We can finally start to imagine it thanks to the first confirmed names of the festival, which will take place on the 16th, 17th and 18th September in the L.A. State Historic State Park, after extending to a three-day event to take that Barcelona touch further than ever before. Kilometres matter little when the same musical language is spoken and Los Angeles and Barcelona will be united for three days by a line-up worthy of Primavera Sound. Coherent and daring at the same time, full of surprises but connected in every detail with the spirit that has made Primavera Sound what it is today. Today, at last, we finally begin to cross the bridge that will take us to a new Primavera Sound destination without renouncing to all those values that, after 19 editions, underpin the Barcelona festival. Sustainability, gender equality, social commitment and urban integration will guarantee an impact that goes beyond the strictly musical one.
The preview of the line-up is headed by Arctic Monkeys, reactivated as the new classics they already are, the eternally avant-garde Nine Inch Nails and Lorde as a generational pop icon after returning with Solar Power, but on this line up the contemporary crooner James Blake also shines out, the triumphant come back of Mitski, the rupturism of Arca, the groove nomads Khruangbin, the house muscle of BICEP, the brilliant maturity of Clairo, the resurrected Darkside, the darkness of King Krule and Low, once again visionaries with their recent HEY WHAT.