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. In 2013 festival promoters added Solar D+ which includes lectures, markets, speakers and other events related to the Dance Music Industry.
In 2017, from June 15 to 17, Barcelona is flooded by thousands of music fans from all over Europe.
The festival has been divided into two parts: Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night, with Sónar+D, a three day congress dedicated to Creativity, Technology and Business.
Sonar Festival phase 1 lineup come out stronger than expected, with names like legend Eric Prydz, British trap duo Stooki Sound, French duo Justice, The Black Madonna, Nicolas Jar, Moderat, Cashemere Cat and many others