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Massive Lineup For Primavera Sound 2018 Announced: Nick Cave, The National, Björk, And More



The official lineup of this year's Primavera Sound festival has just been released. The event, which will kick off on May 30, will be held in Barcelona, Spain.

Belle & Sebastian will be performing on the first day of the festival. The Scottish band was formed in 1996. Its members include Stuart Murdoch, Sarah Martin, Stevie Jackson, Chris Geddes, Richard Colburn, Mick Cooke, and more. Belle & Sebastian has released nine albums to date.

On May 31, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds will be performing at the Primavera Sound. The band was formed in Melbourne in 1983. It is made up of vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey, and guitarist Blixa Bargeld.

Björk is also scheduled to perform at the festival on May 31. Some of the Icelandic singer's songs include "It's Oh So Quiet," "Army Of Me," "All Is Full of Love," "Hyperballad," "Venus as a Boy," "Pagan Poetry," and more.

The Primavera Sound festival will wrap up on June 2 with performances by newcomer Lorde, as well as the Arctic Monkeys. Other artists that will be gracing the festival's stage include The War on Drugs, Vince Staples, Fever Ray, Chvrches, Four Tet, Floating Points, Nils Frahm, Migos, HAIM, The National, The Blaze, and more.

Tickets to the festival are now available online, and a 10 percent discount may be enjoyed by early buyers. The three-day festival ticket is priced at $300.

What Is Primavera Sound Festival?

The first edition of the Primavera Sound festival took place in 2001 in Poble Espanyol. In 2005, the event transferred to a bigger site in Parc del Fòrum. During its first run, approximately 8,000 people attended the music festival. Last year, the number of attendees rose to 200,000.

Majority of the attendees were from outside of Spain, and some guests even flew from other parts of the world just to attend the festival.

Venue Issues

There is a major concern regarding the festival's venue this year. Organizers have called for the immediate renovation of Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona since the venue is no longer conducive to huge crowds.

Alberto Guijarro, the director of Primavera Sound, said that the venue needs to adapt to the guest's needs.

"There are rocks and pits on the main stage esplanade," said Alberto Guijarro, the director of Primavera Sound.

As of late, no renovation has taken place.

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