Primavera Sound Festival 2015

Primavera Sound Festival 2015

May 27, 2015 - May 30, 2015
May 27, 2015 - May 30, 2015


Primavera Sound is a music festival that takes place between the end of May and beginning of June in Barcelona, Catalonia. The first edition took place in 2001 in Poble Espanyol and in 2005 it moved to the Parc del Fòrum, a much larger site on the seafront. The nature of the festival (urban and an integrated part of the city) and the wide range of bands represented have made Primavera Sound a meeting point for artists and spectators from all generations.

The festival has always succeeded in bringing together in its line up both the latest independent music tendencies and artists with a consolidated career, while presenting all styles and genres and being fully committed to quality pop, rock and the most underground tendencies of electronic and dance music.

Pixies, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Nine Inch Nails, Kendrick Lamar, Neil Young, Sonic Youth, Portishead, Pet Shop Boys, Pavement, Echo & The Bunnymen, Lou Reed, My Bloody Valentine, El-P, Pulp, Patti Smith, James Blake, Cat Power, Public Enemy, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, Television, Devo, Enrique Morente, The White Stripes, LCD Soundsystem, Tindersticks, PJ Harvey, Shellac, Dinosaur Jr., New Order, Fuck Buttons, Swans, Melvins, Psychic TV, Spiritualized, The Cure, Bon Iver, La Buena Vida, Death Cab For Cutie, Iggy & The Stooges, De La Soul, Marianne Faithfull, Mazzy Star, Blur, Wu-Tang Clan, Phoenix, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Tame Impala amongst many others have performed on its stages.

At every edition the event has grown both in terms of numbers and in terms of media exposure: press, radio and television both nationally and internationally. Its first edition in 2001 closed with an attendance of 8000 people, an audience that by the latest edition in 2015 had become 190,000.

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Belle and Sebastian
Patti Smith
Singer-songwriter, poet, artist
bornDecember 30, 1946
José González
Swedish-Argentine singer-songwriter
bornJuly 31, 1978

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Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946)[4] is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.[1]

Called the "punk poet laureate", Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Smith's most widely known song is "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen. The song reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978.[1] In 2005, Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture,[5] and in 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[6] On November 17, 2010, she won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids.[7] The book fulfilled a promise she had made to her former long-time roommate and partner, Robert Mapplethorpe. In Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Artists published in December 2010, she was in 47th place.[8] She is also a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music Prize.


The Black Keys are an American rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums). The duo began as an independent act, recording music in basements and self-producing their records, before they eventually emerged as one of the most popular garage rock artists during a second wave of the genre's revival in the 2010s. The band's raw blues rock sound draws heavily from Auerbach's blues influences, including Junior Kimbrough, Howlin' Wolf, and Robert Johnson.

Friends since childhood, Auerbach and Carney founded the group after dropping out of college. After signing with indie label Alive, they released their debut album, The Big Come Up (2002), which earned them a new deal with Fat Possum Records. Over the next decade, the Black Keys built an underground fanbase through extensive touring of small clubs, frequent album releases and music festival appearances, and substantial licensing of their songs. Their third album, Rubber Factory (2004), received critical acclaim and boosted the band's profile, eventually leading to a record deal with major label Nonesuch Records in 2006. After self-producing and recording their first four records in makeshift studios, the duo completed Attack & Release (2008) in a professional studio and hired producer Danger Mouse, a frequent collaborator with the band.

The group's commercial breakthrough came in 2010 with Brothers, which along with its popular single "Tighten Up", won three Grammy Awards. Their 2011 follow-up El Camino received strong reviews and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, leading to the first arena concert tour of the band's career, the El Camino Tour. The album and its hit single "Lonely Boy" won three Grammy Awards. In 2014, they released their eighth album, Turn Blue, their first number-one record in the US, Canada, and Australia.

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Primavera Sound 2015: The 360° Experience
The 405  –  June 11, 2015
For those who could hack it, Caribou took to the stage for the early hours with the 3am slot, that perfectly helped bring the 15th Primavera Sound festival to a close as the gates to Parc Del Forum were closed for another year. The 405 spoke to some of the ...
Primavera Sound 2015
Pitchfork  –  June 2, 2015
Check out a photo gallery from this year's Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain and read some of Mark Richardson and Jeremy Gordon’s notes on sets by Patti Smith, Mac DeMarco, Run the Jewels, and more. (Note: Pitchfork curated a stage at ...
Primavera Sound 2015 wraps up longest party of festival year
Los Angeles Times  –  May 31, 2015
Coachella has its own beloved rituals, but Primavera has a dreamy, urbane daze all its own. It’s around 3 a.m. on the Barcelona waterfront, and Karl Hyde of Underworld is jubilant. He’s singing and bopping across the Primavera Sound stage while tens of ...
Primavera Sound Music Festival Drawing Tourists to Spain
Popdust  –  May 26, 2015
Taking place in the heart of Europe’s top tourist destination, Barcelona, Primavera Sound never ceases to impress music fans from around the world. The festival boasts an enviable lineup which includes artists from a wide range of genres such as the ...
Primavera Sound Festival Organizers: 'We Never Thought We Would Get to This Point'
Billboard  –  May 25, 2015
"For one week, Barcelona sounds the way we want it to sound," says Primavera Sound festival co-director Alfonso Lanza, who heads a relatively small team that oversees the event's production. "We are very aware that when we are selling a ticket for ...
Top 10 European Music Festivals 2015
About  –  April 19, 2015
Music festivals are a great reason to travel to Europe this summer. This is your guide to 2015.'s best. Primavera Sound is an annual music festival taking place in Barcelona, Spain. It first took place in 2001. It is held in the Parc del Forum just ...

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