Sonar is an important music event in Barcelona, and it has also become one of the most representative European electronic music events. And with every new edition of Sonar, more well-known, but also new artists appear on the programme. Today, this article by ShBarcelona will tell you more about Sonar 2019. Check out the programma and don’t miss your favourite electronic music festival!
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Everyting you need to know about Sonar 2019
Sonar is an electronic and experimental music festival, and it has been taking place in the Catalan capital since 1994. The 2018 edition attracted as many as 126,000 electronic music lovers from 119 countries, and after the festival the organization released this year’s dates: 18, 19 and 20 July. It will be the 26th edition of the festival, and it is one of the most important festivals in Barcelona. Sonar festival Barcelona is divided into two parts: Sónar de Día (Sonar by Day), which takes place at the Fira Montjuic (Avinguda Rius i Taulet, without number) and Sónar de Noche (Sonar by Night), at the Fira Gran Via (Avinguda Joan Carles I, without number) in the nearby L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. This year’s day programme consists of the following artists: On Thursday 18 July you can see performances by: Afrodeutsche, Aleesha, Anger, Arca, Berlinist Presents Gris Game Live, Catnapp, Cosmic d’Alessandro, Daito Manabe + Kamitani Lab: Dissonant Imaginary, Daphni, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Desert, DJ Lag, Faka, Fennesz, J. Colleran, Leon Vynehall, Lotic: Endless Power, Milan W., Nistra, Obongjayar, Ouchhh + Za!: Superstrings, Petite Noir, Rejjie Snow, Ross From Friends, Sevdaliza – The Great Hope Design, Shiva Feshareki, Slikback, Snakehips, Titi Calor, Vōx and 700 Bliss.
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On Friday July 19 there will be: Anna vs June, Artwork, Bill Kouligas, Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper: Glassforms, Cascales, Dellafuente, Diego Navarro, DJ Krush, Fakethias, Ha$lopablito, Hibotep, Holly Herndon, Karcelen, K á r y y n, Lomepal, Lao & Wasted Fates (n.a.a.f.i.), Lorenzo Senni – Stargate, Los Voluble: Flamenco Is Not a Crime, Macromassa, Mans o, Masego, Maya Jane Coles Presents Nocturnal Sunshine, Muqata’a, Quiet Ensemble – Back Symphony, Sebastian, Shelly, Sneaks, Virgen Maria and Ylia. On Saturday 20 July you can see: Actress + Young Paint Live AI/AV, Alvva, Bad Gyal, Branko, Brat Star, Ca7riel + Paco Amoroso, Camille Mandoki, Cecilio G, Dano, d’Valentina, Erol Alkan, Fkj, Hamill Industries & Shelly: Audible Spectrums, Hauschka, Jesse Baez, Katarzia, Kelly Moran Grand Piano AV Live, La Diabla, Lil Moss & Friends, Lyzza, Max Cooper Live AV, membrane / Push 1 Stop & Wiklow, Nicola Cruz, Perel, Red Axes Live, Territoire, Theo Parrish and Yakamoto Kotzuga. The following artists will perform at Sónar de Noche on July 18: A$ap Rocky, Acid Arab Live, Andy C, Daniel Avery, Disclosure DJ Set, DJ Koze, DJ Seinfeld, Enry-k, Floating Points (6 hour set), Four Tet, Jarreau Vandal, Jlin, Joseph Capriati, Mall Grab, Murlo (live AV), Octavian, Peggy Gou & Palms Trax, Phran, Sho Madjozi, Tutu, Underworld and Vince Staples. On 19 July you can listen to and watch: Amelie Lens, Bad Bunny, Blawan & Dax j, Body & Soul (6 hour set), Caterina Barbieri Live AV, Deena Abdelwahed – Khonnar Live, Dixon, DJ Tennis, Fake Guido, Flava d, Haai, Kaytranada, Lil Uzi Vert, Louie Vega & Honey Dijon, Neon Chambers (Kangding ray + Sigha), Paul Kalkbrenner, Rrucculla, Saoirse, Skepta, $kyhook and Waajeed. And finally, on July 20, there is The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band. Check the official Sonar website for more information.
Have you been to Sonar before? Will you go this year?