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In the past, PopMatters has covered Primavera Sound several times, with our reporter saying last year that the festival has “evolved from where it started out early last decade, but it hasn’t lost its special vibe that’s unmatched by most of its competition.”


This year with over 150 bands scheduled to play, Primavera Sound again stands far ahead of its peers, especially in the rock scene. It boasts almost double the number of bands that are in the lineup for the domestic Governors Ball in New York. So, if you didn’t catch the distinction, Primavera is in Barcelona, Spain meaning you need your passport ready if you want to check out the huge acts at this festival.


Primavera Sound 2014 headliners include Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar and Pixies. Not too diverse musically at the top, but you’ll also see the reunion of Slowdive (who have been off the scene for almost twenty years), Neutral Milk Hotel, St. Vincent, HAIM, Midlake, CHVRCHES and more present differing styles of rock. Cut Copy and Disclosure are two of the biggest dance or electronic acts on the bill if you prefer to move your feet but for more atmospheric tunes, Mogwai, A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Deafheaven are there to either embrace you with their sonics or cause you to self destruct. The line-up had been revealed by a twenty-plus minute movie which we have for you below.


Primavera Sound 2014’s official website is here with the direct link to purchase tickets here. A full festival ticket will be €175 until February 7 then afterwards the price goes up to €195 though installment plans and VIP options are available for different amounts.


Primavera line-up announcements and list of bands by day (not necessarily complete and subject to change):




Thu May 29:
Andy Stott
Antibalas
Arcade Fire
Bo Ningen
Caveman
Charles Bradley
Chrome
CHVRCHES
Colin Stetson
Disclosure
El Petit de Cal Eril
El Último Vecino
The Ex
Föllakzoid
Fort Romeau
Gang of Youths
Glasser
Grupo de Expertos Solynieve
Jamie xx
John Wizards
Julian Cope
Julio Bashmore
Kosmos
Lasers
LNripley
Lunice
Majical Cloudz
Metronomy
Midlake
Moderat
Móveis Coloniais de Acaju
Neutral Milk Hotel
Pond
Queens of the Stone Age
The Range
Real Estate
Rodrigo Amarante
Shelby Grey
Shellac
Single Parents
St. Vincent
Standstill
Sun Ra Arkestra
Svper
Touché Amoré
Warpaint
William Dafoe
Wind Atlas


Fri May 30:
Angel Molina
Astro
Black Drawing Chalks
Body/Head
C+C=Maxigross
Darkside
Deafheaven
Demdike Stare
Dominick Fernow
Dr. John and the Nite Trippers
Drive-By Truckers
Factory Floor
Dj Fra
The Growlers
Haim
The Haxan Cloak
Jagwar Ma
Jenny Lewis
Jesu
Joana Serrat
John Grant
Julia Holter
The Julie Ruin
Kvelertak
The Last 3 Lines
Laurent Garnier
Lee Ranaldo and the Dust
León Benavente
Linda Perhacs
Loop
Mas Ysa
Mick Harvey performs Serge Gainsbourg
The National
Oso Leone
Pional
Pixies
Prurient
Refree
SBTRKT
Sharon Van Etten
Slint
Slowdive


Sat May 31:
Black Lips
Blood Orange
Boogarins
Caetano Veloso
Chromeo
Cloud Nothings
Dj Coco
Cold Cave
Connan Mockasin
Courtney Barnett
Cut Copy
Dani Baughman
Daniel Avery
The Dismemberment Plan
Dum Dum Girls
Earl Sweatshirt
Foals
Genius of Time
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Hebronix
Helen Love
Hospitality
Islands
Jonathan Wilson
Junkfood
Jupiter Lion
Kendrick Lamar
Kronos Quartet
La Sera
Marc Piñol
The Mark Eitzel Ordeal
Mishima
Mistakes Are Ok b2b Mattis With
Mogwai
Nine Inch Nails
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Sílvia Pérez Cruz & Raül Fernández
Spoon
Superchunk
Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld
Television performing Marquee Moon
Ty Segall
Univers
Volcano Choir
Za!


Sun June 1:
Cloud Nothings
Dave P
Ty Segall
Vàlius

Sachyn Mital is a NYC based Contributing Editor to PopMatters and his photography can be seen on this site and several others. His new photo site has recently gone live and deserves a look. He can be reached at mital () popmatters dot com or on Twitter at @sachynsuch.


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