See also: Music Festivals in Spain.
Where is the Sonar Music Festival?Barcelona's Sonar Music Festival is mainly centred on Barcelona's Raval district, where the main locations are the MACBA (Museum of Modern Art) and the CCCB (the Centre for Contemporary Culture). There are also events at the Fira Gran Via M2 convention centre in Hospitalet.
When is the Sonar Music Festival in Barcelona?June 14-16, 2013
Sonar Music Festival TicketsBuying online, prices range from 39€ for a one-day pass to 155€ for unlimited access to the whole three-day festival. You can also purchase tickets at the events themselves, for a slightly higher fee. Better to book in advance.
Visit the Sonar Music Festival Official Website or call them on +34 902150052.
Getting to BarcelonaYou can fly to Barcelona's El Prat airport or take high-speed AVE trains from Madrid, Zaragoza or Lleida.
Getting Around the Sonar Music Festival in Barcelona
The special Sonarbus serves Sonar events. The one you'll be most likely to catch is the Sonarbus running to Fira Gran Via M2. It departs from Plaça de Drassanes (Metro stop Drassanes, Line 3) in the city centre. It runs from 8.30 pm to 8 am. For getting to the MACBA and CCCB, the best bet is Metro station Sant Antoni on Line 2.
Sonar Music Festival Concerts
Although the focus is on electronic music, Sonar has in the past seen stunning performances by acts as diverse as Grace Jones, The Chemical Brothers, Sonic Youth and Beastie Boys. The festival is headlined by big international acts, but it also promotes experimental and undergound music, meaning there's something for music lovers across the board.
Sonar Music Festival Exhibitions and Fairs
Beyond the spectacular line-up of gigs, there's no shortage of other ways to spend your time. One particular highlight is the Technology Fair at the CCCB centre, which showcases the latest must-have gadgets for DJs and electronic music lovers.
Sonar Music Festival Cinema Exhibition
Worth catching if you're a film buff is the Sonarcinema exhibition. It 's all about new trends in cinema, and features a carefully selected crop of films by groundbreaking directors.
Sonarmatica is all about the world of multimedia art, with pioneering work by artists from across the globe.