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I’d been told Primavera was one of the best festivals in Europe, and as the final day started up I definitely believed the hype. It’s just an all around mesmerizing setting, crowd, and lineup. I started my Saturday going to see Strand Of Oaks perform a rawer, more furious rock set than I’d ever seen… More »

After spending some more time at Primavera, it’s just striking how civilized of a festival it is. Things are reasonably priced! You spend the whole time looking out at the water! You can wear a jacket at night! For a festival that goes until sunrise, people do a surprising job of keeping their shit together,… More »

Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don’t really have to try as hard. Who doesn’t feel like going to Spain for a festival overlooking the water? Bonnaroo is probably my favorite festival, and while Nashville is cool and the Farm is a special setting, it’s not exactly the allure of Tennessee that has… More »

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Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Cover The Strokes To Albert Hammond Jr.’s Horror At Primavera Sound

If you're a Strokes fan, Primavera Sound is the place to be this weekend. Three Strokes-related acts are playing the Barcelona festival -- the band,…
James Rettig | May 30, 2015 - 6:58 pm

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play New Songs “Losing Touch” & “Born Slippy” At Primavera Sound

Albert Hammond Jr. plays guitar in the Strokes, and like that band's frontman, Julian Casablancas, he's pursued a successful solo career alongside the band's continued…
Caitlin White | May 28, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Primavera Sound 2015 Lineup

Festivals keep coming up with annoyingly complicated ways to announce their 2015 linueps. Bonnaroo did their call-in thing, and now Spain's famed Primavera Sound Festival…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Ride Announce Reunion Tour

The great British shoegaze band Ride broke up in 1996, and they're one of the few bands of their vintage who haven't jumped back on…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2014 - 10:58 am

Jabberwocky Festival Canceled Three Days Before Start

All Tomorrow's Parties, Pitchfork, and Primavera Sound were all set to present the inaugural Jabberwocky Festival this weekend in London, and the lineup looked stellar:…
Chris DeVille | August 12, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Watch Spoon Debut “Rainy Taxi” At Primavera Sound ’14

Spoon have a new album coming sometime in the nearby, undefined future, and they've promised something called "R.I.P." one week from today, though we don't…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2014 - 9:17 am

Watch Justin Vernon And Members Of The Walkmen Join The National At Primavera Sound ’14

During their Primavera Sound set, the National brought some special guests up on stage. Justin Vernon (whose Volcano Choir project also made an appearance at…
James Rettig | May 31, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Primavera Sound 2014 Lineup

Last week, we speculated that British shoegaze greats Slowdive might be reuniting. Today, we learn they they are indeed back together -- more thoughts on…
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service,…
Stereogum | May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Neutral Milk Hotel Will Play Primavera Sound 2014

Today is the last day of Primavera Sound 2013, but there's already something to look forward to for 2014: Neutral Milk Hotel are definitely playing.
Liz Pelly | May 26, 2013 - 11:15 am

Primavera Sound 2013 Lineup

The lineup for 2013’s Primavera Sound, taking place 5/22-26 in Parc Del Fòrum in Barcelona, Spain, has been announced. Headliners include Blur, Phoenix, Nick Cave…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 23, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Blur Confirms Primavera

Last Friday, Blur announced they would headline Belgium's Rock Werchter festival next July, and teased more live dates to come. They didn't keep us waiting…
Michael Nelson | October 8, 2012 - 10:06 am

Watch The xx Perform A New Song At Primavera

The xx have been performing a lot of new material lately, so it was a matter of time before they released the details for the…
Corban Goble | June 8, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Wavves’ Meltdown In Spain (And Apology)

Nathan Williams's beer-soaked non-performance at Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival was more of a mess than Psychedelic Horseshit's anti-Wavves rant, if you can believe it. Pitchfork
brandon | May 29, 2009 - 4:34 pm