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Primavera Sound announces new Buenos Aires festival for 2022

The festival heads to Argentina's capital next November, with line-up news expected "soon"

By Tom Skinner

a still from a Primavera Sound Buenos Aires promo video

Primavera Sound has announced that it will launch a new festival in Buenos Aires next year.

The Barcelona and Porto events will expand to Los Angeles, Santiago in Chile, and Argentina’s capital in 2022. Yesterday (December 7) it was confirmed that Arctic MonkeysLorde and Nine Inch Nails will headline the inaugural LA leg, which is set to run between September 12-18.

Today (December 8) organisers have revealed that the first Primavera Sound Buenos Aires will host an “urban festival” across multiple venues in the city. Later, it’ll move to the Parque de los Niños for a run of outdoor weekend performances.

The week-long festival will span Monday, November 7 to Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Line-up news is expected to arrive “soon” along with ticket details. You can find further information here.

Gabi Ruiz, director of Primavera Sound, said: “A Primavera Sound in Buenos Aires, in Argentina in general, makes all the sense in the world. We instantly understand each other musically because their history and our history have always gone hand in hand. Historically, Buenos Aires has been one of the capitals of pop and rock in Spanish, it is a city that has been the driving force behind many musical trends.

“Interacting with a scene in which so many important things have happened is something that especially excites me. We come to integrate ourselves into the city, with both enthusiasm and pride, to be a fundamental part of that engine in the future”.

Diego Finkelstein, founder of DF Entertainment, added: “We are deeply grateful to Gabi and the incredible Primavera team for choosing us as their partners in this adventure. It is a unique event in the world and we felt that its arrival in Buenos Aires was destined to happen.

“Year after year, Primavera Sound surpasses itself and sets trends around the world. Its musical curation is unparalleled. Primavera Sound not only reflects what is happening today, but also invites you to discover what will happen tomorrow.”

He continued: “Argentinian music, with such a rich history and full of internationally renowned artists, is going through an exceptional moment. It will be an honour for Primavera Sound Buenos Aires to be the stage on which our music fuses with that of the greatest and most diverse exponents of the world.

“We are very excited about planning a festival that lasts a whole week and that takes place all over Buenos Aires. We can’t wait for November 2022 and for Buenos Aires to feel the spirit of Primavera Sound”.

Primavera Sound Barcelona 2022, meanwhile, returns between June 2 and June 12. Performers include Massive Attack, Jorja Smith, Gorillaz, Tame Impala, Megan Thee Stallion and Tyler, The Creator. Its first weekend (June 2-4) will feature a Pavement reunion show.