Phoenix join the lineup for Primavera Sound 2022

The first of the surprises that were yet to be revealed for the monumental lineup of Primavera Sound 2022 Barcelona – Sant Adrià comes from Versailles: PHOENIX, one of the bands that has defined French pop in the last two decades, joins the festival and will perform on Saturday June 11th in at the Parc del Fòrum. Thomas Mars, Deck ďArcy, Laurent Brancowitz and Christian Mazzalai will come back to the Barcelona festival almost ten years after their previous visit, in 2013, when they played an unforgettable show that confirmed that they were one of the bands of their generation.

And the thing is that any pop fan, of any type of pop, has known for a few years now is that the best band of this style that you can expect on a big stage and in prime time at a festival is PHOENIX. They are unfailing. Of course: Too Young, J-Boy, Lisztomania, Trying To Be Cool, If I Ever Feel Better, 1901, Entertainment and Long Distance Call are not songs that were made to fail. They are delicious strongholds of pop seen in a classical way (structure, development, chorus…), and at the same time permeable to the sounds and sensibilities of its time. If they do not have confetti cannons on stage it is because they don’t need them: their repertoire is already an explosion of colour and endorphins.

Primavera Sound Phoenix added 2022 poster