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Sonar 2016 lineup – Europe’s best electronic music festival

Sonar 2016 lineup

Days are getting longer and summer will be back in no time!

It’s time to prepare yourself for 1 of the best electronic music festivals in the world… I am talking about Barcelona’s favorite, Sonar festival!

Again, you won’t be disappointed by Sonar 2016 lineup! Artists like Santigold, Richie Hawtin, Jean-Michel Jarre, Laurent Garnier, Flume and David August have been confirmed and we just can’t wait to dance our asses off!

A little history for those not familiar with Sonar. Sonar festival was founded in Barcelona in 1994 by  It’s an advanced and progressive music festival that has grown as one of electronic music aficionado’s favorite festivals and became an absolute reference for international festivals.

It’s divided in 2 locations, Sonar by Day, located in Fira Montjuic and Sonar by Night, at the Fira Gran Via de l’Hospitalet and this year’s date are the 16th, 17th and 18th of June.

 

Sonar 2016 lineup

Sonar by Day

Thursday 16th of June

jamie woon
kelela
bob moses
kenny dope
king midas sound & fennesz
lady leshurr
the black madonna
david august (live band)
james rhodes
tuff city kids
nicola cruz
field by martin messier
acid arab
gazelle twin: kingdom come
and more…

Friday 17th of June

santigold
roots manuva
john grant
section boyz
matias aguayo
magic mountain high
kode9 x lawrence lek present the nøtel
ata kak
danny l harle
soft revolvers by myriam bleau
dawn of midi
and more…

Saturday 18th of June

oneothtrix point never
yung lean
howling
nozinja
troyboi
congo natty feat congo dubz + tenor fly + nãnci & phoebe
ed banger house party: busy p + para one + boston bun
badbadnotgood
ivy lab
club cheval
raster noton 20 presents: 
alva noto,cyclo (carsten nicolai + ryoji ikeda),byetone
and more…

 

Sonar by Night

Friday 17th of June

jean-michel jarre

james blake
richie hawtin
anohni: hopelessness
flume
four tet (7h set)
the martinez brothers
ben ufo b2b helena hauff
john talabot
dvs1 & rødhåd
kerri chandler
mano le tough
angel molina
kölsch
hot shotz (powell + lorenzo senni)
mind against
red axes
intergalactic gary
soichi terada
noaipre
and more…

Saturday 18th of June

new order

fatboy slim
skepta
santigold
boys noize
laurent garnier (7h set)
a-trak
stormzy
dj ez
kaytranada
jackmaster
paco osuna
bicep
ben klock
melé & monki’s nrg flash
mura masa
krysko & greg lord
and more…

 

Sonar 2016 lineup

Get tickets!  Don’t wait to get your tickets at a special price!

Sales end 13th of June!

Check out the Sonar Official website for more info like concerts and dj’s, news, how to get there and much more!

 

 

See you there!

Barcelona Nightlife : The best clubs in Barcelona

best clubs Barcelona

 

 

 

If Barcelona is famous for it’s Ramblas, beaches and tapas it is also known for its brilliant nightlife and is one of Europe’s top destinations for Party peeps and clubbers!

I won’t be talking about Shôko , Opium or Pasha, … or other tourist traps at ‘Passeig Maritim’ (unless  you want to join a parade of drunk Swedish girls in high heels singing the lyrics of the latest Avicii song and other pseudo clubbers wearing the latest ‘F*** me, I am famous’ T-shirt, then that might just be the place for you)…

I will show you around the best clubs for Electronic Music Lovers for those who actually go to clubs to see a DJ and listen to music!

So here is my selection of ‘The best clubs in Barcelona’

The 6 Best Clubs in Barcelona

Moog

Club Moog, is located at the heart of the dynamic, historic area, the Ciutat Vella district, which always welcomes all sorts of cultural events and is the gateway for many genres of music into the city and the country in general.

In 1996 they turned The best clubs in Barcelonaan old cabaret into a club devoted entirely to electronic music.

Moog presents a program with performances by electronic music stars streets ahead of other venues in the rest of Spain or even Europe.

The managers of Moog continue to feel the same desire to innovate and present the cream of techno on a national and international level. Therefore it makes Moog one of the best clubs in Barcelona.

From Monday to Sunday, from midnight until dawn, 365 days a year. And with something new and different on offer every day, to please the most demanding electronic music audience, or those who simply wish to move their bodies penetrated by the magnetic beat of this kind of music.

Carrer del Arc del Teatre 3 , 08002 Barcelona

Mon-Sun : midnight till dawn

 

Sala Apolo – Nitsa Club

Nitsa Club is without a doubt a reference on a European level, always keeping an eye out for the latest trends and most advanced teThe best clubs in Barcelonandencies.

It’s beginning in 1993 coincided with the emergence of indie and the electronic music in Barcelona and boosted both branches with live acts and DJ sessions.

Among the big names who have deejayed there are Aphex Twin, Todd Terry, Carl Craig, Kenny Larkin, SBTRKT, DJ Shadow, Autechre, DJ Rush, Apparat, A-Trak o DJ Krush and many more, delighting a public thirsty for new sounds which go from Techno to Hip Hop and Electro, House and UK Bass.

Nou de la Rambla, 113, 08001 Barcelona

Fri- sat : 00:30 to  5:30

Razzmatazz – The Loft

The history of music in Barcelona is written with the letters from the Razzmatazz club, which is without a doubt a flagship of culture and leisure scene on the national and international scale.

The best clubs in BarcelonaThe Loft encases within its thick concrete walls the most overwhelming and avant-garde sounds of Barcelona and it has become an undisputed landmark when it comes to techno, hard techno, tech-house, electro, and dubstep.

Carrer de Pamplona 88 , 08018 Barcelona

Fri-sat : 01.00 to 05.00

 

Macarena 

The best clubs in BarcelonaLa Macarena is one of the most prestigious clubs in Barcelona. Located next to Las Ramblas, in the heart of the city. Characterized by its powerful sound, careful interior design, quality of invited artists and its warm & cosmopolitan ambiance.

The daily DJ lineup features the best record labels, renowned international artists, and new talents. La Macarena is the ideal place to take the pulse of the city scene.

Nou de Sant Francesc, 5 Barcelona, 08002 

Mon-Fri from 23:00 a 4:30 /Sat-Sun fro 23:00 to  5:30

Sala BeCool

The best clubs in BarcelonaTucked away further up Avenida Diagonal from the main stretch of clubs and bars, BeCool remains largely the preserve of in-the-know locals. Weekends are the highlights at this medium-size venue, with electronic music predominating.

The revolving dancefloor adds an element of comedy to proceedings, and the pop, rock and indie nights in the upstairs bar attract a loyal following of cool kids with even cooler haircuts. A good solid choice for the weekend.

Plaça de Joan Llongueras, 5 08021 Barcelona

 

City Hall

A former theater in the center of town, City Hall has preserved its original structure, with the DJs on the stage overlooking a dance floor in what was the stalls. Excellent lighting illuminates the revelers while a chandelier and disco balls The best clubs in Barcelonaswing overhead.

Doors lead out onto a stylish terrace complete with bar, seats, and tables – perfect for smokers and those who want to kick back and enjoy the balmy evenings.

Musically it isn’t quite what it once was, but you can still find good local DJs playing a selection of electronic music. Check out Club4 on Thursdays.

Rambla Catalunya, 4, Barcelona

Vamos de Fiesta … YA!

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