Primavera Sound has become one of the most rapidly successful European festivals in recent history.
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.
The genre outline of each day appears to incorporate different styles and sound to develop a unique space within the festival. The first day will begin with Disco and Disco Revivalists throughout the day and darker beats and Techno for the evening. The second follows mainly Disco and House music, with the last day being an especially exclusive day of artists signed to the Barcelona based Hivern Discs label. Artists such as Floating Points, Todd Terje, Simian Mobile Disco, DJ Koze and many others. Located meters by the beach, this is going to be a hidden spot of summer euphoria for those going to this years event.