What’s going on in Barcelona ?
Who ever misses Sonar in Barcelona while being in Barcelona commits a ruthless crime…
What is Sonar Music Festival ?
The Sonar Festival in Barcelona has been organized in June in Barcelona since 1994. This year is the 16th edition of Sonar in Barcelona, which will show case great names of electro music, may they be DJs or bands, such as The Chemical Brothers, Air, LCD Soundsystem, Fuck Buttons, DJ Hell or Cluster. Sonar Music Festival hosts more than 100 worldwide artists for your purest delight!
In short, Sonar is THE 3-day-long show to see!
Check the programme of Sonar Music Festival for today and Saturday, and remember that there’s a difference between Sonar by Day from 12noon to 10pm and Sonar by Night from 9:30pm till 8am (on Friday and Saturday nights). Both take place at different locations and have different style of music (Sonar by Day is of course more relaxed).
What do people say about the Sonar Festival in Barcelona?
“I went about 3 years ago and loved it. I’m going again this year. The night venue isn’t fantastic (three cavernous warehouses quite far from town centre, which I didn’t think did Bjork justice) but they had great bands and DJs on, and the daytime venue (around the modern art museum) is really cool and laidback.” Amaretto, on Festival Freak
“Many people might say that with all the festivals held in the UK this year, what is the point of travelling all the way to Spain to do it?
Well, for a change from the usual globalised commercial music UK dance festivals have become renowned for, coupled with guaranteed weather and some amazing surroundings Sonar really offers something completely different, new and fresh and I am sure even those with truly commercial tastes couldn’t help but get absorbed into the startling atmosphere, and the six euro mojito’s help too!” Alex Bunt & Ian Russell.
Where to get tickets for the Sonar Festival in Barcelona ?
There are different tickets for the Sonar Music Festival:
The Sonar Pass costs 155€ – or 165€ if you get it at the festival ticket offices – for all shows! Sonar by Day and by Night concerts and activities except for Barcelona Teatre Grec, l’Auditori and Cosmo Caixa which also organize events related to the Sonar Music Festival.
The Sonar by Day ticket costs 39€ and lasts one day (Saturday’s sold out though!)
The Sonar by Night ticket costs 60€ and lasts one night. Choose it carefully…
Book and print them online with Ticketmaster; it’s the fastest way to get tickets for Sonar.
You can also book them by phone, going to Ticketmaster sale points throughout Spain and also to the Festival Ticket Offices (C/ dels Angels 7 for Sonar by Day, Fira Gran Via (M2) L’Hospitalet Av. Botànica, 62. Polígon Pedrosa for Sonar by Night from 8pm Friday and Saturday).
How to get to the Sonar Festival in Barcelona?
This is not as tricky as it seems.
Sonar by Day takes place in MACBA and CCCB. Take the metro to Plaza Catalunya(red and green line) or Universitat (red line) then dive into Raval.
Sonar by Night is a bit further away, at Fira Gran Via (M2) l’Hospitalet in the South West of Barcelona, behind Montjuic. You can access it by bus, train or car/taxi. The bus is the best way to go there according to us as it drops you right in front of the buildings.
Sonar music festival’s buses are running non-stop from 8.30pm till 8am from Plaça de les Drassanes. To get to the Plaça, just jump off the metro at Drassanes, on the Green Line.
Couldn’t get a ticket? No worry…
Off-Sonar parties are almost as famous as Sonar itself. You’ll find them on the beach, on the street, in clubs… everywhere, basically!! Everyone celebrates Sonar in Barcelona!
Don’t have the luck to be there?
Then follow the Sonar festival in Barcelona on Sonar Music Festival’s radio!