Primavera Sound Barcelona 2021 announced it will be postponing this year’s edition until 2022 due to force majeure and the “‘uncertainty surrounding the legal framework of large events.”

Expected to take place from June 2-6, 2021 to celebrate its twentieth anniversary, Primavera Sound made the official announcement on their website stating,

“The restrictions that currently exist, means that we cannot work normally on the preparation of the festival nor ensure that, once the date arrives, it can be celebrated. Although it is painful, we know that this is the right decision, especially for those of you who have to plan your trip in advance. We have left no stone unturned: we led the clinical trial carried out at the Apolo in Barcelona last December and we have been in constant contact with the health authorities to explore all possible solutions. But the twentieth anniversary of Primavera Sound deserves a party like the ones we are used to, and the global situation does not seem favorable to allowing something like this to happen this summer. At least not in a way in which we can live the full Primavera Sound experience.”

Primavera Sound 2018 Barcelona Aftermovie

This marks the second year in a row that the festival has canceled its event.  Similar to last year, ticket holders will be offered the same opportunity to keep their tickets for next year or request a refund starting Wednesday, June 2nd, when the Primavera Sound Barcelona 2022 line-up will be revealed. The festival promises to deliver its best festival in 2022 yet.

To make up for the loss of this year’s event, Primavera Sound Barcelona 2021 will be holding a special hybrid edition on June 2-4 via Primavera Pro.  For additional information on the hybrid event, please visit the festival’s official website.

Primavera Sound is a music festival that takes place every year in Barcelona, Spain between the end of May and June. The event continues to expand each year welcoming over 220,000 attendants over the multi-day celebration.  The festival features an eclectic array of genres that range from pop, indie rock, and hip-hop to more underground dance music acts.  It has welcomed to its stages Nine Inch Nails, Kenrick Lamar, The Cure, Wu-Tang Clan, Green Velvet, Charlie XCX, Disclosure, and many more.