Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th June 2013
various venues in Barcelona, Spain, Spain
combine ticket 175 euros
Daily capacity: 80,000
Last updated: Wed 22nd May 2013

The annual three-day music festival returns to Barcelona, Spain for its twentieth year from Thursday 13th through to Saturday 15th June 2013. The main venue for Sonar by Day this year is Fira Montjuïc.


Latest additions are Chromatics, Metro Area, Sebastien Tellier, Atom TM, Za!, Jackson and his Computer Band, Felix Kubin & James Pants, Wooky, Lost Twin, Skip & Die, Sisy Ey, Menja Tiger Zebra, Evol, Sara Galan & Edu Comelles, Jansky, Coagul, XTRNGR, Dromnu, DJ Tutu, Tges, JESSE & Jimi Tenor, Elektro Guzzi, Oddisee, Branko, C. Tangana, Beardyman, Hermutt Lobby, Barcelona Laptop Orchestra, Kidsuke, Cassegrain, Palmbolen, DZA, Satore, and We Like Turtles.

Headliners are Pet Shop Boys, and Kraftwerk who bring their new extravagant 3D show. Also announced are Skrillex, Paul Kalkbrenner, Two Door Cinema Club, Soulwax, 2manydjs, Major Lazer, Hot Natured, Laurent Garnier, Seth Troxler, Diplo, Nicolas Jaar, Liars, Lindstrøm & Todd Terje, TNGHT, Karl Hyde, AlunaGeorge, Sherwood & Pinch, Maceo Plex, Jamie Lidell, Modeselektor dj set, C2C, Gold Panda, Baauer, Matthew Herbert dj set, Mary Ann Hobbs, Derrick May, Darkstar, Raime, Vatican Shadow, Delorean, Foreign Beggars, Mykki Blanco, Jurassic 5, Bat For Lashes, Luciano, Alizzz, Alvin Risk, Ángel Molina, Anstam, Antal, Bambonou, Benjamin Damage, César de Melero, Clockwork feat. Avatism, Coyu, Edu Imbernon, Kimberly & Clarke, Madegg, Nehuen b2b Cardopusher, Phon.o, San Proper, Skream, Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, Maya Jane Coles, Mele, and George Fitzgerald, and more.

For the line-up details as available please click here.


Sónar By Day takes place over 4 stages (SonarVillage by Estrella Damm, SonarHall, SonarDôme and SonarComplex), all of which have increased capacities in their new locations in the Fira Montjuïc area in Plaça d'Espanya. The new Sónar by Day is significantly nearer Sónar by Night, which is still at its usual venue in the Fira Gran Via area in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, and consolidates its four-stage format, (SonarClub, SonarLab, SonarPub and SonarCar, located next to the bumper cars). With the festival's shuttle buses, the two sites are now only 10 minutes apart.

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.


The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are on sale priced at 175 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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