Spain’s cultural heart has unforgettable architecture, a pioneering arts scene, creative cuisine and nightlife that buzzes till dawn.
The great and good of electronic music descend on Barcelona for three days each June, to explore a plethora of dance music styles and evolutions.
This is Sonar, a huge festival in and around the city, and arguably the world’s premier dance music festival.
The event attracts headliners and experimental talent, though the prime aim of hosting one hell of a party is still its driving force. Ole!
Getting there & doing it
By day, events take place in the Fira de Montjuic. By night, many events take place in the conference venue of Fira Gran Via (Avinguda Botánica, 62) on the outskirts of the city. Purchase a SonarPro Accreditation Ticket online, which includes admission to all Day and Night events, free bus transport and access to various Pro areas and the official hotel terrace. All main events are ticketed. There are a number of outlets for tickets; purchase on the website, via phone or at select stores (see website for this and comprehensive listings).
When to do it
The festival takes place on the 3rd weekend of June each year.
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