Primavera Sound was born in 2001 initially as electronic music festival and then developed as one of the most important indie and avant-garde events in Europe.
This year occurred the the 20th anniversary celebration at Parc del Fòrum, with a whole week of performances from May 29th to June 4th 2023, gathering 253,000 people from all over the world.

Nestled in the heart of the vibrant Catalan capital, this iconic festival offers a unique experience, combining top-notch music line up with a unique atmosphere.
Enjoy our highlights!

An eclectic and international lineup
The Primavera Sound Festival is renowned for bringing together world-renowned artists, from established icons to emerging talents. Music enthusiasts can expect a diversity of genres, including rock, pop, hip-hop, electronic music, indie, and more. Legendary names such as Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Björk, Kendrick Lamar have already set the festival stages on fire, captivating an enthusiastic audience.

An enchanting setting
The Parc del Fòrum, located by the Mediterranean Sea, is the main stage of the Primavera Sound Festival, where the magic of music blends with the surrounding natural beauty. In a picturesque setting, this incredible venue offers an immersive experience for music lovers. With vast green spaces, lush gardens, and open-air stages, Primavera creates a unique atmosphere where melodies resonate through the trees and harmoniously blend with the landscape. Festival-goers are transported into a world of enchanting sounds and energetic performances, while the sun bathes the place in warm light. Whether dancing in front of the main stage or relaxing in peaceful corners, the Primavera venue strikes a perfect balance between nature and music, creating an unforgettable musical experience.

Unique experiences
The Primavera Sound Festival is not just about music. It also offers a multitude of complementary experiences that enrich your stay. You can explore art exhibitions, attend film screenings, participate in exciting conferences, and immerse yourself in innovative interactive installations. Moreover, food and drink stands offer a variety of delicious cuisines, ranging from local specialities to international flavors.

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Credits: Gisela Jane

Journey into the world of electronic music: The Boiler Room stage
The Boiler Room stage is a major attraction of the Primavera Sound Festival, offering an immersive music experience in the realm of electronic music. This renowned stage features captivating live performances and DJ sets, streamed live on the internet. It is famous for its careful selection of renowned artists, from up-and-coming talents to established figures in the electronic music scene. In an in3mate and electrifying setting, ravers have a unique opportunity to dive into a captivating musical universe and be carried away by the pulsation of electronic rhythms.

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Credits: Gisela Jane

Charlotte de Witte‘s DJ set at Primavera Sound was an electrifying moment. On the Amazon Music stage Charlotte de Witte delivered a hard-hitting mix creating a thrilling atmosphere and dragging festival-goers into a musical trance. Charlotte de Witte and team provided their first overdrive production show in front of 25,000 people who added an immersive dimension to her set.

There was a various lineup on the stages, experiencing different music genres close together like Charlotte De Witte and then Måneskin, then Christine and the Queen and back to electronic with Four Tet.

An open-air musical party: The Primavera Sound Brunch Electronik
The Primavera Sound Brunch Electronik is an unforgettable experience that combines electronic music, gastronomy, and a relaxed outdoor atmosphere. This original event allows attendees to enjoy food from various stands while being enchanted by the compelling sounds of DJs and international artists. With a diverse music program ranging from house to disco and other electronic genres, the Brunch Electronik creates a friendly and festive atmosphere where music lovers can dance, relax, and soak up the sun. It’s a perfect experience to enjoy the musical vibrations accompanied by passionate electronic music community.

We experienced PurpleDiscoMachine and Diplo here, they were amazing!


Recap of all the Stages names:
Estrella Damn, Santander, Amazon Music, Cupra, Plenitude, Ron Brugal, Auditori Santander, Dice, Pull & Bear, Stone island at the warehouse, Night pro, Boiler Room x Curpa, Aperol island of joy, the vision by Pull & Bear, Barcelona Sona by Estrella Damm

A high-quality experience with potential improvements (Pros and Cons):
The Primavera Sound Festival offers a quality experience thanks to several positive aspects. Perfect organization, smooth entry without queues, numerous bars, and consistently clean toilets contribute to creating a pleasant atmosphere. Additionally, convenient water points and high-quality sound systems enhance the comfort of spectators. The secure areas provide peace of mind, while the wide variety of musical op3ons caters to everyone’s tastes. The well-designed app facilitates the overall festival-goer experience, and the freedom to enjoy the site from its opening allows for strolling and fully enjoying the event.

However, there are also areas for improvement to make the Primavera Sound Festival experience even better:
– Additional water fountains would be beneficial to ensure the hydration of festival-goers.
– A slightly larger Boiler Room stage would significantly reduce waiting times for access. Avoiding long breaks between concerts would maintain the ambiance and energy of the event.
– The inclusion of more electronic DJs in the lineup would fulfill fans’ expectations.
– Finally, reducing the distances between stages would facilitate movement and prevent long walks.

The Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona is an unforgettable music experience that attracts music lovers from around the world. With its diverse lineup and captivating atmosphere, this festival has everything to please demanding music enthusiasts. At the heart of the 2023 edition of the Primavera Sound, three events particularly stood out for electronic music lovers: the Boiler Room stage, the Sunday Electronic Brunch, and the return to the European stage of Skrillex accompanied by Fred again.. & Four Tet.

These moments managed to capture the very essence of electronic music, offering moments of escape, sharing, and artistic expression. They have once again proven that electronic music is a universal language capable of bringing people together, transcending cultural and geographical boundaries. These experiences will remain etched in the memories of festival- goers, bearing witness to the richness and diversity of the contemporary electronic scene. The baton is now being taken over by Primavera Sound Madrid, which started celebrating its first edition on Monday, June 5th.

See you next year! I’ll Be Your Mirror – Primavera Sound Barcelona 2024 will be held from May 30th to June 1st.
Exclusive presale for Santander clients from July 1-3, 2023.
Early bird tickets available on July 4-5, 2023