While Spain was ravaged throughout the spring with over 27,000 cumulative confirmed deaths from COVID-19, the European country continues to charge forward and look ahead to brighter days when live events can return. On Wednesday, organizers for Barcelona’s Primavera Sound announced the lineup for the 2021 event, which will take place next summer on June 2nd-6th.
The planned 2020 installment of the annual music festival–what would have been its 20th anniversary–was officially pushed back to 2021 earlier this month, after initially being postponed to August 2020. Similar to the original 2020 lineup poster which featured The Strokes, Beck, Tyler, The Creator, The Black Lips, The National, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Maggie Rogers, Iggy Pop, and more, the 2021 edition will see many of the same names at next year’s festival, along with the addition of Tame Impala as one of the new headliners.
It’s worth noting that Lana Del Rey, Massive Attack, Kacey Musgraves, and Brittany Howard, who were all initially confirmed for the 2020 lineup, were not included in the 2021 announcement. As Rolling Stone points out, Primavera Sound’s first-ever Los Angeles event is also still scheduled to take place later this year on September 12th, although a lineup has yet to be confirmed.
“Whoever said that the second chances are never good did not imagine that we would experience something like what is happening this 2020,” the festival shared in a statement posted to its website with Wednesday’s announcement. “With the whole world on pause due to the evolution of the global pandemic and with the live music sector holding its breath facing a summer without festivals, we can only look forward: towards 2021.”
Tickets originally purchased for Primavera Sound Barcelona 2020 will be valid for the 2021 event, while remaining tickets for next summer’s festival will go on sale next Wednesday, June 3rd. Scroll down to see the initial lineup of artists for next summer’s event. Head to the festival website for more info.
Click here for a full listing of the major 2020 festivals and tours which have either been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19.
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