Primavera Sound 2018: Barcelona’s most anticip…

Primavera Sound 2018: Barcelona’s most anticipated festival has finally kicked off

Julian Vazquez

May 31, 2018

This article has been translated from Spanish, read the original version here

The afternoon commenced with the angelic, Starcrawler who graced the festival with their fusion of glam, garage, and grunge. Finishing off the first day was Belle and Sebastian, and in between an exclusive trip to another dimension with Spiritualized. Jason Pierce of the band was accompanied by an orchestra of strings and a choir, he turned the Rockdelux space into an immense spaceship with which he led his music through to all the lucky space travelers in the crowd.

Everything was all set for Primavera Sound to take place, what could most definitely be considered the best festival of the season. Over the years the festival has been able to keep their lineup at the highest quality and May 31 was the only thing needed for this to be confirmed.

The main stage warmed up with ‘cinquetero’ garage band, Hinds. The following act was a performance by a band that is becoming classic to this festival, Warpaint. The Los Angeles native girls stepped on stage right before Bjork bringing their usual character and sex appeal with them. They played a perfectly balanced setlist with songs from their entire discography, all the classics fans were expecting as well as songs from their 2016 album ‘Heads Up’. What they gave us for this hour of music was wonderful, and they also left a small surprise for fans this came from the hands of their song ‘Billie Holiday’.

Just as Unknown Mortal Orchestra began with their intense psychedelic set on the Apple stage, it was unfortunate that fans had to leave in order to make it on time to the 2 final shows of the night at the Mango and Seat stages.

This was the segment in which festival-goers had the option to see 2 completely different artists on adjacent stages. Bjork offers an organic visual universe in her latest work and tour that completely opposes her Biophilia Tour in which a multimedia universe was prevailed and was close to her audience. This time around the audience is distanced from the stage it is felt. The exact opposite was going down on the other stage where the presence of Nick Cave was. The audience formed part of the show and felt completely unified with the band and music, nourishing one another and making it a show to remember. 

There was still time left to dance until dawn with CVRCHES, leaving behind the first two days of an amazing festival.