We’re banking on this year’s San Miguel Primavera Sound Festival being the largest in the festival’s history. There are reasons to believe this: first, it’s survived in the best shape of the Spanish festivals that began in a particular bubble over five years ago. Six months before the event, tickets are selling at a good rate and new names have just been confirmed, aimed mainly at the indie audience. Belle & Sebastian, Fleet Foxes and The National will present their new albums. Animal Collective, always a safe bet, will be back, as well as Glasgow-based prog-rock band Mogwai, New Yorkers Suicide, the ex-Velvet Underground John Cale, and Mercury Rev, who will play the entirety of that favourite album, “Deserter’s Songs”. Such a line-up entails a price jump. As of today and until 31st December, full festival tickets are priced 145 EUR plus booking fee.