It’s almost unbelievable how quickly time goes by… It´s going to be 20 years since the first Sónar festival in Barcelona happened. During all those years this festival has presented a considerable amount of talented artists and bands. Also, Sónar has been able to expand its concept to other parts of our world – places like Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Osaka or Reykjavík. Like every year, in 2013 the festival program will be divided into a Day and Night part. The Line ups of Sónar festivals are always very colorful, so everyone can find his thing.
With celebrating their 20th anniversary, there will be some changes. After 19 years at the CCCB, the MACBA and the surrounding area, the festival is moving its daytime program to the Fira Montjuic area in Placa d’Espanya, an emblematic location in the city. The 4 stage concept of SonarVillage, SonarHall, SonarDôme and SonarComplex will be kept – furthermore, the capacity of all places will be increased! Plus, this new location is significantly nearer to Sónar by Night (its place remains the same). With the festival’s shuttle buses, you can get from one place to another in about 10 minutes! More about location & maps here.
Sónar+D. – another exciting change!
Sónar+D represents the evolution of the festival’s professional and new media areas, which represents a series of activities based around the same central theme: making the relationship between creativity, technology, mobility, innovation and business more visible and accessible. Sónar+D platform will offer workshops and hackathons, interactive installations, product demos and presentations, services and entrepreneurial initiatives in the field of creativity, technology and music. Attendees will also have a chance to participate on conferences and meetings with the biggest names of Sónar line up, as well as see live shows reflecting the culture of innovation through the use of new interactive devices. More about Sónar+D here.
Sónar is special. Sónar is something more than other summer festivals. Personally, I think one of the reasons for this incredible festival experience is because it’s in Barcelona. There is nothing better than besides enjoying good music to explore the beauty of this city as well. And relaxing or dancing on beaches is just another bonus. So, come & celebrate with Sónar its anniversary. You won’t regret.
SHOWCASES ON SÓNAR FESTIVAL 2013
Thursday 13th June : Sónar by Day
Liars, Lindstrom & Todd Terje, Karl Hyde, Sébastian Tellier, Gold Panda, Metro Area, Mykki Blanco, Francesco Tristano: Piano 2.0, Pascal Comelade + Richard Pinhas, Gluteus Maximus, Barcelona Laptop Orchestra, Evol, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Branko, JESSE and Jimi Tenor, Cassegrain, Panoram, Ulf Eriksson, C. Tangana, Wooky, Coágul, Tutu, TGES…
Friday 14th June : Sónar by Day
Sherwood & Pinch, Jamie Lidell, Modeselektro DJ set, Matthew Herbert DJ set, Foreign Beggards, Atom ™, Ólafur Arnalds Trio, Elektro Guzzi, bRUNA, La Bien Querida, Bradien + Eduard Escoffet, Hermutt Loby, ZA!, Sísý Ey, Jansky, CHRISTEENE, DZA, Palmbomen, Anenon, UMA, Baris K, BeGun, XTRNGR,…
Friday 14th June : Sónar by Night
Kraftwerk (3D show), Skrillex, Richie Hawtin presents ENTER., Two Door Cinema Club, Major Lazer, Bat For Lashes, Nicolas Jaar, Diplo, Richie Hawtin, Maya Jane Coles, Paco Osuna, C2C, Derrick May, Baauer, Raime, Angel Molina, Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team, Karenn, Alvin Risk, Eats Everything, Oneman, Objekt, Antal, San Proper, Matthias Zimmermann, Alizzz, Thug Ladies, Arcanoid…
Saturday 15th June : Sónar by Day
Chromatics, TNGHT, AlunaGeorge, Mary Anne Hobbs, Darkstar, Skip & Die, Vatican Shadow, Dinos Chapman, Jackson and his Computer Band, Fatima Al Qadiri, Oddisee, Felix Kubin & James Pants, Beardyman, Krystal Klear, Nacho Marco, Samaris, Tiger Menja Zebra, Le K, Kidsuke, Mr. Beatnick, Satore, Sara Galán & Edu Comelles : Cello + Laptop, Drömnu, Lost Twin…
Saturday 15th June : Sónar by Night
Pet Shop Boys, Paul Kalkbrennes, Ed Banger 10: Justice DJ set + Busy P (ed banger megamix) + Breakpot, Jurasic 5, Soulwax, Hot Natured, Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Skream, Delorean, Mele, George Fitzgerald, Angel Molina, Anstam, Phon.o, Benjamin Damage, Bambounou, Coyu, Edu Imbernón, Nehuen b2b Cardopusher, Clockwork feat. Avatism, Vaal, César de Melero, Zero, Kimberly & Clark…
& many more to be announced!