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Normally scheduled during the third week of June, the Sónar Music Festival is an annual event in Barcelona that features a wide range of advanced music performances and new media art expos held at venues all over town... ... read more

Sónar Music Festival Description

Normally scheduled during the third week of June, the Sónar Music Festival is an annual event in Barcelona that features a wide range of advanced music performances and new media art expos held at venues all over town.

Lasting for three full days, the Sónar Music Festival first debuted in 1994, and lately it has been routine to see more than 80,000 people attend this calendar-packed event.

Although music at the Sónar Music Festival can cover a range of genres, the lineups tend to favor electronic music, including techno, house, electro, IDM, and hip-hop, as well as experimental sounds.

During the day, the Sónar Music Festival focuses on art and culture, with live concerts, DJs, New Media art, record fairs, technology demos, film screenings, and more on the docket, most of which are held at the Center of Contemporary Culture (CCCB) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) near the bustling Las Ramblas thoroughfare.

The nighttime action during the Sónar Music Festival, meanwhile, tends to occur outside the city center, with special buses chartered to take attendees to the various clubs, concert halls, and even parks where concerts are being held. This “Sónar by Night” series usually features four separate locations, each of which has been booked by distinguished national and international electronic music artists, and each featuring DJs and concerts from a broad spectrum of dance music.

Since its inception, the Sónar Music Festival has expanded to other cities around the world, including Tokyo, Cape Town, and São Paulo, Brazil. World tours are also a regular occurrence, with special Sónar Music events now held in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, and an ever-expanding lineup of cities.

Past Sónar Music Festival performers have included Die Antwoord, AZARI & III, Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tiga, Gesaffelstein, Nic Fanciulli, and more.

Sónar Music Festival tickets normally start around €150, which includes access to all of the day and night events.

Sónar Music Festival User Comments

Hanna H. Aug 16, 2013
Whenever you participate in Barcelona it´s a joy but Sonar is something else. Perhaps it´s because of the great mix of culture and people, the unification in music or the Mediterranean temperature. In June, there´s perfect weather for dancing and enjoying the beach without dying from heat and listen to great upcoming and huge artists from all around the globe. I had to pinch myself and wonder; "Is life really this good? " when i saw Lana Del Rays magical performance while sipping sangria, at last years Sonar. In addition to hanging out at the festival area, i really recommend visiting as many parties as possible" off sonar" . This week is a perfect opportunity to see great DJ´s and attend exclusive parties without having too be rich, famous or even on the guest list. Make sure too eat and drink water once in a while and you´ll be fine. Sonar is what the Spaniards call a fiesta nacional and you should n´t miss for the world.
Cristina F. May 27, 2013
Sonar for me is more than a festival, a mixture of deep feelings that started last year with my participation in this great event , represents the beginning of summer and with it more time spent in nature . From my point of view , only who is present there can truly understand its sense, must be a lover of life, art and music ... able to break the routine of life at least for this week and if it is possible to let in new beginnings as it was my case. Sonar helped me to understand that I have found my half and not anyhow , with that unique background made of music , beach , wonderful people and lots of good time . Was the best week in my life and i can t wait for the next wich is gonna be very soon . Last year it was a vacation for me , now i am living here ...and simply because everything started with Sonar .
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