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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by boney » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:51

indiehorse wrote:Pet Shop Boys! Owen Pallett! Wave Pictures!

I am very excited.
See you there me duck! Most excited about Owen Pallett.. the nearest I came to seeing him was seeing Felix support him then buggering off to see Magik Markers, who were shit.

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by Dear Sir » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:36

I will see you there. Festivals is just about the only place I see you these days, boney.

Very excited about Van Dyke Parks appearing.
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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by indiehorse » Wed Apr 07, 2010 20:29

Hello, I have some questions for people that have been to Primavera before:

Is the festival site fairly central to the city? Is it easy to get to? (Ie, do I need to worry about where I get accommodation or will anywhere in Barcelona do?)

I'm sure there was something else I needed to ask. What else should I be asking?

Edit: oh, I've remembered the other thing I needed to ask: there's some gigs before and after the festival. How do they work? Are they included in my three day ticket?

Also, I'm planning on spending some time in Barcelona before or after (or both) the festival, so any recommendations of how to spend my time would be welcome.

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by mkgleeds » Wed Apr 07, 2010 20:55

indiehorse wrote:Hello, I have some questions for people that have been to Primavera before:

Is the festival site fairly central to the city? Is it easy to get to? (Ie, do I need to worry about where I get accommodation or will anywhere in Barcelona do?)

I'm sure there was something else I needed to ask. What else should I be asking?

Edit: oh, I've remembered the other thing I needed to ask: there's some gigs before and after the festival. How do they work? Are they included in my three day ticket?

Also, I'm planning on spending some time in Barcelona before or after (or both) the festival, so any recommendations of how to spend my time would be welcome.
Its a couple of miles from the city centre - by the sea at the end of the beach bit.
Its on the metro - so dead easy to get to - though as it finishes late you'll need a bus or taxi back. There is normally a shuttle bus back to the city centre.

There are plenty of hotels around the beach area - which means its an easy walk to the site and back - also tend to be cheaper than the city centre ones.

Gigs normally included - previous years some were in city centre parks - so no ticket needed.

Food a bit limited at site - so eat before you go. Normally a token system for drinks .

Plenty to do - just wander around.
Ramblas is tacky / touristy but should walk down it if never been before.
You can go up to Montjuic (Olympic stadium area) or Tibabdo (sic) for good views - though not much to do at top.
Monserrat is an easy day-trip - cable car upto monastry / great views back across city.
Loads of bars along beach bit.
Sagrada Familia (new cathedral) is ace. Old Cathedral in the city centre is more worth visiting on Sunday lunchtime, all locals dancing.
The park near the zoo is good as well.

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Post by bocken » Wed Apr 07, 2010 21:03

What he said, but I'd add to:
Its on the metro - so dead easy to get to - though as it finishes late you'll need a bus or taxi back. There is normally a shuttle bus back to the city centre.
it finishes late enough that the metro's already started running again. The shuttle bus runs to Place de Catalunya, so you might have a bit of a trek back from there.

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by Wheatabeat » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:17

indiehorse wrote:Also, I'm planning on spending some time in Barcelona before or after (or both) the festival, so any recommendations of how to spend my time would be welcome.
Get your arse to Placa Reial, off the Ramblas. Sit in a cafe/bar there and watch a few tramps trying to fight each other. It's hilarious.
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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by photojonny » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:03

bocken wrote:What he said, but I'd add to:
Its on the metro - so dead easy to get to - though as it finishes late you'll need a bus or taxi back. There is normally a shuttle bus back to the city centre.
it finishes late enough that the metro's already started running again. The shuttle bus runs to Place de Catalunya, so you might have a bit of a trek back from there.
Yeah I've never known anyone to leave before 5/6am, so the Metro will be up and running again (it runs all night on the Saturday)

God I love Primavera, can't wait to go back.
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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by indiehorse » Thu Apr 08, 2010 13:30

Thanks, Anoraks.

