The fast approaching 2016 edition of Primavera Sound adds to its already impressive program by offering 18 hours of top quality electronic music per day in a new setting which, under the name of Beach Club and with the support of Bacardí, will be running from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th June on the Parc del Fòrum site.
Located in Parc de la Pau in Sant Adrià del Besòs, beyond the photovoltaic panel, this newly inaugurated venue of 7000 m2 accommodating 5000 people will host the new Bowers & Wilkins Sound System stage on which an extensive list of internationally acclaimed DJs and well-known live electronic music acts will play.
The renowned British speaker brand and the legendary rum brand co-present this stage that incorporates a larger, but also a longer program, starting at midday and running non-stop until the early hours of the morning. From the opening of the main doors of the festival at 4 pm, this new area will be part of the festival, directly connected with the rest of the stages thereby, enabling the audience to move freely around the festival site. Access is available by showing the full festival wristband or the corresponding day ticket wristband.
The Floating Points DJ set will kick off the varied program with a bang. A three-day marathon with a total of 42 shows put on by Bacardí and Bowers & Wilkins Sound System on a stage that will, as usual have extraordinary sound quality thanks to the 4-way stack that will deliver an incredibly precise and dynamic sound, allowing the audience to experience the music without loss of fidelity.
In addition to Floating Points, on Thursday 2nd June there will also be live shows by one of the great disco revivalists Todd Terje, and one of the most influential and versatile British DJs: Erol Alkan as well as Rory Phillips, Alkan’s partner in crime during those mythical nights at Trash in London. The night will be filled with dark sounds and techno, with live acts by Powell, Broken English Club, Klavikon and the Barcelona artist Pina, as well as sessions by Helena Hauff from Germany and top techno DJs of the moment such as Eduardo de la Calle, Raudive and Architectural. The sets by Jessy Lanza and Har Mar Superstar will wind up the first day of the program on this stage.
The second day will be predominantly house music and disco with an impressive line-up in which the DJ sets by the German veteran Dj Koze, the Irish artist Mano Le Tough, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last few months, the German artist on the Kompakt label Scharre and the British duo Simian Mobile Disco, as well as a Maceo Plex B2B Maars stand out. Live acts by Sophie and the French pioneer Black Devil Disco Club and the sessions by Dj Supermarkt (presenting “The Ladies of Too Slow to Disco”), the Catalan artist beGun, Daniel Kyo from Valencia and two of names that are indispensable for understanding contemporary disco music, Tiger & Woods and The Maghreban, will also be part of Friday 3rd June’s program. The line-up will be completed by special sets by artists who are performing at this sixteenth edition or who are regulars at the festival, such as Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox and Black Lips.
On the third and final day there will be the now traditional showcase by the Hivern Discs label. The Barcelona company founded by John Talabot will bring live acts by Dorisburg and Cleveland, and Lena Willikens from Germany, the veteran DJ and producer from Holland I-F, Disco End and Daniel Baughman will be behind the decks. There will also be time for heavy weights from the contemporary electronic music scene such as Leon Vynehall,Dj Richard, Matthew Dear from Canada, Suzanne Kraft, Trevor Jackson and the American promoter and DJ Dave P, as well as for the participation of renowned musicians including Faris Badwan from The Horrors and Bob Mould.
As well as the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System that will bring the best of avant garde electronic music to this venue, this natural green setting just steps away from the sea with palm trees will host Casa Bacardí, where it will be possible to taste professionally prepared cocktails. The food on offer will be supplied by a traditional beach bar and will be complemented by several food trucks, which will offer culinary specialities for all tastes.
From this venue it will be possible to access the beach directly through an access that will be open from midday to 9 pm. There will also be services such as changing rooms and towels available for all those who wish to have a swim before continuing the festival experience.
Check out the sets below: