Primavera Sound 2017

Primavera Sound 2017 Lineup

It is still December 2016 and the lineup for Primavera Sound 2017 has just been announced.. wow!
And yet again, they have delivered a super selection of bands in areas of music that I am attracted to…
Lucky for me I am going to be there in 2017.. my 4th time in 7 years..
It’s a festival not to be missed.. the best in Europe.

Primavera Sound Sign

Here are the bands that caught my eye..

These are all bands I like a lot. Some I have seen live, and others I really want to catch..
Against Me! – haven’t seen them in a long time but I’ve been a big fan since searching for a former clarity..
Grandaddy – saw them earlier in 2016, but I might just check them out again..
Priests – heard some good tracks from them, so I want to see them live..
Royal Trux – a band from way back. Definitely gonna check them out..
the Afghan Whigs – saw them earlier in 2016, an amazing gig. I’ll catch them again at PS17.
Japandroids – Been a while since they have played live..
Swans – Just mesmerising live…
Sleaford Mods – saw them a few months back… intense.. album of the year. key markets..
Shellac – always worth catching them live..
Preoccupations – formerly Viet Cong.. I’d like to see them again..
Arcade Fire – I really enjoyed their last gig in Marlay Park.. spiritual..
Angel Olsen – I really want to see her live..
Death Grips – Same goes for DG.. I need to see him live..
the Damned – saw them earlier this year.. New Rose is just an all time classic tune..

And I also want to see the following bands.. all will be worth seeing..
The xx – very popular the last time I saw them at Primavera…
Aphex Twin Check This Video – What can I SAY!
Grace Jones – superb show and performance at Electric Picnic 2015 – Recommended…
Van Morrison – Haven’t seen this man live since 1986… I’ll try and catch him at PS17
Broken Social Scene
The Wedding Present – Saw them in Nottingham in 2015.. great band..
Teenage Fanclub – I haven’t kept up with their albums since Bandwagonesque!. I’ll have to start listening to them.. they have 10 albums now, so lots of listening to do!

Perhaps I will see these.. It depends on clashes..
Slayer – I’ll try and drop by.
Metronomy – These were surprisingly good the last time I saw them…
the Magnetic Fields – Yeah. Really odd and intense.. I’ll have to start listening to TMF again…
Mac DeMarco – Not sure yet about MacD. I’ll check him live to see..

These are new bands I am vaguely familiar with, but I know enough of them to want to check them out..
Joy Orbison
Kevin Morby
Front 242

And these are bands I haven’t really heard of but sound interesting after I did a some research on them online… I’ll be catching them live at PS17
the Descendents
The Make-Up
The Growlers
The Black Angels (US)
Hamilton Leithauser (from the Walkmen)
Glass Animals
The Wave Pictures
Mannequin Pussy (US PA)

Not sure about these, but with more listening, its likely they will be on my list of bands to see also.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Aus
Gojira (Fr)
Sleep (US)
This is not This Heat
the Zombies
Julia Jacklin
Skinny Pupply
Vox Low (Fr)
Weyes Blood (US)

I know these. Depending on clashes, I’ll probably check these out too.
Wild Beasts
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Let’s Eat Grandma
Saint Etienne

And with a total of 186 bands announced, there is a lot more research to be done on my part..
But with over 50 bands that I want to see already, it is going to be a tough call on what bands to catch over the 3 days..
I’ll add my thoughts and photos from Primavera Sound 2017 when I get back from Spain…
the perfect festival… for the music I like.. It has everything..

Now if only White Reaper were playing!!!