Sound of Spring Buenos Aires finally unveiled this Wednesday the first part of its international line up, which led to a whole surprise. Having assembled such an artist, he is undoubtedly determined not only to settle on this bank of the Río de la Plata, but also to make his local debut in the big musical event of the year. Yes OK Gabi Ruiz, director of the festival of Catalan originhad appeared in November of last year, after the announcement of its arrival in Buenos Aires, that the lineup was going to be similar to that of its American version, the truth is that he fell short. Quite short. And that doesn’t have much to do with what’s going to happen in Los Angeles in September, with a few exceptions. At the same time he managed to bring together several groups and soloists from the independent scene and the international avant-garde, beloved and well known to the Argentine public, with long-awaited actions.
With base of operations in the children’s park, the festival will officially begin on Saturday November 12. That day will be headlined by the rapper Travis Scottwho, like Charli XCX (centenary pop icon), another of the fundamental names of the era, was about to appear for the first time here at lollapalooza canceled due to the pandemic. But good is expected. The second line of this grid is completed by the folk singer Father John Mistyowner of one of the best shows Buenos Aires witnessed in 2018, as well as the Japanese-born blouse Mitsky. To which must be added the return of the Swedish-Argentinian singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalezthe arrival of the British post-dubstep producer and DJ Joy Orbisonthe crossing between Ladies Free and L-Ghentand another beginning that never seemed to happen: that of Señor Coconut and his orchestrathe German who dared to dress in cumbia kraftwerk.
The next day, Arctic Monkeys You will have the opportunity to consecrate your local status. Contrary to Interpol, who has already covered almost all the scenarios that the Argentine capital can offer him. Inasmuch as lord not only will he find the Argentinian public, but he will also have the opportunity to show the maturity that surrounds his latest album: Solar energy (2021). Outraged, beach house He will be able to repay his 2013 show at Vorterix, which had little flavor. However, the most anticipated of this day will be Ark: the great musical transgression of the 21st century. And this is known from Kanye West to Björk, who, with their collaborations, can testify to the endless possibilities offered by the Venezuelan trans artist. On this day, the 2021 Grammy Award nominee (as “Best New Artist”) will perform, Phoebe Bridgerwhile there will be Asians who will be at their peak: the Japanese Chai and Korean-American Japanese breakfast.
Similar to the growth of Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, which will celebrate its two decades between June 2 and June 12, the syncretism of its Argentinian edition seems similar to the current setup of its parent company. In addition to taking place over a weekend in a huge hall, the festival has gradually developed Parallel activities. Some free and some paid. As in Barcelona, this time there will be an opening act, which will feature none other than Jack White, Pixies, Cat Power Yes argentinians The minor leagues. More indie, impossible. And that is the seminal substance of the festival. It will happen in Olympic Park, October 14. Former The White Stripes will return with blue hair and a new album, fear of dawn (2022), while the one in Atlanta will do so with the exquisite covers (2022). And those led by Black Francois they will come to do what they know best: close well.
Although Villa Soldati will bear the name “Road to Spring” (it would be good to explain to Jack White that he will be playing in one of the rock branches in the neighborhood), around Wednesday November 9 is called “Welcome”. And the name is consistent because the hostess will be bjork, a decade after his last local visit. They will assist him that evening at the Children’s park the mexican Juliette Venegasthe chilean Javier Mena and argentinian happy hill. That a Catalan music festival has become one of the world’s musical showcases par excellence was not a capricious or random act: everything rested on careful curating, barely resembling a whim. This is where its success lies. So much so that the city government declared it, for its 20th anniversary, as a “Special Interest Event”. Which recognizes Primavera Sound as one of the most important cultural events in Spain. Imprint trying to establish itself in Argentina.
Amidst the activities of the festival proper, the event will offer a number of free shows at various points in the city of Buenos Aires. between him November 7 and 11, the most important meeting of independent music in the world today, which in this South American bet will also be held in Chile and Brazil, will reproduce in different parts of the city what Charli XCX, Mitski and the conjunction of Damas Gratis and L- Gand in the children’s playground. If we add to this the participation of the collective tear gangthe inclusion of Santiago Mototizado, 107 Fauns (the latter two are from Primavera Label, the label of Primavera Sound), Baby Beast, Boom Boom Kid, 2 Minutes, Juana Molina, 1915, Carca and Elephant Love, you are facing a great circumstance. What consolidates the participation of the Spaniards The Planets, Bad Gyal, Amaia and Big Menu. But if Black Ice Cream also says that she will be part of it, then it’s a very nice circumstance.