Live music and holidays, we miss them dearly. We hope they're coming back soon. Surely they will right? Maybe certainly in 2022. We're hoping so, because at least a weekend at Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival sounds very, very good indeed.
Today the festival announced it's first wave of acts for the line-up, and well, they were so good the website crashed despite tickets not even being on sale yet.
In what looks to be the current stand-out festival of 2022, Primavera Sound has announced a bumper line-up, adding a second weekend of shows, with many headliners performing on both weekends.
Here's a little look at what we know so far about the 20th Primavera Sound.
When is it?
Typically the festival takes place across four days between the end of May and early June, but this year (if you went to the entire festival, which you could) it takes place from June 2 to June 12 (2022, of course).
It's an urban festival, taking place mainly at Parc del Fòrum, on the Barcelona seafront, but also spilling into other venues across the city.
There's several stages, and performances typically occur from roughly between 3pm - 4am, though they can start earlier and finish later.
Okay, so why is this year so good?
Well last year's was cancelled, and it would've been the 20th anniversary. Shame that, imagine your big 20th party being cancelled, you'd make sure it was extra-special when it eventually happened too, wouldn't you.
Even bigger shame is the year before was also cancelled.
Yeah. So that's what they've done. Come back with a bang, we hope.
It's running across two weekends instead of one: June 2 - 4 and June 9 - 11, but there's also a few days between the two 'weekends' June 5-9 where loads of performances are scheduled at indoor venues across the city. June 12 will also see a beach party with DJs and other acts. This makes for ten continuous days of music.
Nice. And the line up?
According to the poster there's more to come also.
Ridiculous. How do people get tickets?
Well, sadly, like with all good events, it's going to involve a bit of stress.
Everyone and their dogsitter will want to be there, for a start. Additionally, people who has tickers for either 2020 or 2021 will be able to attend a weekend of their choice, or upgrade to go to both weekends, which will likely put a dent in the number of tickets available. If this applies to you, you can do that between now and the 31st of May 2021, here.
If for some reason people don't want to use their tickets from previous years, they can get a refund.
For those of us trying to get involved, tickets go on sale June 1st at 11am CEST, which is 10am in the UK. It's a Tuesday, so take an early lunch or something.
Good luck! Hopefully we'll all be sangria-tipsy and sobbing to Lorde (is there new music????) soon enough!
For more information, have a look around here.
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