Deemed the ultimate musical kick-off of summer in Europe, PRIMAVERA SOUND delivered another unforgettable edition last weekend. A cornerstone of the music calendar, it gathered 268,000 attendees around a unique urban festival model deeply intertwined with the spirit of Barcelona. Just before Pulp’s Thursday concert, a message on the screens declared, “This is a night you will remember for the rest of your lives,” setting the tone for a truly memorable weekend.

This year’s most anticipated performance by Lana Del Rey drew unparalleled crowds. Her setlist, featuring classics from her decade-long career, mesmerized the audience. Leading up to her highly awaited set, Ethel Cain, Omar Apollo, and Troye Sivan set the stage for an emotionally charged evening. Following Lana Del Rey’s evocative ballads, Disclosure kept the energy high, and the night mellowed with The National on the main Santander stage.

The festival showcased a variety of stages and genres, with the Cupra x Boiler Room stage electrifying the entire event. Crowds formed lines around the stage as artists like Arca, Amantra, and BB Trickz delivered high-energy electronic performances. Cupra treated us to a backstage experience with a pool party on the festival venue, showcasing their brand new swimwear collection, adding an extra layer of excitement and exclusivity.

The festival’s final night, brimming with the anticipation of the weekend’s close, featured outstanding performances by SZA, PJ Harvey, Mitski, Arca, and Charli XCX, among others. Charli XCX’s show received the highest praise from friends and fellow attendees, thanks to her star power and dynamic performance.

Additionally, with over 3,000 accredited professionals from more than 50 countries, PRIMAVERA PRO has become the premier venue for industry debate and networking at its CCCB location. Barcelona itself shone as the festival’s hidden headliner.

For those eager to keep the party going, PRIMAVERA SOUND PORTO takes over from today. Looking ahead, the 23rd edition of Primavera Sound Barcelona is set for June 5th to June 7th, 2025, promising another week of unforgettable memories.