On Tuesday, September 26, the general sale of tickets for Sónar 2024 will begin, which will take place on June 13, 14 and 15 in Barcelona. In this initial sales stage, SonarPass and SonarPass+D will be available, in their standard and VIP versions.
Sónar began its journey in 1994 and today is an international benchmark among electronic dance music festivals. The festival brings together established artists and new talents from all fields of music and audiovisual production, and as a global event it aims to connect creativity and technology from different disciplines, both in the public and private sectors. Since 2002 Sónar has organized more than 50 festivals in different parts of the world, adapting its philosophy to unique spaces and environments to publicize the most interesting international talent and the country where it takes place. In previous editions, the festival has traveled to Reykjavik and Tokyo, passing through New York and many other cities.
The activities of Sónar Barcelona take place in two large spaces:
Fira Montjuïc for Sónar by Day
With concerts, showcases and Sónar+D, whose main objective is to discover and promote new talents
Fira Gran Via de L'Hospitalet for Sónar by Night
With the great shows in which the most important names on the international music scene perform.
About the 2023 edition of Sónar
This year the 30 years of the festival are celebrated. Sónar will be a great party that will have more than 100 live shows and DJ sets that will represent the most outstanding sounds of contemporary electronic music. The festival offers us a line-up that celebrates club culture, the figure of the DJ as a cultural vehicle of our time and the current plurality of sounds. It will do so with emblematic artists and the most relevant figures of the moment. The 30th anniversary also comes with a new experience at Sónar by Day: the great novelty will be the redesign of the space on the emblematic SonarVillage by Estrella Damm stage.
Big names in electronic music
At Sónar 2023 we will be able to listen to the powerful live show by Bicep, one of the most acclaimed electronic shows to emerge in the United Kingdom in the last decade. Peggy Gou, Honey Dijon and The Blessed Madonna will be the most luminous sets of this edition, while Solomun will finally make his debut at Sónar and Amelie Lens will once again shake SonarClub with her acid and accelerated techno. A bet that is completed with two faithful artists of the festival: Laurent Garnier and Richie Hawtin.
Highlights of the Riskiest Proposals
Fever Ray (also known for being 50% of the duo The Knife) returns to the festival to present his new project at Sónar by Night. Its influence can be perceived in the music and aesthetics of the Catalan artists Marina Herlop and CLARAGUILAR. Three cult artists return to Sónar to celebrate the 30th anniversary: versatile producer Oneohtrix Point Never , geneticist-turned-musician Max Cooper and legendary Japanese sound and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda.
An image campaign created with Artificial Intelligence
Sónar's 2023 image campaign has a protagonist: AI. To create all the elements of the 30th anniversary campaign, an Artificial Intelligence application has reviewed the campaigns of the previous 29 editions. The AI has performed 29 training sessions and generated endless trial/error images. It is in the beauty of that error that Sónar has found the image of Sónar 2023.
It is in the beauty of that error that Sónar has found the image of Sónar 2023.