Tag: Sound

NME Festival blog: Primavera Sound won’t be coming to London in 2020 after all

The festival won’t be expanding to the UK next year Spanish music festival Primavera Sound’s plans to stage a London edition in 2020 have been put on hold. Primavera Sound had unveiled plans to expand the festival to more cities next year as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, dubbed Primavera Sound 2020 Vision. In […]

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NME Festival blog: Forget the beef, Tool and Justin Bieber sound great together on ‘Love Your Parabola’ mashup

So a collabo finally happened… well, sort of A Tool and Justin Bieber mashup has been released in the wake of their ‘beef’ – listen to the new track below. The mashup comes after Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan responded in an unimpressed manner to the pop star revealing that he was a big fan of his band. […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Primavera Sound | Festival Insights

Photo credit: Sergio Albert Insights attended the 19th edition of Primavera Sound in Barcelona from May 30 – June 1, where a record 220,000 fans descended on the Parc del Fòrum to see performances from Solange, Erykah Badu, Tame Impala, and 292 others. Notably, Primavera is one of very few festivals to race ahead of […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Primavera Sound announces new editions in Los Angeles and Benidorm

USA: Primavera Sound concluded its 19th edition in Barcelona with the announcement of a new incarnation in Los Angeles, taking place from September 19 – 20 2020 in the county’s State Historic Park. The festival has also revealed a smaller scale, two-day event to take place in Benidorm this November, entitled the Primavera Weekender. Tickets […]

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NME Festival blog: Primavera Sound 2019: Charli XCX leads the way with a future-facing, bombastic set

By this point surely everyone’s seen the all-but blanked out festival posters, with the names of three female artists suspended in mid-air: most festivals are a total sausage-fest, we get it. But what in the year of our lord 2019 are people actually doing to tackle the issue? Well, while some festivals tentatively commit to […]

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NME Festival blog: Stream standout sets from Primavera Sound 2019 right here

Recreate the Barcelona music festival, in your living room Primavera Sound kicks off today in Barcelona, and with Tame Impala, James Blake, Janelle Monáe, Robyn, Christine and The Queens, Solange, Charli XCX, FKA twigs, and Mac DeMarco among the many acts set to play, anyone outside of Parc del Fòrum this weekend could be forgiven […]

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NME Festival blog: All Points East respond to complaints of sound problems during The Strokes’ headline set

Some fans complained that their festival experience was “ruined.” All Points East festival have responded to complaints of poor sound during The Strokes‘ headline set yesterday. The NYC icons topped the bill on the East Stage at All Points East festival last night (May 25). Joining The Chemical Brothers and Christine and the Queens as main […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Sound Unbound review – inclusive and joyous classical music festival | Music

It felt apt that the Barbican Centre’s Curve gallery’s current exhibition is AI: More Than Human: this was a festival I wished I could have cloned myself and experienced the weekend a second and a third time so as to take different paths across the lineup – 150-odd live events, all free, spread across 19 […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Primavera Sound embraces UN’s 17 objectives for a better world

Photo credit: Eric Pamies SPAIN: Primavera Sound has joined 193 countries of the United Nations to adopt 17 objectives designed to work towards gender equality, eradicating poverty, ensuring prosperity for all, and protecting the planet. The commitment is emblematic of the festival’s socially responsible ethos, and will manifest itself across a number of concrete actions […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Meyer Sound brings spatial technology to Moogfest

USA: Meyer Sound returned to Durham, North Carolina from April 25 – 28 for its second year as the Official Sound Partner of Moogfest, the festival that brings together the most visionary and creative minds in music, art, and technology. This year’s expanded presence included providing multichannel systems for concerts, workshops, and technology demos across […]

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