Having constantly delivered some of the finest party offerings to Barcelona’s OFF Sónar programme, Poble Espanyol reveals nine unmissable events across four days, for those seeking dancefloor adventure during Sonar week.
Offering cutting-edge music programming in an intimate and unique environment, Poble Espanyol, beckons party-goers to escape the heat and bustle of the city. Perched on a hill, offering stunning panoramic views of Barcelona amidst exquisite architecture, three event spaces offer vastly different experiences. From the airy Carpa & Picnic area situated at the crest of the hill and Plaza Mayor’s expansive town square, to the intimate 2000 El Monasterio, Poble Espanyol’s electrifying party schedule is a must-do for those seeking something different.
With a music offering and ambiance that could rival the best Ibiza terrace session, Poble Espanyol’s OFF Sónar series unites leading brands and figures from global club culture at one outstanding and unique location. The diverse array of shows, premier sound and production, provides opportunity for everyone to find an epic dance floor moment beneath the cavernous Catalan skies.
Brainchild of Carl Craig and introduced to bring together the iconic figures of the city’s legendary sound, Detroit Love does just that on 14th June 2018, assembling the aforementioned titan of house and techno, Moodymann, Omar-S, Octave One, Kyle Hall and Idriss D on an astonishing bill of legends that have been redefining and reshaping the musical landscape for decades.
It’s All About The Music also grasp the reigns on 14th June with a stellar roster in tow. Master of ceremonies Marco Carola unleashes the sleek minimal techno he’s famed for, while Barcelona native Paco Osuna and star-studded trio Apollonia are joined by exhilarating rising talent in the form of Leon, Joey Daniel, Neverdogs and Anna Tur.
Prolific label and riotous party, Knee Deep In Sound boasts a swelling reputation across the globe, revered for its glittering lineups and blistering sets by boss Hot Since 82 on June 14th. Expect the energetic DJ to reinforce those accolades with assistance from three colossal back-to-back sets featuring Kölsch b2b Tiga, Cassy b2b Heidi, Butch b2b Josh Wink and a performance from Cocoon’s La Fleur.
It comes as no surprise that ТРИП (pronounced Trip) has locked in a stunning array of selectors for its 15th June date, it’s the label of the incredible Nina Kraviz after all, with monstrous techno man DJ Rush, Shadowax and Steve O’Sullivan rubbing shoulders with label mates Deniro and Bjarki.
On June 15th, globally-acclaimed, immersive entertainment maestros elrow, bring their award-winning, carnival style party to the grand surroundings of Poble Epanyol’s Plaza Mayor. With the lineup still to be revealed, elrow will showcase flagship theme, Singermorning, one of their most vibrant and fun-fuelled shows that is sure to offer something truly special
Returning for something of a victory lap on 15th June, Secretsundaze cement their reputation as an OFF Sónar institution and the finest party purveyors on a worldwide scale. With Joy Orbison, Antal, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Lakuti and an unmissable back-to-back set from Funkineven b2b Byron The Aquarius, expect a meticulous selection of the most inspired crate diggers that, much like themselves, promote inclusivity on the dancefloor and cater to wide-ranging tastes.
On the 16th June, Drumcode locks in a day party of staggering proportions. Festival head-honcho and undisputed pioneer of modern techno, Adam Beyer will join forces with Joseph Capriati for an exclusive back-to-back set, flanked by Boxia, Enrico Sangiuliano, Julian Jeweil, Marco Farone, Matador, Pan-Pot, Sam Paganini and Wehbba.
Ibiza-born concept party WooMooN bring an unmissable party to Poble Espanyol on June 16th, with a special event that spans both El Monasterio and Carpa & Picnic Area. The likes of legendary tastemaker and visionary Crosstown Rebels label boss Damian Lazarus, hedonistic duo BLOND:ISH and Rampue will take control of proceedings on a packed bill that includes Satori (Live), Monolink (Live), Jan Blomqvist (Live) and Audiofly. With WooMooN’s mystical, immersive show garnering plaudits on the White Isle and beyond, it’s a fittingly impressive lineup to match their growing reputation.
Brimming with electronic music heavyweights, 17th June’s big finale plays host to an Innervisions party unlike no other, as the cutting-edge label takes over all three spaces at Poble Espanyol, for the first time ever in the venue’s history. The likes of Ben UFO, Dixon, Jamie xx, Avalon Emerson and Gerd Janson guarantee genre-spanning sets, while Henrik Schwarz, Floating Points, Job Jobse, Âme, Alex From Tokyo, Red Axes, Solar, Mathew Jonson, Trikk, Discodromo, Keope, Marcus Worgull and Willikens & Ivkovic are equally unmissable on an impressive bill.
Escape from the city heat and get lost amongst the impressive architectural event spaces and beautiful vistas. With over seventy-five artist playing across four days at the stunning and unique location, Poble Espanyol is an essential stop for anyone in Barcelona during Sonar week.
Full details and tickets available here
JUNE 14 2018
CARL CRAIG | MOODYMANN | OMAR-S
OCTAVE ONE | KYLE HALL | IDRISS D
JUNE 14 2018
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC
MARCO CAROLA | PACO OSUNA | APOLLONIA
LEON | JOEY DANIEL | NEVERDOGS | ANNA TUR
JUNE 14 2018
HOT SINCE 82 | CASSY B2B HEIDI
KOLSCH B2B TIGA | JOSH WINK
BUTCH | LA FLUER
JUNE 15 2018
NINA KRAVIZ | DJ RUSH | SHADOWAX
STEVE O’SULLIVAN | DENIRO | BJARKI
JUNE 15 2018
JUNE 15 2018
JOY ORBISON | ANTAL | DEKMANTEL SOUNDSYSTEM
FUNKINEVEN B2B BYRON THE AQUARIUS | LAKUTI
JUNE 16 2018
ADAM BEYER B2B JOSEPH CAPRIATI | BOXIA
ENRICO SANGIULIANO | JULIAN JEWEIL | MARCO FARONE
MATADOR | PAN-POT | SAM PAGANINI | WEHBBA
JUNE 16 2018
JUNE 17 2018
ÂME | ALEX FROM TOKYO | AVALON EMERSON
BEN UFO | DISCODROMO | DIXON
FLOATING POINTS | GERD JANSON | HENRIK SCHWARZ
JAMIE XX | JOB JOBSE | KEOPE | MARCUS WORGULL
MATHEW JONSON | PEREL | RED AXES
SOLAR | TRIKK | WILLIKENS & IVKOVIC