Sonar Barcelona, Barcelona

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#129 of 445 in Nightlife in Barcelona
A pioneering European festival, started in 1994, Sónar is renowned for its unique format and musical program that showcases the latest trends in dance and electronica as well as those artists pushing the limits of musical expression.

With hundreds of artists, performers and DJ's divided over two emblematic locations - Sónar by Day at the foot of Montjuic, and Sónar by Night in the stunning Fira Gran Via complex - Sónar is a creative playground, fostering and encouraging new interactions between established artists, exciting newcomers and our open minded international audience.

Sónar+D

Added in 2013, Sónar+D is an annual congress dedicated to creativity, technology and business - with talks, conferences, installations and exhibitions, as well as practical networking opportunities, workshops and hackathons. Housed in the Sónar by Day venue, the majority of Sónar+D activities are open to Sónar ticket holders.



Sónar Around the World

Since 2002 Sónar has organized more than 50 events in many different parts of the world, adapting the Sónar philosophy to unique venues and environments, and highlighting the most interesting homegrown talent and the scene in the city where it takes place. As well as the event in Barcelona, Sónar organizes festivals every year in other cities. In previous years, it has travelled to Reykjavik, Buenos Aires, New York, London, Frankfurt, Seoul, Lisbon, Lyon, Hamburg, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Oakland, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Osaka, among many other destinations.
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  • The festival was amazing! I loved all of it being the day time the best as there was more interactive activities. The only thing I was very disappointed was that there was not any USB or phone charger...  more »
  • Second time I've come to this wonderful festival. Musically speaking, as always sublime! Although I am bestially offended and it should be forbidden for an international electronic music festival from the status of this one to take to perform bad bunny papanatas, are we crazy or what? If the festival ends up moving to the commercial music of the moment it will go to shit without any doubt. It's not all worth selling tickets. Variety of foodtrucks that at certain hours came very well, and with an economical price. Unlike the bars where the drinks were expensive. Damm star 5.5o are we crazy? already charge such grassland for a simple beer, unless they are of quality and that they are not hot. Good initiative about reusable cups, although I would propose that next year they could be covered up. VIP AREA: Lousy! the only positive thing was that it was coming through a different door where there was hardly a queue, and that you could access the Sonar Pub stage. Only the VIP area of this stage was worth it, despite being at the bottom of where the dj's were seen thanks to the screens. SonarClub and SonarCar had a VIP section that was simply a kind of mezzanine without any additional service. SonarCar had a kind of go unsuitable for people who measured less than 1.60cm, and from sonarClub you could not access the "normal" track. A huge failure the return of the bracelets only in the sonarcashless of the background of the SonarClub, regardless of the "status" of each. If I have "facilities" throughout the festival being VIP why not for this too that was almost the most cumbersome of the night? In short, the VIP wristband is not worth what it costs by far, it is not worth paying that much, for such minimal services. They should make this point better quite a bit. Despite all this, it will be a festival to which (unless, as I said at the beginning, I hope to continue to be able to go for many many years, that is, with the normal fertilizer.
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