Sónar Festival / Advanced Music


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  • Sónar is the 3 days and 2 nights International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art that takes place at various venues in Barcelona (Spain) in the third week of June since 1994. It's first class reputation as a leading reference for international festivals is by virtue of a carefully balanced cultural offering, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with electronic dance music's newest trends. Sónar activities are divided into two main locations: the recently premiered Sónar by Day, located from 2013 in Fira Montjuïc, with concerts and dj's, showcases as well as the new Sónar+D, the professional activities areas; and the larger shows at Sónar by Night, in Fira Gran Via de L'Hospitalet, where the leading names in the current international music scene are staged. Sónar's founding values have defined the festival since its inception: the link between creativity and technology, its commitment to being a global event and a meeting point for creative people from both public and industry sectors, from different disciplines and communities.

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Past events

  • RA Pick
    • Thu, 18 Jun 2020

      Sónar 2020 [Rescheduled to 2021]

      Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, The Chemical Brothers, Laurent Garnier, 2ManyDJs, Âme, Lindstrom, Eric Prydz, KiNK, Max Cooper, Telefon Tel Aviv, La Fleur, Joy Orbison, Battles, Midland, James Murphy, Batu, DJohnston, Koreless, Job Jobse, TNGHT, Shanti Celeste, The Blessed Madonna, Avalon Emerson, Sega Bodega, Helena Hauff, Arca, Lucient, Project Pablo, Giant Swan, Reykjavik606, Howling, Folamour, Lechuga Zafiro, Jayda G, Nu Guinea, Charlotte de Witte, Mura Masa, Skee Mask, DJ Python, Airaboi, Or:la, AJ Tracey, Venus X, Sama' Abdulhadi, Nihiloxica, Conducta, DJ Marcelle, The Blaze, Polo & Pan, Kelman Duran, BADSISTA, Lost Souls of Saturn, nara is neus, Channel Tres, Gela, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Jyoty, Debmaster, Ivy Barkakati, MC Yallah, Headie One
      The electronic music festival where blockbuster headliners rub shoulders with fresh, fascinating talents from around the world. There simply isn't anything else like it.

    • Sat, 5 Oct 2019

      Sónar México

      Richie Hawtin, BAEZ, Nosaj Thing, Bonobo, George FitzGerald, Skepta, Roderic, Machino, Daniel Avery, Fatima Al Qadiri, Zombies In Miami, Alizzz, Badbadnotgood, Mall Grab, Cashu, Charlotte de Witte, DJ Seinfeld, Verraco, Perfect Lovers, BADSISTA

    RA Pick
    • Sat, 20 Jul 2019

      Sónar by Night

      Paul Kalkbrenner, Dixon, Louie Vega, Kangding Ray, Saoirse, Honey Dijon, Dax J, Skepta, Blawan, Sigha, DJ Tennis, Kaytranada, Flava D, Amelie Lens, HAAi, Waajeed, Deena Abdelwahed, Body & Soul, Caterina Barbieri, RRUCCULLA, Neon Chambers
      Skepta, Body & Soul, Dixon—or spend the final night of Sónar at the RA stage dancing to Deena Abdelwahed, Blawan & Dax J and Honey Dijon back-to-back Louie Vega.