The Primavera Sound Music Festival is a popular annual music festival has been held in Barcelona since 2001. The festival typically takes place in late May or early June, and features a diverse lineup of international and local musicians and bands, performing a range of musical styles including indie, rock, pop, and electronic. The festival is known for its vibrant atmosphere and beautiful outdoor setting in the city’s Parc del Fòrum.
In 2023 the Primavera Sound Festival will be held in both Barcelona and Madrid with both cities having the same line up of artists. It is an event that should be on the bucket list of all music lovers. Headline acts for this year’s event include the likes of Blur, Kendrick Lamar, Depeche Mode, Rosalía, Halsey and Calvin Harris.
What Is The Primavera Sound Festival?
Following its inception, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Music Festival quickly became one of the most anticipated music events in Europe. It was attended by almost 500,000 people in 2022. Such is its popularity that it expanded to Porto in 2012 followed by Los Angeles, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires and São Paulo in 2022. This year’s event will be the first one to be held in Madrid.
Primavera features some of the world’s best DJs and musicians playing both indoor and outdoor venues. With lineup announcements regularly putting it on top lists for most anticipated festivals, Primavera Sound has quickly become one of Europe’s biggest music festivals.
Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
The 21st edition of the Primavera Sound Music Festival will take place at the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona from 1st to 3rd June 2023. With big name artists already confirmed from the world of rock, pop, and electronic music the event is expected to be as popular as ever. You can get ticket information on the Primavera Barcelona Website.
Getting There: It’s easy to get to Parc del Fòrum by Metro on the yellow Line 4. The closest metro station is El Maresme | Fòrum
Primavera Sound Festival in Madrid
On the back of the Primavera Sound Festival’s success in Barcelona, the event arrives in Madrid a week later where it will take place from the 8th the 10th June 2023. The venue for the event is the Ciudad del Rock in Arganda Del Rey which lies 30km to the south-east of the Spanish capital. Ticket information appears on the Primavera Sound Madrid Website.
Getting There: Arganda Del Rey isn’t the most convenient of venues to get to. It can be reached by means of the purple Line 9 of the Madrid Metro and by bus services from Ronda Atocha-Estación De Autobuses. Check the official websites near the time of the event to find details of what shuttle bus services are being provided.
Line Up For Primavera 2023
The Primavera Sound Music Festival is back this year and it’s not to be missed! The festival will be taking place in Barcelona, Madrid and Porto. As usual it will feature some major headliners such as Depeche Mode, Halsey, Kendrick Lamar, Rosalía, Calvin Harris and Blur – the list goes on and on. If you’re a music lover, this is an event you simply cannot miss. So mark the date in your calendar and prepare to be blown away by some of the best music ever!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Do Primavera Tickets Cost?
The general price range for Primavera Sound tickets range from is €330 to €900 although there are discounts for advance bookings. Premium prices are charged by unofficial online ticket brokers. Check the official Primavera Sound Festival Website for the latest ticket availability and prices.
How Many Locations Will Host Primavera Sound This Year?
The Primavera Sound Music Festival will be held in Barcelona and Madrid in Spain together with Porto in Portugal. In addition, there are Primavera Sound events in the USA, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
Where Can I Find Cheap Accommodation in Barcelona?
There are numerous backpacker hostels around the city centre which are popular amongst festival-goers but they can get booked up months in advance. Another relatively inexpensive option is a self-catering apartments through Airbnb or Booking. Recommended places to stay in Barcelona are the historic Barri Gòtic to the east of La Rambla and El Raval to the west. The Barceloneta neighbourhood is also worth considering if you’d like to be near the beach.
Where Can I Find Cheap Accommodation in Madrid?
Madrid’s hostels are reasonably priced and provide a wide range of services for a modest fee as well as offering a social atmosphere for fellow party-goers. Some good places to stay in Madrid if you’re looking for cheap accommodation are the city centre around Puerta del Sol and Chueca which is a vibrant nightlife area.