May in Barcelona: San Miguel music festival

May in Barcelona: San Miguel music festival
May in Barcelona: San Miguel music festival

Five-day San Miguel Primavera Sound 2012 music festival will begin on May 30, 2012 in one of the most interesting and exciting cities in Europe the Catalonian capital Barcelona. This is a large-scale important European music event because, according to many critics, Primavera Sound is the best urban music festival. It's a great achievement considering the fact that the festival will be held just for the 12th time.

Major concerts and performances are traditionally held at several venues in the Parc del Forum, a cult place in the area of Diagonal Mar immediately after the city beach zone. Admission fee to the festival is 190€ for all the days of Primavera Sound and 75€ for one day. Several additional events (press conferences, joint concerts, master classes) will also take place in various clubs of Barcelona. Tickets for these events should be purchased separately.

San Miguel Primavera Sound has earned the image of the festival, which hosts not only famous worldwide bands and artists, but also young musicians. This year he following stars has confirmed their participation in the Primavera Sound: Björk, SBTRKT, The Cure, Beirut, Justice, Death Cab For Cutie, Spiritualized, The Drums, Wilco, Yo La Tengo, Guided By Voices, Neon Indian, Other Lives , Death In Vegas, Mud honey, Shellac, The Walkman, Beach House, Kings of Convenience, Mazzy Star, Real Estate, Girls, The War on Drugs, Yann Tiersen, The Rapture, Aeroplane, Atlas Sound, Lower Dens, Japan droids, Matias Aguayo, Rufus Wainfright, Saint Etiene.

It is worth noting that organizing of such large-scale music festival benefits the city's economy. For example, last year the city budget received thirty-two and a half million euros from ticket sales, advertising and media. In addition, during the festival were created about a thousand new jobs.

Ilya Kozlovskiy

Date: 22/04/2012

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