Primavera Sound 2021 reveals day splits and adds more names

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Several weeks ago Primavera Sound 2021 announced its line-up for the next summer. Now it is time to know when the artists are playing. From 2 to 6 June some of the biggest names in the music industry will perform at the beloved Spanish festival.

This year’s edition of Primavera Sound shares the same destiny as many other European festivals because of cancellation caused by COVID-19. But now, organizers of the famous Barcelona event somehow managed to create an even better line-up for 2021. And even more, we now know when the artists are going to perform at Primavera Sound 2021.

Wednesday 2

The Jesus and Mary Chain will be the biggest name. Besides the famous indie-rock band, two more English bands will perform as Metronomy and Squid are scheduled to play. Spanish group Hickeys will also join them on the first day.

Thursday 3

Australian psyche-rockers Tame Impala will headline the festival and present this year’s great new album The Slow Rush. Primavera Sound festivalgoers will have a chance to see long-awaited Pavement reunion, as well as Massive Attack‘s always interesting show.

Tame Impala - Hurricane 2019
Photo: Malte Schmidt (Hurricane 2019)

Among many other artists that are set to play on Thursday are Iggy Pop, Charli XCX, FKA twigs, Jamie XX, Cigarettes After Sex, and Kurt Vile.

Friday 4

Indie-rock heavy bands will headline Friday night considering The Strokes and The National are scheduled to play. They will be joined by Beck, Bikini Kill, Caribou, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard as well.

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Friday night will also see Brockhampton, Doja Cat, Khruangbin, Jehnny Beth, Fontaines D.C., Slowthai, Jeff Mills, C. Tangana, Bad Gyal, Tropical Fuck Storm, Earl Sweatshirt, The Murder Capital, Jessica Pratt, Lightning Bolt and many more.

Saturday 5

Saturday headliners are Tyler, the Creator, Gorillaz, and Bad Bunny while Disclosure, Bauhaus, PNL, Jorja Smith, Idles, and King Krule will play the Spanish festival this day too.

Also, Chromatics, Bicep, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Mavis Staples, Jawbox, DIIV, Jamila Woods, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tim Burgess, Jenny Hval, Fatima Yamaha, Caroline Polacheck, Shame and more have been confirmed for Saturday in Barcelona.

Sunday 6

On the last day, for the Brunch on the Beach program, many DJs will have their shows including Amelie Lens, Nina Kravitz, Black Coffee, Disclosure, Anika Kunst, Blond:ish and more.

Primavera Sound 2021

Primavera Sound is one of the biggest festivals for the alternative scene. First held in 2001, it succeeds in bringing together many different genres. At the festival you can meet every kind of genres from pop, rock and indie to electronic, R&B and reggaeton. In 2019, Primavera received the Festileaks Festival Award for Best Line-up.