Sonar 2020 first phase announcement

Sónar has announced the next edition of the infamous Barcelona event for 2020, adding that it is returning to its usual June time slot of 18-20th June at the La Fira complexes. Some names are included below and we are expecting further announcements on the programme and on the Sónar+D Congress, which runs in parallel to the Sonar by Day. But big names like Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, The Chemical Brothers (who have been touring with Sónar on its international dates), Laurent Garnier and the circular hi-fi mobile sound system of James Murphy’s and 2manydjs’ DESPACIO concept featuring alongside the new heroes of the urban and trap scene throughout the two festival sites.

One major change is that the XS stage is relocating and expanding it support for both Spanish artists and emerging Latin American talent. Tech showcases include Seth Troxler with his new cosmic project Lost Souls Of Saturn. The full program of the festival is packed with absolute premieres, exclusive shows, anticipated comebacks and a large representation of national talent.

There are also some new ticket options. For example, the SonarPass will be available in with up to 3 instalments for payment, which should take the sting out the full Day & Night ticket option.

Sónar 2020 Programme

Sónar by Night:

2manydjs (dj set), AJ Tracey, ANNA, Arca, Avalon Emerson, Batu, The Black Madonna, THE BLAZE, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, The Chemical Brothers, Conducta, Critical Soundsystem, Dave, DESPACIO (James Murphy + 2manydjs), Djohnston, Eric Prydz, E.T.M., Giant Swan, Headie One, Helena Hauff, Ikram Bouloum, Job Jobse, Joy Orbison, Kelman Duran, La Fleur, Laurent Garnier, Lucient, Max Cooper – Yearning for The Infinite, MBODJ, Midland & Shanti Celeste, Mura Masa, Nihiloxica, Or:la, Project Pablo live, Reinier Zonneveld Live, Richie Hawtin, Royce Rolo, Skee Mask, TNGHT & Venus X.

Sónar by Day:

Afrojuice195, Airaboi, Alina Pash, Âme, B1N0, Badsista, Battles, Califato ¾, Carles Viarnès & Alba G. Corral, Chenta Tsai – BaoBae, Channel Tres, Chico Blanco, Dead Normal, Dj Marcelle / Another Nice Mess, DJ Python, Egosex, Folamour, Gela, Hidrogenesse, Howling, Ivy Barkakati, James Murphy, Jayda G, Juicy Bae, Jyoty, Kaydy Cain, KiNK, Koreless, Lechuga Zafiro, Lindstrøm, Lost Souls Of Saturn, Lous and The Yakuza, Manara, Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés, Mc Yallah & Debmaster, Miret, Morad, Ms Nina, Nara Is Neus, Niño de Elche, Nu Guinea Live Band, People You May Know, Pixel De Stael, Polo & Pan, Princess Nokia, Reykjavik606, Rojuu, Ryoichi Kurokawa – Subassemblies, Sama’, Sega Bodega, Telefon Tel Aviv, Tomm¥ €a$h, Virginie & Wesphere.


About the author

Since moving to Barcelona 13 years ago, Mark J established himself as a DJ, a producer, a radio presenter and a freelance writer. He is nightlife editor of Barcelona Connect Magazine and has written for various online and print publications. Mark has interviewed legendary artists such as Jean Michel Jarre, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire & Funk D’Void as well as emerging artists like Carlo Lio, Mark Reeve or Coyu. You can catch him DJing in Barcelona clubs the Macarena and Becool.

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