Barcelona’s most important and long-awaited festival for electronic music lovers, artists, and professionals across the world takes place from 15. – 17. June 2023.
Sónar Barcelona once again takes over the city celebrating an exciting 30 years of presenting technology, creativity, and the most advanced music. Three decades of Sónar as a space for discovery and inspiration, as a platform for several generations of local and international artists, and constant innovation in electronic music and culture will be commemorated.
At Sónar’s sister event, the mood is set to be euphoric, inspired, and vibrant. OFFSónar will transform Poble Espanyol once again into a melting pot overflowing with dance floor energy fed by high-profile performances and the world’s most cutting-edge party hosts.
Poble Espanyol is an open-air museum in Barcelona. It is a small replica of a Spanish Village (to which it translates) with over 100 buildings of various different typical Spanish architectural styles from all cultures and regions of Spain, and it lies at the foot of the Montjuïc mountain with views across Barcelona.
Within this area OFFSónar spans over three different venues: Plaza Mayor, Monasterio, and Carpa Picnic. The showcase festival will open with each venue introducing its own individual party hosted by renown labels and party brands to break in each stage. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the stages will share a common host and there will be a single party creating an all-inclusive, immersive experience crossing all three venues.
Kicking off festivities on Thursday 15th June, each venue will feature its own twist brought by the individual promoters. Circoloco will be returning to the Plaza Mayor stage with their own unique, old-school dance vibe, where they unite ravers, professionals, and artists from around the globe as they promise in their manifesto.
10 years after their first-ever event, Innervisions-affiliated party series Lost in a Moment returns to Monasterio to bring a mystical and intimate feel to the venue where it all began. Carpa Picnic provides the perfect setting for UNREAL to unleash their creativity. Cologne’s (GER) techno mainstay are known for its carefully curated lineups and attention to detail in venue design.
On Friday 16th June, Brunch Electronik will be taking over all stages. They are well-versed in Barcelona’s house and techno party scene with Brunch -In having gained popularity over 9 years now hosting almost 10,000 attendees every Sunday from Spring to Autumn. On this particular Friday, brunch turns into dessert – having the Brunch-In crew serving the crème de la crème of the electronic music world.
On Saturday 17th June Diynamic – Solomun’s and Adriano Trolio’s imprint – takes the wheel. Diynamic is a constantly evolving underground electronic music label also celebrated for the events they host. Having done label showcases around the world including Amsterdam, Berlin, and Brazil, they are now undeniably among the best imprints worldwide. Their takeover of all venues in Poble Espanyol Saturday promises to be fresh, progressive, and vivacious.
For the grand finale on Sunday 18th, Elrow is up for the triple takeover. This dance music mainstay does not need much introduction. With their events taking the planet by storm over several decades, OFFSónar leaves the final grand slam in most capable hands. They’ll be closing the whole festival on a euphoric, groovy high and leaving the crowd eager for next year’s Sónar eclipse of Barcelona.