A new edition ofPrimavera Soundis here – the eighteenth already. And although the best way to experience the festival is to be there with the thousands of fans who get together in Barcelona during these days, it is also possible to experience Primavera Sound from the comfort of your own home, be it just a few meters away or from thousands of miles away. Here are some of the options:
The most complete coverage of Primavera Sound will be through the broadcast by the festival itself with the support ofSEAT. Connect torelive.primaverasound.barcelonafrom today to experience the festival from another point of view, with several hours of daily programmes that will include whole concerts, interviews with artists, a selection of the best moments from each day and a window onto everything that goes on behind the scenes at an event of this calibre. Every day and headed by our old friend Johann Wald, comes the best way to relive your favourite concerts or to see the ones you missed. Starting withBelle & Sebastian,Wolf Parade,Yung BeefandJaviera Menafrom the opening day and following on the next days with artists such asLordeandWarpaintplus many surprises.
Beats 1,Apple Music’s streaming radio, will be at Primavera Sound for the first time headed by the London DJ, Matt Wilkinsonwith a special designated space next to the Primavera with Apple Music stage, that will be visited by the most outstanding artists of the lineup. This means that, you will be able to listen to the best of Primavera Sound in the over 110 countries where Apple Music is available.Listen live for free, or on demand with an Apple Music subscription.
The most influential musical web in the world will be back at Primavera Sound with its usual stage as well as a new space located in Casa Primavera which will be visited, during most of the afternoon, by guest artists from the lineup such asCHVRCHES,Thundercat,Scott DevendorfofThe National,Slowdive,Waxahatcheeand Oneohtrix Point Never doing DJ sessions or live interviews. This plateau with views of the sea will be the key location for the broadcast that will be available worldwide onPitchfork’s website.
iCAT, NTS and RAI RADIO 2
For yet another year, radio stations from all over the world will also broadcast from Primavera Sound. These will includeiCat, the Catalan public music radio station, that will celebrate its return to FM with a special programme from the Parc del Fòrum site that will include the broadcasting of some of its usual programmes live, concerts from the festival both live and retransmitted and extra contents about everything that is going on at the festival. You can follow it allon its website.
This year will be the first time that the British radio stationNTSis at the festival. Given its experience in electronic sounds of all types, it will focus on Primavera Bits, the area dedicated to dance, from where it will give an in-depth coverageon their online platformand social media.
Finally,Rai Radio 2will be the Italian media partner at this year’s edition of Primavera Sound, with a programme broadcast from the festival itself headed by Carolina di Domenico and Pier Ferrantini and their showRock and Roll Circus. Follow the live stream on theRai Radio 2 website.