On the 15th, 16th, and 17th June, Sónar celebrates its 30th anniversary in Barcelona with over 100 musical performances, both live concerts and DJ sets. Joining the line-up today are spectacular shows from Aphex Twin, Bad Gyal, Little Simz, and Eric Prydz’s HOLO, as well as acclaimed DJ and producer Black Coffee. They join already announced acts BICEP live, Fever Ray, Amelie Lens, Peggy Gou, The Blessed Madonna, Solomun, Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, and many more.
Sónar by Day – 15th & 16th June
On Thursday 15th June, a remodelled SonarVillage by Estrella Damm will close with a session from Black Coffee, one of the most acclaimed figures in global clubbing. The iconic South African house DJ completes a heavyweight trio of Sónar by Day headliners for this year, joining The Blessed Madonna (Friday 16th June) and Laurent Garnier (Saturday 17th June).
Sónar by Night – 16th & 17th June
On Friday 16th June, Aphex Twin performs at Sónar for the first time in 12 years. The enigmatic cult artist and godfather of modern electronic music returns to the stage after a four year hiatus. He’ll perform animpressive, brand-new audiovisual show at SonarClub, Sónar by Night’s biggest venue.
On Saturday 17th June, the most exciting immersive audiovisual show in the world today has been added to the lineup: HOLO, the acclaimed 3D mega-production of progressive house star Eric Prydz. Sónar will be one of the few opportunities to experience this extraordinary spectacle anywhere in the world this year.
For this massive 30th anniversary party, Sónar by Night had already announced live performances by BICEP and Fever Ray; plus stellar DJs such as Amelie Lens, Peggy Gou, Solomun, Richie Hawtin, among others. From the ballroom house tinged rap of Cakes Da Killa and Little Simz’s thoughtful and socially conscious hip-hop; to the best in hispanic pop, trap and r&b courtesy of an Alizzz ‘Club 2000’ DJ set conceived especially for the festival’s 30th anniversary. And from viral DJ Mochakk’s breezy tech-house to timeless techno from Barcelona legend Angel Molina. The diverse, global sound of modern London will also be represented by Ikonika’s ‘Bubble Up’ live set, and the 30th anniversary celebrations will show a different side of Detroit with DJ Holographic b2b DJ Minx. Also taking to the DJ booth to go back-to-back are Tiga b2b Cora Novoa and Âme b2b Marcel Dettmann, the latter for a 5-hour set at SonarCar by TOUS on Friday. Russell Haswell’s unpredictable noise, global club sounds by Lowprofile, Undo’s subtle electronica, latinx-industrial noise from Cardopusher, Nene H’s fast-paced techno, and the seductive rhythm of Chloé Caillet complete this year’s Sónar by Night lineup.
Individual tickets for each of the Sónar by Night events at Fira Gran Via have gone on sale. SonarPasses, VIP SonarPasses and Delegate Passes, plus 2-Night Tickets and individual day tickets for Sónar by Day remain available.
All tickets are on sale at sonar.es.
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