SONAR turns Barcelona once again into the world capital of electronics with an attendance of 154,000 people

SONAR turns Barcelona once again into the world capital of electronics with an attendance of 154,000 people

he Sonar Festival He transformed again Barcelona This weekend in the world capital Electronic music In the presence of 154,000 visitors from 90 countries, according to the organizers’ statements that they contacted before concluding the final night of the festival in Putty I Paul Kalkbrenner Like big names. This year’s festival celebrated three decades and also hosted legends like Laurent Garnier I air I Volamore.

Specifically, attendance reached 54,000 people in Sonar by day (in Avinguda de la Reina María Cristina), 66,000 people in Sonar by night (in Hospitalet de Llobregat) and another 34,000 in Offsonar, at various points in Barcelona. 70% of the attendees were members of the public with Spanish passports and 30% were of other nationalities. The internationalization rate is still far from Primavera Sound, where the foreign audience reaches 60%.

With more than 250 activities scheduled over three days, local and international standards in art, science, technology and of course music passed through this sonar. In addition to established names, they also led contemporary reference parties such as Now In Kytrana, Ben Boomer I Adriatic Seaand space was given to diverse emerging talents as they are now Goodlin, Ahir I She is incomplete. The organization emphasizes that techno and house music are danced in this sonar, but also afro-raffy, funk ball, thrash, hyperpop, and even reggaeton.

“Physics”, a six-hour show based on the interdisciplinary “shows” at Sonar de Dia (Photo: EFE/Marta Pérez).

British singer-songwriter Jessie Ware (Photo: EFE/Marta Pérez).

DJ Veruschka performing (Photo: EFE/Marta Pérez).

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French electronic band Air performing (Photo: EFE/Marta Pérez).

French DJ and producer Laurent Garnier (Photo: EFE/Alejandro García).

Writer and cultural critic Joanne McNeil during the Artificial Intelligence Conference (Photo: EFE/Alejandro García).

The space for technological development applied to art and science, which was launched last year and includes more than 370 artists, speakers and studio participants from digital innovation, universities and research centres, such as the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, has also been strengthened.

Artificial Intelligence was the champion of this section this year, and some conferences have analyzed the doubts and risks that AI raises in music and art and how it is changing their essence.

In 2025 he will start at Palau de la Música

Sonar Barcelona 2025 already has a date: June 12, 13 and 14 In Fira Montjuïc and Fira Gran Via, the same places that have existed in recent years. The most loyal to the date will be able to purchase the season ticket before the sale on Tuesday.

Although we still have more than a year to go, the organization has already announced that there will be an opening ceremony on June 12 at the Palau de la Música Catalana, in which acts will take place. Steve Rich I Raquel Garcia Thomas responsible for Percussion frames, Luisa Espegoli I Helena Otero Correa.

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