A true festival icon
In the 18 years since the first edition, Primavera Sound has truly elevated itself to become one of the world's best-known and best-loved music festivals.
Taking place each spring in the city of Barcelona, as May turns to June, the festival showcases an often peerless lineup that spans musical styles and showcases the finest alternative and underground talent from across the globe.
From indie stalwarts or hiphop superstars on the Parc del Fòrum's main stages to rising stars and an array of electronic music's most respected figures on countless smaller stages, the festival truly has something to offer even them most discerning of music fans.
And as if the main musical programme isn't enough, there are also secret performances, visual art exhibitions, record fairs, gastronomical delights and a host of other shows taking place in venues across the famous city either side of the main weekend.
The 2019 lineup has not been announced yet. The latest edition was headlined by Björk, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, The National and A$AP Rocky.
On the coast just north of Barcelona's city centre, Parc del Fòrum has become one of Europe's most famous festival venues.
Parc del Fòrum, Plaza Leonardo da Vinci s/n, Barcelona, 08901, Spain
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.