This weekend, the gloriously sunny city of Barcelona will welcome thousands of gig-goers and musicians for what is fast-becoming one of the most prestigious music events in Europe.
Primavera Sound – with its palm-tree laden stages, sandy backdrops and not an inch of squelching mud in sight – is the Spanish capital’s annual music festival, and a highly sought after stop off for rising artists and stadium-filling stars alike.
But for Barcelona native, Marina Herlop, who will perform this Sunday, the festival harbours an added significance.
Herlop is a pianist and vocalist with a knack for gifting the hairs on the back of your neck the ability to defy gravity, and was born mere minutes away from the Parc Del Forum – the site on which the festival will take place.
After perfecting her sound on her second album, Babasha, Marina was offered the chance to perform at this year’s Primavera Sound.
Understandably, she couldn’t quite believe it and snapped up the opportunity to grace a festival line-up littered with big-name acts such as Lorde, Arctic Monkeys and Bjork.
So, ahead of what is sure to be a spell-binding set at this year’s Primavera Sound Festival, I caught up with Marina Herlop to speak about her forthcoming festival performance, how she came to learn the piano and writing lyrics.
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Words by George King
Video Interview by George King