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 2014 takes place at the Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain between Wednesday 29th until Sunday 31st May.
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.
Latest additions are FKA Twigs, Future Islands, and Girl Band.
Thursday: A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Andy Stott, Antibalas, Arcade Fire, Bo Ningen, Caveman, Charles Bradley, Chrome, CHVRCHES, Colin Stetson, Disclosure, El Petit de Cal Eril, El Último Vecino, The Ex, Föllakzoid, Fort Romeau, Gang of Youths, Glasser, Grupo de Expertos Solynieve, Jamie xx, John Wizards, Julian Cope, Julio Bashmore, Kosmos, Lasers, LNripley, Lunice, Majical Cloudz, Metronomy, Midlake, Moderat, Móveis Coloniais de Acaju, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pond, Queens of the Stone Age, The Range, Real Estate, Rodrigo Amarante, Shelby Grey, Shellac, Single Parents, St. Vincent, Standstill, Sun Ra Arkestra, Svper, Touché Amoré, Warpaint, William Dafoe, Wind Atlas
Friday: !!!, Angel Molina, Astro, Black Drawing Chalks, Body/Head, C+C=Maxigross, Darkside, Deafheaven, Demdike Stare, Dominick Fernow, Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, Drive-By Truckers, Factory Floor, Dj Fra, The Growlers, Haim, The Haxan Cloak, Jagwar Ma, Jenny Lewis, Jesu, Joana Serrat, John Grant, Julia Holter, The Julie Ruin, Kvelertak, The Last 3 Lines, Laurent Garnier, Lee Ranaldo and the Dust, León Benavente, Linda Perhacs, Loop, Mas Ysa, Mick Harvey performs Serge Gainsbourg, The National, Oso Leone, Pional, Pixies, Prurient, Refree, SBTRKT, Sharon Van Etten, Slint, Slowdive
Saturday: Belako, Black Lips, Blood Orange, Boogarins, Caetano Veloso, Chromeo, Cloud Nothings, Dj Coco, Cold Cave, Connan Mockasin, Courtney Barnett, Cut Copy, Dani Baughman, Daniel Avery, The Dismemberment Plan, Dum Dum Girls, Earl Sweatshirt, Foals, Genius of Time, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hebronix, Helen Love, Hospitality, Islands, Jonathan Wilson, Junkfood, Jupiter Lion, Kendrick Lamar, Kronos Quartet, La Sera, Marc Piñol, The Mark Eitzel Ordeal, Mishima, Mistakes Are Ok b2b Mattis With, Mogwai, Nine Inch Nails, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Sílvia Pérez Cruz & Raül Fernández, Spoon, Superchunk, Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld, Television performing Marquee Moon, Ty Segall, Univers, Volcano Choir, Za!
- Els Vermuts del Primavera (Parc de la Ciutadella): Flamaradas, Renaldo & Clara, Speedy Ortiz, Súper Gegant, The Twilight Sad
For the line-up details as available please click here.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at 160 euros plus booking fee, and available through SeeTickets on the link above.
Please note camping or accommodation is not included.
There are local Fringe events which happen before the festival and the concerts on Wednesday 28th May in the Parc del Fòrum will be free.
Monday 26th May:
Apolo: Darren Hayman & the Trial Separation, The Free Fall Band, Tigercats
Tuesday 27th May
Apolo: Antibalas, Chicha Libre
Wednesday 28th May
Parc del Fòrum: Él Mató a un Policía Motorizado, Fira Fem, Holy Ghost!, Sky Ferreira, Stromae, Temples
Apolo: The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Har Mar Superstar, Holy Ghost! Djs, Niña Coyote eta Chico Tornado
La  de Apolo: Showcase La Castanya: Aries, Beach Beach, Me and the Bees
Teatre Principal: Jamie xx & friends
El Teatro Latino: The Ex, Full Blast, Paus, Shellac
Sunday 1st June
Apolo: Chromeo, Cloud Nothings, Dave P, Ty Segall, Vàlius
La  de Apolo: Showcase BCore: Cuello, Fuckin’ Bollocks, No More Lies
BARTS: Angel Olsen, Grouper, Joana Serrat, Juana Molina
Els Vermuts del Primavera (Parc de la Ciutadella): Berlinist, Boogarins, Dum Dum Girls, Hospitality, La Sera, The Mark Eitzel Ordeal
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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