Primavera Sound Los Angeles unveils lineup additions for inaugural festival

Giveon, Girl in Red, Surf Curse, and others added

Live Nation has announced six new acts that will appear at the inaugural Primavera Sound Los Angeles in September 2022, the first-ever event in the United States. There were 59 artists announced for LA in December, and now that number grows to 65 with the addition of Giveon, Girl in Red, Surf Cause, Amyl and the Sniffers, Current Joys, and Jeff Mills.

Primavera Sound LA will take place September 16-18 in LA State Historic Park, after extending to three-days to take the Barcelona touch further than ever before. During these three days, Los Angeles and Barcelona will be united by a lineup worthy of Primavera Sound. Coherent and daring at the same time, full of surprises but connected in every detail with the spirit that has made Primavera Sound what it is today. After a longer than anticipated wait, we finally begin to cross the bridge that will take us to a new Primavera destination without renouncing to all those values that, after 19 editions, the Barcelona festival champions. Sustainability, gender equality, social commitment and urban integration will guarantee an impact that goes beyond the strictly musical one.

The original lineup announcement in December was headed by Arctic Monkeys, reactivated as the new classics they already are, the eternally avant-garde Nine Inch Nails and Lorde as a generational pop icon after returning with Solar Power, but in this poster also shines out the contemporary crooner James Blake, the triumphant come back of Mitski, the rupturism of Arca, the groove nomads Khruangbin, the house muscle of Bicep, the brilliant maturity of Clairo, the resuscitated Darkside, and the darkness of King Krule or Low.

A route through today’s most exciting sounds continues with 50 more artists. From the labyrinths of Stereolab to the miniature hits by PinkPantheress, from the eternal icon Kim Gordon to the revelation Mustafa and his soul poetry and the sharp guitars of Fontaines D.C., from the queen of techno Helena Hauff to the patron saint of reggaeton DJ Playero, from the roar of Special Interest to the whisper of Cigarettes After Sex, from Tierra Whack’s signature rap to Dry Cleaning’s new post-punk, from the icey riffs of Mayhem to the pop with Latin roots by Paloma Mami, from the Mexicans Little Jesus and the Puerto Ricans Buscabulla to the ambassadors of the Spanish scene Bad Gyal, Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba, María José Llergo, Marina Herlop and John Talabot: in short, the journey to Los Angeles can be made by following an infinite number of musical itineraries that will soon be extended with the rest of the artists on a line-up that is already heading towards equality. A non-negotiable commitment for Primavera Sound in its search for a fairer music industry.

All previously purchased tickets will be valid for Primavera Sound Los Angeles 2022.

Tickets are currently on sale for Primavera Sound Los Angeles via Ticketmaster. 3-Day GA tickets are $425 plus fees and 3-Day VIP tickets are $975 plus fees, with 1-day GA ($149 plus fees) and 1-day VIP ($379 plus fees) also available.


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