A message from Sónar and Sónar+D


Sónar regrets to announce that due to the global crisis deriving from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 editions of Sónar Barcelona and Sónar+D will not be able to take place and have been postponed until 2021.

After carefully examining all of the alternatives and closely following the official guidelines, this decision has been reached as the only possible way to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all our festivalgoers, artists and teams. 

The 27th edition of Sónar Barcelona, and the 9th Sónar+D congress will now take place on the 17, 18 and 19 of June 2021, in the venues of Fira Montjuïc de Barcelona and Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet.

Sónar is already working closely with the artists, speakers and partners in order to reschedule in 2021 the majority of shows and activities that all of us were looking forward to this year.

We’d also like to extend our thanks to you all, for your patience and understanding over the past weeks, and to reassure you of our absolute commitment to ticket holders. All Ticket or Delegate Pass buyers will be contacted directly via email on May 19, with information on the benefits created for those who wish to carry them over for the new dates, or, for those unable to attend, how to claim a refund.

Sónar continues to be active in 2020, and will celebrate an extraordinary edition of Sónar+D to take place on the 18 and 19 September, at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Sónar’s original home.

This new edition, under the name Sónar+D CCCB, will have a format and content designed for our current cultural context, and with a focus on new and possible futures. The project arises from our commitment to continue to nurture creative communities, both on a local and international level.

Fundamentally a digital gathering and free to access, Sónar+D CCCB will feature an extensive program of participatory and networking activities, curated alongside the festivals TodaysArt (The Hague), Unsound (Krakow) and Reworks (Thessaloniki), our partners in the We Are Europe co-operation program. Soon we’ll be announcing further details of this special edition, and the partners who are set to join over the following weeks.

We encourage you to stay tuned over the summer for new details of Sónar+D CCCB as well as Sónar 2021, and look forward to seeing you virtually in September, and in person next June 2021, to once again celebrate together at Sónar.

Thank you once again for your support, patience, and trust.