Primavera Sound 2018 was held on the 30th of May to the 3rd of June at Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona, Spain. The festival boasts a varied line up, with a blend of top international acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Lorde and A$AP Rocky, alongside some up-and-coming artists within the music industry.
Primavera Sound began in 2001, held at the popular waterfront venue Parc del Fòrum. Its beachfront backdrop provides the perfect festival surrounding. Primavera Sound is a stand out festival for music lovers, holding its own within the European festival scene, offering a compelling and diverse line up year in year out, with past performers including the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Arcade Fire and Kendrick Lamar.
Alongside the festival there is another event that takes place called Primavera Pro which is an international gathering aimed towards the giants of the music industry, giving them an opportunity to come together and deliver talks, attend workshops and conferences. This is a unique concept that offers a chance for creativity to flow, and a place where new ideas can flourish.
Discover some of the key trends emerging from Primavera Sound festival, spotted by the Trendstop festival street style team.
The Playful Bum Bag
A festival staple year in year out, the iconic bum bag style provides a practical yet stylist form of storage for the avid festival goer. Designs get playful this season, with animal print motifs, all-over psychedelic graphic prints and Tongue-in-cheek takes on designer branding and packaging tapping into the popularity of the Vetements-inspired aesthetic.
Artfully Distressed Denim
Validated from our SS19 Denim Forecast, this fresh trend emerging through denim displays a considered way of distressing denim. Careful placements appear almost neat, with overstitching details and finely frayed hems.
Injecting a sense of vibrancy into everyday looks, these Hyper Hawaiian prints are perfect for the summer season, with energetic blocked-in motifs and bold colour palettes. These feature in both all-over and placement prints, validating our SS19 Fast Fashion Print Forecast.
Typography is coming through in stark, monochromatic variations. Font variations bring a fresh twist, with combinations of upper and lowercase, italic and roman styles in different sizes offer a mix and match appeal. The monochrome palette enhances the impact of random slogans and punchy lettering.
The City Short
This transferable style is perfect to take you from city to festival in an instance. These softly tailored shorts are cut just above the knee, with subtly voluminous legs and formal turned up hems completing the look. Print variations add interest to this summer staple.