After years of pandemic-enforced postponements, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound competition lastly made its long-promised Los Angeles debut. Final weekend (September 16 – 19), the Spanish-founded competition welcomed enormous acts, together with 9 Inch Nails, Fontaines D.C., Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Clairo and extra, throughout three formidable levels set beneath LA’s downtown skyline.
Photographer Kevin Condon was available to seize all of the dwell motion from the weekend’s largest and finest acts for NME. Right here’s your all-access move to Primavera Sound Los Angeles.
9 Inch Nails
On Saturday night time of the competition, 9 Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor informed the group, “This night time has been a very long time coming” earlier than the band launched into ‘Considerably Broken’, ‘Want’, and ‘Heresy’.
On Friday night time, Lorde introduced her ‘Photo voltaic Energy’ tour to Los Angeles, whereas additionally hinting at what new music she’d be sharing subsequent. “Who is aware of what’s going to come subsequent…” she informed the group, earlier than including: “Effectively, I do know. And also you’ll know someday quickly.”
Fontaines D.C. gave a robust driving set on the competition’s second day, treating the LA viewers to hits from their newest album ‘Skinty Fia’.
Arctic Monkeys headlined Sunday night time, placing on a assured set made up of traditional hits and new tracks from their upcoming album ‘The Automobile’ for the town they now name residence.
After pulling out of the Barcelona competition earlier this yr, PinkPantheress lastly took the stage at Primavera Sound this weekend.
Mitski took over the Tecate Alta stage on Friday, bringing her heart-open visceral lyrics to the competition viewers.
Singer-songwriter Clairo delighted followers with lovely performances of her tracks ‘Fairly Lady’ ‘Sofia’ and ‘Softly’.
Tierra Whack took over the primary stage Saturday, backed by a DJ who hyped the group up in between tracks.
Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth fame, didn’t maintain again throughout a efficiency of her hits ‘Grass Denims’, ‘Don’t Play It’, and ‘Get Yr Life Again’.
Lady In Purple
Lady In Purple gave a hit-packed set to competition followers on Sunday, ending the efficiency with ‘I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend’.
Amyl And The Sniffers
Amyl and the Sniffers introduced mosh-pit inciting vitality all the best way from Australia to LA.