Primavera Sound LA set times announced
Festival crowd shot by Steven Ward
Updated final Primavera Sound LA set times and festival map can be found here, as well as other helpful information to make your festival experience seamless.
Primavera Sound L.A. set times have been revealed! Check out the set times schedule below and plan your festival experience accordingly. Useful tip: save the set times images and add them to your “favorites” or home screen for easy access.
In addition to the Primavera Sound Los Angeles set times, the festival has announced via their social media: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Amaarae and María José Llergo will no longer be performing. Wunderhorse is now performing on Tecate Alta stage on Saturday, September 17th!
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Primavera Sound L.A. will take place across three days, Sept. 16-18, 2022 at the LA State Historic Park. The lineup included: Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Nine Inch Nails, Arca, Boy Harsher, Buscabulla, King Krule, Chai, Clairo, Darkside, Mitski, Dry Cleaning, James Blake, Jehnny Beth, John Talabot, Khruangbin, Kim Gordon, and many many more incredible music artists.
Tickets to Primavera Sound Los Angeles on Sept. 16-18 at the L.A. State Historic Park are on sale now! Tickets are priced as followed:
Three-day general admission tickets start at $425 + fees, and three-day VIP are $975 + fees.
Two-day general admission tickets start at $240 + fees, and two-day VIP are $680 + fees.
Single-day general admission tickets start at $159 + fees, and single-day VIP is $389 + fees.
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You guessed it! Along with the 3-day music festival, Primavera Sound L.A. will also host a week of shows at iconic city venues! Titled Primavera In The City, fans can catch Primavera bands at Hollywood Forever, the Echo/Echoplex, the Wiltern and more.
Primavera In The City shows:
Special Interest: The Echo on 9/13
Jehnny Beth: Zebulon on 9/13
Tim Hecker: Pico Union Project on 9/14
Little Jesus & Divino Niño: Echoplex on 9/14
Darkside: Hollywood Forever Cemetery on 9/14
Drain Gang: Hollywood Palladium on 9/15
Stereolab: The Wiltern on 9/15
Giveon: Hollywood Forever Cemetery 9/15
Bad Gyal: Echoplex on 9/16
Chai: The Echo on 9/20
Check out our recent festival coverage from Head In The Clouds Day 1 and Day 2. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to This Ain’t No Picnic this year, but we’ll be at Primavera!
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Know Before You Go: Primavera Sound LA Updated Set Times, Updated Map & more
Smokin’ Grooves at L. A. State Historic Park – Phot by Asha One
Primavera Sound LA kicks off today, Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Before you go, make sure you know! Grab the updated Primavera Sound LA set times, festival map and helpful details below that will benefit your music festival experience. Don’t show up only to be turned away to switch out a bag or because of some guidelines you might have missed on the Primavera website or in your ticket email. We got you!
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Primavera Sound Los Angeles updated their set times on Sept. 12 to reflect some changes including WARPAINT replacing LOW. Due to health reasons affecting their tour, Low will not perform at Primavera Sound Los Angeles 2022.
The festival will open at 1:00pm Friday and 12:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
This updated Primavera Sound LA festival map was pulled from Primavera’s Twitter on Friday, Sept. 16. Super final.
✨ Updated site map is here! ✨ pic.twitter.com/RV2QWPjF4x
— Primavera Sound L.A. (@Primavera_LA_) September 16, 2022
According to Primavera Sound LA’s website, “children 5 and under get into GA for free with a ticketed adult.” If you purchased a general admission tickets, you can bring your kiddo for FREE if they’re five years of age and under. Children are not allowed in VIP. VIP is a 21-and-up area.
There are two free water refill stations at Primavera Sound LA located on both ends of the festival grounds at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Check out the map above and be sure to bring your empty refillable water bottles and hydration reservoir packs. See what you can and can’t bring below.
Small bags, single-compartment backpacks, plush backpacks, fanny packs (maximum size 12”x12”) are allowed.
Clear plastic Hydration packs (empty upon entry), i.e. clear plastic CamelBak bag or something similar are allowed.
