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 2016 takes place at the Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain between Wednesday 31st May and Sunday 4th June.
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.
Announced so far are: Kate Tempest, !!! (Chk Chk Chk); 7 Notas 7 Colores; Abdullah Rashim; About Leaving; Afghan Whigs; Against Me!; Agorazein; Alex Cameron; Alexandra Savior; Alien Tango; Âme live; Angel Olsen; Anímic; Annette Peacock; Aphex Twin; Arcade Fire; Aries; Aurora Halal; Autarkic; Avalon Emerson; BADBADNOTGOOD; Barbott; Belako; Ben UFO; Berri Txarrak; Bicep; Black Angels; Bon Iver; Broken Social Scene; Cigarettes After Sex; CLUBZ; Coco; Conttra; Converge; Cymbals Eat Guitars; Damned; Dave P.; Death Grips; Descendents; Discos Paradiso Crew; Dixon; Don't DJ; Dustin; El Petit de Cal Eril; Elmini; Elza Soares; Fatima Yamaha; Ferenc; Flying Lotus; Formation; Frank Ocean; Front 242; Gas; Glass Animals; Gojira; Gordi; Grace Jones; Grandaddy; Growlers; Hamilton Leithauser; Henrik Schwarz; Her Little Donkey; Huerco S.; HVOB; InnerCut; Iosonouncane; It's Not Not; Japandroids; Jardín de la Croix; Jeremy Jay; JMII; Joey Purp; John Talabot Disco Set; Joy Orbison; Julia Jacklin; Julie Doiron; Junun featuring Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express; Kelly Lee Owens; Kepa Junkera & Los Hermanos Cubero; Kevin Morby; Khidja; King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard; King Krule; King Sunny Adé; KiNK; Kokoshca; Kornél Kovács; Lady Wray; Lauer; Les Cruet; Les Sueques; Let's Eat Grandma; Local Natives; Lord Of The Isles; Lvl Up; Mac DeMarco; Magnetic Fields; Make-Up; Mannequin Pussy; Màquina Total; Maresme; Marie Davidson; Marta Delmont; Matrixxman; Medalla; Melange; Metronomy; Michael Mayer; Miguel; Mishima; Mitski; Molochs; Moscoman; Muñeco; Murdoc; Museless; Mystery Lights; Nikki Lane; No Zu; Noga Erez; Nots; Odina; Operators; PAVVLA; Pearson Sound; Pedro Vian; Pender Street Steppers; Phurpa; Pinegrove; Playback Maracas; Polar Inertia; Pond; Preoccupations; Priests; Rebuig; Recondite; Retirada!; Romare; Rosalía & Raül Refree; Royal Trux; Run The Jewels; S U R V I V E; Saint Etienne; Salfumán; Sampha; Sau Poler; Seu Jorge plays The Life Aquatic. A Tribute to David Bowie; Shelby Grey; Shellac; Sinkane; Skepta; Skinny Puppy; Slayer; Sleaford Mods; Sleep; Slim Cessna's Auto Club; Solange; Soledad Vélez; Sorry Kate; Swans; Swet Shop Boys; Talaboman; Teenage Fanclub; Tennis; This Is Not This Heat; Triángulo de Amor Bizarro; Tuff City Kids; Tycho; Vaadat Charigim; Van Morrison; Vladimir Ivkovic; Vox Low; Wand; Waterparties; Wave Pictures; Wedding Present; Weval; Weyes Blood; Wheels; Whitney; Wild Beasts; William Tyler; xx; Youandewan; Young Marco; Zombies perform "Odessey & Oracle" 50th Anniversary.
Shows at the Hidden Stage require a ticket (free, one per person) which can be collected from the information desk on the Parc del Fòrum site from 4pm on the day of the show.
Weekend tickets have SOLD OUT! Tickets were priced at 195 euros plus booking fee.
Day tickets priced at 80 euros are still available.
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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