Primavera Sound 2015: Patti Smith, the Black Keys and Ride to play

The Barcelona festival has announced its full line-up, with Sleater-Kinney, Interpol and Alt-J also set to join the bill

Festival Primavera Sound has announced the full line-up for its 15th edition, with Patti Smith, the Black Keys, the Replacements and several more acts booked for the three-day event.

The line-up was revealed via a mobile app – Line-App, for pun fans – in the form of a video game. 1990s shoegaze band Ride and New York indie five-piece the Strokes were among acts previously rumoured to be playing the festival, after huge banners displaying their names were unveiled in Barcelona.

Confirmado! @thestrokes primer cabeza de cartel del @Primavera_Sound #PS15 Qué os parece?

— IndieGentes (@IndieGentesTV) November 11, 2014

Sleater-Kinney, Interpol, Ex Hex, Alt-J and Damien Rice join the guitar-heavy line-up, while acts like James Blake, Caribou, Underworld and Richie Hawtin round out some of the electronic music on offer. Rap duo Run the Jewels, experimental hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces and Malian band Les Ambassadeurs are on the bill too, alongside a variety of Spanish musicians.

The festival is due to take over Barcelona’s Parc del Fòrum from Thursday 28 May until Saturday 30 May. The festival programmers have also organised a free inaugural gig for Wednesday 27 May, on top of a series of smaller shows taking place in bars around Barcelona over the festival weekend.

Primavera Sound 2015 Barcelona Tickets on sale now: #primaverasound

— Primavera Sound (@Primavera_Sound) January 21, 2015

Tickets for Primavera Sound are currently priced at 175€ until 3 February, will rise to 185€ from 4 February until 4 May, and be sold at 195€ from 5 May until the start of the festival – or, until they sell out.


Tshepo Mokoena

The GuardianTramp

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