From Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October, Primavera Club will present a selection made up of 37 artists and bands that will get up on the stages of the Apolo and La  de Apolo to perform live for the passionate Barcelona audience to boost the cultural scene in the city this autumn. During these three days you will be able to discover at first hand promising bands from countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Holland and Denmark, as well as the most recent proposals on the national scene.
As at previous editions, the line-up has been carefully elaborated by the people behind Primavera Sound with the intention to share the most attractive new musical projects from all around the world, projects which, from their experienced point of view, will be on everybody’s lips in the coming months. H&M will back this audacious initiative and consolidate its strategic relationship with the promoter’s main events.
For the first time this year, the Centre Cultural Albareda will be a headquarters for the event with a programme of four free daytime concerts during the weekend. This venue, only a few steps away from the Apolo, will open its doors at aperitif time to bring the general public closer to the festival’s unique programme.
Among the select group of promising names that Primavera Club is proposing for the occasion, the following stand out: the post rock band Minor Victories -a super band formed by members of Mogwai, Slowdive and Editors-, pop bursting with classical references by Whitney, danceable rock from Operators, a project by Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, Handsome Furs) and electronic pop from the American band Porches, authors of one of the most outstanding albums of the year.
Recently the number of artists who perform in a similar format to that used by classical crooners, albeit with a more electronic input, has increased and at this edition there are several proposals that fit this description. From the British artist Kelly Lee Owens to the Australian Alex Cameron, who has caused quite a commotion with his debut album on the label Secretly Canadian, passing through the project by the Canadian Tommy Baxton-Beesley under the alias River Tiber (with collaborations with Drake and Badbadnotgood on his CV), the young Londoner Anna B Savage’s emotional song book, Søren Juul (formerly known as Indians) from Denmark and the Scottish artist C Duncan, who mixes classical and electronic influences on his tracks.
Two artists who are difficult to pigeonhole are also well worth a mention. On one hand, the ex-Hunx and His Punx frontman, Seth Bogart, with his first solo record, a colouristic album bursting with synthesisers, electro pop and sex. And on the other, the New York-based Equatorian artist Maria Usbeck (former frontwoman of Selebrities) who will interpret her LP called “Amparo” produced by Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek.
This edition will also include different approaches to psychedelia by artists such as the Dutch band PAUW and their hard-hitting live show, Mild High Club who immerse their soft rock with glam influences in a bath of acid. Guitars are, as always, a fundamental part of the line-up with proposals such as lo-fi by the Americans Hoops, Yumi Zouma’s delicate dream pop, warm indie rock by Lucy Dacus, garage pop from Boys Forever (with members of Veronica Falls) and pop from the American band Public Access T.V., who will present their debut album after a series of very successful singles.
The more electronic side of the programme is covered by the experimental sounds of Ash Koosha, London based Iranian artist, old-school flavoured rave by Tessela, the Scandinavian Samo DJ (renowned for his released on labels such as L.i.e.s. and The Trilogy Tapes) and the Nitsa rsidents Dj Fra, Dj Coco, Graham, Mëther & Zacker Djs and Kosmos, who will be behind the decks on the Friday and Saturday nights until the early hours of the morning.
The experimentation of Museless, new wave and postpunk sounds from Extrarradio, electronic funk by Tversky (with members of Boreals), epic rock with elements of post rock by the duo Retirada!, powerful guitars from El Lado Oscuro de la Broca, twee pop by Yumi Yumi Hip Hop, Meditarrenean folk by Aucell Cantaire from Mallorca, PAVVLA’s electronic pop, chamber folk by Lu Rois and caustic pop by Güdar will have the responsibility of representing the local talent at this edition of Primavera Club.
TICKETS AND SALES POINTS
The full festival ticket Primavera Club 2016 costs 25€ and gives access to all the concerts programmed during the festival. The day tickets for each of the three days (Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October) are available at the price of 15€ and give access to all the concerts programmed on the corresponding day.
The concerts programmed in the Centre Cultural Albareda on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October are free and open to the general public until full capacity of the venue is reached.
Sales points: Ticketmaster, the Portal and La Botiga del Primavera Sound.