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Primavera Sound to live-stream 2016 festival

The Barcelona festival will become the first in Europe to broadcast in real time as part of a tie-up with Red Bull TV

By IQ on 10 May 2016

Albert Hammond Jnr, Primavera Sound 2015, Dani Canto

Albert Hammond Jnr performs at Primavera Sound 2015

image © Dani Canton/Primavera Sound

In a first for a major European music festival, Primavera Sound 2016 is to be live-streamed in high definition, with three days’ worth of music from four stages available to view in real time anywhere in the world.

As part of a partnership with Red Bull TV, a multi-channel direct transmission of eight hours’ worth of music per day, plus acoustic shows, 360º videos and other bonus content, will be broadcast from the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona, with the footage available as free “à la carte” content on demand after the festival. A team of around 100 people will be involved, with presenting duties falling to Will Best and on-site reporter Johann Wald.

Primavera’s Ana Anaya confirmed to IQ that the live stream will also be totally free to view.

Viewers can tune in from 2 to 4 June via Primavera Sound’s web page and official app, and on various different Red Bull TV platforms: web, app and its channels on Apple TV, Samsung TV, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Nexus Player, Roku Players and Xbox 360.


Updated: As part of its ‘Season of Festivals’, Red Bull TV will also live stream Roskilde, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza USA, Bestival and Austin City Limits.