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by Wheatabeat » Tue May 11, 2010 22:01

Is anyone going to this who needs accomodation? We have ample room for a couple of folk in our apartment, based quite centrally around Jaume I. Let us know if interested, we're staying Thur/Fri/Sat and it's around 30-ish euros a night.
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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by indiehorse » Wed May 19, 2010 19:27

Hello. I just wanted to say how ruddy excited I am getting about Primavera.

Also, were people aware that there's an Elefant party, with Guille Milkyway (him behind La Casa Azul) DJing?
ELEFANT PARTY IN PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL - Myspace Lounge

If you’re going to be at Primavera Sound, stop by the Elefant Party. It’s happening on Saturday the 29th from 19:30 to 21:00, in the Myspace room. There will be special performances for the occasion, like unique mini-concerts from: PAPA TOPO (who everyone is talking about), LINDA GUILALA (this year they’ll also be in our favorite festival, Indietracks in England, “an indiepop Festival”) and BLA (the new group from Luis and Belén from L KAN’s). GUILLE MILKYWAY will make the party even better as an exceptional DJ! Really, can a party get any better than this? The meeting point for all of pop’s craziest, loudest, freshest fans. Yeah!!!!!

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by photojonny » Fri May 21, 2010 11:33

Next week! How did that happen?
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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by indiehorse » Mon May 24, 2010 12:30

I'm flying to Barcelona today! Whoopeeeeeeeee!

I've already encountered my first hic-up, in that I booked the wrong dates for my hostel and didn't realise. Oopsie. It's sorted now.

If anyone is arriving pre-Festival, like myself, do get in touch.

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by photojonny » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:12

So, Pulp eh?
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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by eolrin » Mon Nov 15, 2010 16:54

Primavera Sound 2011.

Apart from Pulp:
Mercury Rev performing Deserter´s Songs
The National
Mogwai
The Flaming Lips
Swans
Suicide
Animal Collective
Belle & Sebastian ... and more names annuncing at this moment....

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by Wheatabeat » Mon Nov 15, 2010 19:29

After much deliberation (about 30 seconds deliberation after I saw the lastest lineup update) I've decided even though I'm completely skint and saving up for our wedding that Primavera Sound 2011 will be my stag do.

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by eolrin » Tue Nov 16, 2010 08:33

CONFIRMED ARTISTS SAN MIGUEL PRIMAVERA SOUND 2011

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Blank Dogs, Broadcast, Comet Gain, Dan Melchior und Das Menace, The Fiery Furnaces, Half Japanese, Papas Fritas, Sonny & The Sunsets, Triángulo De Amor Bizarro.

PULP REUNION CONFIRMED FOR SAN MIGUEL PRIMAVERA SOUND 2011

The mythical British band Pulp has decided to make a comeback after almost a decade of silence. Their first show will take place at the next edition of the San Miguel Primavera Sound.

This awaited reunion will include all the original members (Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior and Mark Webber) and the Sheffield band will play songs from all periods of their career.

The band will be back with a concert at the San Miguel Primavera Sound 2011 on Friday 27th May, a comeback that will take place at the festival where Jarvis Cocker and his band last played in our country, in the year 2002 in the Poble Espanyol.

NEW ARTISTS CONFIRMED FOR THE SAN MIGUEL PRIMAVERA SOUND 2011

In the new batch of confirmations there are some names that are essential to the understanding of music and its evolution over this last decade, as well as some pillars of the history of music of the last forty years. All of them are outstanding.

The proto electronic music of the New York seminal duo Suicide, the former Velvet Underground member John Cale (with his performance When Past & Future Collide: John Cale & Band + Orchestra perform PARIS 1919 live) and Swans, Michael Gira’s re-formed band will also be in the Parc del Fòrum next May.

