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Mempho Fest shares their 2018 lineup

Mempho Fest shares their 2018 lineup

June 11, 2018

Mempho Fest has just announced that their second edition will be taking place on October 6-7 at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, TN. Beck is scheduled to headline on Saturday and Post Malone will be headlining on Sunday. In support, there will be Phoenix, Mac DeMarco, and Janelle Monae. Mempho Festival is an event that is filled with music, food, and nature for people of all ages. The second edition is the follow up to their successful inaugural in 2017. Last year Cage the Elephant headlined the first day of the festival and we were there to cover it check out the photos here

“A limited supply of GA, VIP, and Super VIP pre-sale tickets and packages are available on Monday, June 11th, starting at $79 for Single Day and $139 for 2-Day tickets. General on-sale begins on Friday, June 15th, at 10 A.M. CT, starting at $89 for Single Day and $159 for 2-Day tickets. Prices will increase on July 13th and September 28th, so reserve your tickets while supplies last.” (Press Release)

Tickets can be purchased here

Lineup

Beck, Post Malone, Phoenix, Janelle Monáe, Nas, Mac DeMarco, Milky Chance, Rich The Kid, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Juicy J, Project Pat, Stones Throw (feat. Chuck Leavell, Bernard Fowler, Farryl Jones, Tim Ries, & Karl Denson), Lucero, The Bar-Kays, Big Ass Truck, Larkin Poe, Eric Gales, Royal Studios Presents William Bell, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, & Hi Rhythm, Don Bryant & The Bo-Keys, Danny Barnes’ Space Program, John Nemeth & The Love Light Orchestra, The Como Mamas, Sam Lewis, Boo Mitchell & The Kings, Talibah Safiya, Cory Branan, and Brandon “Taz” Niederuaer (Artist-At-Large) 

Primavera Sound 2019 tickets on sale for 48 ho…

Primavera Sound 2019 tickets on sale for 48 hours 

June 6, 2018

Primavera Sound is already selling their early bird tickets for 2019, they will be available for 48 hours starting today. Tickets are now available here. Primavera Sound 2018 took place from May 31st – June 3rd at Parc del Forum in Barcelona, Spain. This year the festival featured artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Björk, The National, Warpaint, Grizzly Bear, Spiritualized, Hinds, The War On Drugs, Nick Cave, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and more. Get your tickets quick because they’re selling out. 

Full VIP Tickets: €300.00

Full Festival Ticket: €150.00

Check out the 50 best photos captured at the festival here

A journey through day 2 and 3 of Primavera Sou…

A journey through day 2 and 3 of Primavera Sound 2018

Julian Vazquez

June 5, 2018

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

Year after year Primavera Sound starts the European festival season off strong and their stellar lineups never seem to disappoint fans. 

Their lineup is so well crafted, making it worthwhile to discover the artists that have a smaller print on the poster. In order to do this, we have to take a look outside of the 2 main stages and this is how we discovered Cari Cari at the Night Pro Stage on day 2 of the festival. Taking on the same format as the White Stripes, Alexander Köck is on guitar and vocals and Stephanie Widmer on the drums. The band transported us through the linear roads of the American dessert, with their perfect rock n’ roll. It’s worth checking out their latest single: Nothing’s Older than Yesterday.

We started the day off with Kim Deal of the Pixies and her band The Breeders. It has been awhile since Kim has stepped on stage but it’s evident that we all fell in love with her again after that unforgettable set. It inevitable that through the show The Breeders put on, the energy of the Pixies is still present and was felt through the crowd, even more so, when they played Gigantic.

One of the most anticipated acts of day 2 was most definitely Charlotte Gainsbourg on the Apple Music stage. Her presence on the big screen and on the red carpets has always been more common than an appearance on stage. Charlotte played all of her hits during the first half of her set getting the audience excited and moving. We love you Charlotte, and you don’t need to do that, however, we can assure you that you ratified our love for you on Friday night.

We had to skip over Haim to see Cigarettes After Sex, this is one of the problems festival goers had to face due to the programming of the festival. Dancing until dawn was present at the Mango stage and on the other side was the Ray-Ban stage gifting us a trip in which it is possible to detach from the gravity of the earth and float by an intimate atmosphere of sound.

We started the last day off with a local artist, and it’s important to note that at just 21, Núria Graham is a musical force that will for sure be taking her career to an international level in the coming months. If we’re talking about talented youth and unprejudiced talents, it is evident to take an early visit to the Heineken Hidden Stage to see what the Norwich based girl band Let’s Eat Grandma had to offer. There is plenty of talent in these girls and they have the strength to mix with the best of today’s music scene. Their second full-length album I’m All Ears will be out on June 29th, be sure to keep an eye out for this one.

All were still eager to continue dancing so Lykke Li was the ideal proposal coming from a slightly more mainstream place, but at the same time still on the same musical line. Lykke played a 1-hour set riddled with hits and sex appeal.

It was about time to give ourselves time for some indie rock, and the answer was on the Ray-Ban Stage, Grizzly Bear. Continuing was Deerhunter, on the same stage a few moments later. Later that night, Arctic Monkeys took the main stage and made their festival debut. They opened up their set with Four Out of Five a track off their new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. The Monkeys took festival goers on a journey through their entire discography, they played fan favorites, some oldies, and a few from their new record.

What we were really waiting for the entire day was for 2 a.m. to arrive, like it does every night but just that this time around we would get to share it with the founding fathers of dream pop: Beach House. Victoria Legrand’s stage presence is an irresistible force, and she’s an enigmatic and charming character. Her glam/disco wardrobe and her eye makeup that could have been mistaken for sunglasses reinforced this presence. Thus, they took us out for a final walk through Primavera with their brand new record 7 also bringing a few of their classics to the spotlight.

Primavera Sound left us with another edition confirming it to be one of the world’s best festivals. Today we’ll start like every other year to wait anxiously for the date in which the lineup will be announced for the next edition.

See you next year Primavera!

Relive Primavera Sound Festival 2018 in Videos

Relive Primavera Sound Festival 2018 in Videos

June 5, 2018

Primavera Sound 2018 has wrapped up but here are some videos to relive the festival experience. Primavera Sound takes place every year at the Parc del Forum in Barcelona, Spain. Just to name a few, the festivals 18th edition featured artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Björk, The National, Warpaint, Grizzly Bear, Spiritualized, Hinds, The War On Drugs, Nick Cave, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and more. 

Photo: Julian Vazquez

Photo Gallery: 50 Best Photos of Primavera Sou…

Photo Gallery: 50 Best Photos of Primavera Sound Festival 2018

Julian Vazquez

June 4, 2018

Photo Gallery: People of Primavera Sound Festi…

Photo Gallery: People of Primavera Sound Festival 2018

Julian Vazquez

June 4, 2018

Photo Gallery: Day 3 of Primavera Sound Festiv…

Photo Gallery: Day 3 of Primavera Sound Festival 2018

Julian Vazquez

June 2, 2018

Featuring: Let’s Eat Grandma, Belly, Lykke Li, Arctic Monkeys, Grizzly Bear, Beach House

Photo Gallery: Day 2 of Primavera Sound Festiv…

Photo Gallery: Day 2 of Primavera Sound Festival 2018

Julian Vazquez

June 1, 2018

Featuring: The Breeders, Cari Cari, Mogwai, Thundercat, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Cigarettes After Sex. 

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. 

Photo Gallery: Day 1 of Primavera Sound Festiv…

Photo Gallery: Day 1 of Primavera Sound Festival 2018

Julian Vazquez 

May 30, 2018

Featuring: Starclawler, Spiritualized, Belle, and Sebastian