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The Best Primavera Sound 2022 in its History #2

In Music, Dharma Bum 16 March, 2022

Aleix de Vargas-Machuca

Aleix de Vargas-Machuca


The lineup for Primavera Sound 2022 Barcelona – Sant Adrià is the best in its history and also the biggest, the most eclectic, the most impressive, the most stellar. The most Primavera.

The 2nd weekend the festival has prepared a crazy line-up for us. Take a look at this:

Second Weekend

June 9th-11th. Time regained.

The world has not stopped turning despite the fact that it has slowed down, if something has helped us to cope with this whole situation, it has been culture, music, and that is why we could not celebrate an edition of Primavera Sound in 2022 without counting on those artists who have accompanied us in recent months or whom we have been waiting for years. Like Dua Lipa, who published her highly celebrated Future Nostalgia in full lockdown and made us dance round the living room; or Lorde, who will emerge from her retirement after her unforgettable visit in 2018; and Megan Thee Stallion, who is right now the cornerstone that explains American rap thanks to her album Good News; and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol, who will act as representatives of that venerated New York scene of the early 2000s. To make the celebration complete, some headliners from the first weekend will also act during this one, offering an alternative so that no one will miss their performances. The Strokes, Tyler, The Creator, Tame Impala, Gorillaz, Massive Attack and Jorja Smith are also in for Weekend 2.

Charli XCX, C. Tangana, Bad Gyal and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will also repeat performances, among others, but most of the lineup for the second weekend will be new and will respond to what has happened in the world of music during the last months. So, in addition to the announced comeback of Antònia Font and the return of La Mafia del Amor (one of the cult names of the Spanish urban music scene), Big Thief will come back to the festival to offer us their emotional rawness, Run The Jewels will thrash out their revolutionary hip hop, star outsider M.I.A. will set the stage on fire, Jessie Ware will make us dance spontaneously, Slowdive and Mogwai will relive their love affair with the festival, Playboi Carti will reveal his infectious rap, Cazzu, Khea and Nicki Nicole will act as envoys of the effervescent Argentinian trap scene, Sen Senra will culminate his ascent to the olympus of pop in Spanish, Perfume will dazzle with their high energy j-pop, Burna Boy will demonstrate why pop has been watching Nigeria for some time, the legend Gilles Peterson will delight diggers, Courtney Barnett will convince us that rock is still exciting, Clairo will justify her being considered the voice of her generation and Brittany Howard will give us goosebumps with her unrivalled stage power.

Primavera Sound 2022

If the fine print on the Primavera Sound lineup always serves as a compass for the months to come, the one on the second weekend is the oracle to stick to for the coming year. New pop voices such as Griff, Erika de Casier, Priya Ragu and Holly Humbertsone, artistic breakthroughs such as those by the Ghanaian-American Amaarae, big guitars with a post-punk soul by Squid and Dry Cleaning, the viral trap of Cuban Doll, Tarta Relena, Renaldo & Clara and Rigoberta Bandini as representatives of the vibrant Catalan scene, the new wizard of melancholic electronic music Fred Again.., the minimal dance by the Colombian Ela Minus or the Indonesian happyhardcorets Gabber Modus Operandi. Accompanying them, gems that are worth combing the lineup for, such as the sound earthquakes A.G. Cook and Danny L Harle from the PC Music factory, the pelted freshness of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, the absolute disruption of La Zowi, DJ Pastis in the most unexpected return of the makina scene of the 90s, the techno suture of the Polish artist VTSS and Japanese Breakfast who are on the verge of being crowned as the leaders of new indie rock.

Primavera Sound 2022

Primavera a la ciutat

5th-8th June. A new dimension.

From 5th to 8th June, there will be about 150 more concerts, spread over more than 10 venues in Barcelona . Primavera a la Ciutat will be a festival within itself that is included in any of the tickets for the first or second weekend. With the participation confirmed for the moment of the two rooms at the Apolo, Razzmatazz 1 and 2, Sidecar, Luz de Gas, RED58, Jamboree, La Nau, LAUT, Bóveda and VOL, the audience will have the opportunity to refill the concert venues to see both artists who are performing at one of the two weekends as well as a good number of new names that will only play here.

