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Primavera Sound 2017: Arcade Fire + Van Morrison + Grace Jones + Teenage Fanclub...

  • Music, Pop

Time Out Says

The final day of Primavera Sound 2017 at the Parc del Fòrum is full of can't-miss concerts on a day where the headliners are old friends of the festival, such as Canada's Arcade Fire, who, whenever they come to Barcelona, get audiences into a collective catharsis with their powerful pop led by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne; Northern Irish musician Van Morrison, one of the most influential musicians of his generation, making his PS debut; and the hipnotic Jamaican diva par excellence Grace Jones, also appearing at PS for the first time this year. The rest of the day features onstage highlights, among others, such as Scottish kings of pop Teenage Fanclub, presenting their tenth studio album, 'Here' (2016); increasingly sought-after singer and songwriter from Missouri Angel Olsen, with 'My Woman' (2016), her third and best album to date; electronic pop from Brits Metronomy; Brazilian artist Seu Jorge with his versions of David Bowie songs that he made famous on the soundtrack to the Wes Anderson film 'The Life Aquatic'; Junun, a project from Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), featuring Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express, where you'll hear versions of traditional music from the north of India; mad punk from New Yorkers !!! (Chk Chk Chk); a high-energy show from MC Skpeta, star of London grime; and the return of the powerful guitars of Americans Royal Trux. From closer to home, you can check out Joan Pons leading El Petit de Cal Eril, presenting 'La força' (2016), and a new face of flamenco Rosalía, with her album 'Los Ángeles' (2017) along with Raül 'Refree' Fernández.


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