Gorillaz, Nick Cave, Tyler, The Creator light up third day of Primavera Sound

Headliners took to the stage with no more queues despite complaints on first day

Gorillaz performing at the 2022 Primavera Sound on June 4, 2022 (by Pere Francesch)
Gorillaz performing at the 2022 Primavera Sound on June 4, 2022 (by Pere Francesch) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

June 5, 2022 01:42 PM

The Primavera Sound music festival in Barcelona has left aside all queues and bottlenecks reported during the first day of the event. The music has now taken over all possible complaints, with the third day marked with performances from Gorillaz, Nick Cave, Ferran Palau, and Tyler, The Creator. 

The first artist to perform on Saturday night was Catalan musician Ferran Palau, who started his gig at 6pm in the Parc del Fòrum venue. He was even the main singer on one of the big stages of the festival, the Estrella Damm which saw Beck Hansen perform on Friday night.

Palau proved his expertise, after celebrating his tenth anniversary as a solo artist, with romantic pop music. 

But the night did not disappoint for the thousands of attendees on the third day of the two-weekend festival

The British band Gorillaz was one of the most awaited concerts with their songs following electro-pop, alternative rock, and hip hop genres. 

Damon Albarn, the leader of the group, has been one of the most acclaimed artists during the night, while the team sang some of their hits such as 'Feel Good Inc.' but also 'Rhinestone eyes' or 'On Melancholy hill.'

During the show, the group projected animated images of the virtual group. Gorillaz had already acted in Barcelona in 2018, at the Sónar music festival.

Their performance was one of the most attended on Saturday night, and early Sunday morning, however, not the only one. 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds performed at the Primavera Sound music festival one year after releasing their latest album. The artists had already come to the Catalan capital four years ago, and like then, they performed some of the greatest hits they have: 'Red right hand,' 'O Children,' 'Into my arms,' or 'Bright horses.'

Cave sang in Barcelona less than a year since his son passed away. During the concert, he played the piano while singing to his two late children, "probably they are here," he said as Catalan broadcaster TV3 journalist, Ismael Martín, tweeted.

The rap singer Tyler, The Creator was the one in charge of closing the night with hits from his most popular album 'Igor' or the lately released, 'Call me if you get lost.'

First weekend over

The first weekend of the two-weekend Primavera Sound music festival has closed with thousands of attendees. The return day of the event was complicated for many as fans denounced the "dangerously oversold" festival with a lack of water available. 

On the second day, Friday night, no bottlenecks had been reported and organizers had installed three more water fountains. The third night was peaceful as well, as no major incidents had been registered. 

After three intense nights, organizers thanked the "patience" from those attending after "overpassing the small changes of a first day," a statement released on Sunday midday read. 

Primavera Sound will return on June 9 with artists such as Dua Lipa, Lorde, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, or Balearic band Antònia Font, who are returning after many years of silence. 

Dua Lipa's show will be the second one she performs in Barcelona, after she came on June 1, as part of her Nostalgia World Tour. 

On Thursday night 66,000 people attended the event, on Friday 74,000, and Saturday night 80,500, according to figures released by the organizers.