Sónar Festival 2018

At the cultural cutting edge

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The Basics

14-16 June 2018
Barcelona, Spain

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.  


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  • Bicep [live]
  • Black Coffee
  • Bonobo
  • Daedelus
  • Dinamarca
  • Diplo
  • DITC
  • Francisco López
  • George FitzGerald [live]
  • Gorillaz
  • Helena Hauff
  • Jamz Supernova
  • Jarami
  • Kode9 x Kōji Morimoto [AV]
  • Laurent Garnier
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Lorenzo Senni
  • Maribou State
  • Meuveloreina
  • Nídia
  • OBC (Barcelona Symphony Orchestra) + Brad Lubman play Terry Riley: IN C
  • Ólafur Arnaulds
  • Rels B
  • Richie Hawtin – CLOSE
  • Studio Barnhaus
  • Tony Humphries (Revolution on Air DJ Set)
  • Violet x Photonz
  • Wiley
  • Yuzo Koshiro x Motohiro Kawashima [live]
  • Agoria [live]
  • Alva Noto
  • Charlotte de Witte
  • Ben Klock & DJ Nobu
  • Cornelius
  • Errorsmith
  • Fatima al Qadiri [live]
  • GoldLink
  • Henry Saiz & Band
  • Joe Kay (Soulection)
  • Lanark Artefax
  • Laurel Halo
  • Little Simz
  • Modeselektor [DJ set]
  • Motor City Drum Ensemble & Jeremy Underground
  • Niño de Elche & Israel Galván
  • Octo Octa
  • Oddisee & Good Company
  • Oscar Mulero (Monochrome AV)
  • Refree
  • Rosalía
  • Russell Haswell feat. Sue Tompkins
  • Thom Yorke
  • Yung Lean

The Venue

Sónar Festival 2018

Various Venues

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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