Monday, December 10, 2018

Spanish revolution?

Next year's Primavera line-up is looking - how to put this? - a bit young-persony for my tastes, even if it's been greeted with considerable excitement in some quarters (for example, by The Quietus). Sure, there are quite a few acts on the bill that I'd love to see (Low, Fucked Up, Julia Holter, Snail Mail, Courtney Barnett, Stephen Malkmus, June Of 44, Shellac) but there are also plenty that I wouldn't. The organisers appear to be pitching more for the pop crowd - which is fine, but enough to make a ATP veteran friend of mine rethink his plan to organise a 40th birthday trip to Barcelona.

Supersonic 2019, meanwhile, has just one confirmed act to date - but given that that act is Neurosis, tickets are likely to fly.

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