The Strokes, Tyler, The Creator, Nick Cave, Dua Lipa and Lorde are some of the headliners of an overflowing festival
After the 2020 and 2021 cancellations, Primavera Sound is preparing to make up for lost time and build a 20th anniversary edition, for 2022, corrected and increased, with two concert weekends at the Fòrum (from June 2 to 4 and from 9 to 11), and between them, the programming in 13 theaters of the city. We talk about 413 confirmed artists in total for now (in the edition planned for 2020 they amounted to 211) and more than 500 concerts, since some of the passes will be doubled, thus configuring an unprecedented concentration of live music offerings in Barcelona over eleven days.
Poster already defined for the most part, with an abundance of great international figures, assuming that all of them will be able to rotate without limitations in the spring of 2022, and to which some more names will still be added “in the coming weeks”, the festival warns. The preservation of names already confirmed for the frustrated editions of the pandemic era stands out there, such as The Strokes, Tyler, The Creator, Tame Impala, Massive Attack, Pavement and Beck, although new claims are added: attention to the entry on the scene of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (thus making up for the failed Palau Sant Jordi concert), Dua Lipa, Lorde and Gorillaz. In reverse, the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny does not appear in the program, name tied two years ago.
Many of the headliners will double: the case of Massive Attack and Tame Impala, that headline the welcome day, on Thursday, June 2, and will repeat a week later, and also that of Beck, Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator. On the first weekend, figures of musical aesthetics as diverse as the avant-garde pop will parade Charlie XCX, the filo-country singer-songwriter Kacey musgraves, the classic indie-rock Pavement or the charismatic Kim Gordon, former Sonic Youth bassist. In the thick strips of small and medium print of the poster, without giving respite, proposals that go from the industrial exploration of Einstürzende Neubauten to the dream-pop of Beach House, the gothic institution Bauhaus, the historic ‘riot grrrls’ Bikini Kill, the art-pop creator Weyes Blood or the electronics of Disclosure.
The second weekend, in addition to the dates with Dua Lipa or Lorde, the stellar rapper Megan Thee Stallion, art-punk with Yeah yeah yeahs, the temperamental voice of Brittany Howard, the post-rock of Mogwai or the venerable rock with noise ancestors of The Jesus & Mary Chain. The poster continues to offer there an abundance of attractions of different signs, from the rock singer-songwriter Courtney barnett to the hip-hop of Run The Jewels. And between both weekends, a schedule of Primavera a la Ciutat, in the halls, with about 150 concerts, among them those of some repeaters in the upper zone of the cartel (Beck, Jorja Smith, Megan Thee Stallion) and those of claims such as King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Magnetic Fields or Slowdive.
Although the spotlights are focused on international figures, the native area reserves another focus of attention, a festival in itself that covers from the figures of the urban scene (C. Tangana, Bad Gyal, the collective La Mafia del Amor) to the Mallorcan singer-songwriter Maria del Mar Bonet, going through the meeting of Antònia Font, claims like Manel, Amaia and Sen Senra, and artists who dialogue between the avant-garde and the roots, such as Rodrigo Cuevas or Za! & La Transmegacobla. The festival will close on Sunday June 12 with a beach party dominated by the beats of Amelie Lens, Nina Kraviz and Peggy Gou.
With the multiplication of the offer, news regarding the tickets already purchased for the 2020 and 2021 editions, which will allow you to attend a weekend in 2022. You will have to choose: in the case of weekend tickets, between one of them, and it will also be possible to acquire an ‘upgrade’ to be able to access both at the special price of 195 euros (plus expenses). Regarding the tickets for a day, the buyer must choose between one of the six that the festival displays in the Parc del Fòrum. The new tickets for Primavera Sound 2022 will go on sale on June 1 on the DICE platform.