have been in constant contact with the health authorities to explore all possible solutions. But the twentieth anniversary of Primavera Sound deserves a party like the ones we are used to, and the global situation does not seem favourable to allowing something like this to happen this summer. At least not in a way in which we can live the full Primavera Sound experience.”
While ticket complications are inevitable, the festival has confirmed that there is a possibility for ticket holders to keep their tickets to be illegible for the 2022 event. “It will also be possible to request a refund of the ticket from Wednesday, June 2nd, which is when the Primavera Sound Barcelona 2022 line-up will be revealed,” they added.
“We are really sorry for all the inconvenience and disappointment this may cause,” they concluded. “We will make it doubly good in 2022. Because yes, really, we will dance together again… and like never before.”