Primavera Sound announces Kendrick Lamar, Blur, St Vincent and many more for 2023

Plus JPEGMAFIA, Calvin Harris, Le Tigre, FKA Twigs, Kelela, Caroline Polachek

Primavera Sound have announced the first wave of acts for their Barcelona and Madrid festivals in 2023, and obviously it looks amazing. The headliners alone are outrageous, with Depeche Mode, Kendrick Lamar, Blur, Rosalía, Halsey, FKA Twigs, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, St Vincent, The Moldy Peaches and Le Tigre all topping the bill. Elsewhere, L&Q favourites like Jockstrap, Caroline Polachek, JPEGMAFIA, Julia Jacklin and Yves Tumor will be performing as part of a programme that includes everything from industrial thunder (Swans, Death Grips) to imperious hip-hop (Pusha T, Baby Keem), explosive jungle (Nia Archives), experimental pop (Kelela, Christine and the Queens) and so much more. Is if that weren’t enough, the festival’s free day, the preceding Wednesday, is headlined by the Pet Shop Boys.

It’s all happening 1st-3rd June in Barcelona’s Parc del Fòrum, with the sister event happening for the first time in Madrid the following weekend (8th-10th June) at the Ciudad del Rock in Arganda del Rey. Tickets are on sale at 12pm CEST this Thursday, 1st December, from the Primavera website.

Check out the official poster below.

Primavera 2023 so far:

Depeche Mode / Kendrick Lamar / Blur / Rosalía / Halsey / FKA Twigs / Skrillex / Calvin Harris / St Vincent / The Moldy Peaches / Le Tigre / Pet Shop Boys / Turnstile / Baby Keem / NxWorries / John Cale / Laurie Anderson / Yves Tumor / Jockstrap / Karate / Be Your Own Pet / Alex G / Maneskin / Alvvays / Julia Jacklin / Perfume / My Morning Jacket / Channel Tres / Daphni / Gabriels / Julia Holter / Arlo Parks / Swans / Death Grips / Beth Orton / Darkside / Bad Religion / OFF! / Yung Lean / JPEGMAFIA / Viliano Antillano / Come / Built To Spill / PinkPantheress / Flowerovlove / Red Velvet / Rema / Tokischa / Christine and the Queens / Shellac / Caroline Polachek / Pusha T / Fred Again.. / Sparks / The Voidz / Kelela / Four Tet / Bleachers / Japanese Breakfast / Sudan Archives / Eddie Palmieri / Mora / Trueno / Charlotte De Witte / Nia Archives / Soul Glo / Brutalismus 3000 / Crack Cloud / Ezra Furman / The War On Drugs / Maggie Rogers / + so many more

Photography by Sergio Albert