Primavera Sound Festival 2021 Canceled

Primavera Sound Festival 2021 has been canceled due to COVID.

Originally scheduled to take place in June 2020, it was pushed back two months before being moved to June 2021. Now, the festival won’t return until next year.

“We will dance in 2022,” Primavera organizers wrote in a statement, continuing, “It is with great sadness that we must announce that the ninth edition of Primavera Sound Porto festival is postponed to 9th – 12th June 2022 due to force majeure,” — meaning “greater force.

“We have reached this painful decision due to the uncertainty surrounding the legal framework for large events on the original dates of NOS Primavera Sound – from June 10th to 12th –, which, added to the restrictions that currently exist, means that we cannot work normally on the preparation of the festival nor ensure that, once the date arrives, it can be celebrated.”

The 2021 lineup included many acts from the 2020 edition, including Pavement, The Strokes, Massive Attack, Iggy Pop, Beck, The National, Tyler the Creator, Gorillaz, Tame Impala, FKA twigs, Charli XCX, Jamie xx, Bad Bunny, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Rina Sawayama, Jamila Woods, and more. The lineup for the 2022 festival will be announced on June 2nd.

Refunds will also be available starting June 2nd.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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