Sónar by Day completes lineup with Black Coffee, Daito Manabe, Horse Meat Disco x Prosumer and first names for Sónar+D revealed


The musical lineup of Sónar by Day 2023 is finalised today, with the first wave of Sónar+D activities, talks and conferences unveiled. All types of tickets are on sale here.

All under one roof at Sónar by Day
One of the most acclaimed figures in global clubbing, Black Coffee, closes a redesigned SonarVillage by Estrella Damm on the opening day of Sónar 2023, Thursday 15th June. The iconic South African DJ completes a heavyweight trio of Sónar by Day headliners, joining The Blessed Madonna (Friday 16th June) and Laurent Garnier (Saturday 17th June).
It’s here that Horse Meat Disco x Prosumer will join forces for a masterclass in disco, house, and beyond. Also on the bill are experimental new-trance producer Lorenzo Senni and Berlin-via-Madrid rave artist Héctor Oaks, performing new live sets based on their forthcoming albums. Spanish rap stars LEÏTI and Sticky M.A. will present their latest albums, fusing their original styles with new genres, while nusar3000 mixes drum’n’bass with reggaeton. KYNE blends trap, classic r&b and latin soul, and Spanish rappers Kitty110 / LaBlackie / L’Beel flirt with various styles, from drill to electronica. 
Phran’s ‘Vimana Discplay’ live set takes inspiration from Venezuelan mobile sound-systems, Musa Keys carries the torch for amapiano, Tohji offers a Japanese take on hyperpop, and local DJ Sergi Botella explores esoteric rhythms. They join already announced acts like cult producers Oneohtrix Point Never and Max Cooper, a Brazilian back-to-back from BADSISTA b2b Cashu, Oakland rave selector Bored Lord, and talented Catalan musician Marina Herlop.

Advanced music at Sónar+D
Sónar+D 2023 hosts a series of audiovisual shows at Complex+D and Stage+D. Both stages are part of the musical programme at Sónar by Day.
Each show is a cutting-edge performance, featuring striking visual and technological elements. Artists include Daito Manabe, perhaps the leading technological artist of the last decade, composer and pianist Carles Viarnès with visual artist Alba G. Corral, and a new audiovisual show ‘Escapology’ from respected producer Kode9
Also announced today are Nosaj Thing (joined by Daito Manabe) with his new show ‘Continua’, Grievous Bodily Harmonics (Rian Treanor and Elias Merino), Jokkoo Collective, Klara Lewis & Nik Colk Void + Pedro Maia, Lolo & Sosaku, MANS O, Sabrina Bellaouel live, Tupac Martir’s ‘Unique’, and Ana Quiroga & Estela Oliva premiering ‘Azabache AV’. 
They join already announced artists CLARAGUILAR, Desert, Lucrecia Dalt, and Santiago Latorre & Colin Self.

First Sónar+D activities, talks and masterclasses
Sónar+D presents the first names from a programme of talks, debates and masterclasses that address the connections between art and science, the climate emergency and how creators are responding to it, and the development of new forms of creativity via Artificial Intelligence and the new paradigm of Web3. The speakers include MIT Media Lab researcher and renowned expert in robot ethics Kate Darling (presented by SEIDOR), research group Forensic Architecture; Norwegian artist and biologist Jana Winderen; creative studio Playmodes & UPC-Telecos presenting their ‘Astres’ project; producer and writer Elijah, creator of ‘Yellow Squares’; CJ Carr of Harmonai; and musician and thinker Steve Goodman (Kode9) in conversation with the artist Moor Mother, co-founder of the research group Black Quantum Futurism.
Sónar+D 2023 also includes three discussion forums.  The first is a music innovation forum discussing communities and distribution platforms, new live formats and the latest digital creation tools. The second forum, organised in collaboration with local association HacTe, will focus on the relationship between art, science and technology, bringing together artists, scientists, research centres and cultural representatives to discuss best practices in collaborative processes and how to create physical and virtual spaces that encourage relationships between these disciplines. Finally, the AI & Web3 Creatives Summit, run by UPF Ventures and co-produced by Sónar+D, offers two days of project presentations, debate and exchange of experiences, helping develop and expand relationships between key companies and professionals from the creative-technological world. 

SonarExtra: outside the festival
As happens every year, in parallel to everything taking place between 15th and 17th June at Fira Montjuïc and Fira Gran Via, Sónar will spread throughout the city via the SonarExtra programme.
The AI & Web3 Creatives Summit is complemented by the +RAIN Film Fest, an international film festival of works made entirely using Artificial Intelligence, organised by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and held on 14th June at the University’s Poblenou Campus.
Sónar+D is also collaborating with the International Symposium on Soundscape, Advanced Music and AI, organised by the EKHO research team at University of Barcelona (UB), which will take place on 13th and 14th June in the University’s Geography and History faculty building. On 15th June at Sónar+D, the UB research team (philosophers, art historians, composers, musicians, architects, demographers and engineers) will present the results of the symposium’s work: an audiovisual composition created using an AI, and based on a sonic and audiovisual cartography of a Sónar 2023 artist. More information here.
And finally, SonarMies will visit the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion during the festival.
‘Digital Impact’, which opens its doors from April to August this year at Disseny Hub Barcelona, is the first interactive exhibition of purely digital art to take place in Barcelona.  Aimed at audiences of all ages and backgrounds, it’s a thought-provoking experience that blurs the boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds. Sónar is collaborating with the exhibition, hosting some of the participants at Sónar+D, and offering special admission discounts to all festival ticket holders. 
Before that, on Friday 17th February, Sónar will take part in CosmoCaixa’s Neo event, with Marco Mezquida and the UPC’s co-created performance ‘Piano + AI’.
And on Monday 27th February, Sónar will once again appear at the Mobile World Congress, this time with Desert in concert preceded by a DJ set from lanav.

Discover the full lineup for Sónar by Night here.