Time Out's complete guide to Primavera Sound 2013

Everything you need to know to make the most of the best music festival of the season



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Festival highlights

The veterans

They're twice the age of most of their audience as well as many of their fellow performers, but

Colour correction

This year the festival answers critics who say it's 'too white', with more black artists than ever

Middle of nowhere

This year the headliners are playing on the stage that's farthest away from the entrance, so you'll

After hours

It's 3am and all the headliners have left the stages. Now what? Don't worry, we'll show you the way

A peek at the programme

Primavera Sound 2015

Primavera Sound 2015 celebrates its 15th edition May 28-30 at the Parc del Fòrum, which just so happens to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the debut album by The Strokes. The New York revival garage rock band was the first to confirm their spot in this year's line-up, followed by Ride, pioneers of shoegaze in the late '80s and early '90s

  1. Parc del Fòrum Edifici Fòrum, Plaça de Llevant, Sant Martí
  2. Thu May 28 - Sat May 30
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The Primavera Sound shop

Against all logic and common sense in these hard economic times, Primavera Sound has opened its own shop. Located in El Born (C/ Ases 1), it was created with two intentions in mind. The first, more commercially oriented one, is to sell music by Catalan, national and international groups – on vinyl of course – merchandising, concert tickets,

  1. Ases, 1, Born-Ribera
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Parc del Fòrum

The Edifici Fòrum, a striking blue triangular construction by architects Herzog and de Meuron (responsible for London's Tate Modern), is the centrepiece of the €3 billion redevelopment. The remainder of the money was spent on the solar panels, marina, new beach and the Illa Pangea, an island 60 metres (197 feet) from the shore, accessible only

  1. Edifici Fòrum, Plaça de Llevant, Sant Martí
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Festival detox

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Primavera Sound top 20

Time Out Barcelona's top 20 don't-miss acts at this year's festival. Prick up your ears!

Primavera Sound pre-festival guide

Ten ways for festival fans to get ready for the big event

No-cost Primavera Sound

Barcelona hosts alternative cinema, art and concerts showing there is life beyond the Fòrum –

Primavera Sound in the city

Primavera Sound is more than the concerts in the Fòrum. Here's what else is happening during the

Where to eat

A roundup of restaurants and bars near the Fòrum, and the festival food itself

The Primavera Sound interview

Daniel Johnston

The father of lo-fi, illustrator and cult figure who released his own cassettes throughout the 1980s, Daniel Johnston talks with Time Out Barcelona's Marta Salicrú