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 Thursday 2nd and Saturday 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.
Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, P J Harvey, Tame Impala, Sigur Ros, The Avalanches, The Last Shadow Puppets, Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, Beirut, Richard Hawley, John Carpenter, Animal Collective, Beach House, Explosions In The Sky, Moderat, Floating Points, Air, Suede, Vince Staples, Venom, Action Bronson, Chairlift, Hudson Mohawke (DJ Set), Julia Holter, Pusha T, Drive Like Jehu, Dinosaur Jr, Deerhunter, Neon Indian, Ty Segall, Savages, Kamasi Washington, Battles, Thee Oh Sees, Holly Herndon, Protomartyr, Sheer Mag, DJ Koze, Empress Of, DaM-FunK, Parquet Courts, Shellac of North America, Titus Andronicus, Nao, Cabaret Voltaire, Destroyer, Boredoms, Freddie Gibbs, Beach Slang, U.S. Girls, Black Lips, Evian Christ, BEAK>, Jenny Hval, Royal Headache, Car Seat Headrest, Wild Nothing, Mudhoney, Cass McCombs, Robert Forster, Tortoise, Downtown Boys, Unsane, Ben Watt Band feat. Bernard Butler, Grupo de Expertos Solynieve, Orchestra Baobab, Alex G, Jay Rock, Moses Sumney, Dungen, DJ Richard, White Fence, Kiasmos, Algiers, Goat, The James Hunter Six, Current 93, Daughter, and Shura.
The line-up also includes A.R. Kane, Alberto Montero, Alessandro Cortini, Aliment, Andy Shauf, Angel Witch, Autolux, Autumn Comets, Baby Dee, Bardo Pond, Barry Hogan, Baywaves, Bearoid, Big Summer, Bradford Cox, C+C=Maxigross, C. Tangana, Cadena, Cala Vento, Carla, Cavern Of Anti-Matter, DJ Coco, Daniel Gon, Dave P, Deradoorian, Die Katapult, Doble Pletina, El Ultimo Vecino, Esperit!, Fasenuova, The Handclappers, Har Mar Superstar, Ho99o9, Inspira, Invisible Harvey, Islam Chipsy & Eek, Jessy Lanza, Joanna Serrat, Julien Baker, DJ Koze, Loop, Los Chichos, Lubomyr Melnyk, Maceo Plex, Manel, Mar Otra Vaz, Mbongwana Star, Murtan Humanos, My Expansive Awareness, Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex, Nothing Places, Old King Cole Younger, Optimo, Pacosan, Pajaro Jack, Pantha Du Prince, Power Burkas, Psychic TV, Pumuky, PXXR GVNG, Ran Ran Ran, Redthread, DJ Richard, Richard Dawson, Roosevelt, The Saurs, Selda, SG Lewis, Sheer Mag, Shinkiro, Siberian Wolves, Six Organs Of Admittance, Steve Gunn, Suuns, Twin Drama, Univers, Viva Belgrado, White Reaper, Wind Atlas, and Younghusband.
Latest additions Lush, Peaches, Bob Mould, Cat's Eyes, Lee Ranaldo & El Rayo, and Los Hermanos Cubero.
British speaker brand Bowers & Wilkins brings its beats again to Barcelona, returning for the third consecutive year.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at 175 euros plus booking fee.
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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