Summer is the season of parties and festivals in Barcelona, this city does not sleep and we enjoy music! This blog post is about this year’s Sónar festival which will happen from June 18th till 20th. It is an international electronic and experimental music festival based in Barcelona. It was founded in the city of Barcelona in 1994 by Ricard Robles, Enric Palau and Sergi Caballero.
Sónar Music Festival in
Barcelona has grown showing strength and has established itself as one of the
best-known music festivals in Europe. Every year, during a weekend in June,
Barcelona is flooded by thousands of music fans from all over Europe and the
world. In general, you can tell them by their oversized sunglasses, fashionable
flip-flops and their urgent march to the festival site.
The festival is divided into two parts from its inception. Sónar by Day has been held from the first year until the 2012 edition at the CCCB, MACBA and its surroundings (Plaça dels Àngels, Capella dels Àngels …), right in the center of Barcelona. As of the 2013 edition, the Festival moved to the facilities of Fira Barcelona in Montjuïc, Plaza d’Espanya, maintaining its centrality and its status as an urban festival and expanding its capacity. On the other hand, Sónar by Night has changed several times of location, being the pavilion of the Beautiful Sea (1997-2000) and the Fira Gran Via enclosure, in l’Hospitalet (from 2001 until today) its spaces of reference.
In contrast to many summer festivals, Sónar has no place in a field, with camping people. It is a city festival, so the accommodation must be in and around Barcelona. There are two different sites for the Barcelona festival – one during the day (Sónar by Day) in the center of the city and one at night (Sónar by Night) that is further away from the city. These are the first 30 artists who will perform in their next edition: A $ AP Rocky, Actress + Young Paint Live AI / AV, Amelie Lens, Andy C, Artwork, Bad Gyal, Blawan & Dax J, Brat Star, Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper: Glassforms, Catnapp, Cecilio G, Deena Abdelwahed – Khonnar Live, Disclosure DJ Set, Dixon, D’Valentina, FKJ, Floating Points (6h set), Hibotep, K Á RYYN, Lotic: Endless Power, Mans O, Maya Jane Coles presents Nocturnal Sunshine, Murlo (Live AV), Nicola Cruz, Octavian, Paul Kalkbrenner, Ross From Friends, Skepta, Slikback and Snakehips.
Currently, they offer an APP to clear all your doubts! The Sónar 2019 App allows you to check the schedule for days, stages, schedules and artists of Sónar by Day, Sónar by Night and Sónar + D, as well as by planning the multiple possible routes in the festival and in the congress. In addition, it allows associating the Facebook account to share the schedules with friends, includes interactive maps of the scenarios and a geo-location system to see your location and integrates Spotify and Soundcloud.
It allows access to the sonar during the day (Fira Montjuïc) and the night (Fira Gran Via L’Hospitalet) for the festival – the 3-day events and the two evening events.
Location: Fira MontjuïcAvinguda Rius i Taulet, s/n 08004 Barcelona
Metro: Estación: Espanya
Bus: D20, H12, H16, V7, 13, 23, 27, 37, 46, 50, 65, 79, 91, 109, 150 y 165
Would you like to see all these artists live? We invite you to live this unique experience! Enjoy!