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I think that bit remains unclear. My guess is that you'll have a separate entrance that will allow you to enter at any given time but once you're in there is no distinction between you and the people who queued so if you leave you'll need to queue back. 

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Email from the festival presumably because they were fed up of people throwing shit in their comment sections:

Hello,

 

How are you?

 

On our side, with three weeks to go before the festival, we couldn’t be more excited to have made it this far: we’ve been looking forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary with all of you since we left Parc del Fòrum in June 2019.

 

So, we feel it’s only right to write to you once again to thank you for your confidence now that our 20th edition is here.

 

We are also aware of the many changes that have occurred from the moment when we announced Pavement as the first headliner, whilst still at the Fòrum in the middle of the festival in 2019, until today. Some of them have been, we hope, for the better. In other cases, due to situations beyond our control, we know that the changes may have caused some confusion or dissatisfaction. We wanted, therefore, to start by trying to be transparent with you on some of these issues.

 

There have been, and much to our regret, changes to the line-up. These variations fall within a certain logic considering that the booking of many of these names were closed in 2018, but we know that it is a disappointment and a let-down when it is announced (for us, too).

 

It upsets us that there are several bands that finally won’t be able to perform at Primavera Sound Barcelona - Sant Adrià 2022 for reasons resulting from different changes of plans in their respective careers, some are going through very different moments than they were in 2021 or even in 2020 others have been affected by some post-pandemic restrictions: some bands have split up, others have suffered serious personal problems, some are not contemplating doing tours whereas last year they wanted to, others are subject to the Covid legislation of their countries that would prevent them from continuing with their tours normally if they were to visit Europe....

 

Just as the changing global scene in recent months has translated into opportunities to bring in new artists and bands, allowing the line-up to be updated with fresh musical appearances, other eventualities have made it impossible for some of them to keep the festival on their schedule. And finding replacements when running against the clock is not only not easy, but also often impossible.

 

An event of the magnitude of ours is not easy to organise, and booking cycles often start a year and a half in advance. In fact, we are already working to ensure that 2023 will surpass what we consider today, this year’s festival, to be the best line-up in our history.

 

We also know that there have been doubts about the functioning of Primavera a la Ciutat, a cycle of concerts almost in itself and which gives continuity to a festival that extends over two weekends.

 

Our aim with these concerts in emblematic venues of the city, some of which are as closely linked to the history of Primavera Sound such as the Poble Espanyol, was to bring music back to its natural habitat and to contribute to the return to normal life in venues and clubs. They have undoubtedly been the main victims of the pandemic and we wanted them to be the protagonists of our return.

 

The quota of tickets that have been put on sale for these days is destined for the venues, who will receive the full amount of these tickets so that everyone can enjoy, at least to a certain extent, the return of Primavera Sound to the city. Although these measures were announced from the first day, we felt it was right to clarify them to avoid confusion or misunderstandings, as they were taken with the intention of adding something, never the other way round.

 

With all of this, and when we are about to publish the timetables, which we know is another of the most nerve-wracking moments of the year, we are about to open the gates of the Parc del Fòrum under those now mythical letters.

 

Thank you for joining us in what will undoubtedly be the most emotional, eagerly awaited, and exciting edition of our lives.

 

And thank you for your patience, your understanding and your faith: we told you that we "can’t do without you" and well, we have been able to do it... only with you.

 

We are not afraid to repeat ourselves: thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

 

The Primavera Sound team

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Just now, jannybruck said:

Email from the festival presumably because they were fed up of people throwing shit in their comment sections:

Hello,

 

How are you?

 

On our side, with three weeks to go before the festival, we couldn’t be more excited to have made it this far: we’ve been looking forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary with all of you since we left Parc del Fòrum in June 2019.

 

So, we feel it’s only right to write to you once again to thank you for your confidence now that our 20th edition is here.

 

We are also aware of the many changes that have occurred from the moment when we announced Pavement as the first headliner, whilst still at the Fòrum in the middle of the festival in 2019, until today. Some of them have been, we hope, for the better. In other cases, due to situations beyond our control, we know that the changes may have caused some confusion or dissatisfaction. We wanted, therefore, to start by trying to be transparent with you on some of these issues.

 

There have been, and much to our regret, changes to the line-up. These variations fall within a certain logic considering that the booking of many of these names were closed in 2018, but we know that it is a disappointment and a let-down when it is announced (for us, too).

 

It upsets us that there are several bands that finally won’t be able to perform at Primavera Sound Barcelona - Sant Adrià 2022 for reasons resulting from different changes of plans in their respective careers, some are going through very different moments than they were in 2021 or even in 2020 others have been affected by some post-pandemic restrictions: some bands have split up, others have suffered serious personal problems, some are not contemplating doing tours whereas last year they wanted to, others are subject to the Covid legislation of their countries that would prevent them from continuing with their tours normally if they were to visit Europe....

 

Just as the changing global scene in recent months has translated into opportunities to bring in new artists and bands, allowing the line-up to be updated with fresh musical appearances, other eventualities have made it impossible for some of them to keep the festival on their schedule. And finding replacements when running against the clock is not only not easy, but also often impossible.

 

An event of the magnitude of ours is not easy to organise, and booking cycles often start a year and a half in advance. In fact, we are already working to ensure that 2023 will surpass what we consider today, this year’s festival, to be the best line-up in our history.

 

We also know that there have been doubts about the functioning of Primavera a la Ciutat, a cycle of concerts almost in itself and which gives continuity to a festival that extends over two weekends.

