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Since its inception, the festival has been split into two parts: Sonar By Day and Sonar by Night, both of which have different locations within Barcelona. In keeping with its urban festival reputation, the event has moved around the city to make the most out of its infrastructure whilst exploring new capacities. Sónar by Day, located from 2013 in Fira Montjuïc, with concerts and DJ sets showcasing new talent, and the larger shows at Sónar by Night, in Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet, where the leading names in the current international music scene are staged.
NBHAP’S Overview of Performance Times
Thursday night sees TRENTEMØLLER and NILS FRAHM; kicking off the festival in the early evening,; PLASTIKMAN I ONJEKT and BEN FROST carry the evening’s festivities and the night closes with an unparalleled immersive experience with James Murphy and 2MANYDJS. Over the course of the three days, Sonar presents DESPACIO powered by McIntosh, which comprises of 3 DJ sets by James Murphy and 2MANYDJS, who will play vinyl only, for 6 hours on an exclusive stage at Sónar by Day.
Friday the 13th; unlucky for some but if you’re in Barcelona at Sonar festival this day, you’ll be laughing: FOREST SWORDS, JON HOPKINS, BONOBO, PARRISH, ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER and WOODKID are all on before midnight. CARIBOU, RICHIE HAWTIN, LOCO DICE, TODD TERJE, FOUR TET and GESAFFELSTEIN are set to play through the night and into the early hours of the morning.
Saturday has NENEH CHERRY, JAMES HOLDEN, WHOMADEWHO and MAJICAL CLOUDZ playing Sonar By Day within its Fira Montjuïc location. The festival’s close will be graced with some of its biggest acts: MASSIVE ATTACK, LYKKE LI, YELLE, BOYS NOIZE and TIGA.
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Click here to see the full scheduled program broken down by day, by Sonar event (Day or Night) and by location.
2 MANY DJS (DJ-SET), 3QUINOX, ALIZZZ, ARUFE, ASTROBOYZ, AUDION, BALAGO, BEN FROST, BFLECHA, BONOBO, BOYS NOIZE, BRODINSKI, BSN POSSE, BURAKA SOM SISTEMA, CAMO & KROOKED, CARIBOU, CHIC FEAT. NILE RODGERS, CHRIS & COSEY, CHRIS MADAK, CLIPPING., COPELAND, DAITO MANABE, DAM-FUNK, DANIEL MILLER, DAPHNI B2B JAMES HOLDEN, DEBRUIT & ALSARAH, DEBUKAS, DE LA MONTAGNE, DENGUE DENGUE DENGUE!, DESERT, DESPACIO (JAMES MURPHY & 2 MANY DJS), DISCOS PARADISO CREW, DJ2D2, DJ DER, DJ ENPUNTO, DJ HARVEY, DJ NIGGA FOX, DJ SNAKE, DOWNLINERS SEKT, ELIJAH & SKILLIAM FEAT. FLAVA D, EME DJ, EMUFUCKA, EVIAN CHRIST, FLUX PAVILION, FM BELFAST, FOREST SWORDS, FOUR TET, FOUR TET (DJ-SET), FUTURE BROWN, GESAFFELSTEIN, GLUE KIDS, HAPPA, HARALD BJÖRK, HENRY SAIZ, HIGH CONTRAST, HUCCI, I AM LEGION, JAMES HOLDEN, JAMES MURPHY, JAMESZOO, JESSY LANZA, JOLLY MARE, JON HOPKINS, KAYTRANADA, KID KOALAS VINYL VAUDEVILLE 2.0, KORELESS, KRESY, LAUREL HALO, LEO ALDREY, LOCO DICE, LOUIS BAKER, LOVE CULT, LYKKE LI, MACHINEDRUM, MACHINE VARIATION, MAJICAL CLOUDZ, MARIO NIETO, MASSIVE ATTACK, MATMOS, MATTHEW DEAR, MODERAT, MONKI, MR. K!, MWËSLEE, MØ, NENEH CHERRY, NEV.ERA, NILS FRAHM, NISENNENMONDAI, OCTO OCTA, ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, ORDRE ETERN, OREN AMBARCHI & SINFONIETTA CRACOVIA, PAUL WOOLFORD, PAU ROCA, PICK A PIPER, PINA, PLASTIKMAN, PRETTY LIGHTS, PROFESSOR ANGEL SOUND, RALPH LAWSON, RAYO 60, RECONDITE, RICHIE HAWTIN, ROBERT PIOTROWICZ, ROLL THE DICE, RON MORELLI, RUDIMENTAL, RUDI ZYGADLO, RYAN HEMSWORTH, RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN, SANATRUJA, SAU POLER, SHELBY GREY, SIBOT, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, SIMONNE JONES, SINJIN HAWKE, SONIA GÓMEZ & LUCY SUGGATE, SPOEK MATHAMBO, STWO, SUNNY GRAVES, SUZANNE KRAFT, SVENGALISGHOST, T. WILLIAMS, TAREK AOUI, TERRITOIRE, THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS, THROWING SNOW, TIGA, TODD TERJE, TOKIMONSTA, TRANSEMICSOUL, TRENTEMØLLER, UNER, UZ, VALLÈS, VISIONIST, WHOMADEWHO, WOODKID, XAVI MATEU & CARLOS BAYONA, YELLE