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Sónar (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsonər]) is an annual three-day music festival held in Barcelona, Spain. It is described officially as a festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art. Music is by far the main aspect of the festival. The festival runs for three days and nights, usually starting on a Thursday in the third week of June. The 20th edition of the Sónar festival will be the 13, 14, & 15 June 2013. Annually there are around 80,000 visitors to the festival.
The official website describes the festival as 'Three days and three nights in touch with the most up-to-date developments and featuring the most relevant national and international artists.' 'Sónar is the essential meeting point for an alert public, cutting-edge artists and the most influential professionals from the sectors of music and modern arts.' Sonar has a partnership relation with SonarSound Tokyo.
Sónar by Day 
Sónar By Day takes place in the Center of Contemporary Culture (CCCB) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) very near to La Rambla. It usually starts around Midday and continues until around 10pm for each of the three days of the festival.
The 'By Day' festival features Live Concerts, DJs, New Media Art, Record Fairs, Technology Demos, SónarCinema, SonarPro and various other activities.
onedotzero regularly anchored the sonar cinema section from the late nineties for around 5 years.
Official areas of Sónar by Day: SonarVillage, SonarPro, SonarLab, SonarCinema, Record Fair, Editorial Fair, Conferences and Debates, SonarComplex, SonarDome, Exhibitions, SonarMática, Sonarama.
Sónar by Night 
Sónar by Night takes place away from the centre of Barcelona. There are special coaches put in place to transport festival goers to the huge venue (Gran Vía (M2). Av. Botànica, 62).
Sónar by Night has four locations occupied by distinguished national and international names from the world of electronic music. Each night DJs, VDJs and concerts from the broadest spectrum of dance music appear simultaneously in the 4 areas. Sónar by Night occupies an area of more than 1,000 square meters, divided between covered and open-air spaces.
The twelfth edition of Sónar ran from the 16–18 June in 2005. Songs of artists that played in 2005 were released on a double CD compilation titled Sónar 2005 which went on sale in Spain on June 10. This covered several genres. . This event also included themed presentations such as "Barcelona, Cuisine and Gastronomy 2005-2006." .
There are many international acts, as well as a selection of Spanish artists.
Underworld, M.I.A., Aphex Twin, Magnetic Man, Die Antwoord, The Human League, Dizzee Rascal, Cut Copy, James Murphy, Janelle Monáe, Paul Kalkbrenner, Chris Cunningham, Boys Noize, Four Tet, Buraka Som Sistema, Katy B, Steve Aoki, Steve Reich: 'Music For 18 Musicians' and 'Sextet' performed by bcn216 + Synergy Vocals, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shackleton, James Holden, Nicolas Jaar, Global Communication, Cyclo, Trentemøller, A-Trak, Atmosphere, Annie Mac, Hype Williams, Little Dragon ...
First confirmed artists: LCD Soundsystem, Uffie, Air, Chemical Brothers, Pete Tong, Dizzee Rascal, Braiden, Mary Anne Hobbs, Roska, Fuck Buttons, Caribou, Necro Deathmort, Broadcast, Hudson Mohawke, Eclair Fifi, John Computer, American Men, Lunice, Sandwell District, Claude VonStroke, King Midas Sound, Space Dimension Controller, Jackmaster, Booka Shade, Hot Chip, Ryoji Ikeda, 2 Many DJs, Tufan Demir...
Orbital, Grace Jones, Animal Collective, Fever Ray, Crystal Castles, Late Of The Pier, Carl Craig, Crookers, Moderat, Francisco López, Jeff Mills, Mulatu Astatke and The Heliocentrics, Deadmau5, SebastiAn, La Roux, Richie Hawtin, James Murphy & Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem Special Disco Set), Luomo, Micachu and the Shapes, Dorian Concept, Erol Alkan presents Disco 3000, Buraka Som Sistema, Little Boots, Konono Nº1, Ebony Bones, Heartbreak, Anímic, Joker, Marcel Dettmann, Bomb Squad, Beardyman, Omar Souleyman, Atom TM, Don Rimini, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Filastine, Martyn, Roland Olbeter + Tim Exile + Jon Hopkins, Joe Crepúsculo, James Pants, Lars Horntveth + Bcn216, Guillamino, Jamie Woon, Institut Fatima, The Gaslamp Killer...
