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Primavera Sound 2020 has been cancelled

The festival’s 20th anniversary celebrations have been pushed back to 2021.

May 11, 2020
Primavera Sound 2020 has been cancelled Xavi Torrent / Getty Images

Primavera Sound 2020 has been cancelled. The festival was originally set to run from June 3-7 before being postponed to September and finally called off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers say that the next edition of the hold its 20th anniversary celebrations from June 2-6, 2021.

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"Primavera Sound announces the most difficult decision in its history: finally we cannot celebrate the 20th anniversary of Primavera Sound during 2020, as we all would have liked," organizers wrote in a statement. "And it won’t be for lack of trying. When, on March 28th, we announced the change of date to the end of August, we did so under the supervision and with the green light from the local and health authorities, who at that moment validated its celebration this year. However with the evolution of this unprecedented health crisis and faced with the uncertainty of the easing of lockdown measures for festivals, we find ourselves obliged to postpone the next edition of Primavera Sound Barcelona, for reasons of force majeure, until next year."

"We are devastated and are terribly sorry for the inconvenience caused, but the health and well-being of our audience and of all the people involved in the festival has always been and still is our absolute priority," the statement continued. "We cannot thank you enough for your patience, love and understanding in this very uncertain scenario."

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Tickets for Primavera Sound 2020 will be good for next year's festival, but anyone seeking a refund can do so starting on June 3. The 2021 lineup will be announced that same day.

Lana Del Rey, Pavement, The Strokes, and Tyler, the Creator, and 100 Gecs were all scheduled to perform at this year's event.

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Primavera Sound 2020 has been cancelled