Since 1994


Sónar is a pioneering festival that’s reflected the evolution and expansion of electronic music and digital culture since its first edition in 1994. Each year, Sónar converts Barcelona into a focal point for music lovers, artists and professionals from across the world, drawn to the multiple stages and venues of the Fira Barcelona by the festival’s innovative content, format, and celebratory atmosphere.

True to its name, Sónar tracks and amplifies the present and future musical landscape, hosting the most influential artistic creations of the current moment and providing a platform for artists from around the world. A much loved date for some of electronic music’s biggest names and pioneers – from Björk to Aphex Twin, Eric Prydz to The Chemical Brothers – and musical innovators across genres – Arca, Sevdaliza, Rosalía, The Blessed Madonna and beyond, the festival is at once a celebration of creative expression and proving ground for new and emerging trends at the intersection of performance, music, science, information technology and beyond. 

Since 2013, the festival’s most innovative contents have been presented under the Sónar+D umbrella. A showcase for the innovations that are shaping the future of the creative industries, Sónar+D is a platform for collaboration, experimentation, and the exploration of the latest trends in digital culture. With a constantly evolving program of performances, talks workshops, exhibitions and installations, designed with and for emerging artists, companies, start ups or seasoned professionals. Over the past decade, Sónar+D has showcased innovations in AI, Blockchain, XR, Music Technology, Robotics and more, becoming the space where innovation meets culture, at the festival, and beyond.

After three decades and over 100 editions worldwide, Sónar continues to re-define what a festival can be, removing barriers and forging connections between audiences, genres and creative disciplines.

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