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In the new batch of confirmations there are some names that are essential to the understanding of music and its evolution over this last decade, as well as some pillars of the history of music of the last forty years. All of them are outstanding. 

The proto electronic music of the New York seminal duo Suicide, the former Velvet Underground member John Cale (with his performance When Past & Future Collide: John Cale & Band + Orchestra perform PARIS 1919 live) and Swans, Michael Gira’s re-formed band will also be in the Parc del Fòrum next May.

When talking about the present day we have to mention Animal Collective, possibly the most influential bands of this decade and authors of tracks like "Strawberry Jam" and the more recent "Merriweather Post Pavilion". The National are at their best right now and with the release of their brilliant album "High Violet", they will be another highlight of this new edition. Another band that has grown popular and also been acclaimed  by the critics is Fleet Foxes, who will present their new album at the festival.

Two bands from Glasgow, who have contributed in very different ways to making the city a Mecca of alternative music, will join us: Belle & Sebastian with their pop and the robust rock of Mogwai.

But the list of dazzling names does not end here. But the list of dazzling names does not end here. The wild show of the veteran American band The Flaming Lips will also land in Barcelona as well as a concert by the influential Mercury Rev, who will perform the album "Deserter's Songs" in its entirety. Jonathan Donahue's band will perform both in the Auditorium of the Parc del Fòrum and at the Poble Espanyol site on Sunday the 29th during the closing party.


Today is the last day to buy the San Miguel Primavera Sound 2011 full festival ticket at the price of 130 € (+ booking fee). From tomorrow the 16th of November until January the 1st these tickets will cost 145€ (+ booking fee). 

The sales points are: Codetickets, Servicaixa, PayPal, Seetickets UK, Fnac France and the CD Drome shops.

There are no age restrictions for the San Miguel Primavera Sound 2011 festival (apart from for some of the pre-festival concerts). The concerts in the Poble Espanyol will be subject to the capacity of the site.

Confirmed artists for San Miguel Primavera Sound 2011: Animal Collective, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Belle & Sebastian, Blank Dogs, Broadcast, Comet Gain, Dan Melchior und Das Menace, The Fiery Furnaces, The Flaming Lips, Fleet Foxes, Half Japanese, John Cale & Band + Orchestra perform PARIS 1919 live, Mercury Rev perform Deserter's Songs, Mogwai, The National, Papas Fritas, Pulp, Sonny & The Sunsets, Suicide, Swans, Triángulo De Amor Bizarro.