Yazoo, Justice, Goldfrapp, Camille, Róisín Murphy, Hercules & Love Affair, Diplo, Boys Noize, Bc & Jc feat. Darren Emerson, Yelle, Neon Neon, Flying Lotus, DJ Mehdi vs. A-Trak, Miss Kittin, El Guincho, Antipop Consortium, SebastiAn, Busy P., Krazy Baldhead, Frankie Knuckles, Spank Rock, Chloé, The Pinker Tones, Basquiat Strings, Asstrio, Mary Anne Hobbs, Shackleton, Mala, Jimpster, Milton Jackson, Ben Watt, The Duloks, Little Dragon, Cabo San Roque, Tender Forever, Northern State, Kalabrese Pres. The Rumpelorchestra, Arbol, Daedelus, The Long Lost, Pilooski, Maruosa...
Beastie Boys, Cornelius, Devo, Mogwai, Fangoria, Dizzee Rascal, Clark, DJ Nu-Mark, Justice, Skream, Haswell & Hecker, Jeff Mills, Narod Niki, Junior Boys, Calle 13, Sunn 0, Âme, Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, Uffie feat. Feadz, Dave Clarke, Kode 9 & The Spaceape, Digitalism, Mala Rodríguez, Matthew Dear's Big Hands, Simian Mobile Disco, James Holden, Mira Calix, Miss Kittin, Mary Anne Hobbs, Oris Jay, Radio Slave, Dixon, Rahzel & DJ Js-One, Wolf Eyes, Various Production, Fiblanda, Damian Schwartz vs. Tadeo, Night Of The Brain...
Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Scissors Sisters (unannounced special appearance), Goldfrapp, Insen: Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto, Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell Dub Band, Liars, Ryoji Ikeda, Herbert,[disambiguation needed] Isolée, Laurent Garnier & Bugge Wesseltoft feat. Philippe Nadaud, Modified Toy Orchestra, Nightmares On Wax, Digable Planets, Señor Coconut & His Orchestra feat. Argenis Brito, Dave Clarke, Fat Freddy's Drop, Modeselektor, Kenny Dope, DJ Krush, Diplo vs. A-Trak, Gilles Peterson & Earl Zinger, One Self, Ricardo Villalobos, Shit And Shine, Miss Kittin...
The Chemical Brothers, Cut Chemist, De La Soul, M.I.A., Martin L. Gore, LCD Soundsystem, Le Tigre, Róisín Murphy, Diplo, DJ/Rupture, DJ Yoda, 2 Many DJ's, 2020 Soundsystem, Ada, Battles, Booka Shade, Matthew Herbert “Plat du Jour”, Hot Chip, Jamie Lidell, Khonnor, Luke Vibert, Mathew Jonson, Miss Kittin, Mouse On Mars, Mu, Radian, Richie Hawtin, The Vegetable Orchestra - Das erste Wiener Gemüseorchester, The Soft Pink Truth, Sólo Los Solo, SoulWax, Subtle, The Durutti Column, To Rococo Rot, Towatei, Who Made Who...
OBC + Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pan Sonic and Fennesz, Massive Attack, Human Audio Sponge, Guru of Gang Starr, Buck 65, Beans, Roots Manuva, Madlib, Richie Hawtin vs. Ricardo Villalobos, Kid Koala, Matthew Dear, DJ2D2, Prefuse 73, DJ Marlboro, Matthew Herbert, 2 Many DJs, DJ Hell, Tiga, Nobody, François K, La Excepción, Boom Bip, Prince Po, Dani Siciliano, Four Tet, To Rococo Rot, Maja Ratkje, Alva Noto...
Björk, Matthew Herbert, Underworld, Mark Bell, Oxide & Neutrino, Aphex Twin, Ladytron, Colder, LCD Soundsystem, Ángel Molina, Gilles Peterson, Metro Area, The Soft Pink Truth, T. Raumschmiere, Laurent Garnier, Pole feat. Fat Jon, Francisco López, Sketch Show, Jaga Jazzist, Sole, Sage Francis, Bugge Wesseltoft, Prefuse 73, DJ2D2, The Puppetmastaz, Tujiko Noriko, Jamie Lidell, Patrick Pulsinger, Akufen...
