Planning a summer holiday to Spain, but can´t decide between a summer festival or a cultural city break? At Sónar festival you can enjoy the best of both. Sónar is a city music festival in the heart of Barcelona that showcases the latest trends in dance and electronica encouraging new interactions between established artists, exciting newcomers and an open minded international audience.
Sónar attracts hundreds of artists, performers and DJ’s divided over two emblematic locations. Sónar by Day at the foot of Montjuic, comprises of multimedia art, record fairs, conferences, exhibitions and sound labs, while DJs play. For Sónar by Night you have to switch venue to the stunning Fira Gran Via complex – where concerts and DJs are spread over SónarClub, SónarPark and SónarPub.
In this article we will inform you of everything you need to know about Sónar festival taking the stress out of holiday planning and ensuring a guaranteed good time.
Sónar Festival Barcelona Lineup
Sónar 2019 promises an interesting lineup including the invitation of 40 new artists. Some of the headline acts highlighted by the organizers are: Underworld, Arca, Four Tet, Vince Staples, Kaytranada, Holly Herndon, Fennesz y DJ Koze.
The three-day International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art (or Sónar, as it’s better known) is a must for anyone into electronic music, contemporary urban art and media technologies.
Dates and time table for Sónar Festival
Sónar Festival 2019 will take place over 3 days and 2 nights from the 18th to 20th July.
Day Sónar, will run from 13:00 to 00:00 on Thursday, and from 13:00 to 23:00 on Friday and Saturday. In the same enclosure they will host Sónar +D, Wednesday from 10:00 to 21:00, Thursday from de 10:00 to 23:00h, Friday from 10:00 to 22:00 and Saturday from 13:00 to 22:00.
Night Sónar, will run all night on Thursday and Friday from 21.30.
Off Sónar, will also take place at different places around the city during the same dates offering a huge array of musical alternatives from Techno to House to all things Electronic.
Sónar Location and how to get there
Sónar Festival runs over two different venues: Day Sónar in Fira Montjuic in plaza España and Night Sónar in the Fira Gran Vía del Hospitalet.
How to get to Day Sónar: The entrance to the enclosure Fira Montjuic is very close to the metro stop plaza España with the lines 1 and 3, red and green respectively. Alternatively, you can get there by the majority of buses which go down Gran Via.
How to get to Night Sónar: When the sun goes down, Sónar´s concerts move away from the city of Barcelona to the enclosure Fira del Hospitalet.
To get there you have the following options: or you can take the “ferrocarriles” train in plaza España until the stop “Europa Fira”, or any of the following buses: H12, L70, L72, L94 o L95.
How to get back from Night Sónar: On Friday, the metro in Barcelona closes at 2am, on Saturday it runs uninterrupted all night. Outside this timetable, the best way to get around is the Nit bus, or, the special “SónarBus” L2 (2.50€).The “SónarBus” L2 runs uninterruptedly between Drassanes and the area of Sónar Night, On Friday and on Saturday from 8pm until 8am.
How to move between Sónar Day and Night: To move between Sónar Day and Night you can take the “Sónarbus”, L1 which leaves every 15 minutes from 8pm to 11pm.
Hotels and accomodation for Sónar 2019
Year after year Sónar attracts a bigger crowd so it is important to book your accommodation in advance. Relax in our city centre locations in between seeing your favourite artists and enjoy summer in Barcelona with some quality down time at our Condes Hotels. Take your pick between a dip in our outdoor pool at Hotel Espanya, a refreshing drink on our famous rooftop terrace in Hotel Condes de Barcelona, or for a few nights of 5 star luxury with wellness centre at Monument Hotel. Whichever option you choose we will be very happy to help you.
You will find all three Condes Hotels well located for Sónar. All three of them are just 15 minute’s walk from Plaza Cataluña and very close to the metro stop “Passeig de Gracia” on the line 3 with a direct connection to Plaza España (7 stops by metro).
Sónar music festival is one of the most exciting times to be in Barcelona and take advantage of our exclusive services, unbeatable location and world class concerts. Visit our official web to benefit from exclusive offers such as the best price guaranteed.