Category Archives: Primavera Sound Festival

VAT on food and drink at festivals and concerts also goes up to 21%

Yesterday I got some more bad news on the economic front. As you all know too well, the culture industry has been going through a very difficult moment since VAT on tickets rose from 8% to 21% in September. Many … Continue reading

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Believers!

  One fine day a guitarist plugged his guitar into a thing that amplified its sound.  From that moment on the era of modern music began, what you heard was no longer an exact and reliable copy of what a … Continue reading

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Sant Adrià

As in any other event there are always some people you have to invite, be it because they are colleagues from the same sector, institutions or sponsors. Although we are usually very careful when handing out invitations, we always reach … Continue reading

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What could have been and will be.

With the bands announced up till now we still have time to make the best line up ever or the biggest load of rubbish you can possibly imagine.  Give us a little more time and then we’ll talk.  For now … Continue reading

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Primavera Sound Sets Up A New Festival In Porto

Porto is the city that has been chosen to hold the new event of the promoter Primavera Sound, of which the first edition will take place from 7th until 10th June next year, one week after its Barcelona counterpart. The … Continue reading

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New Incorporations For San Miguel Primavera Sound 2011

The next edition of San Miguel Primavera Sound will start in a few weeks and the list of confirmed artists for the Parc del Fòrum is now complete and the names and details are as follows. Bradford Cox’s band Deerhunter … Continue reading

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Back Again

  I arrived in NY, my transfer flight was changed, later they cancelled it, I got a place on a small plane, they wouldn’t let me into Canada nor would they let me out of Toronto airport; my suitcase was … Continue reading

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SXSW

Last week we announced that San Miguel Primavera Sound would put on two showcases at the South By Southwest festival that has been held every month of March in Austin, Texas for the last 25 years. More than a festival … Continue reading

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Festivals

In the last year Fra, Gabi, Pablo and I have been going to international meetings of professionals non-stop. We have been invited to numerous round tables, debates and conferences to talk about our model of festival or to debate about … Continue reading

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Music

Making the most of the fact that I had been invited to a conference about the future of festivals in this new musical era I travelled from Mexico to Costa Rica to visit some friends in the South Caribbean part … Continue reading

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