Primavera Sound Festival takes place at Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain
Primavera Sound Festival 2012 dates – 30th May to 3rd June
PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL 2012 – LINE UP
Bjork – headliner
The Cure – headliner
A$AP Rocky (US), A.A. Bondy (US), Aeroplane (BE), Afrocubism (CU), Anímic (ES), AraabMUZIK (US), Archers Of Loaf (US), Atlas Sound (US), Atleta (ES), Baxter Dury (UK), Beach Beach (ES), Beach House (US), Beirut (US), Benga (Live) (UK), Big Star’s Third (US), Bigott (ES), Black Lips (US), Bleached (US), Bombino (NE), Buffy Sainte-Marie (CA), Chavez (US), Christina Rosenvinge (ES), Codeine (US), Danny Brown (US), Death Cab For Cutie (US), Death Grips (US), Death In Vegas (UK), Demdike Stare (UK), Dirty Beaches (CA), Dirty Three (AU), Doble Pletina (ES), Dominant Legs (US), Erol Alkan (UK), Fasenuova (ES), Father John Misty (US), Field Music (UK), Forest Swords (UK), Franz Ferdinand (UK), Friends (US), Girls (US), Girls Names (UK), Godflesh (UK), Grimes (CA), Grupo de Expertos Solynieve (ES), Hanni El Khatib (US), Harvey Milk (US), Hype Williams (US), I Break Horses (SE), Iceage (DK), James Ferraro (US), Japandroids (CA), Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) (US), Jeremy Jay (US), Joe Crepúsculo (ES), John Talabot (Live) (ES), Josh T. Pearson (US), Justice live (FR), Kings Of Convenience (NO), Kleenex Girl Wonder (US), La Estrella De David (ES), Laura Marling (UK), Lee Ranaldo (US), Lisabö (SP), Liturgy (US), Lower Dens (US), Main (UK), Matías Aguayo (AR), Mayhem (NO), Mazzy Star (US), Melvins (US), Michael Gira (US), Milagres (US), Milk Music (US), Mudhoney (US), Mujeres (ES), Nacho Vegas, Napalm Death (UK), Neon Indian (US), Nick Garrie plays The Nightmare Of J.B. Stanislas (UK), Numbers showcase: Jackmaster, Oneman, Deadboy, Spencer, Redinho (UK), Obits (US), OFF! (US), Orthodox (SP), Other Lives (US), Pegasvs (ES), Peter Wolf Crier (US), Picore (ES), Pional (Live) (ES), Real Estate (US), Rebolledo (MX), Refree (ES), Refused (SE), Richard Hawley (UK), Rufus Wainwright (US), Rustie (UK), Sandro Perri (CA), SBTRKT (UK), Scuba (UK), Senior i El Cor Brutal (ES), Sharon Van Etten (US), Shellac (US), Siskiyou (CA), Sleep (US), Sleepy Sun (US), Spiritualized (UK), Sr. Chinarro (ES), St. Etienne (UK), Tall Firs (US), The Afghan Whigs (US), The Chameleons (UK), The Drums (US), The Field (SE), The Olivia Tremor Control (US), The Pop Group (UK), The Rapture (US), The Right Ons (ES), The War On Drugs (US), The Wedding Present plays Seamonsters (UK), The xx (UK), Thee Oh Sees (US), Trash Talk (US), Unicornibot (ES), Veronica Falls (UK), Washed Out (US), Wavves (US), White Denim (US), Wilco (US), Wolves In The Throne Room (US), Yann Tiersen (FR), Yo La Tengo (US), Marianne Faithfull, Chromatics Cuchillo, Dominique A, Jamie XX, LFO, Linda Martini, Lorena Alvarez y su Banda Municipal, M83, No More Lies, Purity Ring, Sleigh Bells, A Storm Of Light, Ultramagnetic MCs and The Weekend
The History of Primavera Sound Festival
Primavera Sound Festival is an event that takes place in Barcelona, Spain, usually between May and June. Since 2005 the festival moved to the Parc del Fòrum site.
