Sónar / Advanced Music is a leading cultural promoter and events company headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, and is the parent company of Sónar Festival, Sónar+D, OFF Sónar and SónarKids, among other events.
Sónar / Advanced Music creates prestigious events across the genres of electronic, dance, avant-garde and urban music, and the related industries of creative technologies, visual arts and entertainment. Our projects share a focus on cultural experience, cutting edge arts and technological innovation.
The core of our portfolio is Sónar Festival, a three day event taking place annually in Barcelona since 1994. A pioneering urban festival, Sónar brings together 125,000+ international and national festival goers across two venues and 9 stages every summer, with associated cultural and trade activities taking place simultaneously throughout the city. As one of the first festivals in the world to focus on electronic music, Sónar enjoys a high profile within the industry, acting as a strong professional hub during and around the festival.
Since making its first international foray to London in 2002, Sónar has expanded its presence globally, having hosted eponymous events in 65 cities worldwide and across 4 continents. All Sónar events reflect the wider mission of creating a dialogue between the local and international scene in each territory, and feature a strong creative technological component.
To date, these locations include Reykjavik, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Buenos Aires, New York, London, Cape Town, Frankfurt, Seoul, Lisboa, Lyon, Hamburg, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Oakland, Los Ángeles, Tokyo and Osaka, among other destinations around the world. Sónar+D has also expanded its international program in recent years, forming part of the program in São Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Reykjavik, Bogota, Hong Kong or Istanbul.
At present, annual festivals take place in Istanbul, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Bogota, with Mexico City and Athens added in 2019.
Sónar+D, the congress of creativity, technology and business, was launched in 2013, and runs concurrently to the Barcelona festival as well as other events throughout the year. It attracts more than 20.000 professionals from the creative industries as well as from the world of science and technological innovation.
Sónar Festival is also part of We Are Europe, an initiative of The European Commission's Creative Europe program.
Among the services Sónar offers, we include also education via our Sónar+D youtube channel, were we offer the complete programme recorded and streamed on VOD of our conferences and talks.
Rental of karaoke equipment, rental of audio equipment via our production department. For this purpose pls contact [email protected]
Sónar also represents worldwide as the exclusive booking agency of the disc jockey Laurent Garnier.
For more information pls contact us at [email protected]