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Primavera’s Expansive 2018 Lineup Proved Festivals Can Still Be Exhilarating

"Welcome to the best festival in the world," Adam Granduciel said shortly into the War On Drugs' set at Barcelona's Primavera Sound. It was Thursday…
Ryan Leas | June 3, 2018 - 1:37 pm

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10 Unique Acts To See At Primavera 2018

The lineup of Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival is always stacked. It's one of the best-booked festivals in the world, always boasting an impressive and diverse…
Ryan Leas | May 25, 2018 - 12:57 pm

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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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Watch Lorde Cover Frank Ocean’s “Lost” At Primavera Sound

Like everyone else in the world, Lorde seems to be a big Frank Ocean fan. During her recent North American tour opener in Milwaukee, she…
Peter Helman | June 2, 2018 - 7:29 pm

Watch Father John Misty Debut “Hangout At The Gallows” At Primavera Sound

Contrary to what you might believe after scrolling through Twitter for a few seconds, Kanye West's messy, intensely personal Ye wasn't the only album to…
Peter Helman | June 1, 2018 - 3:23 pm

Migos Miss Flight To Primavera Sound, Skepta Filling In

Primavera Sound, arguably the world's greatest music festival, is going down this week in Barcelona. Unfortunately, it will not feature a Migos performance as advertised.
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2018 - 1:41 pm

Watch The Twilight Sad Cover Frightened Rabbit At Primavera Sound

The members of the Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit are old friends -- they've toured together, released music together, and paved the road for a…
James Rettig | June 1, 2018 - 10:49 am

Primavera Sound & Sonar Among 30 Festivals, 70 Concert Venues Adding Rapper Valtonyc After Prison Sentence

Rapper Valtonyc has been added to the roster of 30 music festivals and booked in 70 concert venues in Catalunya in the wake of the…
Judy Cantor-Navas / Billboard | February 26, 2018 - 9:16 am

Primavera Sound 2018 Lineup

Primavera Sound always comes with a pretty serious lineup. Even amongst the big European fests -- which often boast more varied and interesting lineups than…
Ryan Leas | January 28, 2018 - 6:42 pm

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
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