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, so I made a mix!
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!
photo: Caribou @ Primavera Sound 08
Many of the artists who'll be playing this year's Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona Spain also have some related mp3s on the Free Music Archive.
2012 will be the fourth year in a row that New Jersey radio station WFMU broadcasts live from the festival, and we're looking forward to archiving more approved Primavera Sound performances here on the Free Music Archive!
This year's Primavera Sound Festival is stocked yet again with amazing acts.
The fest features trending artists including White Fence, Deerhunter, and Wild Nothing alongside epic rock influencers The Breeders, who will be playing their 1993 release Last Splash in full. The lineup offers a musical snapshot of past greats, while also featuring performers who recently have been garnering tons of attention.
One great place to check out the action captured at the fest is right here on the Free Music Archive, where many of this year's live sets will be recorded and posted. Check our collections from 2012 and 2011, and enjoy this sampler of performers who will be appearing at the festival this year.
WFMU returned to Barcelona in early June for yet another fantastic festival from the folks at Primavera Sound. As always, the line-up is curated with a freeform mentality, bringing a diverse array of artists spanning multiple genres and generations. We've had a few weeks now to recoup from our sleepless broadcast coverage of the festival [playlists here and here] and we're excited to present our first batch of downloadable artist-approved live recordings!