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Sónar is one of the biggest annual events in Barcelona, taking place over a three-day period in June. Since it was founded in 1994, it has become one of the top electronic music festivals in Europe.
Sónar officially describes itself as the Barcelona International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art, and every year it receives more than 80,000 visitors from all over the world.
It is split into Sónar by Day (concerts, showcases, professional area, etc.) and Sónar by Night(where the headline acts perform), with activities taking place in different venues across the city. Depending on the time, they are held at the CCCB and the MACBA (by day) and at the L’Auditoriand Fira Gran Via (L’Hospitalet) venues at night.
It offers crowds more than their money’s worth every year, with a superb programme combining the biggest names on the contemporary electronic music scene with an extensive line-up of emerging artists, DJs and musical trendsetters.
If you’re coming to Sónar in Barcelona, we recommend you book accommodation at Melon District for a better atmosphere than a hotel or hostel. We even have swimming pools so that you can cool off during the hot summer days.