Primavera Sound has been forced to change dates due to the coronavirus crisis and will be held in late August. Initially scheduled for June 3-7, the iconic Barcelona pageant moves from August 26 to 30 at Parc del Fòrum. “We are forced to postpone the next edition of Primavera Sound for reasons of force majeure known to everyone. Our absolute priority has always been to ensure the safety of our audience, artists and everyone involved in the festival,” the organization commented. Tickets already purchased by attendees will still be valid for the new calendar, according to Primavera Sound, which this year featured a poster headed by Massive Attack and Lana del Rey.
“There are things that only happen once in a lifetime. The current global covid-19 health crisis is, unfortunately, one of them,” the statement released this Saturday by the Primavera Sound organization began. “In the face of this ever-changing scenario and the restrictions imposed by the authorities on public shows and the free movement of people – difficult and often precluding the participation of announced artists – we are forced to postpone the next edition of the Spring. Sound, “they say from the music contest, in a decision agreed with the Generalitat and the city councils of Barcelona and Sant Adrià de Besòs.
“We feel the obligation and the responsibility to contribute as much as we can to the survival of the live music scene,” they said from Primavera Sound, which laments the “absolutely unprecedented” situation that must occur. tackle the cultural sector, the music industry and its agents: artists and teams, agencies, promoters, venues, festivals, assemblers, technical and production teams, bar staff, cleaning and security, and so on. “With the sponsors, we will use all our best efforts to make the change of dates change the festival’s schedule as little as possible,” said Primavera Sound, which in its 20th edition had to host 211 artists up to 35 nationalities.
Massive Attack, Lana del Rey, The National, The Strokes, and Tyler, The Creator were some of the headliners at Primavera Sound 2020, as well as other featured artists to celebrate their 20th anniversary as Pavement, Beck, Iggy Pop, C. Tangana. , The Jesus and May Chain, Manel or Maria del Mar Bonet. “When the alarm is over, we will expand the information and resume ticketing. We will overcome all of this together. We will wait for you in the Forum Park in late August. Spring through summer for once to life, “concluded Primavera Sound.