Primavera Sound is one of Europe's biggest indie and alternative music festivals. Held each year in Barcelona, the festival attracts the continent's hipsters due to its varied lineup of everything from alt-rock to underground house and techno.
2016's lineup was topped by none other than Radiohead, while the festival was also blessed with LCD Soundsystem's revival, PJ Harvey and Tame Impala, who all touched down on its sun-drenched coastal setting for a weekend that spanned decades as well as genres.
But it's not just about the big names festival-goers should expect. The festival strides to provide a platform to smaller, more underground names, making it one of the world's biggest influencers when it comes to the indie and alternative music scene.
The iconic Parc del Fòrum has become synonymous with Primavera Sound. Just north of Barcelona city centre, and right up against the Mediterranean, the site is one of Europe's most famous festival venues.Expand Map
Barcelona’s El Prat airport is south of the city.
Service A2 buses depart from Terminal C every 15 minutes, in the direction of Pl. Catalunya – Fontanella. A 20 minute journey will get you to Pl. Espanya – FGC.
There, switch to the metro line L1 towards Fondo, and travel 5 stops. At Urquinaona, switch to line L4 towards La Pau. The El Maresme/Fòrum stop is a 2 minute walk to the north-west of the Parc del Fòrum.
No, music lovers of all ages can attend Primavera Sound. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, but those up to 14 can go for free. Entry to pre-festival events in the concert halls is 18 only.