Primavera increases its commitment to electronic music with announcement of whole new area called Primavera Bits
In addition to an incredible line-up that already includes Frank Ocean, The xx, Aphex Twin, Solange, Run the Jewels, Skepta, Metronomy and Flying Lotus Primavera have announced a whole new area devoted to electronic music. The two stages, a new live stage and the existing DJ stage, will host Bicep, Alexis Taylor, Ben UFO, Jackmaster, Joy Orbison, KiNK, Avalon Emerson, Dixon, Kornel Kovacs, Kelly Lee Owens and many more.
They say: "During the three main days of the event, from Thursday 1st June to Saturday 3rd June, the festival will offer a proposal that, under the name of Primavera Bits, will focus solely on this genre. A product of a close collaboration with the municipality of Sant Adrià de Besòs, the site will expand beyond the Parc de la Pau to include the area next to the beach of the Fòrum, a natural environment of grass and palm trees just a few metres away from the Mediterranean Sea.
During the 18 hours of daily uninterrupted programming, a total of 62 performances will take place in this expanded area of 12,000 m2 (5000 more than last year) that also doubles its capacity to 10,000 people. An important innovation this year is the incorporation of a second stage exclusively dedicated to live performances that will cohabit with the impressive number of DJ sets programmed.
The brand new Desperados Club will kick off at midday and will host the now classic Bowers & Wilkins Sound System, repeating once again its annual collaboration with the festival. This unique space, which is built from organic and industrial materials, will undergo a metamorphosis when night falls when a system of coloured LED lights will create a unique atmosphere to complement the already evocative auditory and dance experience.
There will also be a considerable increase in the number of shows thanks to the new Bacardí Live stage, which will be devoted to live electronic acts."
You can listen to a selection of music by the artists in the Primavera Bits programme on the new Primavera Sound profile on Apple Music http://apple.co/2pp1EfM