When: 30 May – 3 June
Where: Parc del Forum, Barcelona
Who’s headlining: Bjork, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde
Who else is playing: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The War On Drugs, Migos, Fever Ray, Spiritualized, Tyler The Creator, The Breeders, Father John Misty, A$AP Rocky
Barcelona, romantic city of dreamers… A beautiful place, full of such surrealist architecture that Bjork could probably wander Las Ramblas while she’s there, pretending to be a Gaudi statue come to life and charging tourists a small fortune.
The line-up’s been called “a work of art” by Vice as well. “Absolutely huge” says NME, “a thing of beauty” gushes Consequence Of Sound. Certainly Primavera appears to be challenging Mad Cool for the European line-up of the year. Unless you love snowboarding to a Pendulum gig, that is.
Aren’t Spiritualized bringing an orchestra? Hopefully to the stage overlooking the Balearic Sea. Sigh.
It’s another of those late-starter festivals too. Nothing happens in Spain before 10pm, so like all the best Spanish festivals Primavera starts late and alternates its monumental acts on paired stages until dawn. So you’ll be free to see off your three-day hangover with a sprint up one of the towers of La Segrada Familia during the day.
Or we could sit in Plaza de Cataluna with a bottle of rioja. Read my mind.