With less than one month to go before the festival, and having sold all the tickets for its sixteenth edition, Primavera Sound closes its elaborate musical programme with six original new confirmations that will each shine in their own light on Heineken Hidden Stage, that for the third consecutive year will be up and running for the three main days of the festival in the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona.
The stage will become a sort of band observatory, both from the national and international scenes, united by one common denominator: the uniqueness of their proposals. An indoor stage that will take the spectators to a new musical galaxy and will bring the performances programmed there closer to the audience thanks to its exclusively intimate format.
The line-up on Thursday 2nd June will be 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 electro clash 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 will inaugurate this first day together with his new band El Rayo and may reveal some of the tracks from his next record.
The evening of Friday 3rd will open with a show by Los Hermanos Cubero, an unusual duo on the national traditional folk scene, who have recently signed to El Segell del Primavera. Enrique and Roberto have managed 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 Heineken Hidden 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. At the festival they will present their first new material released since 1996, the EP “Blind Spot”.
Saturday’s programme will start with a special solo electric guitar show by Bob Mould. 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 will take the opportunity to present his new album, “Patch The Sky” released a couple of months ago on Merge and on which he shows himself to be on top form. Closing this last day will be Cat’s Eyes, the project formed by Faris Badwan frontman of The Horrors and the soprano and composer Rachel Zeffira. The duo will make the most of it to present “Treasure House”, their new record after the soundtrack for “The Duke Of Burgundy”, that won them a European Film Award for best soundtrack.
All those who wish to attend can get a free ticket for 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.