Spain's Primavera Sound Festival Postponed to August

Primavera Sound Festival 2019 - H - 2020
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The signature Barcelona fest pledges to maintain its original lineup as much as possible.

With the slogan "Primavera in summer for once in a lifetime," Primavera Sound has announced it has postponed the festival until the end of August.

Barcelona’s signature summer kickoff — primavera means "spring" in Spanish — was to be held June 3-7. It will now take place Aug. 26-30 at its usual venue, the seaside Parc del Forum, according to an announcement posted on the fest’s site and social media accounts on Saturday. The Primavera Pro music business conference has also been postponed to the same dates.

"We feel obliged and responsible to contribute insofar as we can to the survival of the live music scene, whose role will be key to the return to normality after this absolutely unprecedented situation," the announcement reads. "We will make every effort to ensure that this change, imposed as a result of the current global health crisis, affects the festival’s program as little as possible."

Massive Attack; The Strokes; Lana del Rey; Bad Bunny; The National; Tyler, the Creator; and Pavement had previously been announced as festival headliners.

Tickets for the fest that have already been purchased will be honored for the new dates.

"Once the state of alarm decreed by the government of Spain is over as well as its possible extensions we will give you more information as well as reactivate ticket sales," organizers added.

Primavera Sound 2019 set an attendance record, attracting 63,000 people in one day.

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