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.
Thursday 16th of June
Friday 17th of June
Saturday 18th of June
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Friday 17th of June
Saturday 18th of June
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!
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’
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 an 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.
Mon-Sun : midnight till dawn
Nitsa Club is without a doubt a reference on a European level, always keeping an eye out for the latest trends and most advanced tendencies.
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.
Fri- sat : 00:30 to 5:30
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.
Fri-sat : 01.00 to 05.00
La 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.
Mon-Fri from 23:00 a 4:30 /Sat-Sun fro 23:00 to 5:30
Tucked 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.
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 swing 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.
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