If you like electronic music, you are lucky this weekend, as this weekend is Sónar weekend. The Sónar festival is one of the most renowned festivals of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art and most certainly one of the highlights of Barcelona’s music calendar. The festival combines music and multimedia art, often in very experimental ways. It has reached cult status even among the spectators who are not real fans of this particular music and art scene.
Renowned musicians and artists from all over the globe perform at the Sónar and 120,000 people attend it every year. As usual at the Sónar some top acts are on stage and even many newcomers have their stage debut. This year are on stage: Richie Hatwin, Santigold, A-trak, Yung lean, Ben ufo, New Order, Fatboy Slim, Anohni, Skepta, King Midas Sound + Fennesz, John Grant and many more. The events of the Sónar by Day take place on the 16th, 17th and 18th of June from 12.00 to 9.30pm at the Fira Montjuic. Sónar by Night takes place on the 16th and 17th of June from 10pm to 6am at the fair grounds “Fira Gran Via L´Hospitalet”. Please find the exact timetable on the website of the Sónar Festival.
How to get to the venues?
There are three large venues in Barcelona where the Sónar festival takes place. Sónar by Night takes place away from the centre of Barcelona at the fair grounds “Fira Gran Via L´Hospitalet”, Av. Joan Carles I (corner of Botánica) in Hospitalet de Llobregat. The SonarBus runs all night long from 8.30 pm to 8.00am from Plaça del Drassanes to the fair grounds. You get to the stop with metro L3 to “Drassanes”. From the Columbus Monument at the foot of the Rambla it’s a 200 m walk to the stop. For Fira Montjuïc, take the metro L1 or L3 and get off at Plaza Espanya. Alternatively, hop on line L8, S33, S4, S8, R5, or R6.
Where to buy tickets for the Sónar 2016?
Buy tickets for the Sónar festival 2016 in Barcelona directly on the webpage of the Sónar Festival.