The Spanish and Portuguese editions of Primavera Sound will take place in August and September, respectively.
Primavera Sound Barcelona is turning 20 this year. Originally scheduled June 3-7, the festival will now take place Aug. 26-30 at the same location, Parc del Fòrum.
The promoters statement reads as follows: "Faced with this constantly changing scenario, the restrictions imposed by the authorities on the celebration of public shows and on the free movement of people (making the participation of the announced artists difficult and in many cases impossible) and in coordination with the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Barcelona City Council and the Sant Adrià de Besòs City Council, we are forced to postpone the upcoming edition of Primavera Sound Barcelona for reasons of force majeure known to us all.
"Our absolute priority has always been to guarantee the safety of our audience, artists and all the people involved in the festival.
"We feel obliged and responsible to contribute insofar as we can to the survival of the live music scene, whose role will be key to the return to normality after this absolutely unprecedented situation that has never been faced before by the cultural sector and all its agents: artists and their teams, agencies, promoters, venues, festivals, stage builders, technical and production teams, bar staff, cleaning and security staff, and in general the thousands of people involved in the sector.
"We thank all of them for their perseverance and contribution. On our side, and with the indispensable support of Pull & Bear, Heineken and Desperados, adidas, Aperol, Lotus and all of the festival sponsors, we will make every effort to ensure that this change, imposed as a result of the current global health crisis, affects the festival’s programme as little as possible."
The Portuguese edition NOS Primavera Sound will be moved from June 11-13 to Sept. 3-5, at the Parque da Cidade in Porto.
Ticket for both events remain valid.