Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th June 2011
various venues in Barcelona, Spain, Spain
155 euros
Daily capacity: 80,000
Last updated: Fri 13th May 2011

The annual three-day music festival returns to Barcelona, Spain for its eighteenth year from Thursday 16th through to Saturday 18th June.


Latest additions James Murphy, Four Tet, Dizzee Rascal, Ghostpoet, Tiga, Yelawolf, oOoOO, Sewing Machine Orchestra, Chelis, Stendhal Syndrome, PFFF, Shelby Grey , Barcelona Laptop Orchestra, Ragul, Beat'A'Boom, Aster, Half Nelson + Vidal Romero, Joan S. Luna, Showcase Stroboscopic Artefacts with Lucy + Dadub, and Showcase Natura Sonoris with Henry Saiz + Sistema.

Sónar by Day

SonarDôme stage: 00Genesis, AEIOU, B. Bravo, Carlos Hollers, Cosmin TRG, Daisuke Tanabe, David Rodigan, Debilorithmicos, Discodeine, Electric Wire Hustle, Hiroaki Oba, Illum Sphere, Jullian Gomes, Katy B, Kidkanevil, Matador Rockers, Niño, Pai Mei, Poirier feat. Boogat, San Soda, Star Eyes, Teebs, Brandt Brauer Frick, Tiger & Woods, Venice, DJ Zinc.

Nicolas Jaar, Toro Y Moi, Tyondai Braxton, Little Dragon, Floating Points, Raime Denseland, Open Reel Ensemble, Daito Manabe.
Ninja Tune & Big Dada Present: Shuttle, Dels, Offshore, Eskmo

Astrud + Colálectiu Brossa, Agoria, Hauschka, Atmosphere, Dominique Young Unique, Oy, Xesœs Valle, Facto y los Amigos del Norte.
Tri Angle present: How To Dress Well, Holy Other.

Actress, Apparat, Global Communication, Hype Williams, Gilles Peterson, Shangaan Electro, No Surrender, Filewile, EVOL, Edred—n, Judah, DJ Sith & David M.
Disboot present: Downliners Sekt, C156

Sónar by Night

Steve Reich + bcn216 + Synergy Vocals

M.I.A., Aphex Twin, The Human League, Cut Copy, Boys Noize, Die Antwoord, Trentemoller, A-Trak, Scuba, Steve Aoki, Munchi, Djedjotronic, Schlachthofbronx.
BBC Radio 1 presents: Annie Mac + Katy B, Benji B + Pearson Sound, Toddla T + Redlight feat. Ms Dynamite & Dread MC
Russian Beats presents: Mujuice, DZA, Smalltown Supersound, Diskjokke, Annie, Bjorn Torske.

Underworld, Magnetic Man, Janelle Monae, Chris Cunningham, Shackleton, James Holden, The Gaslamp Killer, Surgeon, Buraka Som Sistema, Africa Hitech, Paul Kalkbrenner, Mary Anne Hobbs, Yelle, Silent Servant, Noaipre.
Night Slugs presents: L-Vis 1990 b2b Bok Bok, Egyptrixx.
Numbers presents: Deadboy, Jackmaster, Lory D, Redinho, Spencer, Jessie Ware.
Visuals by Remote Location, Thomas Traum & Novak
Infiné presents: Rone, Arandel, Clara Moto.

Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto
Artists pending confirmation of line-up slot: Katy B, Zinc, Tiger & Woods, B. Bravo, Brandt Brauer Frick, Daisuke Tanabe, Discodeine, Illum Sphere, kidkanevil, Juan Son, Jullian Gomes, Poirier feat. Boogat, Teebs,Venice.


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 offer has ended. Tickets are on sale priced at 155 euros a ticket for Sonar By Day & Night. 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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