Since launching in 2001 in Barcelona, Spain, Primavera Sound has consistently hosted some of the most impressive, eclectic, and expertly-curated festival lineups in the world, bringing artists of all genres together from around the globe bonded by their eclectic artistic voices. The festival is now expanding across the Atlantic to the Americas, with installments in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and—after a couple years of pandemic-fueled delays—their inaugural festival in Los Angeles this past weekend. Taking place over three days at Los Angeles State Historic Park, it was a thrill to have the Primavera experience in our backyard—albeit not nearly as expansive and with much-earlier city-imposed curfews. Headlined by Lorde, Nine Inch Nails, and Arctic Monkeys, it was the festival's undercard that delivered the most compelling and memorable sets, from genre-bending Venezuelan trailblazer Arca to former Savages vocalist Jehnny Beth to British drum and bass singer Pink Pantheress to Japanese pop experimentalists Chai.
Check out highlights from the fest grounds shot for FLOOD by Kevin Allen below.
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