The 23rd Sónar Barcelona will take place 16, 17 and 18 June 2016, at the venues of Sónar by Day (Fira Montjuïc), and Sónar by Night (Fira Gran Via).
THE FIRST NAMES FOR SÓNAR BARCELONA 2016
ANOHNI: Antony and the Johnsons + Oneohtrix Point Never + Hudson Mohawke (US-UK)
European premiere of the politically infused show from ANOHNI , alias of the lead singer and composer from Antony and the Johnsons, together with two of today’s most important producers, Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, both of whom collaborated on her next work ‚Hopelessness‘.
‘Become Ocean‘ de John Luther Adams interpretado por la OBC (US-ES)
European premiere of the masterpiece by American composer John Luther Adams, a beautiful call to arms concerning climate change. It will be performed by the OBC as part of the new partnership between Sónar and L’Auditori.
New Order (UK)
The most influential group in the history of electronic pop will perform their celebrated hits together with songs from their new unanimously praised album, ‚Music Complete‘.
Kode9 x Lawrence Lek present The Nøtel (UK-DE)
The most important figure in UK bass music presents an immersive AV Show designed by young German artist Lawrence Lek.
The biggest star of the current British grime scene will present his new album on one of the Sónar by Night stages.
King Midas Sound + Fennesz (UK-AU)
The sumptuous cutting edge music duo will perform tracks from their extraordinary experimental dub and ghostly ambient work „Edition 1“.
Oneohtrix Point Never (US)
A key producer for understanding today’s most cutting edge music, whose unique sound combines the most sophisticated digital processes with 80’s audiovisual culture.
John Grant (US)
The bold and versatile musician, with a long established reputation, couples chamber pop and synth glam, in his own inimitable and way. He will perform songs from his album „Grey Tickles, Black Pressure“ in what will be his first appearance at Sónar.
Fatboy Slim (UK)
The popular English DJ and producer will touch down at Sónar with a spectacular audiovisual show incorporating powerful images and his sure-fire grooves and electro-funk hits.
Ed Banger House Party (FR)
Benchmark Parisian house collective. The team led by Busy P (this time accompanied by Boston Bun and Para One) will be responsible for putting the finishing touches to Sónar by Day.
Kenny Dope (US)
One half of New York’s legendary duo Masters at Work will perform a set jam packed with timeless house, hip-hop and garage classics.
Matias Aguayo (CH)
The Chilean DJ and producer will close one of the Sónar by Day days, with a show that includes otherworldly house, tropical rhythms and impossible choreographies.
The Black Madonna (US)
Resident DJ at Chicago’s legendary Smart Bar, she is now one of the most admired and sought after selectors on both sides of the Atlantic.
Acid Arab (FR)
The French duo combines the best of western acid techno with traditional Arabic and Middle Eastern music.
Section Boyz (UK)
The British producer & vocalist collective, who seamlessly blend the classic lyrical flow of British rap, with the cutting edge production of trap and hip-hop.
Congo Natty feat. Congo Dubz, Tenor Fly, Nanci & Phoebe (UK)
The respected toaster and junglista will arrive accompanied by several top-notch collaborators to provide a compelling show, fusing drum’n’bass with Jamaican reggae and dancehall.
And many more…
Sónar+D, Sónar’s international congress for digital culture and creative technologies will be held on 16, 17 and 18 June 2016, inside the Sónar by Day venue, bringing together the world’s leading names, who are shaping the future of design, music, audiovisual and interactivity.
Creators, technologists, research centres, entrepreneurs and start-ups will introduce attendees to their laboratories by way of demos, technology shows, exclusive launches, debates, workshops and networking spaces.
The Day/Night Accreditation is now available at the special price of 195€, but only until 16 December. It offers a number of unique benefits, which you can read about here
In 2015, the third edition of Sónar+D brought together a total of 3,900 accredited professionals from 60 countries and involved more than 2,000 national and international companies. It also included prominent personalities from the world’s creative industries who participated in various activities such as conferences and workshops.
With Christmas in mind, SónarGift will go on sale from tomorrow, Friday 27 November. This limited time promotion includes a General Pass for the entire festival plus a number of exclusive surprises, all for the special price of 180€. You can purchase it here.
– SónarPASS 2016
Provides entrance to Sónar by Day (18, 19 & 20 June), Sónar by Night (19 & 20 June) and a selection of activities at Sónar+D. Exchange it for your wristband, presenting it on arrival at the Sónar by Day or Sónar by Night site. This wristband must be worn at all times over the 3 days and 2 nights for access.
– Exclusive Tote bag with Sónar 2016 image
– Exclusive Póster with Sónar 2016 image