Sonar 2016

around the festival site

Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th June 2016
various venues, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain MAP
180 euros
Daily capacity: 80,000
Last updated: Wed 18th May 2016

The annual three-day music festival returns to Barcelona, Spain for its 22nd year from Thursday 18th through to Saturday 20th June 2015.


Latest additions completing the line-up are Booka Shade, The Spanish Dub Invasion feat. Mad Professor, Kode9, Eats Everything, El Guincho, Niño de Elche & Los Voluble, Mikael Seifu, bRUNA&Wooky + Alba G. Corral, N.M.O., Strand, Las Hermanas, LloretSalvatge, Awwz, Zero Vs. Chelis, Cauto, Alizzz, Trill Squad: Toner + Sanatruja, Undo, Ilia Mayer, Tendts, Ison, Baelish, Coyu, Golden Bug & Desilence - V.I.C.T.O.R. Live, Underground Resistance presents Timeline, Gerd Janson, Pulsinger&Irl, Lafawndah LiLJaBBA, Sevdaliza, Insanlar, Jacob Korn Drippin, Astrolith, Sobrenadar, Talktome, JackWasFaster, and John Grvy.

They join Jean Michel Jarre, New Order, John Grant, Fatboy Slim, (Antony and The Johnsons, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Hudson Mohawke join forces to present ANOHNI), James Blake, Flume, Kelela, Roots Manuva, Jackmaster, John Talabot, Boys Noize, The Martinez Brothers, Stormzy, Mano le Tough, TroyBoi, Bob Moses, Howling, David August, Red Axes, Ivy Lab, Nozinja, Four Tet, Laurent Garnier, Byetone, Alva Noto, and Cyclo (Carsten Nicolai + Ryoji Ikeda, Jamie Woon, Tuff City Kids, Magic Mountain High, Club Cheval, Malard, Kasper Marott, Lemonick, Toxe, Silkersoft, HomeSick, Sapphire Slows, Hiele, King Midas Sound + Fennesz, Kode9 x Lawrence Lek present The Notel, Kenny Dope, Oneohtrix Point Never, John Luther Adams with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Ed Banger House Party with Busy P + Para One + Boston Bun, Matias Aguayo, Section Boyz, The Black Madonna, Congo Natty & Tenor Fly & Congo Dubs & Nanci & Phoebe, and Acid Arab.

Also confirmed are Richie Hawtin, Santigold, James Rhodes, A-Trak, Yung Lean, Kaytranada, Ata Kak, Dawn Of Midi, Danny L Harle, Lady Leshurr, Nicola Cruz, Gazelle Twin, BadBadNotGood, Mind Against, Kolsch, Paco Osuna, Angel Molina, DVS1 & Rodhad, Kerri Chandler, Ben UFO b2b Helena Hauff, Hot Shotz (Powell + Lorenzo Senni), Soichi Terada, Intergalactic Gary, Noaipre, Ben Klock, Stormzy, Bicep, DJ Ez, Mura Masa, Mele & Monki's NRG Flash, Krysko & Greg Lord.

Inside Sonar+D, the SonarComplex stage will host two technological and audiovisual shows from Canada: "Field" by Martin Messier, and "Soft Revolvers" by Myriam Bleau.


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.


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The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at 180 euros a ticket for Sonar By Day & Night.


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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