Artists To Watch At Primavera Sound Los Angeles

Primavera Sound Los Angeles Lineup 2022

Artists To Watch At Primavera Sound Los Angeles

The debut performance of Primavera Sound in Los Angeles is set to get underway on September 16th, 17th, and 18th at the LA State Historic Park. Featuring some incredible bands and artists like Lorde and the Arctic Monkeys, this show is sure to be one of the biggest and most popular events in the states, following its huge success for over 20 years in Barcelona. This is a raucous and invigorating European-style rave and dance event, and is bringing some revolutionary and inspiring acts that will be a performance for the ages. 

Before we look at some of the bands that will be performing, let’s cover some of the basics of the festival. Tickets are on sale at, and can be purchased for single day, three day, or VIP passes. There’s no onsite parking, so you’re encouraged to check out street options, rideshare, or look into the Los Angeles Metro, stopping at the Gold Line Chinatown Station. The doors will open at 12:00 PM every day, so be sure to make it on time and get there early to have better access to the stages. 

Artists to Look Out For


Internationally recognized as one of the brightest up-and-coming young stars in the music industry, Lorde became famous after her smash hit Royals in 2013, and has since developed a successful career featuring several albums and singles. 

Lorde recently performed at the Primavera set in Barcelona, and put on an unforgettable set featuring songs from her 2021 album Solar Power, as well as her older hits. This is a performance you won’t want to miss. 

Arctic Monkeys

Residual grunge is exactly what you’ll get from the Arctic Monkeys, but with a modern twist. They don’t exactly fit any style or genre, and that is exactly why they are loved – they go against the boundaries of music. With one of their more infamous albums, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – well, that perfectly sums up their music.

The UK-style talent of Alex Turner and Jamie Cook has turned heads since their inception in 2002, and this live performance will be one of the highlights of their careers. 

Nine Inch Nails

Perhaps one of the best live bands, Nine Inch Nails stays relevant and authentic. They just never give up, and they really are the epitome of techno grunge. Trent Renzor always puts on a show of epic proportions, and Nine Inch Nails will also be undertaking a tour of the UK and several other concerts, some of which are sold out. 

Cigarettes After Sex

With sultry lyrics, Cigarettes After Sex redefined the Indie Genre. With modern classics like Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby, the perfect seductive tune will hit you at this event. Their style has been described as incredibly surreal, ethereal, and dreamlike, with airy guitars and washed out, reverberated vocals. 

Jeff Mills

Presenting an authentic DJ dance set featuring technical skills that earned him the nickname The Wizard in the 80s. His DJ sets are sure to get the crowds going, so don’t miss his performance on the 18th. Using 3 or 4 decks at a time and up to 70 different records an hour, you’ll be sweating and dancing your heart out. 

Girl in Red

Often stylized as girl in red, this is an indie-pop performance piece by Norwegian musician, singer, and songwriter Marie Ulven Ringheim. Singing songs along the lines of Taylor Swift, she covers modern topics like mental health, inclusivity, romance, and the experience of not always fitting into the world. Girl in Red showcases what is best about the Primavera festival, a mix of true rave and dance music with some incredibly talented indie acts featuring some acoustic instrumentation. 


Giveon is a classic R&B/rap singer-songwriter who has collaborated with the likes of Drake and Justin Beiber. His live vocals have a magical way of getting the crowd to rise and fall in unison, and this performance will be likewise unforgettable.

King Krule

Archy Ivan Michael, better known by his stage name King Krule, is an English singer-songwriter that performs a mixture of “punk jazz” mixed with hip-hop. His music is gritty and unique, with trip-hop style vocal editing mixed with disorienting and dissonant guitar tracks. 

Other Bands

It would be impossible to name all of the talent showcased at Primavera, but other featured bands include artists like:

  • Clairo
  • Darkside
  • Mustafa
  • Drain Gang
  • Kim Gordon
  • Mayhem
  • James Blake
  • Amyl and the Sniffers

There’s no shortage of talent to look out for coming to the stage at Primavera this year. Featuring an exciting and invigorating mixture of LA’s beach scene and modern electronica with laid-back Barcelona vibes, this will be a bohemian party for the ages. Be sure to get your tickets so you don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

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