Who We Are Seeing At Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023
By / May 29, 2023


Primavera Sound kicks off this week! While the lineup can be a bit overwhelming with wall-to-wall music, here’s a video rundown of what we are trying to catch at the 2023 Barcelona edition. Primavera Sound starts Wednesday, May 31st with a kickoff shoe featuring the Pet Shop Boys, a festival from June 1-3, a beach brunch on June 4, and a second edition in Madrid from June 5-11th. It’s going to get wild.

Who: The Moldy Peaches
When: Friday, June 2 – 8:55 pm
Where: Cupra Stage
Why: Bust out your hamburger phone. It’s the return of The Moldy Peaches.

Who: Death Grips
When: Saturday, June 3 – 1:55 am
Where: Ron Brugal
Why: The last time I saw Death Grips at PS, I unknowingly went right to the rail, not knowing how insane their fans are. Looking forward to catching a repeat performance from a safer vantage.

Who: Maneskin
When: Saturday, June 3 – 12:40 am
Where: Amazon Music
Why: This Italian rock band is known for putting on a wild live show. I must see it.

Who: Fred Again…
When: Friday, June 2 – 12:30 am
Where: Santander
Why: Oh, Four Tet and Skrillex are also playing Friday? I wonder what’s going to happen?

Who: Japanese Breakfast
When: Friday, Jun 2 – 10:05 pm
Where: The Vision by Pull&Bear
Why: After playing a set on one of the larger stages, JB will be stopping by this tiny onsite bar, so super interested to see what will go down.

Who: Surf Curse
When: Saturday, June 3 – 6:55 pm
Where: Ron Brugal
Why: Loud. Fun. Indie rock.

Who: The Comet Is Coming
When: Thursday, June 1 – 4:05 am
Where: Ron Brugal
Why: A mashup of electronica, funk, and jazz seems like the perfect combination for a 4:00 am set.

Who: Caroline Polachek
When: Saturday, June 3 – 6:55 pm
Where: Estrella Damm
Why: Chairlift is dead. Long live Caroline Polachek.

Who: The Beths
When: Friday, June 2 – 5:15 pm
Where: Dice Stage
Why: The latest album from the New Zealand quartet, Expert In A Dying Field is one of the best that I’ve heard in the past year.

Who: Turnstile
When: Thursday, June 1 – 8:20 pm
Where: Estrella Damm
Why: Hardcore meets catchy pop melodies.

Who: Purple Disco Machine
When: Sunday, June 4 – 7:00 pm
Where: Parc Del Forum
Why: It’s a beach brunch on a lazy Sunday. I really don’t care who is playing.


Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023

When: May 31-June 3, 2023

Where: Barcelona, Spain

The Scene: This Barcelona institution is a beacon for the entire spectrum of indie rock along with a smattering of entries from just about every other genre of music. Hundreds of bands fill the Parc El Forum along with one-of-a-kind intimate performances throughout the city. Add this music festival mecca to your bucket list immediately.

More Info: Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023 Guide

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.