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Primavera Sound Festival 2018

Parc Del Forum, Barcelona
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Barcelona's Primavera Sound is one the most revered and respected music festivals in Europe.

Each year, the festival boasts a hugely enviable lineup that is unafraid to explore all musical avenues, with exciting new acts sitting comfortably alongside bona fide music legends from all manner of styles and genres.

In 2017, for example, the bill was topped by Frank Ocean, Aphex Twin, Arcade Fire, Slayer and Grace Jones among others.

Predominantly taking place in the coastal Parc del Fòrum, the festival inhabits Barcelona with its extensive program of workshops, lectures and film screenings as well as day-time shows and after-hours parties in the midst of the city.

Please visit www.primaverasound.com/ for more information.

Headliners

Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian appearing at this event

Scottish outfit who delight in keeping their profile low and their dedication to the music high. Their Nick Drake inspired acoustic pop has a beautiful subtle sound underpinned by a sharp lyrical and musical backbone. Tuneful pop has rarely been this fulfilling.

See Belle & Sebastian tour dates

Spiritualized

Spiritualized appearing at this event

Formed out of the ashes of the sadly missed Spacemen 3. Spiritualized have consistently made music that epitomises the phrase 'Junkie Cool'. Amazing songs about life, death, love, sex, drugs and the big guy upstairs. Live they are incredible and could have anything from a small horn section to a full orchestra to back them up, and a pretty cool light show too.

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Björk

Björk appearing at this event

Björk Guðmundsdóttir released her first album, a compilation of traditional Icelandic folk songs, when she was only 11 years old. What has followed since is a 40-year-plus multimedia career that has deftly straddled music, film, the visual arts and much more. Between fronting Icelandic alt-rock band The Sugarcubes, and producing a string of critically acclaimed solo albums (many of which defy musical categorisation), Björk's relentless pursuit of the avant-garde has helped her to cultivate her own unique brand of art-pop mysticism.

See 3 tour dates featuring Björk

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds appearing at this event

Post punk band led by Australian singer/songwriter Nick Cave. Nick's music is mostly dark, introspective material with a magnetic allure, and emotional surrender to venomous black humour engaging a wide range of themes. Nominated for a BRIT Award in 2017 in the Best International Group category, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds remain one of the most critically acclaimed acts working today and have sold over 5 million albums worldwide. Their influence has been profound and far-reaching and they are one of the most powerful and exciting live acts in the world. 

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The National

The National appearing at this event

An American indie rock quintet singing songs of love, loss and life. The Ohio band formed in 1999 and have been influenced by the likes of Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Joy Division and Tindersticks.

See 4 tour dates featuring The National

Migos

Migos appearing at this event

While their rise to fame was somewhere between fast and meteoric, the Atlanta trio Migos are steeped in the Southern tradition of hip-hop groups, having come together over their shared love of acts like the Hot Boys and OutKast. Members Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff, who are all related, grew up together and first started making music in 2009 under the name Polo Club, with the name Migos becoming official in 2010.

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Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys appearing at this event

From their humble beginnings as a myspace buzz band, Sheffield's finest indie upstarts, fronted by the cocky but ever clever Alex Turner, still hold the mantle for achieving the fastest selling debut album for a band in British history, even beating the likes of Oasis and the Beatles. Now only that, but all of their albums have reached the no.1 position on the UK album charts. Still looking good on the dancefloor, Alex's vocals and lyrics may have matured over the years, but they still continue to deliver their addictive brash guitar tunes with gritty yet witty lyrics.

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Lorde

Lorde appearing at this event

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor is better known (and easier to pronounce!) as Lorde. Taking in influences from vocalist Grimes to the haunting sounds of Lana Del Rey, sprinkled with the alt-electro of James Blake, Lorde has somehow managed to find mainstream pop success whilst still keeping a dark and alternative edge. Her hypnotic debut single 'Royals' had massive worldwide success, reaching number one in the UK, US and her native New Zealand. With a voice mature beyond her years, not only is she is the first ever New Zealand artist to have a US number one, but she is also the youngest artist to reach number one in the past 25 years (she was a mere 16 at the time, with Tiffany's 'I Think We're Alone Now' being the last time America saw such a young chart topper).

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A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky appearing at this event

Aka Rakim Mayers, fast rising New York rapper, already famed for signing a $3 million deal with Sony/RCA. Influenced by the likes of Three 6 Mafia, Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, UGK and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, as ASAP (Always Strive and Prosper) Rocky he already looks set to conquer them all.

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Parc Del Forum

  • Barcelona