DATA: 30 May - 01 June 2019
PLACE: Barcelona, Spain
Despite being a relatively young festival, the Primavera Sound Barcelona has carved out, with just right, a leading role in the Olympus of international festivals. The merit can be attributed to the character and physiognomy of the Festival; a markedly urban event, in which integration is the common denominator.
Integration as a maximum meeting point between artists and spectators; between people also of different generations. And here, then, that art meets music. And, music becomes union and sharing. Primavera Sound Barcelona is this ... and much more.
The event was born in 2001, with the intent to celebrate the end of spring in the best possible way. Until 2005, the Festival took place in the Poble Espanyol location. The response to the terms of turnout, during the first editions, was such as to force the organizers to choose a different venue. From that moment, the Festival takes place at Parque del Fórum of Barcelona. A place worthy of an international event, facing the sea.
Great international artists have performed during the previous 17 editions; Pixies, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Nine Inch Nails, Neil Young, Sonic Youth, Portishead, Pet Shop Boys, Echo & The Bunnymen, Lou Reed, My Bloody Valentine, El-P, Pulp, Patti Smith , James Blake, Cat Power, Public Enemy and many others.
As a festival focused purely on electronic music, today, the Primavera Sound Barcelona has evolved, becoming a leading and avant-garde festival of indie music. And from a rib of the Festival a parallel event was born in Portugal: the Nos Primavera Sound.
Photo ©, Paul Hudson
Barcelona is well connected and has excellent infrastructure. The best method to reach the Catalan city is, undoubtedly, the plane. Landing to Barcelona El Prat or alternatively, Girona, the center can easily be reached by public transport.
At Primavera Sound 2019 will perform Erykah Badu, Dame Impala, Cardi B, Future, Interpol, Solange, J Balvin and many others. The main events take place at the Parque del Fórum, however, numerous noteworthy parallel events are planned, including the Spring At the Raval. Numerous FREE concerts in the heart of the city. The initiative is aimed at bringing good music closer to most people. Among other things, among the names on the bill there are artists of international appeal, as well as interesting Spanish bands. Primavera Al Raval will be hosted at the Center de Cultura Contemporània.
The concert halls L'Apolo and BARTS will host, instead, the Spring Als Clubs. Another interesting initiative with really interesting concerts.
As usual, music will not be the only protagonist. There is also space for numerous art exhibitions, flea markets, extraordinary gastronomic varieties and numerous shows, and sometimes secret performances, before and after the main weekend.
As usual, tickets and season tickets will be sold in different stages, at increasing prices. By buying in advance, you can guarantee the best price. The ticket is valid for one single day costs 90.00 €, and 170.00 € VIP. The latter offers access to exclusive areas, and a view from a privileged location. These tickets allow entry to a single day of programming the Primavera Sound 2019.
Thestandard subscription, valid for all days of Primavera Sound Barcelona 2018, costs € 215,00 per person, plus presale fees. THE'VIP subscription, valid for the entire duration of the festival, costs 400,00 € (last final price), plus presale fees. The VIP TICKET offers access to exclusive VIP areas, priority entry and other benefits.
HOW TO GET
A convenient shuttle bus, at the cost of 2 €, leaves from Plaza Catalunya and reaches the Parque del Fórum. Alternatively, you can use the H16, H14, 7 and 36 bus lines from 06: 30 to 23: 15; or, N6 and N7 night buses, after the 23: 00.
By metro, with the L2 and L3 lines, you reach Il Primavera Als Clubs. The stop is Paral-lel.
To attend the free performances of the Primavera Al Raval, you have to get off at the central Plaça Catalunya. RENFE trains, metro and buses allow you to reach the stop.
WHERE TO SLEEP
Barcelona is a great metropolis with a truly incredible accommodation offer. You can choose from many facilities, depending on your tastes and needs. From this link, you can book your accommodation at the best price.
Those who want to fully enjoy the atmosphere of Primavera Sound Barcelona, in the splendid setting of Plaça Catalunya and Ciutat Vella, can find excellent solutions. From this link, all the facilities.
And, do not forget to take a look at our special Where to sleep in Barcelona.