Cell phones and portable chargers/external batteries are allowed.
Nonprofessional flash / still cameras are allowed.
Refillable water bottles (Empty, Plastic, Reusable, non-metal, 32 oz, 1 per guest) are allowed.
E-Cigs and Vape Pens are allowed.
Blankets and towels are allowed.
NO Air Horns or Noisemakers … lol
These are just a few of things that are allowed and not allowed. View the full list here. It’s pretty standard music festival and large event guidelines in this day and age.
6 Must See Bands That Aren’t Headliners at Primavera Sound LA
Catch These Primavera In The City shows happening at various venues in Los Angeles
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Barcelona in May – the beginning of the swimming season – Barcelona10
Barcelona is beautiful for tourists at any time of the year, but spring in the city will make your trip comfortable in terms of weather and very beautiful views. We will try to convince you to go to Barcelona in May, and for this we will clearly show what it is so good for and what to do at this time.
Weather in May: what to wear?
May is not too hot in Barcelona. The average temperature ranges from 16 to 20°C. The water warms up to 18°C. But many tourists will already open the swimming season by the end of the month: in May the sea is already quite warm, the water temperature will be around 20°C. But if you still can’t swim, then you definitely won’t get in the way of walking along the coast and the best beaches of the city.
The weather in May is also great for walking around the city, without tiring cold or heat. But just in case, you should take warm clothes, an umbrella and waterproof shoes with you. In the evening, a light sweater with long sleeves or a windbreaker will become an indispensable thing.
» READ ALSO — Packing things for Barcelona: what to take?
What to do in Barcelona in May?
Walking through the flowery streets of Barcelona is a must-have in spring! So you will appreciate the unusual architecture, discover the most unusual places in the city and see the real life of the citizens. Here are some options for interesting introductory tours in Barcelona:
Tours of the Gothic Quarter, Born, Gracia, Barceloneta, Raval. Don’t forget that we have an excellent Gothic Quarter audio guide created by our team. You just launch the application, walk and enjoy an interesting story. You can download the audio guide for IOS and Android here.
Unusual houses and architecture of Barcelona. Believe me, the buildings of the city can really amaze with their forms, but not only the appearance is attractive, but also the stories that stand behind them, so be sure to take a guide.
Bicycle tours are a popular activity in Barcelona. Moving around the city is quite comfortable, unlike Rome, for example, where everything is paved with paving stones.
Double Decker Bus Tour – Ride all your favorite Hop on Hop off buses while listening to the tour guide or audio guide in your language.
Walks, quests, excursions for children – a labyrinth city, an extravaganza city, a mystery city … here you will definitely find something to do with children, even in May, even in any other month.
Modern architecture of the city. Don’t just stop at the historical routes, the new Barcelona is no less beautiful!
Acquaintance with local cuisine. Of course, you will get to know it on your own to some extent, because you have probably already read our reviews of the most delicious cafes, but a local guide will be able to take you to interesting authentic places.
Photo walks in Barcelona. Until recently, there was no such comprehensive service in the city, but now you can walk through picturesque places and take cool professional photos, just like on Instagram from top bloggers.
If you are just planning to wander the streets and enjoy the beautiful spring weather, then we again recommend installing a detailed map with proven establishments on your phone! So follow the link and download. You can read more about the app in this article.
Hiking in the mountains
In May in Barcelona it is already possible to quietly make small ascents in the mountains, which will leave the most exciting impressions. Climb Montjuic. Spend the whole day in the mountains, stroll through the flowering gardens and have a picnic while looking at the city from above. A local guide will lead you along the secret paths to Montjuic, you can book a walk here.
Feel the atmosphere of Catalonia on the sacred mountain of Montserrat. There is an affordable funicular at your service – in May it is already warm, so you will not freeze at the top. Climb to the top, taste the local food and visit the ancient monastery. And your experienced companion will be a Russian-speaking guide in Barcelona. You can book a tour here.
