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Primavera Sound Barcelona Announce Stellar Lineup for 2017

SEEN is positively giddy with excitement over the lineup for this year’s Primavera Sound, taking place from 31st May to the 4th June. A plethora of acts over five days sees everybody’s tastes catered for with headliners Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, The XX, Aphex Twin, SEEN favourite Grace Jones, Solange and the great Van Morrisson to name a few. The roster of acts consolidates Primavera Sound’s position as an increasingly important cultural reference point for contemporary music.

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The Parc del Fòrum is the place to go for the majority of shows and the Raval neighbourhood will be HQ for the ever-popular free programme right in the centre of Barcelona. From the soul punk of The Make-Up to pop slacker Mac De Marco to the electronic delights of British duo Bicep, all genres of music have a home at Primavera.

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Guitar fans will not be disappointed: King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard, The Black Angels, Gojira and Converge will be turning it up to eleven, aided and abetted by veteran punk rockers The Damned. The great thing about Primavera Sound is their bold approach to the unusual and avant-garde. Eliza Soares, the first lady of Brazilian music will be there, as will sixties cult band The Zombies, King Sunny Adé and Junun, looking at traditional North Indian music.

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It’s also a great place to hear emerging artists: Sampha, Glass Animals, Alexandra Savoir, the dark and twisted world of King Krule and country pop diva Nikki Lane will doubtless acquire new fans. Native Spanish talent is well represented by Agorazein from Madrid, post punksters Belako, the Basque Berri Txarrak, and flamenca Rosalia with Raül Refree amongst many other home-grown acts. Some artists are still to be announced so expect surprises on the day from The Hidden Stage.

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Tickets (which you can pay for in installments through the Primavera Sound Portal) cost 175€ from Ticketmaster, Primavera Sound Portal and La Botiga del Primavera Sound. VIP tickets cost 300€. Primavera Pro Basic accreditation is 210€ and Pro Premium accreditation is 330€.

www.primaverasound.com

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Fever-Tree’s Very Own Gin School 

London has always had an enthusiastic relationship with gin; right from the days when the water was undrinkable, gin has become the city’s tipple of choice. Imagine SEEN’s joy therefore, when we heard that this month, gin and tonic experts, Fever-Tree, is launching its very own Fever-Tree Gin School.

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Bufle: Launch of the Bubble-Waffle

SEEN has heard much of the phenomenon of the Asian Bubble-Waffle and thus was very keen to sample this Hong Kong import for herself. My guest and I found ourselves in a bright, buzzy bar/café with tables and plenty of counters and high stools. It’s in Rupert Street, between Soho and busy Leicester Square.

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Arthur Hooper’s Weekend Brunch

SEEN has been a huge fan of Arthur Hooper’s since their May opening. It’s handily located close to Borough Market (where much of their ingredients are sourced), so it is with great delight that we hear weekend brunches are now on the menu too.

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Adam Prince King’s New Single

SEEN has been enjoying the latest offering from London native and lyrical pop artist Adam Prince King, who has announced the release of his new single ‘Before The Sun Goes Down’. The single is the follow-up to his debut hit ‘Flamingos’, which went viral upon its release in 2016.

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Arclinea and B&B Italia at the London Design Festival 2017

SEEN keenly anticipates this year’s London Design Festival, taking place from 16th – 24th September. Not least because B&B Italia will launch their partnership with Arclinea high-end designer kitchens. The brand will also celebrate the UK debut of its 2017 collections, including the 20th anniversary edition of the iconic Charles seating system; all to be revealed with a new look for its B&B Italia London store on Brompton Road.