 

Our aim with these concerts in emblematic venues of the city, some of which are as closely linked to the history of Primavera Sound such as the Poble Espanyol, was to bring music back to its natural habitat and to contribute to the return to normal life in venues and clubs. They have undoubtedly been the main victims of the pandemic and we wanted them to be the protagonists of our return.

 

The quota of tickets that have been put on sale for these days is destined for the venues, who will receive the full amount of these tickets so that everyone can enjoy, at least to a certain extent, the return of Primavera Sound to the city. Although these measures were announced from the first day, we felt it was right to clarify them to avoid confusion or misunderstandings, as they were taken with the intention of adding something, never the other way round.

 

With all of this, and when we are about to publish the timetables, which we know is another of the most nerve-wracking moments of the year, we are about to open the gates of the Parc del Fòrum under those now mythical letters.

 

Thank you for joining us in what will undoubtedly be the most emotional, eagerly awaited, and exciting edition of our lives.

 

And thank you for your patience, your understanding and your faith: we told you that we "can’t do without you" and well, we have been able to do it... only with you.

 

We are not afraid to repeat ourselves: thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

 

The Primavera Sound team

Does imply perhaps no replacement for Massive Attack but who knows.

Personally I thought the message was quite sweet and transparent - good comms.

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Just now, Gregorick said:

A good message I think. Probably should have released it along with the changes and news of massive attack dropping (and probably no replacement) but better late than never.

On the other hand, the Massive Attack news was announced almost immediately by the festival unlike some (Looking at you Mad Cool and QOTSA) and they have genuinely tried to find a suitable replacement but haven't been able to, thus the email above.

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Good stuff. Honestly, I know a lot of people wanted a play-by-play update of dropouts and changes from the festival, but that rarely ever happens and it makes far more sense for them to do it in this way with one message addressing it all. The Massive Attack (and possibly Nick Cave) situation is gonna remain a mystery until timetable time clearly, but that’s about as good of a message as you could expect from them imo. 

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2 minutes ago, scatteredscreens said:

On the other hand, the Massive Attack news was announced almost immediately by the festival unlike some (Looking at you Mad Cool and QOTSA) and they have genuinely tried to find a suitable replacement but haven't been able to, thus the email above.

QOTSA cancelled Mad Cool in January and here we are now in mid June and they still haven’t even disclosed this information. Mindboggling.

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1 hour ago, fools_gold said:

If I've bought a guaranteed ticket for PC Music night, would I be able to leave the venue and get back in? 8pm - 5am is a little daunting in one go 

Most likely you can use your ticket to enter only once, like at a simple concert

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I'm fine with the email but I'd love to see that Massive Attack/Brockhampton/C Tanaga/Om/etc etc money that's been freed up placed elsewhere, which it.. just hasn't been. Particularly for the weekend 1 crew the lineup's just thinned out, with nothing of note to even attempt to fill in the gaps. Weekend 2's had a bunch of great mid table stuff added and I'd be lying if I didn't feel a bit bitter about it.

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1 minute ago, jannybruck said:

I'm fine with the email but I'd love to see that Massive Attack/Brockhampton/C Tanaga/Om/etc etc money that's been freed up placed elsewhere, which it.. just hasn't been. Particularly for the weekend 1 crew the lineup's just thinned out, with nothing of note to even attempt to fill in the gaps. Weekend 2's had a bunch of great mid table stuff added and I'd be lying if I didn't feel a bit bitter about it.

Yeah can’t argue with that. Weekend 1 was undeniably the stronger of the two initially (for me, anyway) but has taken a battering since, and the acts added don’t come close to replicating those who’ve dropped out in size. Maybe there will be some surprises come the full timetable, but if not then it’s pretty disappointing from the festival as I’m sure if they’d tried hard enough they could’ve found some suitable replacements, or even slightly lesser acts to plug the holes.

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52 minutes ago, xxialac said:

Does imply perhaps no replacement for Massive Attack but who knows.

Personally I thought the message was quite sweet and transparent - good comms.

Yes, I guess no replacement is what they want to say politely

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1 minute ago, Float said:

I hope that email isn’t softening us up for a Nick Cave cancellation…

Although I do have hope that a cancellation would have already been announced by now. 

Yeah would be pretty awful if we found out he wasn’t playing by him just not being on the timetable 😬😅

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7 minutes ago, Gilgamesh96 said:

"hey sorry we haven't done more for you but thanks for the money!"

it's funny how people still fall for this shit 

In fairness, they gave us a massive Ciudad programme with acts that headline other festivals like Beck and Megan Thee Stallion and for the same price as previous years.

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14 minutes ago, Gilgamesh96 said:

"hey sorry we haven't done more for you but thanks for the money!"

it's funny how people still fall for this shit 

Nobodies falling for anything. I can think it's a fairly well written message whilst still being disappointed, I spoke about this 3 weeks back. No one is shilling for the festival here but we can at least have a level of understanding that it's probably quite difficult to book a replacement. Connect festival in Edinburgh got Idles - and that's in August.

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35 minutes ago, jannybruck said:

I'm fine with the email but I'd love to see that Massive Attack/Brockhampton/C Tanaga/Om/etc etc money that's been freed up placed elsewhere, which it.. just hasn't been. Particularly for the weekend 1 crew the lineup's just thinned out, with nothing of note to even attempt to fill in the gaps. Weekend 2's had a bunch of great mid table stuff added and I'd be lying if I didn't feel a bit bitter about it.

Split the refund from the acts dropping out and give it to all festival goers as bar credit.

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Read the email and feel bitter about no replacement for MA, OM, etc, etc, etc…. then I saw the Governors Ball 2022 set times & lineup on IG, and realize how stacked still this PS 2022 lineup 

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