Primavera Sound to expand to United States for first time in festival history with Los Angeles installment
A mainstay of the Barcelona and Porto festival scenes, Primavera Sound will no longer exclusively be hosted solely in Spain and Portugal.
Primavera Sound festival organizers will present a Los Angeles edition of the event from September 19-20 at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Primavera Sound Los Angeles will be the very first iteration of Primavera Sound to ever be hosted in the United States.
“We’ve been thinking about Los Angeles for many years now, and the celebration of our 20th anniversary felt like the perfect timing for the decision of crossing overseas,” said Primavera Sound Los Angeles co-director, Gabe Ruiz, in a press release. “Our goal is to bring the Primavera Sound spirit and vibe to cities with a similar feel: creative, colorful, and welcoming… So it’s a dream to finally say: yes, it had to be Los Angeles,” Ruiz added.
Primavera Sound’s festival directors will partner with Live Nation to produce the inaugural Los Angeles installment. The West Coast version of the international event will present attendees with “a lineup featuring the classics, icons of today, and artists of tomorrow during an incredible weekend of music without stylistic barriers.” Primavera Sound organizers will expectedly continue their curative tradition of crafting lineups with gender equality in mind. More than half of the most recent Primavera Sound Barcelona’s lineup was comprised of female artists.
Early bird tickets to the first-ever Primavera Sound Los Angeles will go on sale on June 7.
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