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Top 10 Headliners At Primavera Sound Festival 2016

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Updated: 12 January 2017
If you’re lucky enough to have tickets to enter Primavera Sound this year but haven’t planned which gigs to see, it’s definitely time to do so. Check out some of the top headliners performing at Parc del Forum to help your planning and make the best out of this year’s festival.

The Avalanches

This legendary Australian band climbed up on the charts with their ‘Since I Left You’ – a song made out of thousands of different samples back in the beginning of the new millennium.

Friday 3rd of June at 02:50 am; Ray-Ban stage


This French electro duo hardly needs any introduction; since Moon Safari was released in 1998, Air became one of the genres’ hottest names. Now back on stage at Primavera Sound, this is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated gigs at the festival.

Thursday 2nd of June at 21:10, H&M stage

Tame Impala

Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala was founded in 2007 and has up to day released three hugely successful albums. The latest album Currents, released in 2015, was awarded The Best Rock Album as well Album of the Year in its homeland Australia. Close your eyes and dance to the psychedelic beat of Tame Impala.

Thursday 2nd of June at 23:30; H&M stage


American Beirut combines indie-rock with happy Balkan music creating a fresh and very danceable experience. A good alternative for an early Friday night at the festival.

Friday 3rd of June at 21:00; H&M stage

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey, an iconic singer, songwriter and musician takes the stage on Saturday – be sure not to miss this spectacle combining every type of rock you could imagine together with Harvey’s charismatic stage appearance and, naturally, her voice.

Saturday 4th of June at 22:35; Heineken stage


Probably the most anticipated performance at the festival – Radiohead. Formed in 1986, the quintet has gone through an impressive array of different music styles from indie to experimental rock to electro and dubstep.

Friday 3rd of June at 22:15; Heineken stage

Sigur Rós

Legendary Icelandic band Sigur Rós, active since 1994, is performing at midnight on Saturday evening. Post-rock, incorporated with minimalist electro together with a sophisticated classical twist takes the audience on a surrealist musical journey.

Saturday 4th of June at 00:00; H&M stage


UK-based folksy and dreamy electropop-trio returns to Primavera Sound after their debut show back in 2013 –this time, the focus will be on their latest album, Not to Disappear; it’s a gig not to be missed on Thursday evening.

Thursday 2nd of June at 20:00; Heineken stage


Catalonia’s own Manel climbs on the stage on Saturday. Anyone enjoying indie-pop sang in Catalan should head towards the H&M stage around 7:00 – Manel will surely make you want to hum along and dance, too.

Saturday 4th of June at 18:55; H&M stage


Peaches, a Canadian electro-queen mixing hip hop, naughty lyrics and avant-garde electro, has created a unique style of her own. She jumps on the stage on Thursday early evening. She’s a provocative artist with a persona that guarantees a good stage show – it’s a gig worth checking out.

Thursday 2nd of June at 20:30; Heineken stage