Preview: Primavera Sound & Optimus Primavera Sound
Published on May 20th, 2013 | Jonny Abrams
As of tomorrow, Rocksucker will this week be ‘broadcasting’ live from Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Having decided for each of the previous two years running that we definitely should go to Primavera Sound on account of its unfailingly gobsmacking line-ups, we are finally taking the plunge, or at least as much of a plunge as one can take shorn of the increasingly unedifying prospect of wading waist-deep through muddy English fields, the likes of which they simply failed to mention in all of those revered old odes to British countrysides.
Thankfully, Primavera Sound is a concrete festival, so other than the inevitable beer spillages we can look forward to returning to our beds of a night/morning – actual real beds, at that – relatively unsoiled. Furthermore, you can do it all again in Porto, Portugal the following week: check out this line-up for sister festival Optimus Primavera Sound:
Years of festivalgoing has not dimmed our inclination to establish as a matter of certainty that we will see every single act that catches our eye, even though some of them are bound to clash or become inconvenient in unexpected circumstances. In that spirit, Rocksucker has picked the following bones out of the Horarios Provisionales for this week’s Primavera Sound (NB: they’ll be on different stages, so do consult the programme):
19:30 – Cut Your Hair
20:30 – Tame Impala
21.45 – Dinosaur Jr.
22:55 – The Postal Service (missing Deerhunter with a heavy heart)
00:15 – Grizzly Bear
01:10 – Death Grips
01:40 – Simian Mobile Disco
02:25 – Four Tet
03:10 – Animal Collective
18:10 – Kurt Vile
19:30 – Daniel Johnston
20:25 – Django Django
21:20 – Matthew E. White
22:45 – The Jesus and Mary Chain
00:15 – James Blake
01:30 – Blur
03:20 – The Knife
04:30 – Daphni DJ set
18:20 – Mount Eerie
19:40 – The Sea and Cake
21:00 – Dexys
22:00 – Cayucas
22:20 – Wu-Tang Clan
23:35 – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
01:00 – Liars
02:25 – My Bloody Valentine
03:50 – Hot Chip
04:30 – The Suicide of Western Culture
Note that these are times for this week’s Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona. If you’d like to see some horarios for next week’s Optimus Primavera Sound, where acts are generally on much earlier, simply click here.
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So, you know, vamos! And all that.