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jason on 02/02/2011 at 02:05PM

Primavera Sound 2011 Lineup Announced

photo: Monotonix live at Primavera Sound 2010, Creative Commons BY-NC-SA via flickr

Today, Primavera Sound announced some incredible additions to their 2011 festival lineup. They still have a few announcements in store before the 11th annual springtime festival returns to Barcelona this May, but it's hard to imagine how this lineup could get any better! Many of the artists who'll be playing this year's festival also have some related mp3s on the Free Music Archive, they are linked below and I've attached a few mp3s, too:

Aias (SPA) »Ainara LeGardon (SPA) »Animal Collective (US) »Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (US) »Arto Lindsay (US) »Autolux (US) »Avi Buffalo (US) »Baths (US) »Battles (US) »Belle & Sebastian (UK) »Berlinetta (SPA) »Big Boi (US) »Blank Dogs (US) »BMX Bandits (UK) »Caribou (CAN) »Carte Blanche (FRA) »Caspa (UK) »Cloud Nothings (US) »Comet Gain (UK) »Connan Mockasin (NZL) »Cults (US) »Cuzo + Damo Suzuki (SPA/JAP) »Dan Melchior und Das Menace (UK) »Darkstar (UK) »Das Racist (US) »Deakin (US) »Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 (NZL) »Del Rey (US) »DJ Shadow (US) »DM Stith (US) »Ducktails (US) »Dúo Cobra (SPA) »Echo & The Bunnymen performing Heaven Up Here & Crocodiles (UK) »Einstürzende Neubauten (GER) »El Guincho (SPA) »El Mató A Un Policía Motorizado (ARG) »Emeralds (US) »Explosions In the Sky (US) »Factory Floor (UK) »Field Music (UK) »Fleet Foxes (US) »Games (US) »Gang Gang Dance (US) »Girl Talk (US) »Glasser (US) »Glenn Branca Ensemble (US) »Gold Panda (UK) »Gonjasufi (US) »Grinderman (UK) »Half Japanese (US) »Holy Ghost! (US) »Incarnations (US) »Interpol (US) »Islet (UK) »James Blake (UK) »Jamie XX (UK) »John Cale & Band + Orchestra perform PARIS 1919 (UK) »John Talabot (SPA) »Julia Kent (CAN) »Julian Lynch (US) »Kode9 (UK) »Kokoshca (SPA) »Kurt Vile & The Violators (US) »La Célula Durmiente (SPA) »Las Robertas (CRC) »Les Aus (SPA) »Lichens (US) »Lindstrom (NOR) »Low (US) »Lüger (SPA) »M. Ward (US) »Male Bonding (UK) »Matthew Dear Live (US) »Me And The Bees (SPA) »Mercury Rev perform Deserter's Songs (US) »Mogwai (UK) »Money Mark (US) »My Teenage Stride (US) »Nisennenmondai (JAP) »Nosoträsh "Popemas" (SPA) »Odd Future (US) »Of Montreal (US) »Oneohtrix Point Never (US) »Ornamento Y Delito (SPA) »P.I.L. (Public Image Limited) (UK) »Papas Fritas (US) »Pere Ubu plays "The Annotated Modern Dance" (US) »Perfume Genius (US) »Phosphorescent (US) »Pissed Jeans (US) »PJ Harvey (UK) »Pulp (UK) »Rubik (FIN) »Salem (US) »Seefeel (UK) »Shellac (US) »Simian Mobile Disco (UK) »Sonny & The Sunsets (US) »Sufjan Stevens (US) »Suicide (US) »Suuns (CAN) »Swans (US) »Tennis (US) »The Album Leaf (US) »The Annuals (US) »The Black Angels (US) »The Fiery Furnaces (US) »The Flaming Lips (US) »The Fresh & Onlys (US) »The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (US) »The Monochrome Set (UK) »The National (US) »The Soft Moon (US) »The Suicide Of Western Culture (SPA) »The Tallest Man On Earth (SWE) »The Vaccines (UK) »The Walkmen (US) »Thelematicos (SPA) »Toundra (SPA) »Triángulo De Amor Bizarro (SPA) »tUnE-yArDs (US) »Twin Shadow (US) »Ty Segall (US) »Warpaint (US) »Wolf People (UK) »Yuck (UK) »

Primavera Sound is unique in that they pair established headliners and festival performers with up-and-coming artists. They also have a great ear towards the music scene in Spain. One of the acts playing this year's festival, Aias, are an all-female three-piece from Barcelona who sing in Catalán. They were actually inspired to form a band after seeing the Vivian Girls at Primavera Sound a couple years back! You can listen to here, and check out many more select recordings from past Primavera Sound festivals as we look forward to Primavera 2011!

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umman on 02/03/11 at 02:08PM
Great lineup, wish I could make it...
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