Primavera Festival to Kick off 2022 LA with Arctic Monkeys Headlining

The very first edition of the Los Angeles-based Primavera Sound festival will take place in 2022.

The new take on the popular Barcelona-based festival series was slated to take place last summer, but plans were scrapped due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The festival will now take place September 16-18, 2022 at LA State Historic Park.

Arctic Monkeys will headline the event alongside Nine Inch Nails and Lorde. Other acts on the line include James Blake, Mitski, Kim Gordon, Tierra Whack and many more.

All previously purchased tickets for the 2021 event will be valid for the 2022 edition while new festival tickets can be purchased here. Presale begins this Friday (December 10) at 10 a.m. PT (6 p.m. GMT) and all remaining tickets will go on sale the same day at 2 p.m. PT (10 p.m. GMT).

The Barcelona version of the festival will also take place in 2022 over two weekends with a lineup including Dua Lipa, The Strokes, Tame Impala, Lorde and Megan Thee Stallion.

There will also be a series of indoor concerts between the two festival weekends with artists such as Beck, Jamie xx and Disclosure.

Meanwhile, news of Arctic Monkeys headlining Primavera in Los Angeles comes after the group recently announced tour dates for 2022.

These dates will mark the first concerts of the group since the tour of their last album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, in 2019.

The shows will take place in Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic in August. No other date has been announced but should follow on their official website.

A new album from the group is expected after it was revealed earlier this year that the group, led by Alex Turner, had recorded new music at a location in Suffolk. Drummer Matt Helders confirmed this later on November 12. telling Rick Edwards on the BBC Drumathon: “I think by the time we get everything in place, it will be next year.”

He added: “It was a bit disjointed how we were to do it, and there are pieces to finish, but yeah, it’s all in motion.”

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