May visit Barcelona for the food, others for the architecture, the museums and the rich history and others for Las Ramblas. But some aficionados are looking forward each year to visit Barcelona for a different reason. Music lovers all over Europe and the world every year put the Primavera Sound Festival in their calendar.
When the lineup for Primavera is revealed, everyone is talking about and all rush online to buy their tickets before they run out. And after that, once you have your ticket secured, you need to search for an apartment to rent in Barcelona. An apartment that will be close to the Forum where the festival is held (El Born or Sagrada Familia), an apartment that you can share with your friends and that will give you all the comforts of a hotel along with the experience of living like a local.
Primavera Sound Festival: the headlines
Whatever kind of music you love, there is always something for you in Primavera. This year it starts in the 30th of May going until the 2nd of June. More than 200 bands and artists will be performing live this year with many standing out and bound to attract many people. On the opening day of the festival make sure you do not miss Erykah Badu, Interpol, Nina Kravitz, Maribou State and Princess Nokia.
The second day you will be able to see the likes of Tame Impala, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, Robyn, Carly Rae Jepsen, Suede and many more. The first day of June kicks off with a selection of Solange, J Balvin, Jarvis Cocker, Roisin Murphy, Primal Scream and the Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices featuring Lisa Gerrard along with many more artists. The last day of the festival, at a section called Primavera a la ciutat, you will be able to enjoy bands like Big Red Machine, Deerhunter, Apparat Dj and many many more.
How to get to the Parc del Forum
Parc del Forum is located close to the waterfront and is very easily accessible. So, if you have rented an apartment in L’ Eixample, in Gracia or close to la Sagrada Familia, getting to the festival and returning back home safely is easy. There is a shuttle bus that goes from Parc del Forum to Plaça Catalunya and the ticket costs 2 euros. It runs on Thursday from 00:00 until 05:00 and on Friday from 02:00 am until 05:00 am. There are also many autobus lines you can choose from to get to the festival area. H16, H14, 7, 136, V31 and 143 that run from 6:30 to 23:15 approximately. There is also a nocturnal bus (N6, N7) running from 23:00 until 6:00.
You can also get there using the tram or you can use your own bike to go to the festival. There is a dedicated parking space for bikes with security guards. We definitely suggest booking your ticket now along with renting an apartment in Barcelona so you can enjoy the Primavera festival like a local.