Visit Park Güell
If you like to spend your holidays calmly, but with interest, we advise you to visit Park Güell, which is located in the upper part of Barcelona. It is an interweaving of luxurious gardens with residential areas, which looks quite bizarre. Skip-the-line tickets are available on this site.
See the sights of Barcelona
Art lovers will love the famous Picasso Museum or the Sagrada Familia (Sagrada Familia). It is especially beautiful at night – the backlight gives the impression that the whole basilica is lit from the inside.
Discover the nightlife of the city
In fact, Barcelona itself comes alive at night – hundreds of lights, bright signs, chic cafes and restaurants, crowded clubs and nightly parties – this city is full of colorful events!
» READ ALSO – Barcelona nightlife – clubs and bars
Pros of traveling to Barcelona in May
May in Barcelona is not even spring, but a full-fledged summer. But the weather will be pleasant and it will not be hot outside. Although you may already know that there is no bad weather in Barcelona.
It may be too early to swim at the beginning of the month, but it’s time for sightseeing. Walk through the parks and boulevards, go to the beach and enjoy the views of the city.
In May, you can take a stroll through Barcelona’s suburbs or visit the Port Aventura amusement park without worrying about losing valuable beach days.
Make your trip to nearby towns and sights far from Barcelona more comfortable. Order a transfer to the place with an English-speaking driver (you can choose the date and place here) or rent your car. Choose a car class directly from home using this link and it will already be waiting for you at the airport!
Main events and holidays in May
May 1 – Workers’ Day
On May 1, Spain celebrates Workers’ Day. On this holiday, peaceful demonstrations take place near Barcelona’s Arc de Triomphe. Most shops are closed, but museums, attractions and restaurants are open at full capacity.
Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix
Will take place May 19-21, 2023. Every year, the Montmelo Circuit de Catalunya, an hour from Barcelona, hosts an unforgettable event – the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix. There are 15 stands on the track where you can enjoy great views and get an adrenaline rush.
June 1-3 — Primavera Sound Festival
The festival is held on the territory of the Forum exhibition space, practically on the seashore. World stars of the modern alternative and electronic scene perform here.
Cons of traveling in May
May is the beginning of the hot tourist season in Barcelona, which causes some problems. For example, air travel prices are rising, although through this aircraft selection service you can always choose the lowest prices. The cost of hotel rooms is also starting to creep up, so we recommend booking hotels in advance, at least a month in advance.
Choose a hotel in the center of Barcelona
Another thing that makes tourists unhappy is that queues to attractions are also increasing. Partially, this problem can be circumvented by buying tickets in advance with priority entry or a single tourist card for attractions.
» READ ALSO – 10 tips to save money in Barcelona
Have a nice trip!
Interview with the organizer of the rock festival Primavera Sound Abel Suarez
The organizer of the largest European rock festival Primavera Sound Abel Suarez told Park Kultury about the rules of a successful festival, discussed how to live without beer sponsors, and warned what to be afraid of, inviting the band Motorhead.
Barcelona International Music Festival San Miguel Primavera Sound attracts thousands of music lovers from all over the world every year in May. Including from Russia: trips to Primavera have become a rule of good taste both among connoisseurs of contemporary independent music and for desperate fans of those bands that are unlikely to ever perform within our country. Primavera, which was started as a way to brighten up the leisure time of a couple of hundred people united by the idea, now attracts tens of thousands of visitors and arouses the envious glances of the organizers of other European cultural events: by and large, no one has such a rich and varied program of performances. The correspondent of “Park Kultury” spoke with Abel Suarez, the main booker of the festival and the art director of the Nitsa club in Barcelona, who came to Moscow with a master class, about the rules for organizing an ideal festival.
— What were your thoughts when planning the first festival? What did you want to achieve?
– You reminded me of one of our rules that goes back to the first year of Primavera, our postulate: we will never do a festival with camping, such a typical summer open-air in the suburbs. We, as a festival of urban culture, must fit into the urban space. Therefore, we understood that our audience is also special: it does not look like an ordinary summer festival visitor who needs one stage, a loud sound, a lot of beer and a place to put up a tent. The fact that everything went up like that came as a surprise to us: we did not plan such a sharp rise in attendance.
