Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th June 2009
various venues in Barcelona, Spain, Spain
125 euros
Daily capacity: 80,000
Last updated: Mon 1st Jun 2009

The annual three-day music festival returns to Barcelona, Spain for its sixteenth year from Thursday 18th through to Saturday 20th June.

The line-up is as follows:
Thursday: RRIICCEE feat. Vincent Gallo, Micachu and The Shapes, Konono Nº 1, Luomo, Omar Souleyman, Filastine, Ben Frost, Mark Jones plays Wall of Sound, Joe Crepúsculo vs. La Estrella de David y Thelemáticos, Tarántula vs. La Orquesta del Caballo Ganador, Colch-ón vs. Suma, Institut Fatima, Roland Olbeter + Tim Exile + Jon Hopkins, Anímic, Carrier To Noise Ratio, Néboa, Nikka, Rominger, Pau Riba + Mil Simonis, Bèstia Ferida, Txarly Brown presenta Achilifunk, Penca Catalogue, Carlos Suárez, Aitor Molina, Quayola, Fat Fish, Vidal Romero plays Go Mag, and Davic Nod. Raster Noton presents: SND, Byetone, Alva Noto, and Atom™.
Ed Banger presents Gazpashow!: James Pants, Bullion, Breakbot, DSL, Busy P., and Outlines.
Ghostly International 10th Anniversary presents: The Sight Below, SV4/Michna, Lusine, and Michna with Raw Paw.
BBC introducing presents: Huw Stephens, La Roux, Young Fathers, and Bass Clef.
Red Bull Music Academy presents: Mulatu Astatké + The Heliocentrics, Bomb Squad, Cardopusher, Cécile, Culoe de Song, d´J`w, Débruit, Dorian Concept, El Santo, GoldieLocks, Guillamino, Jamie Woon, Kornél Kovács, Lukid, Mano Le Tough, Miaau, Midee, Mike Slott, Mr Hudson, Muhsinah, Natalia Lafourcade, Onra, Rory D, Sonicbrat, Taras 3000, and XXXChange.
Planetari de CosmoCaixa: Evelina Domnitch, Dimitry Gelfand & Francisco López present "Ten Thousand Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid".

Friday: Grace Jones, Late of the Pier, Buraka Som Sistema, Richie Hawtin, James Murphy & Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem disco set), SebastiAn, Erol Alkan presents Disco 3000, Little Boots, Crookers, Brodinski, Don Rimini, Heartbreak, Agoria, DJohnston, Nacho Marco, and Buenavista.
Mary Anne Hobbs presents: The Gaslamp Killer, Joker, Martyn, and Mary Anne Hobbs.
L'Auditori: Lars Horntveth + BCN216

Saturday: Orbital, Animal Collective, Crystal Castles, Fever Ray, Jeff Mills, Mujava, Deadmau5, Moderat, Rustie, Beardyman, Carl Craig, Henry Saiz, Angel Molina, HD Substance, The Requesters, Cauto, and Tadeo.
Ostgut Ton presents: Shed, Marcel Dettmann.
Sunday Best presents: Rob da Bank, dan le sac vs. Scroobius Pip, and Ebony Bones.

Sónar By Day takes place in the Center of Contemporary Culture and the Museum of Contemporary Art very near to La Rambla. It usually starts around Midday and continues until around 10pm for each of the three days of the festival. This part of the festival features live bands, DJs, multimedia art, record/clothes stalls, demonstrations, a cinema, and other activities.

Sónar by Night takes place away from the centre of Barcelona, special coaches transport festival goers to the SonarPark housing four arenas showcasing DJs, VDJs and live entertainment.

Early bird tickets are on sale priced at 125 euros and in February it is scheduled to increase to 140 euros a ticket, and will be more expensive if purchased on the door. To buy tickets, click here.

Festival goers will need to find themselves accommodation whilst the festival is on as there is no camping facilities at the event.

More information will be here when available.

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