New Order, John Grant, and Fatboy Slim top first acts for Sonar Bacelona 2016

plus ANOHNI, King Midas Sound + Fennesz, Kode9 x Lawrence Lek & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 26th Nov 2015

New Order

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

New Order, John Grant, and Fatboy Slim lead the first acts for next year's Sonar Barcelona.

They join a line-up that sees Antony and The Johnsons, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Hudson Mohawke join forces to present ANOHNI. Also confirmed are 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.

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

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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Early bird tickets are priced at 165 euros a ticket for Sonar By Day & Night.


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