Barcelona festival Primavera Sound kicked off yesterday (May 28) with sets from The Black Keys, Tyler, The Creator and loads more. Here are the picks of day one, in photos. The festival continues today (May 29) and tomorrow (May 30).
The Black Keys headlined the opening day of Primavera Sound Festival with a thunderous headline set that began with opener ‘Dead And Gone’, from 2011’s ‘El Camino’ album. During its outro, frontman Dan Auerbach, wearing a tight denim shirt, stalked the front of the stage, headbanging.
The band also covered Edwyn Collins’ ‘A Girl like You’ in a well-received set that also included ‘Lonely Boy’, ‘Next Girl’ and a finale of recent album title track ‘Turn Blue’ and ‘Little Black Submarines’.
On the Pitchfork Stage, Tyler, The Creator bounded around, screaming ‘BARCELONA!’ before leading a crowd chant of ‘CHERRY BOMB!’, the title of his latest album.
Tyler, The Creator recently caused speculation over whether Odd Future would continue to exist when he tweeted that they were “no more”.
Albert Hammond Jr played the first of two shows at the festival, bringing out material from his solo records. The guitarist will also perform with The Strokes when they headline on Saturday (May 30).
Interpol also played the first of two shows across the weekend, drawing tracks from across their career including recent LP ‘El Pintor’. The returning New York quartet will also play a set on Saturday night.
Cheatahs brought their slacker riffs to Thursday afternoon, playing tracks taken from this year’s ‘Sunne EP’ and the forthcoming ‘Murasaki EP’.
Meanwhile reunited Minneapolis group The Replacements played a 9pm slot, bringing out a set cribbed from across their career including covers of Millie Small’s ‘My Boy Lollipop’, The Jackson 5’s ‘I Want You Back’ and Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.