Primavera Sound 2012

Wednesday 30th May to Sunday 3rd June 2012
Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain, Spain
3 day ticket 180 euros
daily capacity: 35000
last updated: Wed 9th May 2012

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Situated right on the coast with some stages on the beach, the friendly event creates a nice atmosphere to soak up the music on offer. Primavera Sound 2012 takes place at the Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain between Wednesday 30th May until Sunday 3rd June.

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Primavera Sound offers six outdoor stages and one of the biggest auditoriums in Europe. With events throughout Barcelona for the week surrounding the festival, this is more like a massive summer party than the usual festival.


The latest additions are Marianne Faithfull, Chromatics, Cuchillo, Dominique A, Jamie XX, LFO, Linda Martini, Lorena Alvarez y su Banda Municipal, M83, No More Lies, Purity Ring, Sleigh Bells, A Storm Of Light, Ultramagnetic MCs, and The Weeknd.

Headliners are The Cure, and Bjork, plus Refused, St Etienne, Black Lips, Beirut, Melvins, Franz Ferdinand, Archers Of Loaf, Death In Vegas, The Afghan Whigs, Justice, Mazzy Star, Godflesh, Josh T. Pearson, Mudhoney, Olivia Tremor Control, SBTRKT, Shellac, The Drums, Veronica Falls, Washed Out, Wilco, Codeine, Jeff Mangum, Neon Indian, Other Lives, The XX, and many more. For the line-up details, and day splits, as available please click here.

The 'Poble Espanyol' (this is included in the main festival ticket price, but it's in a smaller venue on Montjuic).


Early bird tickets have sold out. Festival tickets are priced at 180 euros. To buy tickets, click here.

Please note camping or accommodation is not included.

Admission details for minors

Minors up to 14 years old can attend the festival free of charge under the supervision of their parents or guardians. 15 years old minors will be able to get in the festival by buying the corresponding ticket but will also need to be accompanied by their parents or guardians. The guardians must bring the authorization identifying themselves as such.

Parents or guardians must sign an entry form at the access area assuming the responsibility of the minor while in the venue. This form will be available for download on their website. People over 16 years old can enter the Festival venue with the same policy as adults do.

Minors up to 18 years old will be identified by a special wristband which will prevent them from getting any alcoholic beverage at bars, they will have to carry this wristband during the entire event.

Minimúsica for kids

Minimúsica aims to integrate children into the festival's musical offer and to contribute to the musical education of children by exposing them to live modern music, arguing that childhood is not linked to a concrete type of music nor to 'children's music', but that it is a stage in life when aural stimulation is essential. To this end a host of events are programmed during the festival.


Getting to Barcelona is straightforward with plenty of road, rail, and airport links from anywhere in Europe. There are coaches which travel from London to Barcelona regularly. When travelling by train it is easiest top take the 'Trenhotel' directly from Paris directly to Barcelona, leaving Paris in the evening, and arriving at Barcelona the next morning.

More information will be here when available.

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Wednesday 30th May to Sunday 3rd June 2012
Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain, Spain
3 day ticket 180 euros
daily capacity: 35000
last updated: Wed 9th May 2012

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