— When you started, what place did Spain occupy on the musical map of Europe? Do groups from neighboring and not so neighboring countries often come to you?
– I can’t speak for all of Spain, so let’s talk about Catalonia. Although in general, of course, the situation was similar. 15 years ago there was nothing at all here. There was no “scene” in today’s sense. Of course, there were some groups, some are still popular, but they could be counted on the fingers. In 1994, the first Sonar electronic music festival was held in Barcelona, but it was a very local event, without much ambition. A year later, the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim appeared, and in fact, from these two festivals, the modern musical history of our country began.
I started by bringing little-known European bands, and then gradually switched to more and more prominent and popular bands. Now almost all bands, regardless of popularity, include Spain in their tours, play here in several big cities. But 15 years ago it was all just a dream. Only world stars had large-scale tours here. Those who now form the backbone of Primavera would not have had the slightest opportunity to perform in Barcelona then. And now we can give people the opportunity to choose from eight hot bands from different countries, performing simultaneously on different stages. Giving people a choice is also one of our initial goals.
– Where would you start if you had to organize a festival like Primavera Sound in another country where there is no necessary infrastructure for this?
– We never set ourselves the task of making the country’s main indie festival. We wanted to organize an event for us, our friends and their friends – in fact, that’s how it all started. And until recently, we ourselves did not understand what scales we had reached. At the first stages, everything was at a very low level, believe me. At the first festival we had a total of 20 bands. Now these figures seem ridiculous, but then we were beside ourselves with happiness. It is impossible to simply take and transfer Primavera to another soil, such things have to be grown for years. If you are asking about Russia, then wait a bit: everything should happen gradually.
— By and large, there are two types of festivals in Russia: one of the traditional type, with a small number of stages and an emphasis on music; others offer visitors a wide range of non-musical entertainment, from lectures and poetry readings to film screenings and outdoor activities. Both of them can take place both in the city and in nature. You are walking very carefully along the middle path. How do you do it?
– You understand that most of these “activities” come not from the organizers of these festivals, but from their sponsors. We’ve been fighting sponsors for ten years now, protecting our event from them while trying to keep them as partners. Of course, we have lost many because of such a policy. So, for example, we lost our contract with Sony when they told us “everything is great, let’s give us free space, and we will put screens and set-top boxes there”, and we replied: “No problem, just go with it to another festival” . And this is another rule of Primavera Sound: everything that happens in this territory must be related to music. Of course, we held film screenings this year, but it was similar to the Moscow Beat Film Festival: we showed only documentaries about the world of music, its heroes and phenomena. We also have a kindergarten where parents can leave their children to frolic without them, but even there we have specially invited musicians. With the exception of the food court, all our festival areas are associated with music – and we are proud of this. And if we lose money on this – well, what can you do, such a festival we have.
— There is a constant debate in Russia about why young performers sing in non-native languages. How is it in Spain, in particular among the bands representing the country on Primavera Sound?
— In Spain there was a lot of controversy about this ten years ago, when all the new bands without exception sang in English. At the same time, it was very bad English, with a heavy broken accent, with stupid words and absolutely illiterate. But this is a matter of continuity, or rather its absence. Our bands grew up all over the place on British shoegaze and indie pop records, where, of course, they sang in English. In those rare cases when there was a song in Spanish in the work of some foreign group, this caused a shock. Therefore, it is natural that our musicians adopted not only musical genres, but also the language. Now the situation has changed somewhat: there are already groups singing in Spanish, and very good ones. But the problem is that indie music rarely has good lyrics, so many prefer to immediately hide behind a foreign language, so as not to sound sugary and trite to their compatriots later.
— How do you mix young and trendy artists with rock dinosaurs like Motorhead or Swans and what is your goal?
