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SONAR Festival Barcelona - Events guide

The Sonar festivalEvery year in the month of June, the city of Barcelona comes alive with the sound of music in the form of the SONAR festival. This festival is a celebration of multimedia art combined with advanced music, which makes for a three-day extravaganza in the city. For three days and nights, Barcelona hosts this eclectic and exciting festival, where popular artists along with the general public are able to witness musical performances and multimedia effects created by artists from Spain and around the world.

The SONAR festival features a range of installation art, medialab presentations, electronic music, audiovisual concerts, DJs, movies and various other forms of media related entertainment. There are several venues for the event; during the day, the festival takes place near Las Ramblas at the Museum of Contemporary Art and at the Center of Contemporary Culture. The daytime festivities usually come to a close around 10pm, after which the SONAR by Night takes over. At night, the festival takes place in four different locations that are all away from the city centre.

Each year, the SONAR festival has something new to offer its participants, in terms of performances, artists as well as improvement to the sound, visuals and effects of the festival. The people of Spain have come to love this festival, which also attracts visitors from outside the country who come to Barcelona specifically to attend it. 

Dates: June every year.

Location: Barcelona.

Official Website: Sonar Festival official website.

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