Festival Preview: NOS Primavera Sound 2019
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NOS Primavera Sound welcomes a star-studded lineup for its eighth year.
Image courtesy of NOS Primavera 2019
Having just released her fourth studio album When I Get Home, an ambient exploration into her hometown of Houston, Solange delivers a meditative record exploring race and culture in America. Avant-garde pop group Stereolab announced their return to live performances after a 10-year hiatus.
Australian songstress Courtney Barnett features prominently on day 2 of the lineup - suggesting that the vivacious indie-rocker is on the cusp of reaching headline status in the very near future. After a standout 2018, Columbian reggaetoneros J Balvin signifies a seminal moment for Latin music as he headlines the Friday. New York post-punk icons Interpol provide a dose of claustrophobic rock.
Latin Grammy Nominated artist Rosalía headlines the final day of NOS Primavera. The Catalan vocalist is currently playing her El Mal Querer tour around the Americas, she visits Porto in June to showcase a captivating blend of mid-tempo flamenco melodrama. Soul icon Erkyah Badu draws Primavera Sound to a close with her captivatingly languorous vocal dynamism.
Beyond immediate headliners, Parque da Cidade continues to offer exciting, emerging talent. Big Thief help provide enticing indie-rock, as Tirzah provides an experimental, synthetic dream with tracks from 2018’s ‘Devotion’.
The Primavera brand has developed into a massive success for music fans around the world since its inception in 2001. Renowned for its production of diverse lineups, Primavera Sound has steadily rose in prominence as a leading figure for modern music festivals.
NOS Primavera Sound takes place on 6th-8th June. Tickets are available here.