Neil Young, one of the headline acts at this year's Primavera Sound
Primavera Sound 2009 is Spain's premier alternative music festival. Internationally acclaimed artists from the world of indie rock, pop and hip hop converge on Barcelona for three days of sensory overdose. The highly eclectic and extensive Primavera Sound line-up suggests a festival for the baby boom generation, with Neil Young, My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth headlining the event. However, among the 150 or so bands, there’s also a handful of young newcomers including Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, and the Vivian Girls.