Sonar To Celebrate 20th Birthday in 2013
When the Sonar Festival comes to Barcelona the whole town stops to party for a week or more of official and non-official events. It's one of the seminal electronic music festivals in the world and a fantastic showcase for both the best up and coming artists and also legendary pioneers who are back with a new sound.
2013 is due to be a very special year for the festival since the famous "Sonar by Day" parties are moving location from the MACBA and CCCB to a much larger space at Fira Montjuic. Here arenas like the SonarVillage, SonarDome and SonarHall will have a huge increase in capacity, making for a better experience for more people hopefully (as these venues got pretty crowded in previous years!).
Who's lining up for 2013? Pet Shop Boys, Skrillex, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nicolas Jaar, Jurassic 5, Soulwax, Major Lazer, Darkstar, Liars, Sherwood + Pinch, Delorean, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Natured, LindstrÝm & Todd Terje, Vatican Shadow and Fantastic Mr Fox, to name but a few, whilst Ed Banger records will be presenting a 10 year anniversary showcase of their sounds, and the mighty Kraftwerk will be present with a special 3D music and visual show.
Tickets cost 175 euros for the entire festival, which will take place on the 13th to 15th June. More on ticketing options and prices on the official website. For more Sonar tips, advice and accommodation check out our article.