Sónar Festival is an electronic and alternative music festival in Barcelona, Spain. One of the most celebrated and widely respected festivals of its kind anywhere in the world, Sónar has built a reputation for itself as a hub of experimental and engaging underground culture.
This manifests itself not just through an extensive musical program that welcomes big name acts alongside emerging talent, but also through a series of artistic installations, workshops, talks, debates and seminars.
As such, the festival attracts not just music fans but also industry professionals, united in their shared desire to explore the musical and artistic cutting edge.
Venues range from an outdoor plaza and exhibition centre to clubs and bars (and even rooftops) as the festival takes over the beautiful coastal city of Barcelona, on Spain's Costa Brava.
BY PLANE: The closest airport to Barcelona is El-Prat, and it is a short Aerobus ride into the city centre.
BY TRAIN: The nearest Metro stop for Sónar by Day is Espanya, which is served by Metro lines 1 & 3, however there are various FGC trains which also serve this stop. Sónar by Night's nearest station is Europa-Fira, which is again accessible by various FGC trains.
BY BUS: There are many bus routes which serve both events, whatever the time, and Sónar also has its own dedicated shuttle bus to transfer festival-goers between the Day and Night events for €2.50.
Anyone is able to attend Sónar by Day. However those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and it is obligatory to fill in a form beforehand.
You must be 18 or older to attend Sónar by Night.