Primavera Sound postpones to 2022

Barcelona's indie spectacular pushes their 20th anniversary back another year.
Posted: 2 March 2021 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

Primavera Sound remained one of the more defiantly optimistic major European festivals throughout the pandemic, initially pushing their 2020 edition back from May to August, eventually rescheduling to June of this year, featuring a spectacular lineup including The Strokes, Tyler, The Creator, FKA Twigs, Caribou, Bauhaus, Bikini Kill, Iggy Pop, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The National, Tame Impala, Gorillaz - we could go on. 

This year's festival has now been reluctantly postponed to next June, with promoters citing 'force majeure' which was to be expected given the landscape across Europe at present. 

In statement announcing the new dates, the festival's organisers said: " We have reached this painful decision due to the uncertainty surrounding the legal framework for large events on the original dates of the festival – from June 2nd to 6th –, which, added to the restrictions that currently exist, mean that we cannot work normally on the preparation of the festival nor ensure that, once the date arrives, it can be celebrated. Although it is painful, we know that this is the right decision, especially for those of you who have to plan your trip in advance.”

“Once again, we are eternally grateful for the collaboration of all the artists, agencies, sponsors, production companies and workers involved in everything necessary to hold Primavera Sound. And to the attendees, our family, thank you for your faith and love. We owe you the best edition of Primavera Sound, and we are already working on it.”

There's no news on the 2022 lineup, though it could be their biggest yet given they still intend to celebrate their 20th anniversary emphatically after two barren years. Tickets for 2021 will also carry over to 2022 for those dead set on returning to Barcelona's indie haven. 

See below for the full statement: 

For more information, head to Primavera Sound's website here.

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