Primavera Sound 2017 * 31 MAY - 4 JUNE BARCELONA

Heineken Hidden Stage

For the third consecutive year, Heineken Hidden Stage has this space that has become a sort of observatory of bands united by one common denominator: the uniqueness of their proposals. An indoor stage that will bring the performances programmed there closer to the audience thanks to its exclusively intimate format and that is up and running for the three main days of the festival in the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona.

The line-up on Thursday 2nd June is headlined by the Canadian artist Peaches with her provocative electronic music with sexually explicit lyrics, who has developed her transgressive personality from her beginnings in the electroclash era up to “Rub” her latest record on which Kim Gordon and Feist collaborate. Collaborators, who join a list of heterogeneous interactions, that includes Pink, Chicks On Speed, Christina Aguilera and Major Lazer. Lee Ranaldo, member of the mythical New York band Sonic Youth with his new band El Rayo, will accompany her on this first day.

The evening of Friday 3rd will open with a show by Los Hermanos Cubero, who have recently signed to El Segell del Primavera and an unusual duo on the national traditional folk scene. Enrique and Roberto manage to skilfully to fuse the traditional sounds of La Alcarria, their birthplace, with the Americana bluegrass soundscape, giving a new twist to the genre. After them, one of the main attractions of the stage: the comeback of British band Lush, fronted by Emma Anderson and pioneer of the shoegaze sound, although the evolution of the band led them to become one of Britpop’s best bands.

In Saturday’s 4 programme the special solo electric guitar show byBob Mould stands out. The former member of bands that are essential to the understanding of alternative rock over the last thirty years such as Hüsker Dü and Sugar presents his new album, “Patch The Sky” released recently on Merge and on which he shows himself to be on top form. Cat’s Eyes, the project formed by Faris Badwan, frontman of The Horrors and the soprano and composer Rachel Zeffira, will also take part in the last day.

All those who wish to attend can get a free ticket for the Heineken Hidden Stage programme at the information desk on the Parc del Fòrum site, from 4 pm on the day of the concert that they wish to see. It will be on a one ticket per person per concert basis until full capacity is reached.