The heatwave in Los Angeles isn’t the only thing turning up the temperature to the area this September. Barcelona is packing up its suitcase and headed to Los Angeles to bring its legendary energy to sunshine fueled southern California. Taking place in the skyline view of Downtown, Primavera Sound will be inaugurating its first edition in Los Angeles on September 16th – 18th. Taking the stages at the State Historic Park two years after its initial announcement, are some of the moment’s largest established and breaking acts.

The lineup is one made of dreams as it compiles some of our long time favorites – as well as some of our burgeoning ones to watch. Here’s a rundown of a few we can’t wait to catch and you should become acquainted with before the weekend comes around:

Arctic Monkeys

Kim Gordon


Nine Inch Nails

Fontaine DC


James Blake

Boy Harsher



King Krule

Paloma Mami


Faye Webster


Theres plenty of fun and music to go around so be sure to check out the complete lineup below and let us know who you can’t wait to see. Also below – how you can snag your tickets to the fest and vibe out all weekend if you haven’t already.

Bought your tickets early in 2019 or 2020? Great news, as all previously purchased tickets will be honored and valid for this year’s fest. Still on the fence? Don’t be! Follow the link here to purchase your tickets now and not miss out on what is truly destined to be (heatwave aside) one of the hottest weekends of the year!

Words // Jeanette Diaz