The festival’s first edition in 2001 enjoyed the presence of 8,000 people. Since then, Primavera Sound has grown in popularity and attendance, with 2011’s event bringing 123,000 fans to Barcelona. This year, legendary band The Cure will be headlining the show, among other notable artists such as Franz Ferdinand and Björk, meaning this 5-day musical extravaganza is going to be one of the biggest yet.
It should come as no surprise that thousands of music fans flock to Barcelona for the Primavera Sound Festival, which over the years has played host to many renowned bands such as The Pixies, Sonic Youth, Portishead, Arcade Fire, My Bloody Valentine, and The White Stripes.
Tom Robinson of the BBC described the 2011 edition of the event in his report as follows: “Primavera Sound has gained a reputation for having the best line up of any music festival in the calendar and this year was no exception.”
Accommodation for Primavera Sound Festival
Unlike many other music festivals taking place this summer, Primavera Sound does not allow the option for visitors to camp out at its venues, which include Parc del Fòrum and Arc de Triomf, meaning the hospitality industry in Barcelona will enjoy a notable influx of tourists from all over the world during the dates. Those attending the event will instead have the option to stay close to the action in one of the many Barcelona apartments, either in the city center or at the beach.
Apartment Barcelona is a leading tourist apartment rental company with over 500 apartments in and around the city center.
For those making their way to Barcelona for the Primavera Sound Festival this summer, Apartment Barcelona is offering comfortable, affordable accommodation, near to both of the venues. Visitors can choose from an apartment with sea views, a Ramblas apartment in Barcelona, and many more as their temporary home for the duration of the festival. Prices range from 30€ pppn, and there is a wide variety of styles and sizes of apartment to select from, including accommodation for up to 8 people: ideal for those looking to attend the festival with a large group of friends.
For more information on Apartment Barcelona visit http://www.apartmentbarcelona.com and for the full festival schedule visit http://www.primaverasound.com/