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6 Apr 2017

Whenever you plan a visit to the enchanting city of Barcelona, Spain, you'll discover a wide new world of wonders. Barcelona is like no other spot on the map because it's literally brimming with history and architectural wonders, and that's just the beginning. You may spend your time feasting on the best local dishes during a fun food tour, lounging on the beach or enjoying an abundance of incredible activities, attractions and events that are available all year long. However, if you plan your visit for the end of May through the beginning of June, then you'll also enjoy the extraordinarily popular Primavera Sound, which is a must-attend festival for all true music lovers.

About Primavera Sound

This year's event has been scheduled to officially begin on Wednesday, May 31, and it will continue on through Sunday, June 4. Activities will be held at the lovely Parc del Forum in Barcelona's Diagonal Mar neighborhood, which is the spot that hosts most of the city's amazing festivals. A Barcelona favorite since 2001, this festival has grown every year into one of the most massive urban parties on the planet. In 2011, more than 170,000 people attended, and the festival featured more than 200 acts on eight main stages and another eight stages that were set up across the city. This year's festival is expected to be even bigger and better than ever.

Arrive Early

Festival GirlsTo enjoy this festival experience to the fullest, you should plan to arrive in Barcelona before the festival begins because this city comes alive with music in simple anticipation of the actual event. You'll find free concerts held in city parks for weeks before the main event arrives. Of course, an early arrival will also give you a chance to catch a FC Barcelona game and enjoy everything else that the city has to offer.

Scheduled Festival Performances

Nearly every genre of music is represented at this grand festival, and you'll hear numerous bands that feature indie, rock, pop, electronic, experimental, metal, jazz and hip-hop. Over 200 musicians and bands are currently scheduled to perform, and you may see the official lineup here. The various musicians will perform in several different languages that include Spanish, Catalan, English and Portuguese, and these are just a few of the acts that you may expect to enjoy.

  • Arcade Fire
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • The National
  • Pixies
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Disclosure
  • Caetano Veloso
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Volcano
  • Slowdive
  • Alexandra Savior
  • Annette PeacockGuitar at Festival
  • Aries
  • Formation
  • Ben UFO
  • Kate Tempest
  • The Black Angels
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Death Grips
  • Joy Orbison
  • Nikki Lane
  • Saint Etienne
  • The Wedding Present
  • The Zombies
  • Polar Inertia
  • Sorry Kate
  • Wild Beasts
  • Alien Tango
  • The Mystery Lights

Other Festival Highlights

  • Primavera Sound Shop:

You'll definitely want to remember this festival, and this is the place where you can buy records, shirts, books and other merchandise from your favorite bands.

  • Time to Dance:

When you're not listening to the bands play on the main stage, head on over to the El Born neighborhood. That's the place to enjoy DJ sets and dance to local bands.

  • Mini Musica:

Those attending the festival with their children will appreciate this special area. It's set up for the enjoyment of the younger fans, and you'll find an abundance of interactive, child-friendly programming.

  • In-Edit:

This is a mini film festival within the music festival that showcases music-based documentary films. If you love both music and film, then you'll definitely want to catch this cool event. 

Primavera Crowd Fireworks

Ticket Availability

Ticket prices range from around $85 for a single day to around $250 for the full festival experience. Those who plan to stay with us here at Luxury Barcelona may take advantage of our concierge services to have your festival tickets available upon your arrival.

Reserve Your Vacation Residence Now

Primavera Sound will be here before you know it, and you'll want to reserve one of our luxury villas before they are all filled by other festival enthusiasts. Just contact us here at Exceptional Stays today, and we'll be happy to reserve your preferred vacation residence.