PODCAST: Summer festivals guide 2024 - Primavera, Sónar, Cruïlla, and much more!

Filling the Sink guides you to the biggest festivals in Catalonia and chats with emerging singer Mama Dousha

Festival goers front row for Vampire Weekend at Primavera Sound 2024
Festival goers front row for Vampire Weekend at Primavera Sound 2024 / Jordi Borràs
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June 8, 2024 10:27 AM

June 16, 2024 11:41 AM

On May 30th, under sun, thunder and lightning, Primavera Sound, the biggest festival in Spain descended on Barcelona’s Parc del Fòrum for the 22nd time, kicking off this year’s summer festival season in Catalonia.

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With a solid mix of Catalan summer hits, rock bangers, catchy pop tunes and international names such as Lana Del Rey, Pulp, Deftones and Troye Sivan, the 268,000 attendees were in for the party of the year.  

We talk to the up-and-coming Catalan artist Mama Dousha, whose infectious dance tune ‘Rikiti’ has everyone on the dancefloor, about what it is like being a new artist in Catalonia and his decision to sing in Catalan instead of English. 

Oriol Escudè Maciá joins Lea Beliaeva Bander to teleport listeners back to a weekend of music and fun, and to give a rundown of all the biggest concerts and festivals in Catalonia this summer. 

The Catalan phrase of the week is “Qui canta, els seus mals espanta”, which literally means “He who sings, scares away his troubles,” similar to “to sing away your pain.”   

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