Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pavement announced for Primavera 2010

It's the news a lot of people have been keeping their fingers crossed for - the reformed Pavement will be playing at what many regard as the best festival in Europe next May.

From their website:

'San Miguel Primavera Sound is very proud to announce as part of their 10th year celebrations that the legendary US band Pavement will headline May 27th 2010. The Festival takes place on the 27th, 28th and 29th of May.

After years of speculation, arguably the most important American band of the Nineties is returning to the stage with the line-up of Mark Ibold, Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West reuniting for dates around the world in 2010 including shows in New York, London, ATP UK and now Primavera Sound, which is the first date to be confirmed in mainland Europe.

Along with Nirvana, the Pixies and Sonic Youth, Pavement are universally considered one of the pillars of indie rock. Their recorded output includes the massively influential classics "Slanted and Enchanted" and "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain".

It is the tenth time that the festival opens its doors to more than 150 artists and a public that has grown with us in age and in numbers. In these ten years more than 800 artists and bands, have played at the San Miguel Primavera Sound, covering many different styles and tastes, all within what we who organise this festival consider to be good music: rock, pop, folk, punk, hardcore, metal, experimental, electronic... From Motörhead to Aphex Twin, from Pulp to Animal Collective and from Subterranean Kids to Gentle People. We have tried to give you an overview of this decade from our point of view without forgetting classical names that have influenced these new generations.

Today Tuesday 27th of October you will be able to buy the full festival tickets for the San Miguel Primavera Sound 2010 at the price of 95 euro (+ booking fee), this price will be valid until the 30th of November. From the 1st December the price will be 99 euro (+ booking fee).

The tickets will be on sale on the Ticketmaster network (Tick Tack Ticket), CD Drome shops, RIFT shops, Seetickets UK, Fnac France and through Paypal on the festival webpage.'

Primavera Sound, held every year in Barcelona, will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2010, and they're opening up the floor to votes on who the fans would like to see returning:

'The tenth edition of Primavera Sound is gathering momentum, and this year we have decided to take the usual participation of the festival’s public through our forum, one step further. To this end we have created a questionnaire in which all the registered users of our forum can vote for their favourite concert in the history of Primavera Sound. We have chosen a limited number from each year.

To participate in the survey all you have to do is be registered on the forum of our web ( and fill out the questionnaire which is at the following address

The process is simple: Choose the years you have been to the festival, and once you have done this chose five artists from each edition, except in 2001 in which there are only two options. From this first stage we will get 50 artists, from which 25 will be chosen in the second stage. From these 25 acts we will ask the public to chose who should play at Primavera Sound 2010.

We will do everything possible to bring the artists who are chosen in this survey to our tenth anniversary, we think that it is a nice way to celebrate ten years of something which has become for many people (including ourselves) an unmissable musical event.'

Exciting stuff!

1 comment:

  1. you can also add pixies, panda bear* and ganglians*

    *confirmed by their respective booking agents not the festival organisers