Launched back in 2011, Primavera Barcelona has garnered itself quite the rep. Having spawned editions in Porto, Madrid, Sāo Paolo, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Santiago, it’s considered the musician’s festival, with one of the heaviest hitting-lineups in Europe.
Want to experience a Euro festival at its grandest scale? Primavera Barcelona consistently packs in over 200,000 fans. Taking place in the height of Catalonian summer with lashings of sun, Primavera Barcelona enlists some of the biggest and best acts in the world to pack out the Parc Del Fòrum.
Not shying away from eighties and nineties royalty, this year will see the Pet Shop Boys swap sets with New Order, Depeche Mode, and (swoon) Blur. However, there’s plenty of new blood mixed in for good measure, with hip-hop performances from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Loyle Carner, Pusha T and NxWorries; electronic sets from Four Tet, Fred Again, Skrillex and Calvin Harris; and indie and psych rock from St Vincent, Darkside, The War on Drugs and Built to Spill. Of course, we’re being far from exhaustive, there are literally hundreds of acts.
Being situated smack-bang in beachside Barcelona, it’s more or less an impossibility for the festival to provide camping. So, it becomes a great opportunity to get a nice room, explore the city and make use of its excellent gastronomy and nightlife scene. There’s nothing better than racking up and destroying a massive line of tapas to revive yourself in between acts.
Get ahead of the crowds and book yourself into some of the city’s best restaurants. We’re looking at you Cal Pep.
Full lineup here.
How do I get there?
By plane: Barcelona airport is 20km away.
By boat: Barcelona seaport: Regular connection with several European and African cities: Genoa, Roma, Livorno, Sardinia, Tangier, Mallorca, Ibiza y Menorca.
By train: Barcelona – Sants (connections Metro L3, L5 and bus estation) Long, medium and short distance trains: national and international AVE coming from Madrid, Zaragoza, Malaga and Sevilla.
By car: From the north: AP-7 motorway from France (La Jonquera) C58 motorway (Manresa-Barcelona) AP-2 motorway From the west: AP-2 motorway from Madrid/ Zaragoza From the south: AP-7 motorway from Alicante/ Valencia.
Full festival ticket: €325.00
VIP full festival ticket: €545.00
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets are available via Ticketmaster, Primavera Sound Portal and La Botiga, at the website.