Barcelona’s Primavera Sounds showed everyone how to announce a festival line up. Almost two hundred names adorn the festival poster and they will all feature at The Parc del Fòrum from Wednesday May 31 through Sunday June 4 2017, whilst the Raval neighbourhood will once again be the headquarters of the increasingly attractive free programme in the centre of the city.
Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, The XX, Aphex Twin, Grace Jones, Slayer, Solange And Van Morrison top the bill at the seventeenth edition of the festival. But the smaller print is just as interesting.
Granddaddy, Broken Social Scene, Japandroids, Swans, Gojira, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Converge, The Damned, St Etienne, The Afghan Whigs, Sleaford Mods, !!!, Badbadnotgood, The Zombies, Royal Trux, Against Me!, Shellac, Glass Animals and Wild Beasts are all in the second tier of acts, while Julia Jacklin, Joy Orbison, Let’s Eat Grandma, Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong), Skinny Puppy, Wave Pictures, and The Wedding Present are down with the optician’s favourites.
The Primavera Sound 2017 full festival tickets in Barcelona cost €175 until 7th January. They can be purchased here in English. Instalment plans and VIP tickets are available.