The Sónar takes place in Barcelona since 1997, usually at the third weekend of June, and is one of the most renowned festivals of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art. It is the largest event of its kind in Europe. The Sónar Festival most certainly is one of the highlights of Barcelona's music calendar.
The next Sónar will be held in Barcelona from June 13 to 15 , 2013.
Experience three days of non stop electronic music and multimedia art.
The Sónar combines music and multimedia art, often in very experimental ways. It has reached cult status even among the spectators who are not real fans of this particular music and art scene. Renowned musicians and artists from all over the globe perform at the Sónar and 80,000 people attend it every year.
As usual at the Sónar some top acts are on stage even many newcomers have their stage debut.
This year are on stage: Kraftwerk (3D Show), Pet Shop Boys, Paul Kalkbrenner, Matthias Zimmermann, Darkstar, Liars, Maceo Plex and much more.
The events of the Sónar by Day take place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of June from midday to 9.30pm. Venues are the concert hall of the L'Auditori, the
CCCB and the MACBA which are situated right next to each other in the historic district of Raval.
Sónar by Night takes place on the 19th and 20th of June from 10pm to 6am at the fair grounds "Fira Gran Via (M2)".
Please find the exact timetable on the website of the Sónar Festival.
There are three large venues in Barcelona where the Sónar festival takes place.
Sónar by Night takes place away from the centre of Barcelona at the fair grounds "Fira Gran Via (M2)", Avinguda Botànica, 62 in Hospitalet de Llobregat.
The SonarBus runs all night long from 8.30 pm to 8.30am from Plaça del Drassanes to the fair grounds. You get to the stop with metro L3 to "Drassanes". From the Columbus Monument at the foot of the Rambla it's a 200 m walk to the stop.
For L'Auditori, take the metro L1 and get off at Glòries or Marina. Alternatively, hop on line L2 and get off at Monumental or take the tram line T4 to Auditori/Teatre Nacional. For the CCCB and the MACBA, take the metro lines L3, L1 or the F.G.C and get off at Catalunya. From there the little street Carrer d'Elisabets on the right leads to the MACBA which is well signposted.
Buy tickets for the Sónar festival 2013 in Barcelona directly on the webpage of the Sónar Festival.
3-day-ticket: 175 €, valid for all events
Sónar 2-Nights: 115 €, valid for both nights.
Sónar-Festival in Barcelona in the courtyard of the MACBA and the CCCB.
One of the hightlights of the Sónar 2013: Kraftwerk. Dieses Jahr sind u.a. zu Gast: Kraftwerk (3D Show), Pet Shop Boys, Paul Kalkbrenner, Matthias Zimmermann, Darkstar, Liars, Maceo Plex and much more.
Yazoo@Sónar Festival, Barcelona 2008.
This year's highlight: Grace Jones in concert.