Primavera Sound 2014 Announces Huge Lineup for Barcelona

Primavera Sound 2014 will bring huge acts to Barcelona this May including Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails and The National as well as the reunion of Slowdive.

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


Arcade Fire

Bo Ningen


Charles Bradley



Colin Stetson


El Petit de Cal Eril

El Último Vecino

The Ex


Fort Romeau

Gang of Youths


Grupo de Expertos Solynieve

Jamie xx

John Wizards

Julian Cope

Julio Bashmore





Majical Cloudz




Móveis Coloniais de Acaju

Neutral Milk Hotel


Queens of the Stone Age

The Range

Real Estate

Rodrigo Amarante

Shelby Grey


Single Parents

St. Vincent


Sun Ra Arkestra


Touché Amoré


William Dafoe

Wind Atlas

Fri May 30:

Angel Molina


Black Drawing Chalks





Demdike Stare

Dominick Fernow

Dr. John and the Nite Trippers

Drive-By Truckers

Factory Floor

Dj Fra

The Growlers


The Haxan Cloak

Jagwar Ma

Jenny Lewis


Joana Serrat

John Grant

Julia Holter

The Julie Ruin


The Last 3 Lines

Laurent Garnier

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust

León Benavente

Linda Perhacs


Mas Ysa

Mick Harvey performs Serge Gainsbourg

The National

Oso Leone






Sharon Van Etten



Sat May 31:

Black Lips

Blood Orange


Caetano Veloso


Cloud Nothings

Dj Coco

Cold Cave

Connan Mockasin

Courtney Barnett

Cut Copy

Dani Baughman

Daniel Avery

The Dismemberment Plan

Dum Dum Girls

Earl Sweatshirt


Genius of Time

Godspeed You! Black Emperor


Helen Love



Jonathan Wilson


Jupiter Lion

Kendrick Lamar

Kronos Quartet

La Sera

Marc Piñol

The Mark Eitzel Ordeal


Mistakes Are Ok b2b Mattis With


Nine Inch Nails

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Sílvia Pérez Cruz & Raül Fernández



Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld

Television performing Marquee Moon

Ty Segall


Volcano Choir


Sun June 1:

Cloud Nothings

Dave P

Ty Segall


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