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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Primavera Sound 2016: first impressions


Primavera Sound Festival 2016's line-up unveiled! This time there was no gala, special show, not even a special announcement. Just a video (having said that, the clip is very cool, see below) on Youtube that this morning revealed the artists/bands performing, a day after it was originally posted (provoking some ridiculous complaints by people that need to get a life, seriously). But let’s focus on what matters: is the #PrimaveraAllStars hashtag deserved? Indeed, it's an impressive line-up again, one that for sure will make happy a vast majority of attendants to the Festival. Quite a lot to see if overlaps have mercy with us. But there are few (if any) surprises, many bands that also took part at Primavera Club, some others touring regularly Spain, and many national groups that I'll see during the year. On a first impression, there's a lack of indiepop bands (few Antipodean groups!) and, compared with last year, I'm dubious if we have as many unmissable acts. Anyway, a Festival with PJ Harvey, The Chills, Robert Forster, Savages and Protomartyr means excitement to come.
So, honouring the Blog’s tradition, here’s our traditional rough (we don't have the timetables yet) “paint & colour” version of the line-up with our first impressions on the bands we are willing to see. Promising, right?

CONFIRMED ARTISTS FOR PRIMAVERA SOUND 2016
1-5 June

+++ • A.R. KANE • ACTION BRONSON • AIR • ALBERTO MONTERO • ALESSANDRO CORTINI • ALEX G • ALGIERS • ALIMENT • ANDY SHAUF • ANGEL WITCH • ANIMAL COLLECTIVE • AUTOLUX • AUTUMN COMETS • BABY DEE • BARDO POND • BARRY HOGAN DJ • BATTLES • BAYWAVES • BEACH HOUSE • BEACH SLANG • BEAK> • BEAROID • BEIRUTBEN WATT BAND FEAT. BERNARD BUTLER • BIG SUMMER • BLACK LIPS • BOREDOMS • BRADFORD COX • BRIAN WILSON PERFORMING PET SOUNDS • C+C=MAXIGROSS • C. TANGANA • CABARET VOLTAIRE • CADENA • CALA VENTO • CAR SEAT HEADREST • CARLA • CASS MCCOMBS • CAVERN OF ANTI-MATTER • CHAIRLIFT • THE CHILLS • DJ COCO • CURRENT 93 • DÂM-FUNK • DANIEL GON • DAUGHTER • DAVE P • DEERHUNTER • DERADOORIAN • DESTROYER • DIE KATAPULT • DINOSAUR JR. • DOBLE PLETINA • DOWNTOWN BOYS • DRIVE LIKE JEHU • DUNGEN • EL ÚLTIMO VECINO • EMPRESS OF • ESPERIT! • EVIAN CHRIST • EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY • FASENUOVA • FLOATING POINTS • FREDDIE GIBBS • GOAT • GRUPO DE EXPERTOS SOLYNIEVE • THE HANDCLAPPERS • HAR MAR SUPERSTAR • HO99O9 • HOLLY HERNDON • HOLÖGRAMA • HUDSON MOHAWKE (DJSET) • INSPIRA • INVISIBLE HARVEY • ISLAM CHIPSY & EEK • THE JAMES HUNTER SIX • JAY ROCK • JENNY HVAL • JESSY LANZA • JOANA SERRAT • JOHN CARPENTER • JULIA HOLTERJULIEN BAKER • KAMASI WASHINGTON • KIASMOS • DJ KOZE •THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM • LOOP • LOS CHICHOS • LUBOMYR MELNYK • MACEO PLEX • MANEL • MAR OTRA VEZ • MBONGWANA STAR • MODERAT • MOSES SUMNEY • MUDHONEY • MUERAN HUMANOS • MY EXPANSIVE AWARENESS • NAO • NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY & THE HOWLING HEX • NEON INDIAN • NOTHING PLACES • OLD KING COLE YOUNGER • OPTIMO (ESPACIO) • ORCHESTRA BAOBAB • PACOSAN • PÁJARO JACK • PANTHA DU PRINCE • PARQUET COURTS • PJ HARVEY • POWER BURKAS • PROTOMARTYR • PSYCHIC TV/ PTV3 • PUMUKY • PUSHA T • PXXR GVNG • RADIOHEAD • RAN RAN RAN •REDTHREAD • DJ RICHARD • RICHARD DAWSON • RICHARD HAWLEYROBERT FORSTER • ROOSEVELT • ROYAL HEADACHE • THE SAURS • SAVAGES • SELDA FEAT. BOOM PAM • SG LEWIS • SHEER MAG • SHELLAC • SHINKIRO • SHURA • SIBERIAN WOLVES • SIGUR RÓS • SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE • STEVE GUNN • SUEDESUEDE “NIGHT THOUGHTS” • SUUNS • TAME IMPALA • THEE OH SEES • TITUS ANDRONICUS• TORTOISE • TWIN DRAMA • TY SEGALL AND THE MUGGERS • U.S. GIRLS • UNIVERS • UNSANE • VENOM • VINCE STAPLES • VIVA BELGRADO • WHITE FENCE • WHITE REAPER • WILD NOTHING • WIND ATLAS • YOUNGHUSBAND

Green- Definetely seeing them. Absolute must
Orange- If there are no overlaps (in particular with the green ones), I'll be there for sure
Yellow- Curious about it/on "research mode"/nice option if there's no overlap

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