Sónar Barcelona 2018
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25 Years of Sónar
In June 2018, Sónar will celebrate its 25th edition across three days and two nights in Barcelona, Spain. SonarPass and SonarPass VIP are now available.
Created in 1994, Sónar is a pioneering festival with a unique format and content. It’s first class reputation as a leading reference for international festivals is by virtue of a carefully balanced cultural offering, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with electronic dance music’s newest trends.
Sónar is constantly on the pulse of the current electronic music landscape. Its interactions and hybridizations with digital creation and new media, unites established artists with emerging talent, in all areas of musical and audiovisual production.
Sónar’s founding values have defined the festival since its inception: the link between creativity and technology, its commitment to being a global event and a meeting point for creative people from both public and industry sectors, from different disciplines and communities.
Sónar Barcelona’s activities are divided into two main locations: the recently premiered Sónar by Day with concerts and dj’s, showcases as well as the new Sónar+D area, the essence of which is discovering and tracking new talent and enhance professional activities; and the larger shows at Sónar by Night where the leading names in the current international music scene are staged.
Sónar by Day
The Fira Montjuïc venues will once again host three intense days at Sónar by Day, featuring outstanding performances by some of the national and international scene’s leading producers and djs.
Sónar by Night
Sónar by Night will take over the enormous pavilions at Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet to offer two full nights of pumping rhythms, cutting edge sounds, spectacular shows and uninterrupted dancing. 45 performances and DJ sets across four stages, including exceptional shows.
Sónar+D is the international conference that brings together a combination of activities with a common theme: the relationship between creativity and technology, and the digital transformation of the cultural industries involved.
The celebration takes place in Barcelona in Fira Montjuïc, parallel to Sónar by Day, and brings together experts from around the world (technicians, entrepreneurs, artists, companies and researchers) to present initiatives and tools that will shape future creative experiences in the fields of music, visuals, interactive content and transmedia platforms.
Sónar+D is a meeting point with an interdisciplinary approach. It targets professionals within the creative, technological and cultural industries to pursue their interaction. The conference facilitates the exchange of knowledge, debate, exhibiting talent, and generating business opportunities. In more than two decades of existence, Sónar has made a name for itself in the discovery of emerging artists and music, giving it value as a multidisciplinary cultural event. Sónar+D extends this organic search (research) to all areas of creative industries, hence its name: I+D o R+D= Sónar+D.
Thus, Sónar+D is organically integrated into Sónar, helping make the festival a dynamic revitalization of digital culture and creative technologies beyond the natural territory of music and new media. Sónar+D is an initiative of Advanced music.
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