No bottlenecks reported on second day of Primavera Sound festival

Organizers installed three more water fountains after attendees complained during first day of event

Beck Hansen during a performance in Barcelona Primavera Sound on June 3, 2022 (by Guillem Roset)
Beck Hansen during a performance in Barcelona Primavera Sound on June 3, 2022 (by Guillem Roset) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

June 4, 2022 11:58 AM

The second day of the Primavera Sound music festival went "quite good" after several attendees complained about the "dangerously oversold" festival on social media during the first day. No bottlenecks had been reported, as Catalan News could confirm on Friday night. 

There were indeed moments of big affluence, especially when headliners Beck, The National, Caribou, and Catalan singer Rigoberta Bandini, sang. Although it cannot be considered bottlenecks, this media outlet points out. 

To enter the main stages people had to follow a one-direction path, and those leaving the premises had to exit through another gate. Security agents controlled the area and how people would access a place.

The music festival is celebrating its return after Covid-19 in a two-weekend event in the seaside Parc del Fòrum venue in Barcelona.

During the first day of the festival, several social media users took to Twitter to denounce "insane lines at bars" and the "overcrowded" event. Some even consider it "the worst festival experience I’ve ever had," David Thorp tweeted at 1:30am on June 3.

However, the second day of the Primavera Sound went through with no major incidents and was "quite good," Jordi Martí, Barcelona’s councilor for culture, said during an interview with Catalan radio Catalunya Ràdio. 

On Friday afternoon, organizers responded to an Instagram comment on their profile saying that "yesterday’s attendance was on 66,000 people," while the maximum capacity is 95,000. 

Another one of the complaints on the first day was the lack of water available. People complained that bars would not give water, and pointed out that this was a particularly bad issue in a hot country where even at night temperatures stayed above 20 degrees.

After the disastrous hydration situation on the first day, festival organizers added three new free water taps spread out across the Parc del Fòrum venue.  

Catalan, Irish, and American musicians on second day

The second day of the Primavera Sound music festival was also a moment to shine for so many international, but also local, artists. Among them, attendees got to enjoy the Catalan music group, Manel, or singer Le Nais, who did her debut and you can learn more about her in a recent interview Catalan News did. 

Around 88,000 people attended the second night. 

The Catalan candidate to represent Spain in the 2022 Eurovision song contest, Rigoberta Bandini, was also another one of the key performers during the night. 

Beck Hansen, or Beck, has been another one of the most awaited singers while the Irish group Fontaines DC took it to the main stage, Estrella Damm, to present their third album.

Even the 1999 American band, The National, gathered huge affluence of the public to the stage early in the morning, during their concert.