Nine Inch Nails, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, Justin Vernon’s new project (with Bon Iver) Volcano Choir, Kendrick Lamar, the legendary and influential Brazilian singer songwriter Caetano Veloso, Foals, and the first festival shows for newly reformed Brit band Slowdive are among the line-up confirmed last night for this summer's Primavera Sound held in Barcelona, Spain.
Appearing on Thursday will be A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Andy Stott, Antibalas, Bo Ningen, Caveman, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Chrome, Chvrches, Colin Stetson, Disclosure, El Petit de Cal Eril, El Ultimo Vecino, The Ex, Follakzoid, 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, Moveis Coloniais de Acaju, Pond, Queens of the Stone Age, The Range, Real Estate, Rodrigo Amarante, Shelby Grey, Shellac of North America, Single Parents, St Vincent, Standstill, Sun Ra Arkestra, Svper, Touche Amore, Warpaint, William Dafoe, and Wind Atlas.
Friday's line-up is !!!, Angel Molina, Astro, Black Drawing Chalks, Body / Head, C+C=Maxigross, Darkside, Deafheaven, Demdike Stare, Dominick Fernow, Dr John, 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, Leon Benavente, Linda Perhacs, Loop, Mas Ysa, Mick Harvey, The National, Oso Leone, Pional, Prurient, Refree, SBTRKT, Sharon Van Etten, Slint, and Slowdive.
Appearing on Saturday will be 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 Pinol, Mark Eitzel, Mishima, Mistakes Are Ok b2b Mattis, Mogwai, Nine Inch Nails, Seun Kuti and Fela's Egypt 80, Silvia Perez Cruz & Raul Fernandez, Spoon, Superchunk, Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld, Television, Ty Segall, Univers, Volcano Choir, Za!, Flamaradas, Renaldo & Clara, Speedy Ortiz, Super Gegant, and The Twilight Sad
They join the previously announced Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel’s stage comeback and Frank Black’s band, Pixies.
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 and Sunday 31st May.
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.
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.
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
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