Every year, between the end of May and the beginning of June, Barcelona celebrates its festival par excellence, the Primavera Sound. A music festival known around the world that attracts thousands of people year after year. In 2018, the festival celebrates its 17th edition between May 30 and June 3. As always, the Primavera Sound 2018 line-up has not left anyone indifferent. Groups like Belle and Sebastian, A$AP Rocky, Arctic Monkeys, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Ezra Furman or Migos ensure a success of assistance in the esplanade of Parc del Forum.
Just some time after the end of the festival, the organization puts up for sale the three-day tickets for the Primavera Sound of the following year. Although the line-up is not known, many people buy the tickets then because the price is lower. After the headliners are made public (at the end of the year), the subscriptions run out in a few weeks. The choice then is the Primavera Sound day tickets. In this case, the selling speed of them will depend on the bands that play on each of the days. So, if you look at the Primavera Sound 2018 schedule and see that your favorite artist acts the same day as any of the headliners, we recommend you buy your ticket for the festival as much in advance as you possibly can.
If you have been foresighted and you have a subscription or entrance in your hands to attend the Primavera Sound 2018 first of all let us give you the congratulations. You have achieved the most complicated part. Now that you have the prized access there is some practical information that you should know, especially if it is the first time you attend this macro event.
Most of the festival takes place in the Parc del Fórum, located in Sant Adrià del Besòs, but Primavera Sound also offers an additional program with concerts in the city and a selection of Barcelona clubs. As the festival gets closer, you will be able to find all the information about these concerts within the generic program under the name of “Primavera a la ciutat” (Spring in the city). The only thing we can tell you at the moment is that most of these concerts will take place in the previous 3 days (28, 29 and 30 May) and the last day (3 June) of Primavera Sound.
Regarding how to get to the Parc del Fórum or any of the festival locations, you can check here the Primavera Sound website.
If you come from outside the city and you need accommodation in Barcelona during the festival, a fantastic option is Feelathome Apartments. You can choose in which area of Barcelona you want to stay and choose the apartment that suits better to your needs. Poblenou is perhaps the most recommended neighborhood for your stay during the Primavera Sound. 5 minute walk to the beach and only two metro stops from the Parc del Fórum, in the apartments 'Poblenou Beach' you will feel at home and recover strength every night to enjoy the festival the next day.
Along the same lines, we recommend you to make the reservation in advance whatever your choice is. Mainly because in the previous edition of the Primavera Sound there were more than 200,000 assistants. As you can see, Barcelona receives a lot of people during those dates so it is better to be foresighted.