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  Sonar (Barcelona)

Sónar is an annual three-day music festival held in Barcelona, Spain. It is described officially as a festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art. Music is by far the main aspect of the festival. The festival runs for three days and nights, usually starting on a Thursday in the third week of June.

Annually there are around 80,000 visitors to the festival. The official website describes the festival as 'Three days and three nights in touch with the most up-to-date developments and featuring the most relevant national and international artists.' 'Sónar is the essential meeting point for an alert public, cutting-edge artists and the most influential professionals from the sectors of music and modern arts.' Sonar has a partnership relation with SonarSound Tokyo.

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    Sonar (Barcelona) 2014

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Sonar Barcelona news Sonar Barcelona news Skriven 2016-01-25 07:01:10
Sónar 2016 adds new live shows from
Jean-Michel Jarre, James Blake, Flume,
Roots Manuva and Kelela, plus 7h
DJ sets by Four Tet and Laurent Garnier

Sónar Barcelona also adds other first class acts like Boys Noize, John Talabot, Jackmaster, The Martinez Brothers, Jamie Woon or Stormzy, to the previously announced line-up featuring New Order, Anohni: Antony and The Johnsons + Oneohtrix Point Never + Hudson Mohawke, Skepta, John Grant, Kode9 and Matias Aguayo among others. Within the next few weeks the Sonar Barcelona 2016 line-up will be finalized, including more than 150 shows.

Electronic music titan, synthesizer pioneer and French producer Jean-Michel Jarre, has chosen Sónar Barcelona to return to the stage. The 17 June will be the world première of Jarre’s spectacular new show where he will perform tracks from his two new albums as well as his greatest compositions, in what will be also his only performance in Spain. Jean-Michel Jarre states "For me, Sónar, has become everything a modern festival should aspire to be. (...) This is why I chose them to mark my return to the stage and I’m very much looking forward to bringing my new show to the people of Sónar."

This year Sónar redesigns the SónarCar stage at Sónar by Night turning it into a 100% clubbing space to accommodate two exceptional seven hour sets by two extraordinary DJ's: Four Tet (Friday) and Laurent Garnier (Saturday).

The influential German techno and experimental electronica label raster-noton will hold its 20th anniversary at Sónar with a special showcase on Saturday at Sónar by Day with which Byetone, Alva Noto and Cyclo (Carsten Nicolai + Ryoji Ikeda).

As is standard practice, Sónar will invite several of the most exciting emerging artists working today, such as Bob Moses, Howling, Mano Le Tough, Red Axes, Ivy Lab and Troyboi, among others.

Red Bull Music Academy presents once again the SónarDôme stage, featuring talents from around the world, including British singer Jamie Woon; French collective Club Cheval; the Magic Mountain High project; or German duo Tuff City Kids, among others.

Inside Sónar+D, the SónarComplex stage will host two remarkable technological and audiovisual shows from Canada: "Field" by Martin Messier, and "Soft Revolvers" by Myriam Bleau.

For the first time, Sónar will offers a VIP Pass now on sale, enabling the public to enjoy the festival with added advantages: priority access to both day and night venues; VIP areas at SónarVillage, SónarClub with a special side view to the stage, and SónarPub; an exclusive bus service between Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night; private bar and restaurant areas plus a free cloakroom and wifi service. All ticket types are available at

Sónar Barcelona 2016 line-up to date (25/01/2016)

acid arab, alva noto, anohni: antony and the johnsons + hudson mohawke + oneohtrix point never, bob moses, byetone, boys noize, club cheval, congo natty feat. congo dubz + tenor fly + nãnci & phoebe, cyclo (carsten nicolai + ryoji ikeda), david august (live band), ed banger house party: busy p + para one + boston bun, fatboy slim, field by martin messier, flume, four tet (7h set), hiele, homesick, howling, ivy lab, jackmaster, james blake, jamie woon, jean-michel jarre, john grant, john luther adams, john talabot, kasper marott, kelela, kenny dope, king midas sound + fennesz, kode9 x lawrence lek present the nøtel, laurent garnier (7h set), lemonick, magic mountain high, malard, mano le tough, matias aguayo, new order, nozinja, oneohtrix point never, red axes, roots manuva, sapphire slows, section boyz, silkersoft, skepta, soft revolvers by miriam bleau, stormzy, the black madonna, the martinez brothers, toxe, troyboi and tuff city kids...
Sonar Barcelona Sonar Barcelona Skriven 2014-05-29 14:13:09
Sonar Barcelona Sonar Barcelona Skriven 2014-05-06 04:20:07
Program day by day!
Sonar Barcelona Sonar Barcelona Skriven 2014-04-30 01:34:38

2manydjs (dj set)
Ben Frost
Boys Noize
BSN Posse
Buraka Som Sistema
Camo & Krooked
CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers
Chris & Cosey
Chris Madak
Daito Manabe
Daniel Miller
Daphni b2b James Holden
De La Montagne
Débruit & Alsarah
Dengue Dengue Dengue
DESPACIO (James Murphy + 2manydjs)
Discos Paradiso Crew
DJ Der
DJ Harvey
DJ Nigga Fox
Dj Snake
Downliners Sekt
Elijah & Skilliam intr. Flava D
Eme DJ
Evian Christ (dj set)
Flux Pavilion
FM Belfast
Forest Swords
Four Tet
Future Brown
Glue Kids
Harald Björk
Henry Saiz
I Am Legion
James Holden
James Murphy
Jessy Lanza
Jolly Mare
Jon Hopkins
Kid Koala presents Vinyl Vaudeville 2.0
Laurel Halo
Leo Aldrey
Loco Dice
Louis Baker
Love Cult
Lykke Li
Machine Variation: Bernier + Messier
Machinedrum Vapor City Live
Majical Cloudz
Mario Nieto
Massive Attack
Matthew Dear
Monki DJ

Mr. K!
Neneh Cherry with RocketNumberNine
Nils Frahm
Octo Octa
Oneohtrix Point Never
Ordre Etern
Oren Ambarchi presents Knots with Sinfonietta Cracovia
Pau Roca
Paul Woolford
Pick A Piper
Plastikman | Objekt
Pretty Lights
Professor Angel Sound
Ralph Lawson
Richie Hawtin
Robert Piotrowicz
Roll The Dice
Ron Morelli
Röyksopp & Robyn
Rudi Zygadlo
Ryan Hemsworth
Sau Poler
Shelby Grey
Simian Mobile Disco present Whorl
Simonne Jones
Sinjin Hawke
Sonia Gómez & Lucy Suggate with James Holden
Spoek Mathambo
Sunny Graves
Suzanne Kraft
T. Williams
Tarek Atoui
The Martinez Brothers
Theo Parrish
Throwing Snow
Todd Terje
Xavi Mateu y Carlos Bayona
Sonar Barcelona Sonar Barcelona Skriven 2014-04-30 01:31:00
Massive Attack is one of the Headliners in this year Sonar Barcelona.

Check out Sonar's Massive Attack channel!
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