Over the past two decades, no festival has consolidated its place amongst Europe’s very best quite like the Barcelona edition of Primavera Sound. Renowned for a marvellously broad line-up that features as many hot-shot newcomers as proper, established legends, it’s all impeccably well-organised. And it’s in a remarkable waterfront location, the Parc del Forum, which is both inside Barcelona itself and a place that seems purpose-built for a continent-leading music festival. Be sure to check out the Primavera editions in Madrid and Porto, too.
Big names: Kendrick Lamar, Depeche Mode, Rosalia, New Order.
Where: Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain.
When: June 1-3 2023.