Sonar is an international festival of advanced music and new media annually held one weekend in Barcelona every summer.
Launched in 1994 and was immediately recognised as a pioneer by pushing the traditional limits and content of the way festivals were functioning.
It was, and still is, the pulse of the current happenings on the electronic music scene, attracting each year established and emerging artists and talents, making the avant-garde and playful musical experience.
Together with audiovisual production and the use of digital new media – it’s the event for all senses – a truly different experience that separates it from all other festivals of a similar genre.
The aim is to create the special relationship between innovation, technology and creativity – and it works perfectly, proven with more than 50 new events Sonar organised in different parts of the world since 2002—Reykjavik, New York, Toronto, London, LA, Frankfurt, Tokyo to name a few.
The significance of Sonar Barcelona was recognised by all major world media, describing it as the music festival as it should be done.
“built on a virtually faultless formula of sunny, never-ending days and classy network of slickly run venues, snugly housed within Barcelona historic and stylish landscape”.
(J. Hodgson from the Guardian).