The legend is back, Primavera Weekender is back: next November, once again in Benidorm
· From June 2nd to 12th, 2022 Barcelona and Sant Adrià de Besòs will host an unprecedented event for 11 days with over 400 artists who will perform in the Parc del Fòrum and at the main venues in the city
· Antònia Font’s comeback is the first confirmation for the festival, whose long-awaited line up will be revealed next Tuesday, May 25th
· The creation of the Fundació Primavera Sound seals its commitment to Sant Adrià de Besòs and to the neighborhoods of Besòs i el Maresme and Diagonal Mar with the aim of developing a world-renowned model of sustainable urban festival
Two years without Primavera Sound could only result in a Primavera Sound like no other. The twentieth anniversary of the Barcelona festival, after the enforced fallow due to the postponement of the 2020 and 2021 editions, will be the most important edition in its history. In tune with the expectations generated and the desire of the fans, Primavera Sound will multiply its duration in 2022: from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 12th June, over 400 artists will perform in an unprecedented lineup for an urban festival worldwide. This was announced this morning at a press conference by the festival directors Alberto Guijarro and Alfonso Lanza, accompanied by the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau.
There will be 11 days of uninterrupted concerts that will have their main days in the Parc del Fòrum during two weekends, from June 2nd to 4th and from June 9th to 11th, and that on Sunday, June 12th, will close with the Brunch -On The Beach party a real feast of live music. In between, from June 5th to 8th, a spectacular edition of Primavera a la Ciutat will spread over 150 concerts around different venues in Barcelona, while Primavera Pro will also strengthen its relevance as a strategic meeting point for the industry. Given the rumours and the curiosity provoked by the new festival logo, it should be clarified that the weekend lineups will be completely different from one another, except for some prominent artists who will play at both. We are proud to confirm that most of the artists of the 2021 edition will remain at the festival and will be joined by dozens and dozens of new names that will, as always, reflect the essence of contemporary music.
The challenge is enormous, but so is the exceptional nature of the situation: when confronted with a mortally wounded industry, the only way is a superlative response. In the face of two years with practically no work or revenue for artists and their teams, concert venues and all sectors directly or indirectly involved in live music, the largest edition of Primavera Sound ever seen.
At the same time, today we announce the creation of the Fundació Primavera Sound, which is born with the aim of bringing together all the corporate social responsibility actions that were already taking place in the festival to expand, focus and integrate them into the day-to-day life of Sant Adrià de Besòs and the neighbourhoods of Besòs i el Maresme and Diagonal Mar, where its headquarters will be located. It will be a space where music, education, social integration, feminism and sustainability meet and become the focus of the new institution, which has been created with an initial endowment of 200,000 euros.
But first, we must unveil the impressive lineup that will take us back to the Parc del Fòrum next year. Next Tuesday, May 25th, practically all the artists who will participate in the twentieth anniversary of Primavera Sound will be revealed. This week Antònia Font was the first band to be confirmed: the Mallorca band will reunite to perform at the festival after announcing their separation in 2013, now as the unequivocal reference of pop sung in Catalan. Their return was anticipated by one of the now traditional giant banners hanging in the centre of Barcelona, this time bearing the word “alegria!”. It was obvious that it was the Balearic group, just as it is obvious that the twentieth anniversary of Primavera Sound, that of the extended edition, that of the two weekends, that of anticipation, is going to be the one at which joy returns to live music.
All tickets already purchased for the 2020 and 2021 editions will allow ticket holders to attend Primavera Sound 2022 Barcelona – Sant Adrià. The buyer must choose in the case of full festival tickets, between one of the two weekends, and it will also be possible to purchase an upgrade to be able to go to both weekends; in the case of day tickets, between one of the six main days at the Parc del Fòrum, regardless of which weekend.
Ticket operators (DICE, Redtkt, Ticketmaster and Festicket) will contact all ticket holders on May 25th with the details of the process. In the case of tickets purchased at La Virreina, the buyer will have to do the process via the Primavera Sound webpage. As of June 1st, it will be possible for anyone who wishes to do so to request a refund.
New tickets for Primavera Sound 2022 Barcelona – Sant Adrià in all their forms will go on sale on Wednesday, June 1st on DICE.
Once again, we cannot thank the fans enough for their inexorable support in this journey that has not yet come to an end. Those fans who bought their ticket for the festival at the beginning of 2020 with the intention of celebrating the anniversary with us, and most of whom later not only kept their ticket when it had to be postponed to 2021 but also contributed to the festival selling out in record time. We hope to see all of you here again finally in 2022. The third time’s a charm… twice.
Primavera Sound 2022 Barcelona – Sant Adrià de Besòs would not be possible without the support of our strategic partners, Cupra and Pull&Bear.