The Sonar Festival in Barcelona is one of the most important and popular summer music festivals both in Spain and Europe. Each year the festival is celebrated for three days in the month of June. Sonar Festival 2011 Barcelona is an International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, so that not only brings together many exponents of contemporary music, but also to many artists.

This year’s Sonar Festival, is one of the most anticipated events in Barcelona 2011 and will be held from June 16 to 19, offering a variety of activities, exhibitions and concerts in different parts of the city. The Sonar is usually divided into two phases, Sónar by Night and Sónar by Day, so that diverse audiences can attend and enjoy concerts and showcases regardless of when they’re scheduled. This year, the venues will be the CCCB / MACBA for Sónar by Day and the Gran Via de la Fira de Barcelona for Sonar by Night. In addition, there will be activities at CosmoCaixa (Plaça Espanya) and two concerts in special venues, the inaugural concert at L’Auditori de Barcelona and the closing concert at the Teatre Grec.

The opening will be Thursday June 16 in L’Auditori de Barcelona, ​​where there will be a concert by Steve Reich, BCN216 and Synergy Vocals. That same day you can attend presentations of Daito ManabeDenselandFloating PointsLittle DragonNicolas JaarOpen Reel EnsembleRaimeToro Y MoiTyondai Braxton at the CCCB. Additionally, in CosmoCaixa there will be a presentation called ‘Music and birds’, which will also be available on June 17 and 18.

The concerts of the Sonar by Night, the Fira de Barcelona is located in Gran Vía, with the participation of:

The Sonar Festival Programme is not yet fully confirmed, so if you want to attend a presentation in particular you should review the updates to Sonar Festival program. The tickets for Sonar Festival are now on sale and if you purchase them in advance you’ll be granted a small discount. There are passes that allow you to attend all events, as well as others that will grant you access for two nights, or only Sónar Sónar by Night or Day for one day, so you can plan your visit the way that suits you the best.

If you don’t know how to arrive to Sonar 2011 venues the event’s website has useful indications. Remember that a good option is to book one of the apartments in Barcelona to rent for days, because it is one of the better options for accommodation for Sonar 2011.

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