Primavera Sound 2013: Blur + Daniel Johnston + James Blake + Mulatu Astatke + The Jesus and Mary Chain...

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Primavera Sound 2013: Blur + Daniel Johnston + James Blake + Mulatu Astatke + The Jesus and Mary Chain...
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The second day of Primavera Sound at the Fòrum will include one of the biggest returns to the stage for the year with Blur (1.30am) and what promises to be a performance full of hits. The Breeders (9.30pm) are also back on the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the classic indie albums of the ’90s, ‘Last Splash (1993). But wait, there's more! Also playing are The Jesus and Mary Chain (10.45pm), who, with noise pop gems like ‘Psychocandy’ and ‘Automatic’, are a vital influence for a huge number of current bands. Don’t miss the deafening band that is nearly a resident of the festival, Shellac (9.25pm), the cult classic Daniel Johnston (7.30pm), the leader of dissolved group Girls, Christopher Owens (9pm) performing his conceptual solo debut, ‘Lysandre’ (2013), and former child prodigy of smooth electronica, James Blake (12.15am) with his new album, ‘Overgrown’ (2013). The afternoon will begin with the endless rhythms of Mulatu Astatke (5.15pm) and his Western line-up, quartet Django Django (8.25pm), who have finally set foot in Barcelona more than a year after releasing their catchy debut, and Beyoncé’s little sister, Solange (9.25pm), who, with her indie connections, released the indispensable EP ‘True’ (2012). Among so many international stars we have to emphasise our favourite young group from Mataró, The Free Fall Band (7.25pm), and their deliciously timeless pop sound.

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