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Primavera Sound Announces Festival Lineup for June 2021

Barcelona festival will now host its sister event in Los Angeles in September 2021

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Primavera Sound, which initially postponed its 2020 festival from June to August due to COVID-19, will now take place in June 2021.

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UPDATE 6/9/2020: Primavera Sound have finalized the lineup for their 2021 festival, with new additions including Kim Gordon, Khruangbin, Kurt Vile, Slowthai, Beach Bunny, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Lingua Ignota and more. Tickets purchased for the 2020 festival can still be used for 2021; full festival tickets on sale now, with new daily tickets on sale beginning this Thursday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. local time.


Primavera Sound, Barcelona’s annual music festival, was set to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year on June 3rd. In March, as the COVID-19 pandemic was ramping up and live music events were being canceled or postponed around the globe, festival organizers announced that Primavera 2020 would be postponed to late August.

Now, it appears there will be no Primavera 2020 at all — on Wednesday, the festival’s Twitter account posted a brand new lineup slated for June 2021.

Bad Bunny, Jamie xx, FKA Twigs, Caribou, Tame Impala, the Strokes, the National, Young Thug and Charli XCX are among the artists included in the 2021 lineup, scheduled from June 2nd through the 6th next year. Several of the major headlining acts that were previously announced for 2020 — including Lana Del Rey and Massive Attack — are not included in the new lineup.

In the wake of COVID-19, nearly every summer music festival has postponed its 2020 date to the fall or to next year. Coachella is currently slated to take place over October 9th to 11th and 16th to 18th, while Tennessee’s Bonnaroo festival will be held September 24th to 27th. Primavera Sound’s inaugural sister festival in Los Angeles was originally scheduled to take place on September 12th, 2020, but will now be held on September 18th through 19th, 2021.

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