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Primavera Sound: Can Europe's Coachella help Spain's economy recover?
Primavera Sound: Can Europe's Coachella help Spain's economy recover?

For years, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival has been the international vanguard of successful music festivals. Taking into account the quality of its acts, the idyll of its setting and the relatively recent transition from dusty free-for-all into an efficient and high-end vacation spot, it has set the standard for every other major mainstream music event on the planet. Almost every other event, that is. Coachella’s only competition on an international scale might be Primavera Sound, a Barcelona-based festival that has been around almost as long (since 2001). It takes place May 28-30, and has achieved a similar renown and affection from longtime fans and the bands...

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