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On The Scene At Primavera, Where Arcade Fire Played Two Days Early

Yesterday was the first full day of Primavera 2017, and as usual with this festival, there were a ton of great bands playing. But for…
Ryan Leas | June 2, 2017 - 11:25 am

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8 Great Small-Font Alternatives At Primavera Sound 2016

This year, as we've come to expect, Barcelona's annual Primavera Sound boasts arguably the finest music festival lineup in the world. For its fifteenth installment,…
Chris DeVille | May 31, 2016 - 1:18 pm

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The 6 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Saturday

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…
Ryan Leas | May 31, 2015 - 11:12 pm

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Arcade Fire, The Magnetic Fields, Grace Jones, & More Make Primavera Sound The Best Festival In Europe

Primavera has a particular reputation, as being one of the best, most interestingly curated festivals in Europe. (Or, anywhere, for that matter.) It earns it.
Ryan Leas | June 5, 2017 - 10:49 am

Watch King Krule Play New Songs At Primavera

King Krule debuted a couple of new songs on Mount Kimbie's radio show in April, and during his set at Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival yesterday,…
Peter Helman | June 4, 2017 - 1:01 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Play “Neon Bible” For The First Time In Eight Years At Primavera

Arcade Fire are really going all in on Primavera this year. They sold their new single "Everything Now," the first track from their upcoming album
Peter Helman | June 4, 2017 - 10:31 am

Watch Arcade Fire Debut “Everything Now” At Surprise Primavera Warmup Show

Arcade Fire just announced that their new album, Everything Now, is coming out on 7/28, and officially shared the album's lead single and title track,…
James Rettig | June 1, 2017 - 2:58 pm

Looks Like Arcade Fire Are About To Debut New Songs At A Surprise Primavera Set

Arcade Fire are headlining Primavera Sound on Saturday night, but today they set up a 360-degree stage in the middle of the fest in order…
James Rettig | June 1, 2017 - 2:08 pm

Livestream Primavera Sound 2017 Here

Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival is now upon us, and although Frank Ocean can't make it, there's still a lot to love about this year's lineup.
Peter Helman | June 1, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Arcade Fire’s New Single “Everything Now” Released

We already know we're getting a new Arcade Fire song this week, and Reddit sleuths suggest it's probably called "Everything Now." (There's a Rate Your
Chris DeVille | May 31, 2017 - 11:03 am

Frank Ocean Cancels Primavera Sound Performance

After cancelling his headlining performances at Sasquatch! and Hangout, Frank Ocean has now cancelled his set at Spain's Primavera Sound festival. "We regret to announce…
Peter Helman | May 27, 2017 - 4:03 pm

Primavera Sound 2017 Lineup

Primavera Sound does not disappoint. The Barcelona festival's 2016 lineup was stellar, and it lived up to its potential in person. The 2017 lineup arrived…
Chris DeVille | November 30, 2016 - 7:07 am

This Ty Segall Fan Is Coming Home With The Wildest Story From Primavera Sound

Ty Segall & The Muggers absolutely crushed their performance at Spain's Primavera Sound Festival last night, but Ty Segall wasn't the only one maniacally prowling…
Peter Helman | June 5, 2016 - 10:31 pm

8 Memorable Moments From Primavera Sound 2016 Saturday

Saturday was Primavera Sound's final full night of music, and I expected it to be a pleasant comedown after Thursday and Friday's thrills. Instead, it…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2016 - 3:22 pm

Watch Sigur Rós Debut New Song “Óveður” At Primavera Sound

Sigur Rós have been promising new songs, a new live show, and "maybe some other *new* things" on their upcoming tour since last November, and…
Peter Helman | June 5, 2016 - 10:58 am

Watch Tame Impala Perform “Nangs” Live For The First Time

Tame Impala staked their claim as the world's reigning festival band with their late-night performance at Primavera Sound on Thursday. The Aussie psych kings whipped…
Peter Helman | June 4, 2016 - 4:46 pm

7 Memorable Moments From Primavera Sound 2016 Friday

As Stereogum's resident Radiohead fanboy, for me, Friday at Primavera Sound was all about Thom Yorke and company. My whole night was planned around achieving…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2016 - 8:47 am
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