Sónar Barcelona

Type: 
Concerts
Festival

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.

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.

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The activities of Sónar Barcelona are held in two large spaces:

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.

About 2019 Sónar edition

The Sónar festival arrives in 2019 to its 26th edition. Last year, coinciding with its 25th anniversary, they released music in the direction of the planet Luyten b, located 12.4 light years from Earth. If the possible inhabitants of that planet will still take 11.4 years to receive the broadcast, here on our planet, in Barcelona, ​​we will enjoy this year more than 140 concerts to be held in the 9 stages that add the Sónar by Day and Sónar by night. Among the highlights are the return of Arca, the Venezuelan genius and fetish artist of Sónar. Arca will present in Sónar by Day new material that according to all indications, will be overwhelming and extreme; Underworld will offer an impressive audiovisual show at SonarClub; and Vince Staples, one of the most respected MCs of American hip hop, will debut at the festival with a concert at Sónar by Night.

In relation to the SonarDôme programming, we mentioned three top-level artists. On Thursday, the Iranian-born singer Sevdaliza will present her extraordinary pieces of avant-garde pop and r&b with a show directed by herself: "The Great Hope Design", which was created for the Red Bull Music Festival in Berlin in 2018. On Friday, Lorenzo Senni, key figure of experimental electronics, will perform with his reborn Stargate band that will offer us a new show of synth music and epic trance that moves between the digital and the organic. And on Saturday, outstanding DJ and producer from Detroit Theo Parrish will close this year's program at SonarDôme with a special 3-hour set with heterodox hits of funk, house, garage and techno of any time.

Schedule of Sónar 2019

  • Sónar by Day: Thursday 18: 1:00 pm - 12:00 am. / Friday 19 and Saturday 20: 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm.
  • Sónar by Night: Opening of the doors and start of the concerts at 8:30 pm.

How to get to Fira Montjuïc (Sónar by Day)

From Barcelona

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Bus D20, D40, H12, H16, V7, 13, 23, 46, 65, 75, 91, 109, 150, 165

From the airport

The AEROBUS leaves you at Plaza Espanya, next to Fira Montjuïc. You also do well on line 46, which takes longer to arrive but the ticket is cheaper and you can use the T10 card.

From the Sants station

CercaníasAVE Sants. In 10 minutes on foot you arrive at Fira Montjuïc or you can take the metro at Sants station to Espanya station, which is next to the fairground.

From other towns in Catalonia

FGC Espanya, line L8 (Molí Nou-Ciutat Cooperativa), line S33 (Can Ros), line S4 (Olesa de Montserrat), line S8 (Martorell), line R5, R50 (Manresa), line R6, R60 (Igualada).

How to get to Fira Gran Vía (Sónar by Night)

The best options to get to the Gran Vía de Fira site from Barcelona, ​​the El Prat airport and the Sants station.

How to go from Sónar by Day to Sónar by Night

To go from Day to Night, a special bus is chartered. The bus leaves the Avinguda Rius i Taulet on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a second special bus that runs between the Plaça de les Drassanes and the Sónar de Noche, which runs on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

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