Primavera Sound 2020 postpones 20th anniversary edition due to coronavirus

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Primavera Sound announces they will postpone this year’s event. The Spanish festival will now take place from 26 to 30 August 2020.

Primavera Sound explains that due to the coronavirus outbreak the event cannot go ahead in early June. To guarantee the safety of everyone involved, the organisation has made the exceptional decision to change the dates to later this summer.

The organisation writes that tickets for the original 2020 event will remain valid for the new dates in August. The festival will announce more information about ticket sales when the Spanish state of alarm is over.

Primavera Sound 2020 has a stellar line-up with many beloved headliners. The StrokesLana Del ReyThe NationalMassive Attack and many more are topping the bill this year. The organisation does not yet confirm if the program remains the same.

The impact of this postponement could be enormous. Primavera Sound is an important date in the tour schedules of many indie artists, and often the reason why artists start their European tours in early June. Follow the latest news around music festivals and the coronavirus in our updated overview of cancellations and postponements.

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Primavera Sound is the ultimate indie festival. Its line-up is always one step ahead of everyone else, since they book only the hottest headliners and the most promising new talent. Innovation is key, so don’t be surprised to find indie, hip hop and electronic artists share the bill with reggaeton and Latin music stars. In 2019, the Spanish festival received the Festileaks Festival Award for Best Line-up.