Music, creativity and technology
Music, creativity and technology merge for Sonar Festival – three days dedicated to electronica, art and dance music lovers in the one and only Barcelona, Spain. Meaning ‘sound’, Sonar extends beyond your typical electronica festival to include everything from TEDx talks to showcasing long form digital art. Past headliners include Massive Attack, Yelle and Ben Frost. In 2016, there will be new live shows by Flume, Roots Manuva, James Blake and the return of synthesizer pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre. Clubbing stage SonarCar will host 7-hour sets from Four Tet and Laurent Garnier, tech shows will include Field by Martin Messier – and that’s just the beginning!
Sonar is dubbed the ‘International Festival of Technology and Creativity’ and has been at the cutting edge of electronic music since it started in 1994. Separated into Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night expect concerts, DJs, showcases, digital creative industry discussions and more. Student Flights can help you on your way to Sonar as part of a longer tour, which means you will have plenty of time to enjoy all the sites Barcelona has to offer. Spend your spare time sea kayaking, cave snorkelling, cooking, wandering around the city and partying with your new mates.
When is it?
Tips and tricks
Ask Student Flights how to visit Sonar as part of a larger – and very affordable – Barcelona tour. Includes, sight-seeing, orientation of the Sonar sites and accommodation.
Sonar Day is at Fira Montjuic, Plaça d'Espanya and open from 1 to 11pm.
Sonar Night is at Fira Gran Via L’Hospitalet and starts at 9pm. Arrive by 10.30pm to see headline acts.
Travel between Sonar Day and Sonar Night via SonarBus, which leaves every 20 minutes and takes about 10 minutes. The train is pretty cheap/fast too.
Keep your eyes on the streets for flyers and posters promoting parties and special performances around the city.
Spend your free time on a bike tour of the city, at a Spanish cooking class or by the beach.