Sonar Festival 2024, Barcelona, Spain

Sonar Festival 2024, Barcelona, Spain

June 13-15

Sonar Festival is a true celebration for electronic music and avant-garde art enthusiasts. Founded in 1994, this festival has become one of the most influential and prestigious events in the world of electronic music. From June 13 to 15, Barcelona will be immersed in an atmosphere of musical ecstasy, full of impressive performances, captivating installations, and unforgettable parties. The festival will also extend throughout the city with special events such as Sónar Week, OFFSónar, +RAIN Film Festival, THE CUBE, and SonarMies.

Festival Program: From Legendary Names to Rising Stars

Festival Program: From Legendary Names to Rising Stars

This year, Sonar Festival promises to dazzle with its diverse and avant-garde program. On the main stage, SonarVillage, hosted by Estrella Damm, legendary artists such as Folamour with a new audiovisual show (Thursday), Laurent Garnier (Friday), and Kittin b2b David Vunk (Saturday) will perform. The fusion of Spanish electronic music with pop, rap, and R&B will be highlighted by local talents like Judeline, ABHIR, and PabloPablo, as well as international acts Kabeausé, HorsegiirL, and Toya Delazy.

In the daytime program Sónar by Day, the diversity of club culture will be showcased with performances by Marie Davidson, Skin On Skin, DJ Gigola, and Blck Mamba. Additionally, Yerai Cortés will bring a touch of flamenco with his new show "Guitarra Coral".

In the nighttime program Sónar by Night, electronic music innovators such as Air with a full performance of the album "Moon Safari", Jessie Ware with disco sounds, Vince Staples – the creative Californian rapper, and Kaytranada with new music will perform. Techno and house will be represented by Paul Kalkbrenner, Ben Böhmer, Adriatique, Charlotte de Witte with a new show "Overdrive", Richie Hawtin with the conceptual show "DEX EFX X0X", and Kerri Chandler, who will mix live with reel-to-reel tapes in "Reel-2-Reel".

The new SonarLab x Printworks stage will feature a unique audiovisual setup with CASISDEAD, KI/KI live, JASSS, Eliza Rose, Dan Shake, and Sally C. Additionally, SonarCar will host hyperlocal stages from around the world with artists like Tayhana's Club Latinx, La Goony Chonga, Verushka, as well as radical collectives BLEX and Club Cringe.

Sónar+D: Exploring Digital Creativity

Sónar+D: Exploring Digital Creativity

An integral part of Sónar by Day, Sónar+D will this year focus on the integration of artificial intelligence in creative industries. The program includes the first conference "Generating Panic?", featuring debates, talks, and performances on the impact of AI on art. Participants include artists Marta Verde and Nicole L'Huillier, researcher Sasha Costanza-Chock, and representatives from creative agencies Superblue and Moment Factory.

Dates and Venue

Sonar Festival 2024 will be held from June 13 to 15 in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. The main concerts and exhibitions will take place at Fira de Barcelona, the city's largest exhibition center.

How to Get There

You can reach Fira de Barcelona, the venue for Sonar Festival, in various ways:

  1. By metro: the nearest stations are "Placa Espanya" (lines 1 and 3) and "Europa/Fira" (line 8).
  2. By bus: stops "Placa Espanya" and "Av. Reina Maria Cristina".
  3. By taxi or ride-sharing services (Uber, Cabify).
  4. By car: there are several parking lots near Fira de Barcelona.

Practical Tips for Visitors

To fully enjoy the atmosphere of Sonar Festival, we recommend planning ahead for the following:

  1. Book accommodation in advance, as hotels and apartments fill up quickly during the festival.
  2. Study the festival map and plan your route between venues.
  3. Bring comfortable shoes and a hat for sun protection.
  4. Keep up with news and updates on the festival's official website.
  5. Explore local eateries for snacks and breaks between events.
  6. Purchase tickets in advance to not miss out on this grand event!

Sonar Festival 2024 promises to be a vibrant and unforgettable event for all fans of electronic music, contemporary art, and digital culture. Immerse yourself in this unique world of sounds, colors, and emotions in the heart of Barcelona!