A mysterious banner depicting the familiar logo of the Oxford band has been spotted around Barcelona, suggesting Ride could be involved in this year’s installment of the three day music fest, going down May 28 to 30 in Barcelona. The Strokes are currently the only band to have been confirmed so far.
Ride broke up in 1996 after releasing some of the most influential albums in British music, including 1990’s Nowhere and 1992’s Going Blank Again. Guitarist Andy Bell was recently playing bass with Oasis and Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye, and those bands breakups, in particular Beady Eye’s recent split, fueled speculation that a Ride reunion could be in order. The massive success of the recent Slowdive reunion, which toured the world and sold out Boston’s Royale last month, could also be a factor.