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    Sonar Festival is a music and media festival held over three days in Barcelona, Spain. The festival is primarily electronic music (of various genres) but also has some live band performances. Many of the performers, especially for Sonar by Day, are from Spain, but the lineup is very international overall. 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of this festival.

    http://www.sonar.es/en/2013

    The festival program is broken down into Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night. Sonar by Day is held Thursday through Saturday, June 13-15, with dozens of acts scheduled across multiple stages/rooms from noon into the night. The afternoon/early events also include music-related films shown in the same venue. This year, Sonar by Day is moving to Fira Montjuic at Placa d'Espanya. It is very accessible by public transit, and there will be a shuttle to connect this venue to the night time venue.

    Sonar by Night is held Friday & Saturday nights, June 14-15, at Fira Gran Via L'Hospitalet, which a large expo center located about 5 miles outside of Barcelona. There is decent lodging immediately next to the venue, there is some limited parking in the area, and there are multiple public transit options (trains, buses, and a reasonably efficient shuttle system to/from central Barcelona that is run by the festival). Despite being an expo center, I thought they did a great job of transforming it into a music venue. There are four stages, including one open air stage and one DJ set only stage adjacent to SonarCar (amusement park style bumper cars). The Sonar by Night sets begin around 10PM and the last sets start around 5AM or 6AM (I think it runs until 8AM but am not sure).

    In addition to all of these "official" events, many promoters, labels, and venues come together to throw parties in the city before, during and after the festival. These "off Sonar" events are often better than the official festival programming. They generally begin a day or two and end a day or two after the festival, for about 6-7 days of events. On the busiest days, Friday and Saturday, there were around 40 different parties to choose from, with a wide variety of music, in an assortment of venues, such as in traditional dance clubs, small venues, rooftops of businesses/hotels, beach clubs, and even some novelty venues like castles, monasteries, and so on.


    After attending last year, I'm planning to go back with some friends. Here is 2012's thread: http://www.coachella.com/forum/showt...f-Sonar-events

    I'm starting a new thread in order to be able to update the first page with lineup and off-Sonar party announcements as they are made.
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    Sonar Festival Lineup - Four rounds of announcements have been made. Sonar by Night breakdowns are published, Sonar by Day day-by-day breakdowns are not published yet but I will notate those where known.


    Sonar by Day - Thursday:

    Liars
    Lindstrom + Todd Terje
    Karl Hyde (live set w/ band, material from new album)
    Sebastian Tellier
    Gold Panda
    Metro Area
    Mykki Blanco
    Francesco Tristano (Piano 2.0)
    Gluteus Maximus
    Barcelona Laptop Orchestra
    Evol
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Branko
    JESSE & Jimi Tenor
    Cassegrain
    Panoram
    Ulf Eriksson
    C. Tangana
    Wooky
    Coagul
    Tutu
    TGES

    Sonar by Day - Friday:
    Sherwood & Pinch
    Jamie Lidell
    Modeselektor (DJ set)
    Matthew Herbert (DJ set)
    Foreign Beggars
    AtomTM (presenting "HD")
    Olafur Arnalds Trio (live show of material from new album)
    Diamond Version
    Elektro Guzzi
    bRUNA
    La Bien Querida
    Bradien + Eduard Escoffet
    Hermutt Lobby
    ZA!
    Sisy Ey
    Jansky
    Christeene
    DZA
    Palmbomen
    Anenon
    UMA
    Baris K
    BeGun
    XTRNGR

    Sonar by Day - Saturday:
    Chromatics
    TNGHT (live set?)
    AlunaGeorge (live w/ band)
    Mary Anne Hobbs (dj set)
    Darkstar
    Skip & Die
    Vatican Shadow
    Dinos Chapman (a/v show)
    Jackson & His Computer Band
    Fatima Al Qadiri
    Oddisee
    Felix Kubin & James Pants
    Beardyman
    Krystal Klear
    Nacho Marco
    Samaris
    Tiger Menja Zebra
    Le K
    Mr. Beatnick (dj set)
    Satore
    Sara Galan & Edu Comelles (Cello & Laptop)
    Dromnu
    Lost Twin


    Sonar by Night - Friday:

    Kraftwerk (3D show)
    Skrillex
    Richie Hawtin presents ENTER with Paco Osuna & Maya Jane Coles (SonarPub)
    Two Door Cinema Club
    Major Lazer (live set)
    Bat for Lashes
    Nicolas Jaar (live set)
    Diplo
    C2C
    Derrick May (closing SonarLab stage)
    Baauer
    Raime (w/ new a/v show, will be on before Kraftwerk)
    Angel Molina
    Sound Pellegrino showcase (Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team (Teki Latex & Orgasmic), Matthias Zimmerman)
    Alvin Risk (scheduled before Skrillex)
    Karenn (Blawan & Pariah) (live set, will be scheduled before Objekt)
    Eats Everything
    Oneman
    Objekt (dj set)
    Alizzz
    Thug Ladies
    Arcadnoid
    SonarCar: Rush Hour Showcase (San Proper (live set), Antal)

    Sonar by Night - Saturday:
    Pet Shop Boys (second on Sonar Club stage)
    Paul Kalkbrenner
    Ed Banger Showcase (Justice DJ set, Busy P, Breakbot (live set))
    Jurassic 5
    Soulwax (new live show/new album)
    Hot Natured (Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Ali Love, Luca C) (live set) (scheduled before Maceo on Sonarlab stage)
    Laurent Garnier
    Seth Troxler (closing SonarLab stage)
    Maceo Plex (scheduled before troxler on sonarlab)
    Delorean
    Luciano (closing SonarClub)
    Skream (scheduled between Justice & Laurent Garnier)
    Mele
    George FitzGerald
    Kimberly & Clark
    Zero
    Cesar de Melero
    Angel Molina (opening SonaClub stage)
    SonarCar: 50Weapons Showcase (Benjamin Damage, Anstam, Phon.o, Bambonou), Life & Death Showcase (Clockwork feat Avatism, Vaal), Suara Showcase (Coyu, Edu Imbernon), Classicworks Showcase (Neheun 2b2 Cardopusher)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    Sonar Festival Lineup - The first two rounds of announcements have been made, this should be about 1/4-1/5 of the total lineup. Day by day (and Sonar by Day or Sonar by Night) breakdown is generally not available yet, I've noted those that have been announced.
    considering going this year for the first time - i'm over in NYC. sent you a private message!

