Spain’s Primavera Sound, a music festival that takes place between the end of May and beginning of June in Barcelona, has been canceled for 2021.
Organizers of the festival announced the sad news on the festival’s official website, revealing that the 2021 edition was canceled “due to the uncertainty surrounding the legal framework for large events on the original dates of the festival –from June 2nd to 6th–, which, added to the restrictions that currently exist, mean that we cannot work normally on the preparation of the festival nor ensure that, once the date arrives, it can be celebrated.”
The team also added that the event’s 20th anniversary “deserves a party like the ones we are used to, and the global situation does not seem favorable to allowing something like this to happen this summer. At least not in a way in which we can live the full Primavera Sound experience.”
Ticket holders will be allowed to use their 2021 tickets for the 2022 edition, similar to the cancelled 2020 event, or they can refund their tickets starting from June 2, the same day the festival will announce its 2022 lineup. “We will make it doubly good in 2022,” the organizers promised. “Because yes, really, we will dance together again… and like never before.”