When talking about the present day we have to mention Animal Collective, possibly the most influential bands of this decade and authors of tracks like "Strawberry Jam" and the more recent "Merriweather Post Pavilion". The National are at their best right now and with the release of their brilliant album "High Violet", they will be another highlight of this new edition. Another band that has grown popular and also been acclaimed by the critics is Fleet Foxes, who will present their new album at the festival.

Two bands from Glasgow, who have contributed in very different ways to making the city a Mecca of alternative music, will join us: Belle & Sebastian with their pop and the robust rock of Mogwai.

But the list of dazzling names does not end here. But the list of dazzling names does not end here. The wild show of the veteran American band The Flaming Lips will also land in Barcelona as well as a concert by the influential Mercury Rev, who will perform the album "Deserter's Songs" in its entirety. Jonathan Donahue's band will perform both in the Auditorium of the Parc del Fòrum and at the Poble Espanyol site on Sunday the 29th during the closing party.

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by eolrin » Wed Nov 24, 2010 09:46

Today starts Primavera Club festival - the son of Primavera Sound festival.
It is celebrated together in Madrid and Barcelona.

This is the line-up.

Agent Ribbons »Beach Fossils »Caballo Trípode »Callers »Cornflakes »Cuchillo »Dam-Funk & Master Blazter »Der Ventilator »Dj Coco »Eat Skull »Edwyn Collins »El Petit De Cal Eril »Fasenuova »Frankie Rose & The Outs »Fred I Son »Ganglians »Guadalupe Plata »Holy Fuck »Homenatges »Jaill »John Grant »Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band »Los Massieras »Lou Barlow »Lüger »M Ax Noi Mach »Male Bonding »Mount Kimbie »Narwhal »Niño Y Pistola » Rubik »S.C.U.M »Sacramento »Screaming Females »Senderos »Seward »Small Black »Smoke Fairies »Sophia »Tamaryn »Teenage Fanclub »The Hundred In The Hands »The Jim Jones Revue »The Rural Alberta Advantage »The Situations »Thee Brandy Hips »Triángulo De Amor Bizarro »Tweak Bird »Twin Sister »Wavves »Wild Nothing »Yuck »Zola Jesus »

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by darvé » Fri Dec 17, 2010 13:42

Anorak,

I have a question, i dont quite get when the festival starts, is it just the fri-sat-sun? or are there things before/after. We're looking for book flights sometime soon, do i need to fly out on the wednesday? or is the Thursday OK? Need to know how much leave to book!

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by Mr Bear » Fri Dec 17, 2010 13:56

davo wrote:Anorak,

I have a question, i dont quite get when the festival starts, is it just the fri-sat-sun? or are there things before/after. We're looking for book flights sometime soon, do i need to fly out on the wednesday? or is the Thursday OK? Need to know how much leave to book!

Thanks.
First things first, unlike festivals over here the main festival days are Thurs-Sat. On Wednesday and Sunday there are extra days (for people who have a wristband for the main festival days) in a smaller venue somewhere else in the city where there are other bands playing - notably Mercury Rev doing Deserter's Songs on the Sunday.

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Re: Primavera Sound

Post by Mr Bear » Fri Dec 17, 2010 13:59

Also, isn't the line-up looking f-ing brilliant so far?

Aias, Animal Collective, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Belle & Sebastian, Blank Dogs, BMX Bandits, Broadcast, Cloud Nothings, Comet Gain, Dan Melchior und Das Menace, Das Racist, Deakin, Emeralds, The Fiery Furnaces, The Flaming Lips, Fleet Foxes, The Fresh & Onlys, Games, Gang Gang Dance, Grinderman, Half Japanese, John Cale & Band + Orchestra perform PARIS 1919 live, Julian Lynch, Las Robertas, Male Bonding, Me And The Bees, Mercury Rev perform Deserter's Songs, Mogwai, My Teenage Stride, The National, Nisennenmondai, Papas Fritas, Pulp, Salem, Sonny & The Sunsets, Suicide, Swans, Triángulo De Amor Bizarro, Twin Shadow, The Vaccines, The Walkmen

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