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Primavera Sound's line-up has as many women as men for the first time ever

Solange, Erykah Badu and Nina Kraviz play Primavera Sound 2019

  • Sam Halligan
  • 6 December 2018
Primavera Sound's line-up has as many women as men for the first time ever

Primavera Sound has announced it’s 2019 line-up, which for the first time features the same amount of women as it does men.

Taking place at the Parc del Forum, Barcelona between May 30 and June 1, the 2019 edition aims to promote “equality, eclecticism, and audacity”, normalising the dismantling of gender barriers and pigeonholing.

Solange, Cardi B, Kali Uchis, and Robyn are among the biggest female acts at the forefront of the festival's ‘New Normal’ movement, with Charli XCX, Nina Kraviz (pictured) and Peggy Gou also on the bill.

Other DJs playing include Denis Sulta, Richie Hawtin, Helena Hauff, Objekt, Jayda G, Anastasia Kristensen, Peach, Octo Octa b2b Eris Drew.

The 19th installment of Primavera will celebrate a range of genres, from metal to reggaeton, to hip hop to jazz, to electronic to indie rock; with acts acts such as Future, Tame Impala, FKA Twigs, and Mac DeMarco all set to perform.

Another imperative ideology of the ‘festival against algorithms’ is to “embrace the new generation of music, without forgetting how we got here”. With that in mind, the likes of Nas, Erykah Badu, and Primal Scream have also been booked.

Full festival tickets are available for €180 until January 7, when the price will go up to €195.

Check the full line-up below.

[Photo: Dan Medhurst]

Sam Halligan is a freelance journalist. Follow him on Twitter here

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