- 23 Feb 22
"Double site - double excitement." Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival has announced its expansion into Madrid for 2023.
Primavera Sound Festival, the event that has drawn some of the biggest names in music for the last 21 years, has announced that it will take place in its traditional home of Barcelona, as well as Madrid in 2023.
Last year, the festival revealed that it would extend to cover two weekends opposed to one, featuring 11 days of live music. For next year's event it will be the same — with one of those weekends happening in Madrid.
"In both cities, Primavera Sound will maintain its identity as an urban festival with the Primavera a la Ciutat programme for the rest of the week," said a statement from the festival. "Also, in both Barcelona and Madrid, this programme will be integrated into the cultural spaces of each venue with different musical activities before the main days."
The first part of Primavera — the 1st through 3rd of June — will take place in the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona, moving to the Ciudad de Rock of Arganda del Rey in Madrid for the 8th through 10th.
"For many reasons, this double venue will not come as a surprise to those who know the history of Primavera Sound," the statement continued.
"The landing in Madrid is just the latest chapter in our long and close relationship with the city, and also the first for everything to come: for communication and connections, for the history of a Primavera Sound that in 2023 will start in Barcelona and end in Madrid that can only benefit our audience. Double site - double excitement."
This year's Primavera will be the first in two years, after the event cancelled its 2020 and 2021 festivals in light of the Covid pandemic.
Featuring the likes of Tame Impala, Lorde, The Strokes, Dua Lipa, Tyler, the Creator, Gorillaz and more, 2022's event is hosting a stellar lineup of artists from around the world. It will run this summer, June 2nd through 12th.
— Primavera Sound (@Primavera_Sound) February 23, 2022