Barcelona’s Primavera Sound has announced the lineup for its 2021 festival, taking place 2-6 June. Originally scheduled to begin next week, the festival was postponed for one year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the rescheduled dates will still feature many of this year’s anticipated acts, including The Strokes, Beck, Bad Bunny, Bikini Kill and Iggy Pop.
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This year would have marked the beloved Barcelona festival’s 20th anniversary. In March, organisers initially postponed Primavera Sound until the end of the Summer, while earlier this month, as the COVID-19 crisis continued, they made the difficult decision to push the festival until the following year.
In an official statement on 11 May, organisers confirmed that the 2021 lineup, “Will still celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival embracing the #bestfestivalforever philosophy thanks to the great commitment and effort of the artists themselves, who have also been greatly affected by the current situation and who will do everything possible not to miss this event. It doesn’t matter when it is: this will be our anniversary party and we want to celebrate it with everyone who was going to come this year.”
Tickets purchased for the 2020 festival will be valid for the rescheduled dates, and those who choose to keep them will be given “special benefits” at the 2021 event. Those wanting a refund will be able to request one from 3 June 2020.
Though several of the major headliners for 2020 are not on the initial 2021 announcement, festivalgoers can still expect an incredible lineup of talent. In addition to the artists listed above, confirmed acts include Tame Impala, Bauhaus, The National, Young Thug, Gorillaz and Dinosaur Jr, among many others.
2020 also marks Primavera’s inaugural off-shoot event in Los Angeles. Though a lineup has not yet been announced, the festival is still scheduled to take place at Los Angeles State Historic Park on 19 September.
For more information on Primavera Sound, visit the official website.