Set in the coastal playground of the Parc del Fòrum, Primavera Sound is arguably the most unmissable date in the European music calendar. Since its inaugural one-day edition at Poble Espanyol in 2001, the festival has gone from strength to strength, with its generation-spanning lineup capable of setting the mood for the music season to come.
In 2016, this eclectic festival is set to be no less impressive with headliners including Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Animal Collective and PJ Harvey, and with Brian Wilson performing The Beach Boys’ seminal album Pet Sounds (1966), it’s no wonder this year’s edition sold out in record time. But don’t be too downhearted if you missed out on full festival tickets- a schedule of complimentary gigs will be taking place at the CCCB’s parallel-running Primavera al Raval and there’s a free opening night concert courtesy of Suede in the main venue.
Our tip: La Botiga del Primavera Sound (Ases 1) stocks vinyl from all the festival’s featured acts; handy for getting to know the more under-the-radar artists.
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You can read a preview of the acts set to perform this weekend here.