There are things that only happen once in a lifetime. The current global COVID-19 health crisis is, unfortunately, one of them. But it won’t be the only one. The spirit of solidarity and collective response of society in the face of this emergency will live on for a long time, and will allow us to embrace exceptional situations and overcome the challenge… and to literally embrace each other once it is over. Faced with this constantly changing scenario, the restrictions imposed by the authorities on the celebration of public shows and on the free movement of people (making the participation of the announced artists difficult and in many cases impossible) and in coordination with the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Barcelona City Council and the Sant Adrià de Besòs City Council, the organizers are forced to postpone the upcoming edition of Primavera Sound Barcelona for reasons of force majeure known to us all. Their absolute priority has always been to guarantee the safety of the audience, artists and all the people involved in the festival.
For this reason, given the exceptional nature of the situation in which we all find ourselves, Primavera Sound Barcelona 2020 will take place from 26th to 30th August. The promoters feel obliged and responsible to contribute insofar as they can to the survival of the live music scene, whose role will be key to the return to normality after this absolutely unprecedented situation that has never been faced before by the cultural sector and all its agents: artists and their teams, agencies, promoters, venues, festivals, stage builders, technical and production teams, bar staff, cleaning and security staff, and in general the thousands of people involved in the sector. They thank all of them for their perseverance and contribution. On their side, and with the indispensable support of Pull & Bear, Heineken® and Desperados, adidas, Aperol, Lotus and all of the festival sponsors, they will make every effort to ensure that this change, imposed as a result of the current global health crisis, affects the festival’s programme as little as possible.
The tickets already purchased for Primavera Sound Barcelona 2020 will continue to be valid for the new dates. Once the state of alarm decreed by the Government of Spain is over as well its possible extensions, more information will be given and the ticket sales will be reactivated. Moreover soon we will give you more details about NOS Primavera Sound Porto2020. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding in the face of this unprecedented situation.
Let’s all face this together. We will get through this together. And we will celebrate the 20th anniversary together. We hope to see you in the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona at the end of August. Primavera in summer, for once in a lifetime.