Primavera Sound in Barcelona is moving to 2022.
Today, festival organizers announced that they reached a “painful decision” to postpone this year’s event until 2022. The decision was made because of the uncertainty surrounding the “legal framework for large events.” According to the festival’s website, it would have been nearly impossible to organize an event of this magnitude due to current lockdown restrictions. Spain’s plans on whether or not live events will return this summer are still unclear and played a role in Primavera Sound’s decision to postpone this year’s event.
Primavera Sound released the following statement on their website,
“Although it is painful, we know that this is the right decision, especially for those of you who have to plan your trip in advance.We have been in constant contact with the local and health authorities to explore all possible solutions, but the ninth edition of Primavera Sound Porto festival deserves a party like the ones we are used to, and the global situation does not seem favourable to allowing something like this to happen this summer. At least not in a way in which we can live the full festival experience.Once again, we are eternally grateful for the collaboration of all the artists, agencies, sponsors, production companies and workers involved in everything necessary to hold NOS Primavera Sound in 2021. “
Primavera Sound’s first festival was back in 2001 in Poble Espanyol before re-locating to Parc del Fòrum. The reason for the re-location was because Parc del Fòrum provided a much bigger venue and is right next to the seafront. The festival hosts around 220,000 attendees annually and was set to host its 9th edition this year but will have to wait another year to celebrate. Let’s hope next year is the biggest and best year yet for Primavera Sound.
Feature Photo – Paco Amate
Source – Mixmag