As fans head into the weekend on Friday, they might want to think twice about how they spend their hard-earned holiday bucks. Primavera Sound shared its 2019 lineup earlier this week, and a trip to Spain next spring now seems awfully tempting. The annual music festival plans on returning to Barcelona, Spain‘s Parc del Fòrum on May 30 through June 1 next year, and features a loaded listing of performers that includes headliners Erykah Badu, Aussie rockers Tame Impala and Solange all leading the way.
From a day-by-day perspective, the European festival certainly holds its own in comparison to some of the other big lineups already shared prior to the start of the new year. Day one of the pop festival will feature performances by artists including Future, the return of FKA Twigs, Nas, Christine and The Queens, Courtney Barnett, Julien Baker and Big Thief. Day two is where things really start to pick up, as Tame Impala will be joined by a mix of pop queens including Cardi B and Janelle Monáe, Robyn, Carly Rae Jepsen and Liz Phair. Also scheduled to perform on day two of the festival includes Pond, Kurt Vile & The Violators and Julien Baker’s Boygenius bandmate, Lucy Dacus.
Day three of the event will look to keep the fun going, but with a bit more cultural flavor as the schedule is filled with top-tier Latin artists including J Balvin, Kali Uchis and Spain's own Rosalia, in addition to Solange, James Blake and Lizzo. The full lineup can be referenced in the poster shared by the festival earlier this week seen below.
Unlike many of the similar-looking lineup posters that oversaturate the North American festival market, Primavera’s lineup keeps up with the European tradition of being just a tad more progressive than promoters here in America. Over half of the 226 names found on their 2019 lineup are women, according to event organizers, with genres ranging from electronic experimentation to canonical indie rock, giving fans more than enough artistic diversity to make that trip over to Spain seem even more tempting than at the start of this article.
More information on next year’s Primavera can be found by clicking here.