New Primavera Sound additions including Grimes, AraabMUZIK, Justice & The Afghan Whigs
Following the recent news that Björk, Jeff Mangum, Codeine, Yo La Tengo, Neon Indian, and Other Lives are set to make their way to Spain next June for Primavera Sound 2012, the festival have added a few more bands to the line-up.
Justice, The Afghan Whigs, Mazzy Star, A.A. Bondy, Buffy Sainte-Marie, AraabMUZIK and Grimes will all be present next year.
More bands will be announced in the coming weeks/months, but until then, head over to www.primaverasound.com for ticket info.
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