The festival collaborates closely with All Tomorrow’s Parties who curates one of the four big stages. ATP takes place one week earlier and many of the acts on that festival also perform on this festival. The festival attracts approximately 60.000 visitors per edition. Also, daytime performances take place in a park somewhere else in Barcelona. These smaller performances have a free entrance. In the week before the festival, several showcase nights take place in clubs and venues.
Past years’ lineups have included Aphex Twin, Antony and the Johnsons, Arcade Fire, Cat Power, Françoiz Breut, Giant Sand, Julian Cope, LCD Soundsystem, Michael Gira, Smog, Mogwai, New Order, Shellac or Television.
Primavera Sound Line Up – 2011
Aias (SPA), Ainara LeGardon (SPA), Animal Collective (US), Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti (US), Arto Lindsay (US), Autolux (US), Avi Buffalo (US), Baths (US), Battles (US), Belle & Sebastian (UK), Berlinetta (SPA), Big Boi (US), Blank Dogs (US), BMX Bandits (UK), Caribou (CAN), Carte Blanche (FRA), Caspa (UK), Cloud Nothings (US), Comet Gain (UK), Connan Mockasin (NZL), Cults (US), Cuzo + Damo Suzuki (SPA/JAP), Dan Melchior und Das Menace (UK), Darkstar (UK), Das Racist (US), Deakin (US), Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 (NZL), Del Rey (US), DJ Shadow (US), DM Stith (US), Ducktails (US), Dúo Cobra (SPA), Echo & The Bunnymen performing Heaven Up Here & Crocodiles (UK), Einstürzende Neubauten (GER), El Guincho (SPA), El Mató A Un Policía Motorizado (ARG), Emeralds (US), Explosions In the Sky (US), Factory Floor (UK), Field Music (UK), Fleet Foxes (US), Ford & Lopatin (Former Games) (US), Gang Gang Dance (US), Girl Talk (US), Glasser (US), Glenn Branca Ensemble (US), Gold Panda (UK), Gonjasufi (US), Half Japanese (US), Holy Ghost! (US), Incarnations (US), Interpol (US), Islet (UK), James Blake (UK), Jamie XX (UK), John Cale & Band + BCN216 perform PARIS 1919 (UK), John Talabot (SPA), Julia Kent (CAN), Julian Lynch (US), Kode9 And The Space Ape (UK), Kode9 Burial Set (UK), Kokoshca (SPA), Kurt Vile & The Violators (US), La Célula Durmiente (SPA), Las Robertas (CRC), Les Aus (SPA), Lichens (US), Lindstrom (NOR), Low (US), Lüger (SPA), M. Ward (US), Male Bonding (UK), Matthew Dear – Live Band (US), Me And The Bees (SPA), Mercury Rev perform Deserter’s Songs (US), Mogwai (UK), Money Mark (US), My Teenage Stride (US), Nisennenmondai (JAP), Nosoträsh “Popemas” (SPA), Odd Future (US), Of Montreal (US), Oneohtrix Point Never (US), Ornamento Y Delito (SPA), P.I.L. (Public Image Limited) (UK), Papas Fritas (US), Pere Ubu plays “The Annotated Modern Dance” (US), Perfume Genius (US), Phosphorescent (US), Pissed Jeans (US), PJ Harvey (UK), Rubik (FIN), Salem (US), Seefeel (UK), Shellac (US), Simian Mobile Disco (UK), Sonny & The Sunsets (US), Sufjan Stevens (US), Suicide (US), Suuns (CAN), Swans (US), Tennis (US), The Album Leaf (US), The Annuals (US), The Black Angels (US), The Fiery Furnaces (US), The Flaming Lips (US), The Fresh & Onlys (US), The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (US), The Monochrome Set (UK), The National (US), The Soft Moon (US), The Suicide Of Western Culture (SPA), The Tallest Man On Earth (SWE), The Vaccines (UK), The Walkmen (US), Thelematicos (SPA), Toundra (SPA), Triángulo De Amor Bizarro (SPA), tUnE-yArDs (US), Twin Shadow (US), Ty Segall (US), Warpaint (US), Wolf People (UK), Yuck (UK), Davila 666, Smoke Fairies