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Primavera Sound Festival - Live Review


Thursday: As you walk the steady incline up to the festival site, chatter sparks from all directions from your fellow festival-goers as you reach the first gate to pass through. Swallowed by the atmosphere, you briefly snap out of your daze and remind yourself that you're surrounded by your friends equally happy to be reunited together.

Primavera Sound Festival - Live Review

Todd Terje is on in 20 minutes at the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System stage. Inhaling from my cigarette I look up and see a small stage to my left but more impressively, the Parc Del Forum at large. It's a beautiful structure which dominates the immediate skyline, towering over the site and its weekend habitants with the Mediterranean ocean stretching out behind it. You're at Primavera Sound - and trust me when I say that it's one of the best festivals you can experience on this side of the Atlantic.

We enter the Sound System Stage and I immediately notice that the speakers are ridiculously crisp. With Terje about to start, we queue up for some incredibly boozy mojitos and caipirinhas and head over to the tent which is already packed at 4pm. He is warmly welcomed onto the stage by a happy-go-lucky crowd as he punches into his much loved disco-revivalism, fiddles with classics and modern tracks alike as well as throwing in a couple of his much beloved hits. 

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Preview Of Primavera Sound Festival 2016


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Situated in Barcelona at Parc del Forum by the seaside, it's garnered international acclaim for obtaining some of the most diverse line-ups in the circuit, accommodating for some of the most iconic and internationally known artists as well as celebrating independent and underground music. It provides an inter-generational space for music lovers and festival-goers the world over.

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The main festival this year is spread out over four days, beginning on the 1st of June and ending on the 5th. Throughout that time-frame well over 200 artists will perform at one of the most sought after festivals of the summer, which has now completely sold out. Spread out over nine stages (including a Hidden Stage), Primavera Sound will be bringing once again an eclectic line-up to the sunny shores of Barcelona.

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Primavera Sound Festival: Newly Formed Club 'Beach Hut' Bring Electronic Music To The Festival For The First Time


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Since beginning in 2001 with an audience capacity of 8,000, it has grown exponentially to 190,000 for the 2016 outing. With that expansion comes some exciting additions to what the organisers have put in place for this years festival-goers.

This year they have collaborated with a newly opened club, Beach Hut, to showcase 42 sets between the 2nd and the 4th of June alongside the festival. Opening at midday each day in the festival grounds, and supplying a wonderfully eclectic mix of electronic artists for 18 hours per day, this newly formed club and its endurance run of DJ Sets and live electronic bands alike exclusively for those with full weekend tickets for the festival. It will have a capacity of 5,000 people.

Organised by the well-established Bowers & Wilkins Sound System and back by Barcadi, it will not only expand on the already impressive line-up which alone made Primavera Sound a sold out event this year, but also extend the duration of the festival. The main site every year since its conception has been open from 4pm onwards, however with this new stage festival-goers will be able to enter this new arena from midday.

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Head To Europe This Year For The Best Summer Festival Experiences!


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We've been seriously pushing US and UK music festivals this year but, it has to be said, there's nowhere quite like Europe.

The continent is home to some of the most unique music events in the world and, looking at what's on offer this year, it seems that the festival season is the best time to experience cultural diversity to the nth degree. Whether its sun or snow you're after, rock or dance music, indoor or outdoor, Europe has it all and with the summer quickly approaching, it's time to get on a plane and take the best vacation of your lives as we guide you to the most exciting countries you can hope to visit this year.

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- Pukkelpop (August 14th - 16th): This Belgian weekend remains seriously cool having first began in 1985 and always playing host to some of the world's best alternative music with early performers including Ramones, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Iggy Pop. Nearly 30 years on, Pukkelpop maintains its excellence with 2014 seeing the likes of Clean Bandit, Gogol Bordello and Die Antwoord on the bill.
- Tomorrowland (July 18th - 20th and July 25th - 27th): If you want to feel like you've entered a fantasy world for a weekend (or two), Tomorrowland is definitely for you. Taking place in the town of Boom, you'll be rocking out against a backdrop of incredible art installations of gargantuan proportions - it really isn't a sight to be missed.

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Rough Trade Announce 'Primavera Sound 2014' 2cd

Posted on 20 May 2014

Rough Trade Announce 'Primavera Sound 2014' 2cd

Future Islands, Girl Band And Fka Twigs Join The Primavera Sound 2014 Line-Up

Posted on 27 March 2014

Future Islands, Girl Band And Fka Twigs Join The Primavera Sound 2014 Line-up

Primavera Sound 2013 - Live Review


Barcelona: arguably the most picturesque city in Europe. Situated on the Mediterranean coast in the heart of the Catalonian region, it's a landmine of history and culture. In amongst the beautiful landscapes and symbolic architecture; much of it crafted by Antoni Gaudi; lies the wonderful Park Guell, while at the city's highest point resides the Olympic Stadium, redeveloped with an increased capacity for the 1992 event. Then, of course, there's always the world famous Nou Camp, home to arguably the greatest and most successful football club of this generation, which is where our week long journey begins. 

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Arriving a day early before Primavera's festivities start enables us to take in the unique atmosphere as champions Barcelona narrowly defeat Real Valladolid by the odd goal. It also allows one final opportunity to contemplate this year's timetable where clashes aplenty are the order of most days. However, such a haven of choices marks a great festival, right? Right. 

This year's event marks the thirteenth edition of Primavera Sound and, with weekend tickets having sold out months ago, it would be fair to say it's one of the few whose reputation and audience is growing despite the current economic decline. Mainly situated across three venues; the Parc Del Forum, Parc De La Ciutadella and Sala Apolo; Primavera has developed from an initial three-day weekend into a full blown seven-day event. 

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine And Blur Will Be In The Line Up Of Primavera Sound 2013

Posted on 24 January 2013

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine And Blur Will Be In The Line Up Of Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival, 2012 Live Review


Heralded as the highpoint of Europe's busy festival season and rightly so, the 2012 edition of Primavera Sound is almost upon us once more. Now in its twelfth year, Primavera Sound have been running a series of fringe events in and around the city of Barcelona throughout the month of May before the main festival itself kicks off on Wednesday 30th May at the Apolo venue.

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Primavera Sound Festival, Poble Espanyol/Parc Del Forum, Barcelona 25-29 May 2011 Live Review


With more festivals to choose from than Tesco Mobile stores popping up in the centre of town, the sifting process of deciding where to go can be a bit like picking needles out of a haystack. Bearing this in mind, the idyllic setting of Barcelona played its part in selling Primavera as one of this summer's most viable options, as did an altogether stellar line-up that meant it nigh on impossible to have any spare time between the hours of 6pm and 6am the following morning.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - Thursday 28th May 2009 at Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, Spain

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Rufus Wainwright - Saturday 31st May 2008 at Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, Spain

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Portishead - Beth Gibbons of Portishead Friday 30th May 2008 at Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, Spain

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Flavor Flav - Flavor Flav of Public Enemy Thursday 29th May 2008 at Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, Spain

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