A Guide to Primavera Sound
One of the best festivals of the year in Barcelona
Primavera Sound is one of the most famous music festivals in the world, and quite right too. This is the 17th year of the festival, which will run from May 30 and June 3 and includes artists as important as Belle and Sebastian, A$AP Rocky, Arctic Monkeys, Ezra Furman or Migos in its line-up.
Unfortunately, as is the case every year, full-festival tickets for Primavera Sound 2018 sold out shortly after the line-up was announced. Day tickets for the festival are always available for sale after this, but also sell very easily and quickly.
We recommend you plan ahead: if you want the full-festival ticket, you should buy it before the end of the year prior to the festival. Above all, remember that, thanks to its reputation, many of those purchasing the ticket do not even know who is included in the Primavera Sound line-up. In fact, some buy the full-festival ticket for the following year shortly after the end of the festival, as it is much cheaper.
If you don’t want the full-festival ticket – or if you’re too late and they are all sold out – you should buy a day ticket. As we said, these tickets are made available for sale after all the artists and the festival programme have been announced. Some bands or artists are likely to congregate more fans, so depending on who is playing and when, you should buy your tickets earlier or later. But remember: don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
How to reach Primavera Sound?
Primavera Sound 2018 takes place at Parc del Fórum, in Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona. Although most of the activity and concerts take place at the Fòrum, the festival also offers an additional programme with concerts around the city and in different clubs under the name of Primavera a la Ciutat.
If you’re one of the lucky ones who has a full-festival or day ticket and you’re asking yourself how to reach any of the festival locations, check out its website where you will find information on how to take any type of transport to all of the event locations spread around Barcelona.
For those of you who do not live in Barcelona and are looking for accommodation during Primavera Sound, the best option is definitely to book a hotel in the city. If this is your case, we recommend you book a room quite far in advance. Bear in mind that there were more than 200,000 people present over the 4 days of last year’s festival, so it can be said that Barcelona becomes full during Primavera Sound 2018.
A very good option for accommodation in Barcelona is the Grand Hotel Central Barcelona by Único Hotels, a five-star hotel located in the very heart of Barcelona, in the old quarter and very close to public transport. With a room at the Grand Hotel Central you will be able to relax and enjoy everything Primavera Sound 2018 has to offer.