After canceling in 2020 and 2021 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival will make its comeback in June 2022 with a roster that includes Lorde.
The elusive singer, who has kept a low profile since the 2018 tour in support of her 2017 sophomore album Melodrama, will be among 400 acts slated to perform across two weekends (June 2-4, June 9-11) at Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona. The announcement on May 25 led the "Royals" singer to become a top trending topic on Twitter.
The first weekend will includes sets from Massive Attack, a reunited Pavement, Tame Impala, Beck, The National, The Strokes, Black Lips, Charli XCX, Dinosaur Jr., Bauhaus, Girl in Red, Kacey Musgraves, Bikini Kill, Brockhampton, Earl Sweatshirt, Gorillaz, Jorja Smith, Nick Cave, Tyler, the Creator, Beach House, Disclosure, and many more.
A number of the acts will be back for the second weekend, including Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Playboi Carti, Run the Jewels, M.I.A. and Interpol, with Lorde taking the stage that go-round along with Big Thief, Jessie Ware, Slowdive, Mogwai, Burna Boy and Clairo. The 11 days of music will include the main shows at the Fòrum, as well as the more than 150 shows in 10 different Barcelona venues during the day from the likes of Beck, Jamie XX, a Disclosure DJ set, 100 Gecs and Jehnny Beth, among others, as part of Primavera a la Ciutat.
The whole thing will come to a crash home on June 12 with the Brunch on the Beach party on the beach of Sant Adrià de Besòs with Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens and Peggy Gou and DJ sets from many more.
While most of the acts have been announced, more will be added at a later date, according to organizers. Tickets go on sale June 1.