Festivals Primavera 2020 cancelled

Primavera 2020 cancelled
Photo: Emma Swann

“We will dance together again.”

Becoming the latest festival cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Primavera has announced that their 2020 edition, featuring The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Massive Attack, Pavement and more, will sadly not be going ahead.

Read the full statement below.

“Primavera Sound announces the most difficult decision in its history: finally we cannot celebrate the 20th anniversary of Primavera Sound during 2020, as we all would have liked. And it won’t be for lack of trying. When, on March 28th, we announced the change of date to the end of August, we did so under the supervision and with the green light from the local and health authorities, who at that moment validated its celebration this year. However with the evolution of this unprecedented health crisis and faced with the uncertainty of the easing of lockdown measures for festivals, we find ourselves obliged to postpone the next edition of Primavera Sound Barcelona, for reasons of force majeure, until next year: from 2nd to 6th June 2021.

We are devastated and are terribly sorry for the inconvenience caused, but the health and well-being of our audience and of all the people involved in the festival has always been and still is our absolute priority. We cannot thank you enough for your patience, love and understanding in this very uncertain scenario.

All tickets that have been bought will be valid for Primavera Sound Barcelona 2021 and will include special benefits for all those who decide to keep them. As well as this option, that rewards the loyalty and faith of the festival ticket holders, it will also be possible to request a refund from next Wednesday, June 3rd, the date on which this year’s edition was originally meant to start. The festival will contact ticket buyers to inform them about the details of the process.

On that same day we will announce the first artists for Primavera Sound Barcelona 2021, whose line up will still celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival embracing the #bestfestivalforever philosophy thanks to the great commitment and effort of the artists themselves, who have also been greatly affected by the current situation and who will do everything possible not to miss this event. It doesn’t matter when it is: this will be our anniversary party and we want to celebrate it with everyone who was going to come this year.

Luckily, not everything will have to wait until next year: Primavera Pro, the meeting for professionals in the music industry, will hold a 100% virtual edition this year, from 21st to 24th July, with the aim of analysing, reflecting and debating about the innumerable challenges facing the sector in this new paradigm. More details of this much-needed congress in the current context will be announced soon.

Until then, please take good care of each other and follow the advice of the authorities at all times. The festival team continues to work intensively in order to be able to celebrate something more than just Primavera Sound’s 20th anniversary: seeing each other again, and dancing together again.”

Primavera Sound (Weekend 1 - Sold Out!) takes place 2nd June - 4th June 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

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