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  1. Orens

    Primavera Sound 2019

    Tropical Fuck Storm are playing Azkena Rock, but my friends would be thrilled.
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    Bilbao BBK Live 2019

    BBK seemed to tease an announcement on Twitter, perhaps tomorrow.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    Oh shit, I meant 36%, as mentioned in the article.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    AFAIK, back in 2017 64% of the crowd was neither Spanish nor Catalan. One has to believe the international crowd has only grew ever since. The top-10 visiting countries in 2017 were: Spain (64%), Great Britain (17%), Italy, France, USA (8%), Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Norway and Israel(!) (source)
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    Interpol's album didn't flop, around 70% aggregated review score. IIRC, most have criticized their mixing and production choices. Nonetheless, they have the back catalog to maintain an incredible festival set. As for Balvin, well, Gabi and you look differently on his live act. By the way, Solange has a new album coming up, which we haven't heard already, but Gabi claimed her 2017 set was the best one of that edition.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    There is a strong positive correlation between releasing a quality album and performing quality songs onstage. Can we agree on this part? During my three years of Primavera and approx., I can't recall actually poor performances besides Ariel Pink at the Apolo (always unpredictable), and I really disliked the Brian Wilson set (which was far, far away from the mentioned trend-driven). People claimed last year that Migos are poor performers onstage and rest assured, their performance has been forgettable at best.
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    Down the rabbit hole

    Foals headined a day in the 2014 edition, and only grew ever since (expected to release a new album in 2019).
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    You are right, it's more about relevancy.
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    Best Kept Secret 2019

    Out of BKS: Editors | Underworld | Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes | Foals | Robyn | Skepta | Vampire Weekend | The Roots | AURORA | Beirut | David August | Kamasi Washington | Khruangbin | Maribou State | Ólafur Arnalds | Parquet Courts | SOFI TUKKER | Agar Agar | Amber Arcades | Donny Benet | Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes | Henge | Jordan Rakei | Low| Nona | Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever | slowthai | The Comet is Coming
  10. Orens

    Primavera Sound 2019

    Don't think it has been mentioned before, but Guided by Voices only performed one concert outside the US since 2003 (Norway, 2011), according to setlist.fm. They will play both Barcelona and Porto.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    Oh definitely, but I don't think it's a headliner act.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    Gabi said Tool aren't Primavera type of headining act, he's fine with them on the bill but not on top of it. He hates Samshing Pumpkins and their new stuff. Vampire Weekend are strongly rumored to play Gov Ball in New York that weekend. There's a reason to believe Primavera brought the finest possible batch of Primavera-esque headlining acts, especially considering their insistence of not repeating themselves and keeping it as fresh as possible. I would switch Interpol with Franz Ferdinand but that's probably it.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    Which touring big acts you guys really think would've fit PS? People would have been thrilled with The Cure, but they haven't released even a single song since their last headlining performance, so ruled out by Primavera criterias (just like Bon Iver and The National). I think New Order, Chance the Rapper and Travis Scott would've fit, but seems like they are all touring Europe later this summer, with no dates in June so far. Kraftwerk would've been nice, but I expect Sonar to announce them at some point. The only touring act I would've really liked for Primavera is Franz Ferdinand, which has an appeal for 00s indie boys, but I also love their latest album. Couldn't think of anything else.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    I was expecting Parquet Courts but I guess it really depends on the tours. Mitski has been on an APE poster that was accidentally posted by one of the artists, so I believe she was supposed to be on EU tour during Primavera but something's changed. Today she was announced for Flow festival in August.
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    Different strokes for different folks, of course, but instant reactions to a 226 acts announcement are plain ignorant, referring mostly to the headliners. I bet you aren't familiar even with half of the lineup. Most of us aren't. Obviously, no other festival announces 226 acts at once, so I don't see the point in comparing the Primavera announcement to others. People didn't have the time to digest it and went out with pitchforks. Speaking for myself - after three straight Primaveras the jury is still out, but I'm leaning towards coming making the trip once again. I'm looking for discoveries in the lineup, which as usual consists tons of exciting, new acts I haven't listened to before, and hoping to make a decision soon, while other festivals are looking less and less brilliant from my point of view. People around me said Primavera would flop on ticket sales back in 2017, 2018. Obviously they were wrong, as it sold out months ahead of it, so I suggest you hold your horses with that last statement.