Electronic music festival Sonar

Electronic music festival Sonar (Sonar) — an annual international music festival, which is traditionally held in June in Barcelona (Spain). He is one of the biggest events in the world of electronic music and the famous brand of Barcelona.

Sonar held annually since 1994, this three-day festival, which begins in mid-June — on Thursday and ends on Sunday. And the music is performed for three days and nights on end. It is worth noting that Sonar is not only a festival of electronic music and enhanced multi-media art, but also a forum of contemporary art.

During its existence, it has become a living legend. Here come the stars of electronic music on a planetary scale — progressive musicians and DJs, and thousands of fans of electronic dance music "light" day and night, watch the audio-visual installations, DJ-sets, performances by musical groups and artists. The inestimable dignity of the festival — that runs it in such a beautiful and comfortable city like Barcelona. Local Mediterranean flavor gives the event a unique holiday atmosphere.

Sonar program offers audiences a lot of concerts and performances, where the main line — electronic music. It has a wide scope and stylistic diversity and presents the latest trends in such diverse areas as electronics, hip-hop, house, electro-pop, electro-jazz, mikrohaus, digital concretism. Also on the program of the festival — DJ music, film screenings, conferences, exhibitions, workshops ...

The festival is divided into two parts — Sonar by day ... Traditionally, the festival is divided into two parts. Sonar by day (Sonar by Day) takes place in a complex building of the Centre of Contemporary Art Santa Monica. This afternoon concerts, mostly young musicians and young bands come here for fresh sensations and new names. Also, in the afternoon you can visit the exhibitions, conferences, film, fashion shows and video installations. And yet there are music fair records and CDs, tools and utensils okolomuzykalnoy email. Of course, everyone can try out, here to buy, and even get a master class from the famous disc jockey or a musician.

Sonar night (Sonar by Night) takes place at concert venues in the country, so as not to interfere local residents. This night raves with the most famous DJs and teams. It was at night time comes the real fun and enchanting show of the festival — it's just now electronic madness, when thousands of young people to "rip" the music.

... and Sonar nochyuSredi musicians and DJ -DJs participating in the festival over the years — Orbital, Grace Jones, Vincent Gallo, Animal Collective, Fever Ray, Richie Hawtin, Crystal Castles, Scroobius Pip, Alva Noto, Underworld, Aphex Twin, Human League, Dizzee Rascal, Cut Copy, James Murphy, Chris Cunningham, Boys Noize, Four Tet, Katy B, Global Communication, Cyclo, Trentem