A total of twenty artists and emerging bands will present their songs from next Saturday 30th April until the 24th May in different venues each with its own character but not generally on the live music circuit in Barcelona, to give the starting signal for the free activities of the imminent sixteenth edition of Primavera Sound.
Primavera als Bars is backed by Heineken, strategic partner of the festival, and contributes to the discovery of new talents and to expanding the musical universe of the spectators. All the concerts, which start at 8pm and are open to the general public, are an integral part of Primavera a la Ciutat, which will once again bring live music to all the four corners of the Catalan capital for more than a month and this year for the first time will reach the neighbourhood of Sant Adrià de Besòs.
This initiative, that this year celebrates its sixth edition, has gained new strength due to the recent decision by the Barcelona Town Hall to allow the organisation of amplified concerts in all types of bars, restaurants and cafés.
The live concerts will mainly be by local bands, although there will also be proposals from other cities around Spain. The first concert will be folk by Haberman followed in the days after by a variety of styles including ambient from Titan Arch and the intimate music of Lu Rois, pop from different perspectives: twee from Lost Tapes (with members from Tokyo Sex Destruction and La Habitación Roja), intricate pop from Nacho Casado (La Familia del Árbol) and electro pop with hints of soul and disco by Betty Belle.
Post metal by Forces Elèctriques d'Andorra, traditional airs from Est Oest, uninhibited and energetic indie rock by Conttra and Mushroom Pillow’s most recent signing Tailor For Penguins, will be some of the other protagonists of this cycle. The programme will also include more consolidated bands such as Da Souza, on the Famèlic label and Algora, the compulsive and ubiquitous composer backed by the label El Genio Equivocado.
There will also be room for jazz-rock by Gambardella, instrumental pop by Espígol (the parallel project of The Missing Leech), folk blues from the Violet Lades and the Barcelona bands About Leaving and Pacífico, who will present their new records. There will also be the presentation of the debut album of Bruno Banani’s (Dulce Pájara de Juventud, The Fucking Bollocks) new project under the name Banani, indie rock by Kelly Kapøwsky and pop by The Crab Apples.