Sónar Barcelona


Sónar started in 1994 and today has become an international reference among the festivals of electronic dance music. The festival brings together established artists and new talents in all fields of musical and audiovisual production, and as a global event aims to connect creativity and technology disciplines, in both sectors the public and the private. The activities of Sónar Barcelona activities are devided in two main areas:

Fira Montjuïc for the Sónar by Day: with concerts, showcases and Sonar + D, whose main aim is to discover and promote new talents
Fira Gran Via L'Hospitalet for Sonar by Night: with the big shows where the most important and leading international music names are presented.

Since 2002 Sónar has organized over 50 festivals in different parts of the world, adapting its philosophy at unique spaces and environments to present the most interesting international talent and the country where it takes place. In previous years, the festival has traveled to Reykjavik and Tokyo to New York and many other cities.

In the edition of this year in Barcelona will act among others: alva noto & ryuichi sakamoto, bicep live, black coffee, bonobo, daedelus, dinamarca, ditc sound, diplo, dj harvey (6h set), francisco lópez, george fitzgerald live, gorillaz, helena hauff, jamz supernova, jarami, john talabot (6h set), kode9 x kōji morimoto av, laurent garnier, lcd soundsystem, lorenzo senni, maribou state, mueveloreina, nídia, obc plays terry riley, ólafur arnalds, rels b, richie hawtin close, studio barnhus, tony humphries, violet x photonz, wiley, yuzo koshiro x motohiro kawashima live.

25th Anniversary of Sónar

Sónar every year goes on, and if its fame long ago transcended national borders, its music has transcended and transcends the planetary ... borders. On the occasion of the celebration of its 25th anniversary, Sónar launched music to space last October. The objective: the star of Luyten b, a potentially habitable exoplanet located 12.4 light years from Earth. On May 14, 15 and 16 the experience will be repeated. The initiative is called Sónar Calling GJ273b and although it is more than likely that some "ears" receive the broadcasts, this initiative expresses the exploratory vocation of Sónar. Now, if there was a response, it would be 25 years from now, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the festival.

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