Barcelona's Primavera Sound is one the most revered and respected music festivals in Europe. Each year, the festival boasts a hugely enviable lineup that is unafraid to explore all musical avenues, with exciting new acts sitting comfortably alongside bona fide music legends from all manner of styles and genres.
In 2017, for example, the bill was topped by Aphex Twin, Arcade Fire, Slayer and Grace Jones among others.
Predominantly taking place in the coastal Parc del Fòrum, the festival inhabits Barcelona with its extensive program of workshops, lectures and film screenings as well as day-time shows and after-hours parties in the midst of the city.
The lineup for 2018 has not been announced yet.
The last edition featured performances from Arcade Fire, The xx, Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Solange, Grace Jones and many more.
On the coast just north of Barcelona's city centre, Parc del Fòrum has become one of Europe's most famous festival venues.
BY PLANE: From Barcelona El Prat, you can reach the festival site by subway. First head to Passeig de Gracia, and then to El Maresme. From Girona Airport, catch a bus to Dublín-Meridiana, followed by another to El Maresme.
BY TRAIN: From Barcelona Sants (the city's biggest station), use the metro to head to Estacio de Sant Adria, and then on to Campus Diagnol - Besos.
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.