Frank Ocean, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver Among Primavera Sound 2017 Headliners

Frank Ocean performs on Saturday Night Live on Sept. 15, 2012.
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Frank Ocean performs on Saturday Night Live on Sept. 15, 2012. 

Frank Ocean, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, The xx, Aphex Twin, Grace Jones, Slayer, Solange and Van Morrison top the line-up for Primavera Sound 2017.

The performers list includes nearly 200 artists, and remains true to the eclectic draw of the carefully curated Barcelona spring music festival, whose main event is set to take place May 31-June 4 at the Forum Park venue. A parallel free concert program will also be offered at sites in the center of Barcelona.

Primavera will also feature shows by L.A. punk band Descendents, The Magnetic Fields, Miguel, Mercury Prize winner Skepta, Teenage Fanclub, Flying Lotus, Run The Jewels, Broken Social Scene, Angel Olsen, metalcore kings Converge, Shellac and BADBADNOTGOOD and celebrated Barcelona band Mishima, among others.

Also, Seu Jorge will perform his David Bowie covers from the Life Aquatic soundtrack, a 50th anniversary show from The Zombies, and Junun, the project backed by Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) and Shye Ben Tzur, which delves into the traditional music from the north of India accompanied by the Rajasthan Express.

The festival’s seaside Beach Club stage will showcase Electronic music from German DJ Dixon, the British duo Bicep, John Talabot and Axel Boman on board Talaboman, Joy Orbison, Bulgarian artist KiNK and Belgium band Front 242 and more.

Festival tickets are now on sale, with full festival passes going for 175€ ($186) through Jan. 7.

See the full Primavera Sound 2017 line-up here.


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