Primavera Sound Barcelona 2021 — a hip festival (from 2001)
Location: Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, SpainStart Date: 02/06/2021End Date: 06/06/2021
Primavera Sound Music Festival
If you are looking for a festival that is truly hip, forward-thinking, beautifully located, and brings in a cornucopia of different types of music to get down and funky to. . . You needn’t look further- Primavera Sound 2020 is the musical paradise made for you.
Notice: Primavera Sound Barcelona 2021 is cancelled
If you are looking for a festival that is truly hip, forward-thinking, beautifully located, and brings in a cornucopia of different types of music to get down and funky to. . . You needn’t look further- Primavera Sound Barcelona 2021 (from 2nd-6th June) is the musical paradise made for you.
Notice: Primavera Sound Barcelona 2021 is cancelled
2021 Lineup and More
Has been raging as one of Europe’s finest music festivals since 2001. What makes them so legendary? Most notably, their consistently impressive and diverse lineups.
To give you a small taste, they have hosted musical extraordinaires from Franz Ferdinand, to Nine Inch Nails, to Radiohead, to Kendrick Lamar, to Death Cab For Cutie, and to many other far reaches of musical genre possibilities.
See the lineup for 2021 below:
A little underground
Another fantastic aspect of Primavera Sound is that they bring in many underground bands to introduce new tunes to rock out to. For this, it has become one of the world’s biggest indie music influencers.
Primavera Sound 2017 and 2018 were no different. Primavera Sound had stunning crowds at the glorious waterfront amphitheaters of Parc del Fòrum. There were Brilliant performers such as Frank Ocean, The XX, Arcade Fire, Aphex Twin, Bon Iver, Van Morrison.
The Primavera Sound Barcelona 2019 lineup is yet to be announced. Stay around to find out the lineup!
So Why Primavera Sound Barcelona 2021?
This spring, let loose; shake your bum, throw up your rock fist, do fancy footwork, sway your lighters in the air, and dance like you never knew you could dance. . . Join the party at this year’s Primavera Sound in the breathtaking city of Barcelona!
It’s a 5 day festival. While during the first day, you may wish to drink to your heart’s desire, this is something nearly everyone regrets doing by day 2, not to mention by day 5. Besides, you want to remember the festival, don’t you? Don’t be one of those guys.
2# Wet Wipes
Yes, wet wipes. Bring them. This is something that hardly anyone thinks about but everyone is grateful for having brought.
3# Getting Beer
When you are quenching for a beer while a headliner is performing, it is highly recommended to take the time to walk to the main food court to get one. Why? The bars near the stages will be incredibly loud and packed to bursting;
however, the food court is far enough from the stages that no one goes there, but it will actually be a much quicker way to get your beer. Also, look out for guys walking around with beer-barrell backpacks, they can serve you a pint of beer on the spot!
4# Plan Ahead
There are so many delicious bands at Primavera Sound. Unfortunately, omnipresence is not (yet) quite possible, so it is advised to plan out which bands you are most wanting to see ahead of time, and act accordingly.
What to Do?
Barcelona is an unbelievably beautiful and charming city with some of the most unique architecture in the world; it is most definitely worth taking the extra time during your stay to explore.
It is first recommended to take a psychedelic walk through one of the world’s most interesting and whimsical man-made landscapes at Güell Park, all designed by the famous artist Antoni Gaudí. As well, a visit to the historic Montjuïc Castle, the awe-inspiring Palace of Catalan music, or the world famous Picasso Museum wouldn’t be regretted.
Lastly, if the Mediterranean sea is calling your name, you can take a lovely stroll down the Passeig Marítime, Barcelona’s seaside promenade.
Where to Stay?
There is no camping at Primavera Sound, but being the world renowned city that Barcelona is, there are many comfortable places to dwell and rest up in between all the festivities and partying.
If you are traveling alone or one a budget, there are some wonderful options of hostels in Barcelona such as the INOUT Hostelfor under $14 a night per dorm bed,
Primavera Sound brings in A LOT of people. For that, it is highly recommended to search for and book your accommodation ahead of time using a website such as booking.com.
What to Eat?
The Festival boasts of colorful food options from an array of vendors. While there are many food choices for your grubbin´down moods, Primavera stands out as having many alternative options that won’t leave you with that infamous festival gut.
They have specifically selected vendors that cater to gluten and sugar free diets, coeliac sufferers, vegetarians, vegans, and even people with diabetes.
Barcelona is full of wonderful places to enjoy food from all around the world! Your inquisitive taste buds are sure to be delighted.
From the spankingly fresh fish at the sea-front Agua, to the affordable yet delicious chicken and chips at the legendary Pollo Rico, there is bound to be something for every food craving, budget, and ambiance preference.
How to Get There?
No matter where you are flying in from, the Barcelona El Prat International Airport is going to be your best option.
Getting To Barcelona From Madrid:
It will cost from $35-$55 and take about 8 hours. You can take the Alsa bus service from Madrid straight to Barcelona; there will be 4 stops.
It will cost from $65-$55 and take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. From the Madrid-Puerta de Atocha train station, you can take the AVE Spanish Railways service straight into the Barcelona Sants train station. Add the Renfe option
The drive will take about 6 hours. Start off on the M-23, and take that to E-90. You will follow E-90 all the way until you reach Passeig de Josep Carner in Barcelona. From there, the exit toward 21 Ciutat Vella and continue on into the city
Getting To Barcelona From Valencia:
It will cost from $24-$40 and take about 4 hours. From Valencia, you can take a direct bus to Barcelona via Alsa bus service; there will be only 1 stop along the way.
It will cost from $35-$55 and take about 3 hours and 10 minutes. From Valencia Joaquin Sorolla train station, you can take the Renfe service straight into the Barcelona Sants train station.
The drive will take about 4 hours. Start off on the V-21, and follow that until you reach E-15. Merge onto C-32 and then follow that all the way until you reach Passeig de Josep Carner in Barcelona. From there, take the exit toward La Rombla and follow to Avinguda del Portal de l’Angel, and you’re there!
Getting To Barcelona From Bilbao:
A bus will cost from $35-$55 and take about 8 hours. From Bilboa, you can take a bus straight to Barcelona via the Alsa bus service; there will only be 2 stops along the way.
It will cost from $70-$90 and take about 7 hours. From the Bilbao-Abando train station, you can take the Renfe service straight into the Barcelona Sants train station.
Driving will take about 5 hours and 40 minutes. From Concha Jeneralaren Kalea you are going to get on E-70. From there, follow the AP-68 all the way to Passeig de Josep Carner in Barcelona. From there, take the exit toward 21 Ciutat Vella and follow that until you reach La Rambla. Take La Rambla to Avinguda del Portal de l’Àngel and you are there.
History of Primavera Sound
Back in 2001, the Barcelona-based music company, Primavera Sound, threw their first-ever event. Taking place at Poble Espanyol and featuring pop and dance music artists such as Pizzicato 5, Yasuharu Konishi, Faze Action, Bent, and Los Planetas, their premier festival hosted a mere 8,000 attendees.
Since then, Primavera Sound has branched out tremendously in terms of music genres and lineups, moved locations, and have gained mass media exposure. In just 14 years, they were hosting 190,000 attendees! In this time, they have also gained the means to host a sister festival, NOS Primavera Sound, which spans out across the borders of Spain and takes place in Oporto, Portugal.
Their growth has been extraordinary thus far, and they do not intent on slowing it down!