Sonar 2011 in Barcelona with The Human League, MIA, Steve Reich, Janelle Monae, and many more…
From the 16th to the 18th of June Barcelona will be hosting one of the most long-awaited festivals of the year, the Sonar or International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art that will be celebrating its 18th anniversary this year. Of course, there will be a top line up of artists and the cream of the cream on the international music scene.
This year the organisers have presented a line up featuring top American names, well established groups and promising artists, as well as further surprises that await festival-goers. Thus, the legendary electro-pop group The Human League will be present at Sonar 2011, as well as MIA, Steve Reich, the energetic soul pop funk of Janelle Monae, the Apex Twins with their techno sound and Underworld. Dubstep stars such as Magnetic Man, Katy B and Redlight & Ms Dinamite will also be performing.
Furthermore, this year the festival will also be crossing borders with music from the far east including Open Reel Ensemble and Daito Manabe from Japan, and Asgan Electro, Burak a Som Sistema, James Holden and Boys Noize from South Africa.
Sonar 2011 will also be taking place in A Coruña comprising its second edition in the Galician capital, and will continue to promote its collaboration with the GREC (Barcelona Festival), with a closing performance by Alva Noto and Ruychi Sakamoto. Meanwhile, the L`Auditori will host the opening performance with Steve Reich, BCN216 and Synergy Vocales.
This year, spectators from other cities will also be getting a taste of a small-scale version of this intense festival event, as SONAR will be making its way to London and Tokyo. SonarKids will be moved to the Sunday following the SONAR festival, where they will continue showcasing activities and events especially aimed at children with the most avant-garde aspirations in the city.
When: from the 16th to the 18th of June
Entrance price: Sonar Pass 155 euro, 2 Night Ticket 100 euro, Sonar by Day Ticket 39 euro, Sonar by Night Ticket 60 euro, Sonar at L’ Auditori 30 euro.
Where to get tickets:Ticketmasters, Servicaixa, Ticketweb, Fnac.
By calling: from Spain, Ticketmaster on +34 902 150 025/Servicaixa +34 902 332 211; Worldwide: +34 932 752 294; from the United Kingdom 0844 847 2511; Italy 89.24.24 Pronto PagineGialle; from France: 0892 68 36 22; Belgium: 0 900 00 600
Opening times: Monday to Friday from 9am to 10pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 10pm.
Sonar by Day
Where:CCCB/MACBA on 5, Calle Montalegre
Directions to Sonar by Day: Buses 7, 9, 14, 17, 24, 41, 50, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 91, 120 , 141, L94, L95 and the airbus.
Tube: Line 1 (Universitat and Catalunya), Line 2 (Universitat) and Line 3 (Catalunya)
FCG (local train): at Plaza de Catalunya Line 6 (Reina Elisenda), Line 7 (Avinguda Tibidabo), Line S1 (Terrassa), Line S2 (Sabadell), Line S5 (Sant Cugat/Rubí), Line S55 (Sant Cugat / Autónoma)
RENFE (train): (Plaza de Catalunya) Line 1, Line 3, Line 4, Line 7
Sonar by Night
Where:Fira Gran Via on 62, Avenida Botánica
Uninterrupted bus service from Plaça de les Drassanes (Tube Line L3, station: Drassanes) to Fira Gran Via (M2) L’Hospitalet.
Friday and Saturday from 8:30pm to 8am
Parking (at 1.50€ hour) for more than 2.000 cars right next to Fira Gran Via M2.
FCG (station: Europa Fira)
At 10 minutes walking
Friday: last train leaves Plaça Espanya to Europa Fira at 02:05 in the early hours.
First train leaves Europa Fira to Plaça Espanya at 05:52 in the morning.
Saturday: uninterupted service all night in both directions. Leaving every 20 minutes.
FGC connection – Tube (Plaça Espanya) lines L1 and L3.
FGC Lines: 8, S33, S4, S8, R5 and R8
Daytime and nocturnal buses: 9, 37, 65, 72, 79, 109, L72, L80, L81. L83, L87, N1, N15, N16, N17.
Taxi 025: +34 93 225 00 00
Taxi Groc: +34 933 222 222
Radio Taxi Baix Llobregat: +34 93 630 30 30 / + 34 93 640 22 22
Claudia – Marketing Team