With even more programme still to be revealed, for now Primavera a la Ciutat will feature weekday performances by Beck, Jamie xx, Disclosure dj set, Interpol, Jorja Smith, Megan Thee Stallion, Charli XCX, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard performing once a day (yes, yes), 100 gecs, Slowdive, Jawbox, Jehnny Beth and Les Savy Fav, in addition to novelties outside the weekend lineups such as The Magnetic Fields, Chet Faker, Sons of Kemet, Bad Gyal’s Gogo Club show, Iceage, Kero Kero Bonito and Kamaal Williams. Some of these concerts will be part of themed party showcases such as those by the labels PC Music (with Charli XCX, Hannah Diamond, A.G. Cook, EASYFUN and HYD), Year0001 Rift (with Yung Lean, Chariot, Lokey, Torus, Femi, Darkø and Drain Gang (Bladee, Ecco2k, Thaiboy Digital)), 4AD (with Dry Cleaning, Erika de Casier and Maria Somerville), Secretly (with Fenne Lily, Alex Cameron and Jamila Woods), City Slang (with Noga Erez, Los Bitchos, King Hannah, Viktor and Marie Montexier), Brownswood Records (with Gilles Peterson, Secret Night Gang and STR4T4) or Hivern Discs (with John Talabot, Afrikan Sciences, Cucina Povera and Sabla), the Ugandan collective Nyege Nyege (with MC Yallah & Debmaster, Duma and Jokkoo), El Punto by Yung Beef, Cønjuntø Vacíø, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Maricas and the Harlecore show that will bring Danny L Harle and DJ Pastis together.

 Brunch-On the Beach

June 12th. The end of the party.

One last note: an 11-day festival cannot say goodbye just like that, so the date will be with Brunch -On The Beach on Sunday June 12th on the beach of Sant Adrià de Besòs. A daytime party with views of the sea that will be led by three of the most brilliant stars of current electronic music scene Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens and Peggy Gou, accompanied on this occasion by the DJ set of Nicola Cruz, Monolink, Anika Kunst, Chaos in the CBD, Héctor Oaks, Joyhauser and Malika. All tickets already purchased for the 2020 and 2021 editions of Brunch -On The Beach will be valid for the 2022 edition, and access to the party is included in any of the full festival tickets for the festival (Weekend 1, Weekend 2 or Weekend 1 + Weekend 2).

It takes time to digest the monumental lineup of Primavera Sound 2022 Barcelona – Sant Adrià. The wait of a year until the doors of the Parc del Fòrum open offers the necessary time to fully zoom in on the lineup, delve into everything it proposes, work out possible itineraries and prepare for the Primavera Sound 20th anniversary party. A Primavera Sound truly like none other.

Primavera Sound 2022


All tickets already purchased for the 2020 and 2021 editions will allow you to attend one weekend of Primavera Sound 2022 Barcelona – Sant Adrià. The buyer must choose: in the case of Weekend tickets, between one of the two weekends, and it will also be possible to purchase an upgrade to be able to go to both for the special price of € 195 (+ booking fee); in the case of day tickets, you will have to choose between one of the six main days at the Parc del Fòrum, no matter what weekend it is.

The new tickets for Primavera Sound 2022 Barcelona – Sant Adrià in all their forms will go on sale on Tuesday, June 1st on DICE. Tickets in installments will be on sale on Festicket. The full festival ticket for one weekend will cost € 245 (+ booking fee), while the full festival ticket for the two weekends will cost € 425 (+ booking fee). The single day tickets will cost € 110 (+ booking fee). VIP tickets are also available on DICE.

All the Weekend 1 include access to the three chosen days at the Parc del Fòrum (2-4 June) as well as to the four days of Primavera a la Ciutat concerts (5-8 June) and the closing party Brunch -On The Beach on June 12th.

All the Weekend 2 include access to the three chosen days at the Parc del Fòrum (9-11 June) as well as to the four days of Primavera a la Ciutat concerts (5-8 June) and the closing party Brunch -On The Beach on June 12th.

Primavera Sound Festival Press Release

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