At the end of May, Primavera Sound 2013 returns to Barcelona, this time for its 12th year. The event focuses on independent music, performers that have played here in previous years include: Lou Reed, The White Stripes, Primal Scream, New Order, Iggy and the Stooges, Pulp, The Petshop Boys, Motörhead, The Smashing Pumpkins, Portishead, My Bloody Valentine and Neil Young. Last year more than 100,000 part-goers attended, making the Primavera Sound Festival one of the most important alternative music festivals in the world and the biggest in Spain.

Alternative, indie, electronic, pop, hip hop, dance, folk, jazz, metal and experimental music are among the genres that are included in the festival. The tradition of amazing line ups continues in 2013 with Metz, Blur, the Beach House, the XX and Dead Can Dance confirmed as playing.

This year the festival takes place from May 22nd to May the 26th, and as in previous years, Primavera Sound will be held at the Parc del Fòrum leisure site in the Diagonal Mar area. If you can’t spend 80 euros on a day ticket, take heart as the festival this year will include two free concerts called ‘Primavera a la Ciutat’, schedules to take place near Arc de Triomf on the first and last days of the festival.

Primavera Sound’s main stage is situated in the vast Parc del Fòrum, an incredible setting with the Mediterranean sea for a backdrop, as if the music did not guarantee an amazing atmosphere!

Further Info

The Primavera Sound website contains all the practical information you might need. Remember that although open-air, Primavera Sound is not a camping festival. This is a very poplar event which takes place right at the beginning of the peak tourist season in Barcelona so it is never too soon to book up your accommodation. Hotels tend to increase their prices for events such as Primavera Sound, and become booked up very far in advance. But a rental apartment is a good affordable option, especially for groups. We offer rental apartments near to the Parc del Fòrum, in Poble Nou.