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Sonar Festival

The Sonar Festival in Barcelona takes place in June every year. This unique cultural format composes of day and night activities related to electronic music, film and arts.

Sonar Night is a benchmark of cutting-edge electronic culture and one of the most important electronic music festivals in Europe.

The worlds best DJs and their fans come to Barcelona every year to this festival which acts as a trendsetter in electronic music. Apart of dancing and partying, special events like audiovisual light shows form part of Sonar Festival.

Sonar Day is the festival’s venue for exhibitions and showcases in music production, multimedia art and film.

There is also a professional zone called Sonar Pro which is a hub for various sectors in the creative industries. Producers, artists and providers of technology provide a valuable business platform for the audiovisual world.


In total, the three days of the Sonar Festival are attended by more than eighty thousand people. In recent years, the Sonar Festival has regularly held sub-events all over the world in cities like London, New York, Buenos Aires or Tokyo.

Sonar Festival Radio

Last festival’s best impressions will be broadcasted continously by Sonar Radio. Its online radio programme shows you all the key artists of the last and the up-coming festival.

Use the radio player below to get a feeling for the vibe of Sonar Festival. While listening you will always see the artist’s name as well as track, album or remix. During the actual festival, Sonar radio’s live programme will even link you to all the different stages.

Listen to Sonar Online Radio here.

Sonar Festival – Facts

Dates: Every year mid June.

Admission: Tickets from 49 Euros.

Venue: Day events at MACBA, night events at Fira Gran Via (M2) L’Hospitalet and in various smaller locations spread out over the city.

How to get to Sonar Festival?

For Sonar day events take the green metro line 4 to Liceu or the red line 1 to Placa Universitat. MACBA is just a 5 minute walk from each of the stations.

For Sonar night most conveniently take the shuttle buses from metro station Drassanes (Green Line L3) to the festival venues.