Festivals, Music
Sep 2, 2022

Primavera Sound Is Coming To Los Angeles

Primavera Sound is a music festival that is hosting its inaguaral debut here in Los Angeles.

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Primavera Sound originated in Barcelona and now the beloved music festival is coming to LA’s State Historic Park. Primavera Sound Los Angeles has revealed a complete look into the immersive elements that will firmly embed the September 16-18 event into the cultural fabric of its host locale. Primavera Sound will include 65 artists playing across four stages throughout three days. The stages are aptly named the Primavera Stage, Tecate Alta Stage, Barcelona Stage, and Smirnoff Ice Stage.

Primavera’s Los Angeles foodie friends may rejoice (calling all of our Dinner Diaries fans), the festival has officially partnered with Smorgasburg, America’s largest open-air food market and an utmost champion of the city’s independent culinary scene. Since 2016, Smorgasburg has taken over an industrial stretch of downtown Los Angeles on Sundays to showcase the best food the region has to offer. Their hand-curated vendor lineup for Primavera Los Angeles includes pan-fried dumplings from Mao’s Baos, Asian Influenced Texas BBQ from Smoke Queen BBQ, chicken wings from a former Jon & Vinny’s chef from Two Wings, grilled cheese sandwiches, and raclette from Cheezus, and plant-based Mexican delights from Cena Vegas. 

The festival also welcomes one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated outposts for music discovery KCRW, in partnership with Beat Swap Meets, as the curators for Primavera’s official Vinyl Market. Across all three days the fair will give fans the opportunity to dig through the crates of premiere LA collectors like Driptone Records and Vinyl Obsessions. It is planned to be a large expansive space that will also include artists signing records as well as surprise vinyl selections. More details on this will be sent to attendees ahead of the festival.

The main festival lineup is headed by Arctic Monkeys, reactivated as the new classics they already are, the eternally avant-garde Nine Inch Nails and Lorde as a generational pop icon after returning with Solar Power. Also playing at the festival is contemporary crooner James Blake, the triumphant return of Mitski, Arca, the groove nomads Khruangbin, the house muscle of BICEP, Clairo, Darkside, King Krule or Low, once again visionaries with their recent HEY WHAT, and over 50 more artists. 

Additionally, as a nod to its roots in Barcelona, Primavera In The City also offers an added program to the main festival experience and a chance to see Primavera acts in venues spread across the city such as, The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Echo, and Hollywood Palladium. Artists taking part in these city shows will include New Orleans punk act Special Interest, ambient Canadian electronic producer Tim Hecker, French live performance extraordinaire Jehnny Beth, who also performs with the groups John & Jehn and Savages, and a double booking featuring the Mexico City-based band Little Jesus and American/Colombian rock group Divino Niño. You can also expect shows from the Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington project Darkside, experiential Swedish collective Drain Gang (Bladee, Thaiboy Digital Ecco2K, Whitearmor), and iconic avant-pop London band Stereolab. These will be rounded out by shows from Los Angeles R&B vocalist Giveon, award-winning Spanish singer and songwriter Bad Gyal, and Japanese rock band Cha.

You can check out all the set times here and purchase your tickets to the festival here.