Sónar 2018
Sónar 2018

25ª edition 14.15.16 June 2018 Barcelona


Sónar by Day:
Fira Montjuïc - Fira Montjuïc, Avinguda Rius i Taulet, s/n 08004 Barcelona.
Sónar de Night:
Fira Gran Via (M2) - Av. Botànica, 62 (Polígon Pedrosa, l'Hospitalet del Llobregat, Barcelona). 

Concerts & DJsA-Trak, Absolute Terror, Agoria Live, Alex Silva Live Band, Alicia Carrera, Alizzz, Alva Noto, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Amp Fiddler & Tony Allen, Angel Molina, ATZAR, Bawrut, Ben Klock & Dj Nobu, Benjamin Damage, Bicep live, Big Menu & friends, Black Coffee, Blastto, Bonobo, Bonobo dj set, C.E.E. Shepherds, Call Super, Charlotte de Witte, Chino Amobi, Chloé - Slow Mo live, Claude Speeed, Clip & Cora Novoa Live, Cornelius, CYBER, Dabrye & Kadence, Daedelus, DECISIVE PINK, Deep Resonance, Demdike Stare & Michael England, DESPACIO (James Murphy + 2manydjs), Die Angel: Ilpo Väisänen + Schneider TM, Dinamarca, Diplo, Diplo presents at Sónar by Day, Distruction Boyz, DITC 音, DJ Earl & Nick Hook Live AV, DJ Harvey (6h set), DJ Stingray x Mumdance, DJ2D2, Dre Skull, Emma-Jean Thackray's Walrus, Errorsmith, Fatima Al Qadiri Live, Francisco López, George FitzGerald live, GoldLink, Gorillaz, Grace and The Color of Sound, Helena Hauff, Henry Saiz & Band, IAMDDB, Ibiza Pareo, Island In The Sun, Ivana Ray Singh, Jamz Supernova, Jarami, JASSS, Jenny Hval (Insomnia & We Are Europe present), Joe Kay - Soulection, John Talabot (6h set), Kampire, King Doudou (Nuits Sonores & We Are Europe present), Kode9 dj set, Kode9 x Kōji Morimoto AV, KOKOKO! (Nuits Sonores & We Are Europe present), Lanark Artefax, Laurel Halo, Laurent Garnier, Laurent plays Garnier at Sónar by Day, LCD Soundsystem, Liberato, Little Simz, Lorenzo Senni, Lory Money, Lucius Works Here, Maikel Delacalle, Maribou State, Merca Bae, Miss Kittin & Kim Ann Foxman, Modeselektor dj set, Motor City Drum Ensemble & Jeremy Underground, MOW, Mr Eazi, Mueveloreina, Museless, Nathy Peluso, Nídia, Niño de Elche & Israel Galván, OBC (Barcelona Symphony Orchestra) + Brad Lubman play Terry Riley: IN C, Objekt, Octo Octa, Oddisee & Good Compny, OkLou, Olde Gods, Oscar Mulero presents Monochrome AV, Pedro Ladroga, Pina + Gnomalab, Preditah, Putochinomaricón, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement (Dominick Fernow x Philippe Hallais x Silent Servant), Ratkje & Barruk: Avant Joik (Insomnia & We Are Europe present), Refree, Rels B, Richie Hawtin CLOSE, Rosa Pistola, Rosalía, Rozzma, Russell Haswell ft. Sue Tompkins, Second Woman, Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones - AV Live, SOPHIE, Steve Lean, Studio Barnhus A/V, Suzanne Kraft x Jonny Nash, Territroy Live, The Venopian Solitude, Thom Yorke, TOKiMONSTA AV Live, Tony Humphries - Revolutions on Air DJ-set, Undo, Valtònyc, Violet x Photonz, WBMS, Yaeji, YDVST, Young Marco, Yung Lean, Yuzo Koshiro x Motohiro Kawashima live, Ólafur Arnalds, 2manydjs
Sónar+D 2018: Space is the place.In 2018, Sónar went to space. Literally. SonarCalling celebrated the 25th anniversary of the festival by partnering with METI and the IEEC to send specially recorded music by 38 artists close to the festival to GJ273b, a potentially habitable exoplanet 12.4 light years from Earth. This year’s Sonar+D program probed deeper into the groundbreaking and headline generating experiment, with talks from SETI experience designer Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun, astrophysicist Yvan Dutil, Ignasi Ribas and two of the artists whose music was included, Olafur Arnalds and Zora Jones. Music’s potential to open up new worlds and spaces for discovery was also discussed by two music-tech luminaries on the programme. Legendary sound engineer Susan Rodgers expounded on her work with Prince and others, giving some insights into the possible evolution of pop music in the near future, while Roger Linn, founder of the early LinnDrum synthesizer looked back on a career spent changing the sound and nature of music for us all. Closer to home, the festival also focused heavily on experience design in the digital and physical space. This year featured the debut of Sonar360 by Media Pro, a stage dedicated to full-dome audiovisual experiences. LVMH’s chief experience officer Ian Rogers explained how culture and commerce intertwine in the 21st century marketplace, while Tarik Barri explained his use of largely analogue techniques to create the otherworldly live show for Thom Yorke. Accompanied on stage by Barri and legendary producer Nigel Godrich, The Radiohead frontman delivered one of the standout performances of the festival, no small feat in a line up that also featured highly technical audiovisual performances from Gorillaz and Richie Hawtin. A spellbinding show at Barcelona’s Grec ampitheatre from Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto brought to a close an edition that looked back at the last 25 years of creativity and technology, to dream about possible musical futures.