The 19. edition of the legendary “Festival of Advanced Music & New Art” in Barcelona is taking place from the 14th – 16th of June 2012 at various locations in the Catalan capital. Offering a mix of events which are pushing the boundaries between modern music, technology and art.
The three days of the festival are organized with a distinction between „Sonar by Day“ and „Sónar by Night“ program. During the day, most activities and shows are located around the MACBA, the Museum of Modern Art, and the adjacent CCCB cultural center. Concerts, workshops and exhibitions are offered here.
“Sónar by Night“ is where the party really gets started. Famous international live bands and upcoming artists in the fields of electro and pop are showcasing at „Fira Gran Via“, an expansive area outside of the Barcelona city center. Those of you arriving by bus can take the shuttle from the „Drassanes“ bus stop, arriving directly to „Fira Gran Via“.
What makes Sonar so special are the many small intimate events that are taking place throughout the city. Almost all clubs, bars and hotels in Barcelona organize their own parties during these days, offering a great sound mix from all over the world. In 2011 more than 80.000 people came to Barcelona for the Sonar festival. It is truly one of the events where you can see and experience creativity, performances, shows and a colourful variety of interesting things – all at the same time.
Confirmed artists, bands and DJs who will be performing during the three days of Sonar 2012 festival in alphabetical order are: Amon Tobin, Andrea Balency, Annie Mac, Arbol, Austra, Azari & III, Blastto, Brenmar, Brodinski vs Gesaffelstein, Clip!, Canblaster, Myd, Panteros 666 & Sam Tyba, Cooly G, Cornelius presents salyu x salyu, Coyu, d.Forma, Daedelus Archimedes Show, Dago, Daniel Miller, Darkside, deadmau5, Diamond Version + Atsuhiro Ito, Die Antwoord, Diego Armando vs. Guillamino, Discodromo, DJ Amable, DJ Harvey, DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad, DJ2D2, Doc Daneeka, DVA, Eduardo de la Calle, El Txef A, Eltron John, Esperanza, Esperit!, Exeter, Fábel, Fatboy Slim, Flying Lotus, Friendly Fires, Hot Chip, Igor Marijuán, Ital, Jack Beats, Jacques Greene, Jacques Lu Cont, James Blake DJ, James Murphy, Jesse Boykins III, John Talabot, Julio Bashmore, Keys N Krates, Kode9, Koulomek, Kutmah, LA Vampires, Lana Del Rey, Lapalux, Laurent Garnier presents L.B.S., Lenticular Clouds, Logical Nonsense, Lolo & Sosaku, Luciano, Machine Beats, Madeon, Magic Touch, Maria Minerva, Mary Anne Hobbs b2b Blawan, Masaki Batoh – Brain Pulse Music, Maya Jane Coles, Metronomy, Microfeel, Modeselektor, Monki Valley, Mostly Robot, Mouse on Mars, Nehuen, New Order, Nguzunguzu, Nicolas Jaar, Nightwave, Nina Kraviz, Om Unit, Peaking Lights, Pegasvs, Plapla Pinky, Pretty Lights, Psilosamples, Radiorifle, Raisa K, Ricardo Donoso, Salva, Santiago Latorre, Simian Mobile Disco, Sinjin Hawke vs. Zora Jones, Sizarr, Squarepusher, Stand Up Against Heart Crime, Star Slinger, Supersilent feat. John Paul Jones, The 2 Bears, The Roots, The Suicide Of Western Culture, Thundercat, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Trevor Jackson, Trust, UNER, Untold, When Saints Go Machine, Yall DJs, Yosi Horikawa