Primavera 2019


#101

Enjoy Little Mix playing Reggaeton Lento in front of a sold out audience at Primavera! (Good pop song though init)


#102

Somehow this New Normal business has me worried.


#103

yeah like what if the new normal is shit? i liked the old normal.


#104

Old normal was amazing. Change isn’t always good…


#105

Hahaha, we’re all so old. But yes - afraid.


#106

Hopefully it’s this 50/50 women/men thing as that would genuinely be pretty cool (though I even remember the gender equality issue getting some controversy on the 2018 thread).

Even so, I’m a little concerned for the line up as there don’t seem to be many big hitters on the circuit, and APE’s line up, which is on at the same time of year and trying to pull in a similar crowd, isn’t setting the world alight.


#107

There’s still going to be a pissload of heritage indie acts, modern indie stuff, a smattering of hip-hop and metal and some jazz too. It’ll be completely fine.


#108

Got my early bird so am a little anxious about this…50% male/50% female is good stuff (would love some Mitski, St Vincent, Kathryn Joseph, Kelly Moran et al) - but I’m not sure that’s what it is. We’ll see I spose


#109

No techno?!


#110

Stereolab reforming! Surely they’ll play!


#111

Back with a fresh reggaeton sound?


#112

Tbf, that’s one of those bands that’s gonna make me start doing the sums to work out whether or not I can budget the trip :crossed_fingers:


#113

Noticed they’re selling an Ex-Indie cap on the website for all us soon-to-be reggaeton fans to wear at the fest


#114

My prediction is the main stage will go full on Pitchfork-approved pop, while the rest of the festival will remain largely the same :man_shrugging:


#115

Fine by me! It’ll mean a lot of the smaller stages clear out during the headliners, like going to Tortoise while Radiohead played in 2016.


#116

Yeah, not an issue for me either. And possibly more in line with what young hip people actually want from a festival these days


#117

Yeah I’d be massively happy with that.

The two main stages represent by far the least pleasant experience (though they’re fine early doors)


#118

think bands like Car Seat Headrest and the Breeders were a bit wasted there early doors tbh. if they relegate them to the smaller stages, all the better


#119

Yeah, you’re right.


#120

Yep, agreed. Went to both sets and as much as I love the Breeders they were slightly lost on that stage. Car Seat Headrest were great but I was in the first few rows and people were losing it. Further back it was much less fun.