Sonar, the advanced music and multimedia art festival, takes place in Barcelona every year during three days in June. Sonar’s diverse artistic offer splits between the Sonar by Day activities (in the CCCB and MACBA venues) and Sonar by Night (Fira Gran Via M2 L’Hospitalet), together with some simultaneous gigs like the performances at L’Auditori.
At the last festival edition, more than 75,000 people enjoyed the fine selection of an artistic programme which combines the electronica headliners together with hundreds of emerging artists and DJ’s representing the most updated music and new media trends within electronic culture.
Sonar is the meeting point both for a worldwide audience looking for the newest, as well as the professionals, looking for the perfect environment for business and networking.
This coming year the festival takes place on 17, 18 and 19 of June and for the first time in 17 editions, Sonar will have two simultaneous editions. Together with Xacobeo (Compostela’s Jubilee), the festival takes the Way of Saint James and celebrates both in A Coruña and Barcelona. A double-edition event, the usual Barcelona and this extraordinary one, which will be named Sonar Galicia.
Sonar has also regularly crossed over the Spanish borders, since 2002, travelling with events all over the world, decentralising electronic music by showcasing new talent, often local, and the all time classics within the genre. Sonar has travelled to London, NY, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Frankfurt or Tokyo, and more.
An urban event, and a discovery platform. Sonar is a pioneer and influential date on the European cultural calendar thanks to its unique entertainment offer and the singularity of its emplacement.
The Chemical Brothers, Roxy Music, Air, LCD Soundsystem, Plastikman, Jónsi, Dizzee Rascal, 2manydjs, Booka Shade, Hot Chip, Fuck Buttons, Aeroplane, King Midas Sound, Broadcast, The Sugarhill Gang, Caribou, Matthew Herbert’s One Club, Flying Lotus, Pete Tong, Joy Orbison, New Young Pony Club, Roska, Necro Deathmort, Ryoji Ikeda, Mary Anne Hobbs, Moodymann, John Talabot, Speech Debelle, Emilio José, Uffie, Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu, Hudson Mohawke, DJ Hell, Delorean, The Pinker Tones, Sandwell District, bRUNA, Bomba Estéreo, Cluster, Mike Slott, Aufgang, bcn216 + Tristan Perich, Bflecha, The Slew featuring Kid Koala, Caspa feat. MC Rod Azlan, …