There will probably be a few more additions but this is pretty much the lineup for Primavera Sound 2008. The festival runs from the 29th to the 31st of May and is now the traditional ‘first party of the summer’. My picks highlighted in bold:
808 State, A Place To Bury Strangers, Alan Braxe, Animal Collective, Apparat Band, Dj Assault, Atlas Sound, Autolux, Awesome Color, Bill Callahan, Bishop Allen, Bob Mould Band, Bon Iver, Boris, Buffalo Tom, Caribou, Cat Power, Clipse, The Cribs, De La Soul, Deerhunter, Digital Mystikz, Dinosaur Jr., Dirty Projectors, Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith + Kutmasta Kurt, Edan & MC Dagha, El Guincho, Ellen Allien, Enon, Eric’s Trip, Fanfarlo, The Felice Brothers, Fuck Buttons, Dj Funk, Gentle Music Men, The Go! Team, Grande-Marlaska, Health, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, It’s Not Not, Kavinsky, Kinski, Les Savy Fav, Lightspeed Champion, Madee, Man Man, The Mary Onettes, Mary Weiss, The Marzipan Man, Menomena, Messer Chups, Midnight Juggernauts, Mission Of Burma, Mixmaster Mike, Model 500, MV & EE with The Golden Road, Nick Lowe, No Age, The Notwist, Okkervil River, Om, Para One, Pissed Jeans, Polvo, Port O’Brien, Portishead, Prinzhorn Dance School, Public Enemy performing It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, Robert Hood, Rufus Wainwright, The Rumble Strips, Scout Niblett, Sebadoh, Shipping News, Silver Jews, Simian Mobile Disco, Six Organs Of Admittance, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Strange Death Of Liberal England, Subterranean Kids, Supermayer, Surkin, The Swell Season, Tachenko, Tarántula, Throbbing Gristle, Tiefschwarz, Tindersticks, Träd Gräs och Stenar, Vampire Weekend, Vórtice, Voxtrot, White Williams, Why?, Young Marble Giants.
I’m particularly glad to see several Drag City acts playing, as well as the massive Public Enemy performing a truly classic album. What’s her name from the Raveonettes said that they want to play the festival as well. Also, what are the chances of Stephen Malkmus getting up on stage with Silver Jews? It’s all to play for.
Primavera Sound organisers – now you have my picks, please try to organise the stages so that they all play simultaneously. I love it when you do that.
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I was happy to see Public Enemy included although since they are billed as only playing one song, does that literally mean they’ll come all this way and do one song? Seems a bit weird. I actually met them backstage (anyone could if they hung around) after the last Barcelona gig a few years ago. Flavor Flav was delighted he’d scored some weed while Chuck D signed autographs.
Er… It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back is their classic album, not a song. You knew that, didn’t you? *Prepares for whoosh*
Yeah, I did work it out after I posted the comment. Can you delete any record of this conversation ever existing from your site please? Thanks. 🙂
Haha no such luck! I’ll print it and have it framed 😉
Are you going to come to the festival this year then?
That’s bang out of order.
I may have to attend a stag do that weekend unfortunately but hope to.
I’m pretty much excited about all these rap groups who are coming this year. If you like Public Enemy, you should check out De La Soul as well. Clipse, Edan, Mixmaster Mike, Kool Keith… should be great too!
Oh, and I just love Cat Power.