Sónar is constantly on the pulse of the current electronic music landscape.
Its interactions and hybridizations with digital creation and new media, unites established artists with emerging talent, in all areas of musical and audiovisual production.
Sónar's founding values have defined the festival since its inception: the link between creativity and technology, its commitment to being a global event and a meeting point for creative people from both public and industry sectors, from different disciplines and communities.
Sónar Barcelona's activities are divided into two main locations: the recently premiered Sónar by Day, located from 2013 in Fira Montjuïc, with concerts and dj's, showcases as well as the new Sónar+D area, the essence of which is discovering and tracking new talent and enhance professional activities; and the larger shows at Sónar by Night, in Fira Gran Via de L'Hospitalet, where the leading names in the current international music scene are staged.
Sónar+D presents a program with a common goal: to make the relationship between creativity, technology, mobility, innovation and businessmore transparent and accessible. The birth of Sónar+D in 2013 expresses a concrete commitment to Sónar's professional activity, linking creative and technology companies of all kinds.
Since 2002 Sónar has organized more than 50 events in many different parts of the world, adapting the Sónar philosophy to unique venues and environments, and highlighting the most interesting homegrown talent and the scene in the city where it takes place. As well as the event in Barcelona, Sónar organizes festivals every year in other cities. In previous years, it has travelled to Reykjavik, Buenos Aires, New York, London, Frankfurt, Seoul, Lisboa, Lyon, Hamburg, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Oakland, Los Ángeles, Tokyo and Osaka, among many other destinations around the world.
Thursday 18th June - Sónar by Day:
hot chip, autechre, arca & jesse kanda, kindness, double vision: atom tm + robin fox,j.e.t.s. (jimmy edgar & machinedrum), felix dickinson, kasper bjørke, lee gamble,lorenzo senni, exotèric continent, sta, jupiter lion, nazoranai, joanie lemercier & james ginzburg: blueprint, innercut, skygaze, colectivo +0, christian kroupa, olde gods, courtesy, la mverte, lao, nv, alejandro paz, palms trax, mumdance & novelist feat. the square, koreless + emmanuel biard: the well
Friday 19th June - Sónar by Day:
squarepusher, ktl, owen pallett, arthur baker, kate tempest, dorian concept, kiasmos,redinho, voices from the lake, vessel, russell haswell, klara lewis, lcc, headbirds,desert djs, mans o, desert djs, nick hook, evol, teengirl fantasy, adda kaleh, davic nod, olefonken, torus, brigitte laverne, larry gus, ossie, xosar & torn hawk, floating points
Friday 19th June - Sónar by Night:
skrillex, die antwoord, a$ap rocky, róisín murphy, hot chip, seth troxler, jamie xx,tiga live, totally enormous extinct dinosaurs, rl grime, maya jane coles, daniel avery,the 2 bears, sophie, roman flügel, helena hauff, yung lean & sad boys, paranoid london, salva, francesco tristano, ralph lawson, randomer, dj tennis, dj fresh, viktor flores, powell, blastto, render b2b veski, carreno is lb
Saturday 20th June - Sónar by Day:
evian christ, the bug, henrik schwarz, holly herndon, gramatik, bomba estéreo,tourist, badbadnotgood, cabosanroque, mika vainio, jimi tenor & jori hulkonnen play nuntius, swindle, niño, fernando lagreca, niño de elche vs los voluble, just blaze, lost twin, wife, ah! kosmos, pedro vian, sumorai, downites, dj raff, skepta & jme, zebra katz, bosaina, psychic mirrors, valesuchi
Saturday 20th June - Sónar by Night:
the chemical brothers, duran duran, fka twigs, flying lotus, siriusmodeselektor,laurent garnier, dubfire:live hybrid, jamie jones, erol alkan, adam beyer, scuba, pxxr gvng, annie mac, ten walls, rone, cashmere cat, special request, black coffee, pional,angel molina, southern hospitality, meneo, dj sliink, dj detweiler, ¥€$Ø, baldo, will blake, cascales, uroz