Pet Shop Boys, Slam, Arthur Baker, Vitalic, Ellen Allien, Arto Lindsay, DJ Krush, Radio Boy, Kid606, Tuxedomoon, The Cinematic Orchestra, AGF, Christian Marclay, Isan, Lali Puna, Donna Regina, François K., Pan Sonic + Peaches, Kit Clayton, John Tejada, Soul Center, Tiga, Yo La Tengo, Alison Goldfrapp, Dntel, Layo & Bushwacka!, Sólo Los Solo, Mr. Len, Anti-pop Consortium, Mr.Scruff...
Masters At Work, Frankie Knuckles, Leila, Sonic Youth, Aphex Twin, Plaid, Andrew Weatherall & Radioactive Man, Amon Tobin, Darren Emerson, Phuture 303, Vladislav Delay, Louie Austen, Andy Votel, Jazzanova, Isolée, Luomo, Kahn + Julee Cruise, Kid 606, Jim O’Rourke plays Moikai, Steve Shelley plays Smells like Records, John Peel plays The Peel Sessions, Umek...
Marc Almond, Death In Vegas, David Morales, Carl Cox, Chicks On Speed, DJ Hell, Gilles Peterson, Terranova, Stereo MC's, A Guy Called Gerald, Autechre, Herbert,[disambiguation needed] Karlheinz Stockhausen, Goldfrapp, Add N To (X), Miss Kittin, Luke Slater, Burnt Friedman, Francisco López, Otomo Yoshihide & Sachiko M, Turner, 7 Notas 7 Colores, Fangoria...
Orbital, Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman, Roger Sanchez, DJ Spooky, Joe Clausell, Speedy J, Grooverider, Rainer Trüby, Suicide, Super Collider, Atari Teenage Riot, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Pole, Kreidler, Tarwater, Ryoji Ikeda, Scratch Perverts, Tikiman, Daniel Miller plays Mute, Fennesz/O'Rourke/Rehberg, David Toop...
Kraftwerk, Aux 88, Jimi Tenor's Tenorlandia, Les Rythmes Digitales, Pan Sonic, Deep Dish, François Kevorkian, DJ Hell, Jeff Mills, DJ Vadim, Jay Jay Johanson, Mouse on Mars, Ralph Lawson, Michael Mayer...
Roger Sanchez, Daft Punk, Herbert,[disambiguation needed] Coldcut + Hex,[disambiguation needed] Fila Brazillia, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Dave Clarke, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Fennesz, Sensorband, Doctor Rockit, Merzbow, Buckfunk 3000, The Private Lightning Six, Patrick Pulsinger, Si Begg, Clarke Warner, Matthew Hawtin...
SÓNAR 1996 
Spring Heel Jack, Josh Wink, Autechre, Richie Hawtin, Bandulu, Ken Ishii, Slam, Designers Republic, Jeff Mills, DJ Food, Hector Zazou, Jimi Tenor, Dumb Type, Paul Sermon, Thomas Bayrle, Erkki Huhtamo...
SÓNAR 1995 
SÓNAR 1994 
See also 
- Official Website
- Sonar 2010 by Tendenciastv
- All the information regarding the Sónar 2007 edition
- Sónar 2007 complete music programm
- all the information regarding the Sónar 2007 image
- Live performances from Sonar 2005-2008 on www.samurai.fm
- RBMA Radio On Demand - Sonar Sessions 2007 - Blackcoffee (Soulistic, South Africa)
- RBMA Radio On Demand - Sonar Sessions 2007 - Flying Lotus (Warp/Plug Research, Los Angeles)
- RBMA Radio On Demand - Sonar Sessions 2007 - Stranjah (Metalheadz/Breakbeat Assassins, Canada)
- Sónar on krass.com Photos, Flyers and Information about Sónar on the krass.com wiki
- BBC Radio 1's Sound of Sonar 2010
- About Sonar 2013 on russian