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25 May 2021

Primavera Sound 2022: Dua Lipa, Lorde, Massive Attack, Gorillaz

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Primavera Sound has announced the eagerly anticipated line-up for its 2022 festival in Barcelona, which will take place over two weekends with a host of different artists playing each. On the first weekend (June 2-4), headliners include Pavement, The Strokes, Massive Attack, Tame Impala, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Gorillaz, and Tyler, the Creator. The following weekend Lorde, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Interpol, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are playing, with Massive Attack, Tyler, The Strokes, Tame Impala, and Gorillaz among the artists playing both weekends. More artists are due to be be announced in the coming months.

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Others playing the first weekend include: The National, Bikini Kill, Kacey Musgraves, Earl Sweatshirt, Beck, Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, Jorja Smith, Beach House, Caribou, Shellac, Jamie xx, 100 gecs, Dinosaur Jr, Kim Gordon, Sharon Van Etten, King Krule, Yo La Tengo, Rina Sawayama, Brockhampton, Fontaines DC, Weyes Blood, Helado Negro, slowthai, Disclosure, Ben UFO, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Several artists will also play indoor shows in Barcelona throughout the week.

Over the second weekend Charli XCX and King Gizzard are among those playing second sets. You can also find Big Thief, Run The Jewels, M.I.A., Jay Electronica, Jessie Ware, Slowdive, Mogwai, Playboi Carti, Courtney Barnett, Brittany Howard, Dry Cleaning, Japanese Breakfast, Burna Boy, Squid, Special Interest, Romy, Sky Ferriera and The Weather Station, Arooj Aftab.

The festival last took place in 2019, with headlining sets from Solange, Tame Impala, Erykah Badu, and more. The 2020 edition of the festival was postponed and eventually cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Primavera Sound attempted to return for 2021, but was cancelled again due the ongoing pandemic. Tickets go on sale on 1 June here.

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