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Sónar is an arts, design, and electronic and experimental music festival, founded in Barcelona in 1994 by Ricard Robles, Enric Palau, and Sergi Caballero. The festival has been divided into two parts since its inception: Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night, with a three-day congress dedicated to Creativity, Technology and Business running concurrently since 2013. As well as the flagship event in Barcelona, Sónar hosts events around the world.
Sónar is part of We are Europe. Since December 2015, Sónar is part of We are Europe, a cooperation project co-founded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, led by the French organization Arty Farty (Nuits sonores Festival) and gathering 8 major European events joining forces in order to promote, create and produce innovative cultural practices, defined by creative diversity and exchanges.
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In contrast to many summer festivals, Sonar does not take place in a field, with people camping. It is a city festival, so accommodation must be found in and around Barcelona. There are two different sites for the festival in Barcelona – one for during the day (Sonar by Day, map) in the city centre and one for at night (Sonar by Night, map) that is further out of town.
Getting to Sonar by Night is slightly more complicated than getting to Sonar by Day. You will see hoards of party people around the city struggling to catch taxis and buses to the out of town location. Sonar by Night takes place in a large conference centre called Fira Gran Via, on the outskirts of the city.
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Our article about the city of Barcelona. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.
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It one of the most important tourist areas in Spain, drawing northern Europeans for its beaches, and relaxed attitude.
• Public transport.
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The public transport in the city and the surrounding area managed by Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM)
TMB • FGC • Tram + Night Bus Service
Always check whether the bus or the train is more convenient. The least expensive way to get around most parts of Spain is by bus.
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BUS: One of the largest bus companies in Spain is ALSA, which covers most of the country with its extensive network of bus routes. Other popular bus companies include Avanza, Empresa Plana, and Socibus / Secorbus. You can also see what is all available on Movelia.es.
TRAIN: The city’s main Inter-city rail station is Barcelona Sants railway station (map). The main train operator is RENFE, including AVE (Spanish high speed train) or Talgo intercity services. (*Rail travel in Europe)
AIRPORT: Barcelona is served by Barcelona–El Prat Airport, about 17 km (11 mi) from the centre of Barcelona. Information about Spanish airports ⇒ aena.es.
FERRY: Baleària • Grimaldi Lines • Trasmediterranea. + Spain’s main sea connections (spain.info)
Sónar Barcelona 2023 | Final Line-up Announcement.
A line-up that celebrates club culture, the DJ as a modern cultural symbol, and the diversity of today’s international scene. The biggest names in electronic music, forward-thinking artists, global club styles. All presented via a visual campaign created by AI.
Welcome to our 30th anniversary.
⇒ video source: Sónar Festival / youtube.com /
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