Primavera Sound 2018: Björk + Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds + The War on Drugs + Sparks + Vince Staples + Chvrches...

Music Parc del Fòrum , Sant Martí Thursday May 31 2018
Björk
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Björk
Nick Cave
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Nick Cave
The War on Drugs
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The War on Drugs
Sparks
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Sparks
Chvrches
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Chvrches
Vince Staples
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Vince Staples

It's here! Thursday is the first full day of Primavera Sound 2018, with a line-up that, as we've come to expect, is extensive and impressive, and starts off with a bang on this day that features headliners such as everyone's favourite Islandic avant-garde artist, Björk, with her latest album, 'Utopia' (2017), on which she collaborated with Arca, who you'll also be able to catch at the festival; and elegance as music with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, blasting out tracks from their emotional and a bit sad 'Skeleton Tree' (2016), which they're performing for the first time in Barcelona. Also getting you moving between stages are Philadelphia band The War on Drugs, who, with 'A Deeper Understanding' (2017), have garnered as much praise as with their acclaimed previous album, 'Lost in the Dream' (2014), which had the international press kneeling at the feet of their classic rock; legendary band Sparks, that unclassifiable duo from Los Angeles made up of brothers Ron and Russel Mael, who present their 23rd album, 'Hippopotamus' (2017); the return of American hip hop artist Vince Staples; electronic and energetic pop from British trio Chvrches, with their much-anticipated new album, 'Love Is Dead' (2018); Fever Ray, a solo project for Swedish artist Karin Dreijer (The Knife), who's also got a new album out, the contagious 'Plunge' (2017); electronica from Floating Points, also known as producer and doctor of neuroscience Sam Shepherd, performing live as well as a six-hour DJ set on Friday; Nils Frahm and his experimental electronica; the meloncholy of the all-women quartet Warpaint; iridescent psychedelic pop from New Zealanders Unknown Mortal Orchestra; and American artist Kelela, who impresses with her versatility and perfect adaptation to dominant trends in current electronica and pop.

Venue name: Parc del Fòrum
Contact:
Address: Edifici Fòrum, Plaça de Llevant
Sant Martí
Barcelona

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm; Summer: Tue-Sun 10am-3pm.
Transport: El Maresme/Fòrum (M: L4)
Price: €215 (three-day pass) - €85 (one day)
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