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Primavera Sound 2019

The wildly popular Primavera Sound festival has announced the artists who will take to the stages in its 2019 edition, which will be held at the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona from Friday, May 30 to Saturday, June 1. This year, half of the artists on the line-up are women, bringing more equality and just as much brilliance to the festival.

Rosalía, Solange, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Robyn and Miley Cyrus are tops among the list of women performing that also includes highlights like FKA Twigs, Carly Rae Jepsen and Courtney Barnet, plus stellar male artists such as Tame Impala, J Balvin, Future, James Blake and Kurt Vile & The Violators.

Key players who hit it big in the ’90s feature as usual, including Jarvis Cocker, Suede, Stereolab, Nas, Neneh Cherry, Róisín Murphy, Primal Scream, Guided by Voices, Built to Spill, Stephen Malkmus and Liz Phair, who also make room for new sensations of urban music and contemporary pop like Kate Tempest, Princess Nokia, Yung Beef, Empress Of, Charli XCX and Kali Uchis.

The eclectic line-up spans EBM from veterans Nitzer Ebb to alternative rock from Dirty Projectors, plus avant-garde pop from Julia Holter, club pop from Jungle, urban soul from Nathy Peluso, a load of reggaeton artists (Ivy Queen, DJ Playero, Japanese, Don Chezina, Hurricane G, Tony Touch) and much more.

As for electronic music, look out for Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz, Modeselektor, Helena Hauff, Objekt, Veronica Vasicka, Yves Tumor, Apparat, Suzanne Ciani, SOPHIE and Mykki Blanco, as well as artists in Primavera Bits, a festival within the festival on the other side of the Por Fòrum bridge.

The muses of La Musa: Nina Kraviz

This innovative DJ and producer has overcome many prejudices thanks to her flawless sets and an unbounded love of exploratory techno and dance music. Coveted by major festivals around the world and adored by an ever-growing number of loyal followers, Kraviz returns to Sónar for what will be her second performance at the festival, following her debut in 2012 (the third if we include Sónar Stockholm 2015). She will be in charge of closing one of the of main stages at Sónar by Night, confirming her now global status, where she will demonstrate her intention to always offer something different and unique in her sets. This dexterity is firmly on show on her forthcoming mix for the Fabric series, which will include unreleased tracks from AFX and Pete Namlook, as well as several of her own productions that have never been heard before.

Aside from her two CD format mixes (for Fabric and the legendary DJ Kicks series), Nina Kraviz recently launched her own label Trip (also written трип, in Cyrillic) on which she has released six compilations of heterogeneous techno (one of them inspired by Robert de Niro), as well as embracing emerging artists, especially Iceland’s Bjarki. This year she has also joined BBC Radio1’s Residency series, and has collaborated with mixes for websites and leading radio stations such as RinseFM, Beats In Space and the #savefabric initiative. Life as odontologist (a career she practiced for three years) and as a first-year student at the Red Bull Music Academy classrooms (2006) must seem like distant memory. Ten years on, Nina is now one of the leading characters in electronic music. Deservedly so.  Tonight at Sónar +D.