Sónar, the most important electronic music festival in Spain and possibly in Europe, celebrates its 24th edition, which is divided between the two venues of Fira Barcelona: Feria Montjuïc (Sónar de Dia) and Fira Gran Vía (Sónar de Noche) from 15 to 17 June , Also offering an exclusive day for professionals on Wednesday, June 14, prior to the start of the festival. For a perfect holiday during the Sónar Festival, Hostal fontanella offers you the best rooms in one of the most famous cities in the world, in Barcelona.
Among the more than 150 performances scheduled include the French duo Justice, called the current French house, which will present their new audiovisual show on the occasion of the group’s latest album, ‘Woman’ (2016). Also will be head of absolute poster Nicolas Jaar, the consenting child of the electronics that also will act in direct; The spectacular live-act of Moderat, the group formed by Modeselektor and Apparat; The dance of veteran Eric Prydz; And the absolute kings of American hip hop, De La Soul, who will present their first album live in 10 years.
Also present is Anderson Paak, the new sensation of the current black music, nominated to two Grammys by his celebrated disc ‘Malibú’, that will present live accompanied by its band The Free Nationals; The unclassifiable musician and producer Arca, who has chosen Sónar as the only festival in the world to present his new work live; Will return also DJ Shadow, that reappears after 6 years without publishing album, combining in a visual concert; The Belgians Soulwax, band of the brothers Dewaele (2manydjs) presenting in a format of seven musicians (with three batteries) its new disc after more than a decade.
The Sónar will exclusively present the debut in Europe of the new project of the revered Carl Craig, Versus Synthesizer Ensemble, which includes a group of high level musicians, which will also be the pianist Francesco Tristano; The composer Nico Muhly will visit the festival inside the showcase of the Icelandic Sealant Bedroom Community to celebrate its 10th anniversary; The new Evian Christ, Clark, Vitalic and Little Dragon releases and world class selector sets such as Daphni & Hunee, Jon Hopkins, Prins Thomas or Seth Troxler & Tiga, which will feature a 6-hour set marathon in the circular and enveloping Stage SonarCar released last year.
In this Sónar will also be space for the techno without concessions of Nina Kraviz; The renovated and fresh house of The Black Madonna; The advanced hip hop of Clams Casino; A double show (on SónarVillage Friday and on SonarPub Saturday) by Fat Freddy’s; Cashmere Cat’s lucid pop; Or the melodic tech-house of Damian Lazarus. As for the most experimental part stands out the innovative technological and audiovisual show of the American producer Nosaj Thing with the Japanese Daito Manabe; The Asturian LCC presenting new album; The concert of Forest Swords; Or GAIKA, one of the most powerful artists coming from the prolific London scene.
In addition, the new trends in music from the internet will also have a great presence in this edition with the sets of Stook Sound or Nadia Rose, new representatives of British urban music, The Los Angeles Soulection Group; The new MC Tommy Cash, authentic mass phenomenon; And the National Trap of the Bad Kinder ancestor & Skinny Pimp. The latest news is that the Icelandic artist Björk inaugurates this year’s edition of Sónar with one of its very exclusive and very exclusive DJ sets! He will do so at the SonarHall of the Fira MontjuÏc in a performance for which a separate ticket is required for the festival subscription.
Families are not excluded with the recent addition of Sónar Kids. Activities are run from LEGO stores, musically enhanced skate parks (with a ramp connected to a synthesizer so that each track produces sound, instructors are on site), and full immersion in the scene, where children learn about the Technology that helps a show (including visual elements, instruments and microphones).