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Primavera Sound celebrated its 20 years of history with a mega extended edition of eleven days in Barcelona. In this way, the prestigious European festival not only presented the largest line-up in its history with more than 400 artists and 500 shows, but also invited the Argentine public to discover what will be the first edition of Primavera Sound Buenos Aires, to be held on the 14th October in the Olympic Park and from November 7 to 13 in the Children’s Park and in different points of the City of Buenos Aires.

With artists like The Strokes, Tyler The Creator, The Pavement Exclusive Reunion, Tame Impala, Massive Attack, Gorillaz, Beck, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Jorja Smith, Megan Thee Stallion, The Spanish mega-event returned after two years of the pandemic to mark the agenda of Spaniards and the more than 135 countries that Primavera brings together through the artists, workers and fans who come to Barcelona to enjoy the renowned production.

“We are a group of music fanatic friends”, that is how he referred Gabi Ruiz, director of Primavera Soundat the press conference they gave to the media last weekend at the Forum Parkto account for the foundations with which they built the festival, one of the most emblematic and respected in the world.

Likewise, this edition of Primavera Sound constituted a prelude to the long-awaited arrival of the festival in our country. Artists like Charlie XCX, lorde, Interpol, Beach House, Viagra Boysbeak, black ice creamVTSS Harsher, Derby Motoreta’s Burrito KachimbaSoto Asa, The Minor Leagues, Caroline Polacheck, Jessie Ware, bad gyalShygirl, Amaia, Anz, Caroline During, ShellacTayhana, Isabella , New blood107 Fauns, John Talabot, Motorized SantiagoDillom & Saramalacara, They toured the different stages of the festival as a sample of what their shows will be in Buenos Aires in October, with “Road To Primavera”, the opening event of the festival in Buenos Aires and November, with the Spring Week.

Charli XCX, who will be one of those in charge of starring in the first edition of Primavera Sound Buenos Aires, shone with a hypnotic show in Barcelona. Photo: Toto Pons.

For its part, Argentina was also present in this very special installment: Duki, Cazzu, Niki Nicole, He Killed a Motorized Cop, Dillom & Saramalacara, Chinese Bandals, 107 Faun and Baby Beast were some of the exponents that represented our country in Primavera Sound.

With curatorship as the main headliner, this urban mega-festival will transcend borders and will arrive in 2022 at Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, San Pablo and Los Angeles.

What is Primavera Sound about?

Primavera Sound is one of the most important and prestigious music festivals in the worlda unique experience that transcends the merely musical, becoming a cultural event of the first order.

It was created in the city of Barcelona, ​​having held its first edition 20 years ago. This is a festival that has always stood out for the extreme quality of its line-up -worldwide recognized by musicians, industry leaders and specialized media-, for its high standards of sustainable development and commitment to the environment, and for its huge involvement with the local community of each city where it happens. As a result of these values, and the commitment to gender equality in its posters since 2019, Since that year, Primavera Sound became the first large-format festival to collaborate with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Campaign.

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Artists like Radiohead, Rosalía, Bjork, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, J Balvin, Tame Impala, Blur, LCD Soundsystem, Pulp, Aphex Twin, Sonic Youth, The White Stripes, Solange, Patti Smith, among more than 3000 other artists, have passed through the Primavera Sound stage, highlighting the versatility, innovation, and musical excellence that characterizes the event.

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