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Radiohead to Perform New Album at Primavera Fest

Headlining set marks British band’s first live appearance since 2012

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Radiohead will perform their as-yet-untitled new album at Primavera Fest in Barcelona in June

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Radiohead will perform their new, as-yet-untitled album during a headlining set at Primavera Sound, set to take place at the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona, Spain June 1st through 5th.

Little is known about the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2011’s King of Limbs and news of its existence was tucked into a sentence in a Primavera press release promising, “The presentation of the new album by the British band Radiohead.” The concert also marks the group’s first since 2012, and will be followed by a set at the OpenAir St Gallen festival in Switzerland on July 2nd. A release date has yet to be announced.

A representative for the group was not immediately available for comment. It’s unclear if the band will perform the album prior to Primavera. 

Last January, drummer Phil Selway told Drowned in Sound that the band had been working on new material since September 2014. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood later confirmed to The Guardian that the band had “done a couple months of recording” that “have gone really well,” noting that they’ve changed their method of making a new album again. While no new music has been heard, the group did share their unreleased Bond theme, “Spectre,” over Christmas, their first new music in four years.

Beyond the big Radiohead album reveal, the Primavera lineup boasts a slew of heavy hitters including fellow headliners Sigur Rós and the recently reunited LCD Soundsystem. Also slated to perform: PJ Harvey, Tame Impala, Brian Wilson (performing Pet Sounds), Beach House, Beirut, Animal Collective, Pusha T, Action Bronson, Explosions in the Sky, Vince Staples, Dinosaur Jr., Deerhunter, John Carpenter, Suede, the Last Shadow Puppets, Air, Drive Like Jehu, Richard Hawley, Kamasi Washington, Ty Segall, Julia Holter, Chairlift, Neon Indian, Battles, Freddie Gibbs, Savages, Parquet Courts, Destroyer, Thee Oh Sees, Titus Andronicus, Hudson Mohawke, Algiers, Shellac, Evian Christ, and the Black Lips.

A complete lineup is available to peruse on the Primavera Sound website. Tickets for the festival are also on sale.

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