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Primavera Sound Makes L.A. Debut With Simple, Sultry Lorde Set

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Matt Donnelly Senior Film Writer After a year of pandemic-related delays, the Barcelona-born music festival Primavera Sound finally made it to Hollywood.

With three days of programming at the Los Angeles Historic Park last weekend, nestled next to Chinatown, Primavera mounted three formidable stages in Los Angeles for the first time — with a diverse lineup led by Lorde, Nine Inch Nails and Arctic Monkeys.

Despite an initial crush of will call ticket holders queuing for nearly half a mile, the Primavera campus felt full but never oppressive.

The majority 45-minute set pieces were seamlessly coordinated and, by design, offered something for everyone (a must for the eclectic taste of the area). “Shall we dance for our 15-year-old selves right now?” Lorde asked the crowd on opening night, pairing a black bikini top with sheer, Stevie Nicks-inspired pants (“Silver Lake Barbie!” one festivalgoer screamed during her set).

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