Sonar Festival is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival in Barcelona. Created in 1994, Sonar Festival is a pioneering cultural event with a unique format and content. It’s first class reputation as a leading reference for international festivals is thanks to it’s attention in curation, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with newest trends in dance and electronic music.
Positioned at the cutting edge of the electronic music landscape and it’s interactions with digital culture, Sonar Festival is able to unite established artists with emerging talent, in all areas of musical and audiovisual production.
Sonar Barcelona’s activities are divided into two main locations: Sónar by Day, located in Fira Montjuïc, concerts and dj’s, showcases and Sónar+D; the international congress focused on the digital creative industries and dedicated to creating professional, business and networking opportunities.
Sonar Festival by Night is located at the Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet, and hosts live shows and dj sets from the biggest names in international music.
Sónar+D presents a series of activities designed to be of use to the various creative communities, providing development sessions, opportunities to exchange ideas and tools, as well as opportunities to secure financing. Sónar+D follows all of the stages of the creative process with one goal: To facilitate and improve relationship between creativity, technology, innovation and business in an organic setting geared towards new creative and professional profiles.
Sonar Festival was postponed 2021 to 2022 due to the coronavirus outbreak. You can read the festival’s announcement here