– The main rule of Primavera Sound is that we invite only those we like. The final decision is made by four people, so the line-up of the event is the sum of our tastes minus the sharp contradictions, because of which we are ready to kill each other. It was our goal from the very beginning to take the bands that we like so that all those who cannot go to a concert in another country can see them. That is why Primavera has become what it is now: we do not attach any importance to styles or any trends, we just listen to a lot of new and old music and select groups that are valuable, in our opinion. Therefore, even Motorhead, even Pet Shop Boys, can play here, because we are absolutely confident in them as artists – we love them! Yes, we often go to festivals in other countries, look at what is happening there, return to our office and sit down to discuss the experience. The question often comes down to whether we can afford it or not. We try to keep the following proportion at the festival: 50% are debutants from indie bands, 30% are performers of the music that we, the organizers, loved at 90 but never seen them live, 10% electronics so people can dance, and 10% weird stuff that doesn’t fit into any category.
— In a few years, Russian beer producers will no longer be able to advertise themselves at cultural events. What will happen to the festival if this happens to you, because one of the main sponsors of San Miguel Primavera Sound is a beer company, whose name is even reflected in your name?
— Spain has already banned hard liquor producers from sponsoring sporting events. I think it’s only a matter of time before legislators get to the beer industry and us. Sooner or later it will happen. Without sponsors, we will survive, but it will be a completely different Primavera. But we will still hold the festival. This is a normal world practice, when most of the costs of the festival falls on the shoulders of sponsors, who receive the necessary advertising effect from this. Probably, we will look for someone else to replace the beer companies. Although alcohol producers are the most significant help. All other companies do not have such budgets. We talked to the tobacco companies, but the same thing could happen to them tomorrow. We tried to play it safe – to attract car companies, but we have no luck with them, and it ended in nothing. But the festival in any case will continue to live.
— Do you think you have already reached the maximum level of development or Primavera still has room to grow?
– This is partly the limit. This year, the maximum possible number of people came to us: we simply could not let in more for reasons of comfort and safety. I don’t see much point and opportunity to expand within the Parque del Forum (the venue of the festival – ed. note). We will do a series of concerts in the winter, explore a different urban space, there are many directions … In general, we want not only people to come to Primavera, but also the festival itself to come to other countries – to those who would like to visit it. Three years ago we started a similar program in Latin America and we are very pleased with it, because such a cultural exchange allows not only to attract new people to our events here or there, but also to open new local groups, which then perform successfully in Spain.
I’m not sure if this will allow us to avoid situations like this year, when tickets for two days were completely sold out, but at least we minimize the negative emotions from such a situation. No, of course, I am pleased that this happened, and I consider it a success. But, on the other hand, I am very sorry that so many people could not visit the festival, although they really wanted to.
The fact is that this is another of our rules: we set strict requirements for the number of visitors and staff at the event. If all the tickets are sold, then no one else will get there, this is the law. We are not tempted to sell more tickets than planned, as this will ruin the party for our guests and our reputation. We do not want to grow like other festivals, which simply increase all their performance in an arithmetic progression and each year enclose an ever larger perimeter with a fence. We want to be a center of cultural attraction, and not a single center, but a multitude of points around the world that will gather people who are close in spirit.
– And finally, tell us what was the most impossible rider among the groups that you had to deal with.
– Crazy rock star riders are one of the urban legends, believe me. Usually musicians don’t ask about anything out of the ordinary. For ten years, the most difficult riders were New Order and Motorhead.
New Order asked for twenty bottles of wine, not ordinary, but very rare and old brands, which are not so easy to get in Spain. Moreover, everything was scheduled so strictly (the wines were from the harvest of a particular year, from such and such a farm, from the left bank), that I realized: we will not pull this. With Motorhead, everything worked out in the end, but we had to tinker with them a lot. The fact is that stage lighting equipment from the seventies is prescribed in their requirements for the stage. I don’t know, maybe they performed under this at the dawn of their career. It is completely primitive, no one uses it now – just slowly flashing lights of three colors. Despite the apparent simplicity, it turned out that such an antediluvian unit was nowhere to be found, and they refused to play without it. It’s good that we eventually found a similar device from a local collector of antiquities. And so … to be honest, this is a far-fetched problem – festival organizers encounter it the least.