Pop & Hiss

Radiohead returns with Primavera Sound date

The internationally pacesetting Barcelona music festival Primavera Sound has announced the lineup for its 2016 edition, and it heralds a bit of news - Radiohead is back on the road.

The band will play the influential festival as its first live date (so far) since 2012. It will follow that fest up with shows in Portugal and Switzerland -- but no U.S. dates have been announced yet.

A new album might also be impending. As with prior records, the band has established a new LLP company called "Dawn Chorus."

The rest of Primavera's lineup includes some crossover with Coachella (LCD Soundsystem), some titans of early 2000s ethereal music (Sigur Ros, Air), and a few rarer gets (a live set from horror-film maestro John Carpenter, Brian Wilson performing all of "Pet Sounds").

The fest takes place in Barcelona's Parc del Forum from June 1-4, with a bevy of free shows interspersed around the city's Raval neighborhood before the festival. In recent years, it's risen to become one of the world's most highly regarded major festivals, one whose reach extends back into Los Angeles. 

"It is magical and it is the reason that friends from all over the world fly here each year to meet up for three days," said FYF Fest's Sean Carlson at last year's festival. "They are also an inspiration to continue to push ourselves with the booking and experience at FYF Fest.” 

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