Sónar is a multi-day, multi-location festival that brings party-heads the latest in new wave Electronica, Advanced Music and Dance. It was born in 1994 as The Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, bringing together some of the top names in the leftfield European Dance scene for a three day event. Since then it has grown from strength to strength, offering attendees a different branch of Dance than the one that’s eternally banged on the Balearic drum. This is cult cool, not a best-seller.
In 2013 the Sónar festival celebrated its 20th birthday with four distinct festivals running across four different cities, including Reykjavik, Osaka, Tokyo and its spiritual home of Barcelona. The truest Sónar experience is to be had in this Catalonia capital – where you’ll need to book up a hotel room weeks in advance to make sure you’ve got somewhere to stay for this hugely popular event.
Alongside the range of Advanced Music on offer from this event you can also submerge yourself into a feast for the senses with their SónarCinema attraction, where thought provoking films are usually on the menu. There are a number of other exhibition areas where you can find all kinds of delights including the Sónarama area which focuses on audio-visual creations.
Event: Sonar Barcelona 2019
Dates: Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th July 2019
Venue/location: Various venues, Barcelona
Price: From £150
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Various venues, Barcelona, Spain
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