For those that aren’t familiar with Primavera Sound, here’s a quick rundown. Primavera Sound is a three day festival (every night from 5PM-5AM) hosted each year for the past decade in Barcelona, Spain, featuring a blend of today’s best indie rock, indie pop, and electronic artists. This year, the festival was an absolute hit. The line-up was insanely good, their performances (for the most part) even better. If it seems like I’m not very thorough here, you’ll have to excuse me. Having my camera stolen before the third and final day of the festival put a small damper on my coverage.
For a full glimpse of the bands I tried to see or if you’re curious about who exactly played the festival click here.
Primavera Sound featured over 7 stages. I found my way to all except the Adidas stage. The San Miguel, Pitchfork, Ray-Ban, ATP, and Llevant stages were more or less all equal in scale. A slight edge going to the San Miguel stage as it was the main stage smack dab in the middle of the grounds.
The biggest acts of the festival played this one, therefore some of my best memories (hazy as they are) are from there. It hosted Fleet Foxes, The Flaming Lips, Animal Collective, Belle & Sebastian, and more. Though I had some of my best times here, I was coincidentally most disappointed at this stage as well (see: Animal Collective, The Flaming Lips).
Llevant stage was the biggest surprise for me. It was nestled in the back corner of the grounds, so I didn’t really expect the massive setup that awaited me when I was El Guicho and Girl Talk there on the first night.
Not to say this was really a highlight of the festival, but I found it funny that they named some of the food after the bands playing the fest. Note: an Animal Collective was a prosciutto and tomato. Lame just like their set.
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