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    Right on. I'm pretty excited for it even though only a portion of the lineup is out. Barcelona sure knows how to have fun.

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    9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Doesn't surprise me. deadmau5 was there last year. His set time was at the same time as the Mary Anne Hobbs b2b Blawan, then Modeselektor, then Laurent Garnier presents LBS sets were on, at another stage. Probably why I was able to walk up to Modeselektor's stage right as they were starting and get a spot at the rail.

    Edit: In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the scheduling is similar to last year - New Order opened that stage (as it's the largest stage), then that stage hosted brotastic stuff the rest of the night (Pretty Lights, Die Antwoord, deadmau5, Luciano) with all the good stuff happening on a couple of other stages. I liked it a lot because it completely segregated the crowds.
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    Oh God, I had forgotten about the abomination that is Die Antwoord until now.
    9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    More news - more additions will be announced this week, and the single night (Friday and Saturday Sonar by Night) passes will go on sale on February 12th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    Oh God, I had forgotten about the abomination that is Die Antwoord until now.
    it seems like their popularity has only grown. Had to sit through them during Sonar's On Tour and more than half the crowd left as soon as they were done. Leaving before Azari and Seth.
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    Skrillex before Kraftwerk...at least it isn't the other way around.
    9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    They are the reason I went to the Sonar tour, and ended up staying for Azari and Seth because they were extremely good, but talking to people in the crowd at The Shrine in LA it seemed like a lot of them were there for them as well.

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    Die ANtwoord that is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    Skrillex before Kraftwerk...at least it isn't the other way around.
    No, I'd imagine Kraftwerk will be first. (I'm assuming they and Pet Shop Boys will play the slots that Amon Tobin ISAM and New Order played last year). Skrillex will surely be late at night. The crowd completely turned over at some point in the night.... for example, a lot of the people who came for New Order seemed to have left (it got really empty for a while), and there were a lot of people coming in later. Keep in mind they serve alcohol all night there, and going out at 12 or 1 is really early...

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    lol skrillex....the worst

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    Lots of news today - earlier posts updated with change of venue, ~30 new acts announced, Sonar by Night breakdown.

    Excited for Raime, Objekt and Olafur Arnalds

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    Updated the after parties list.

    Also noticed that Gigatools has AtomTM listed for Sonar by Day.

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    Added the Hessle Audio off-sonar party. Tickets for that one go on sale on friday.

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    Bat for Lashes
    9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Flea and I are going. Pretty excited to see what off-sonar parties there will be this year.

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    off-Sonar parties post updated here: http://www.coachella.com/forum/showt...=1#post2658525

    Also, during the same weekend, there is another festival outside of Barcelona. It'd be tough to go to the festival and Sonar or off-Sonar events in Barcelona on the same day, but it's an option if there are days when there aren't shows in Barcelona you want to see. unknown went last year and seemed to really enjoy it.

    http://www.facebook.com/eastenderbcn

    They're announcing more acts every few days via facebook. (I'm not going to post them here, to avoid confusion between the lineups for the two festivals).
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    Slight updates to off-Sonar parties.

    A number of new additions to the Sonar lineup - Jurassic 5, Bat for Lashes, Skream, Luciano, Alvin Risk, as well as the SonarCar lineups.
    Full list here: http://www.coachella.com/forum/showt...=1#post2644199

    AtomTM has had Sonar by Day on his show list for ages, and I just noticed today that there is a Sonar 2013 artist page for him that was deleted...

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    Lots of additions to the off Sonar parties, though most do not have lineup information or tickets yet.

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    Thanks for the heads up yesterday Chia, I don't think I would have found it otherwise. I absolutely can't wait for this! I'l have a closer look at the parties and line up after the 15th and Coachella.
    Royksopp/Robyn 6/29 Hollywood Bowl
    The Antlers 7/12 Troubadour
    Paul McCartney 8/10 Dodger Stadium
    John Legend does What's Going On 8/20 Hollywood Bowl
    Elvis Costello 9/5 Hollywood Bowl

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    It's still early days, only a few of the parties have tickets on sale. Hopefully there is more news soon - I have a feeling news is on hold while they put on Sonar Tokyo this week.

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    Today's news is that Richie Hawtin's ENTER. project has been added to the lineup, with support from Maya Jane Coles and Paco Osuna:
    http://sonar.es/en/2013/prg/showcases/_19

    Also added were George FitzGerald, Mele, Arcanoid, and local DJs Angel Molina, Zero, Cesar de Melero. They have also confirmed that Molina will open Friday night's event on the SonarClub stage, followed by Pet Shop Boys.
    www.sonar.es/en/nw/_63#.UWb0pldKKt8

    I've also updated the off Sonar party list... lots of new stuff. We're now up to 20 confirmed off Sonar events, and 30 more that have tentative information posted.

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    Updated off sonar parties, several of them are already sold out.

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    I have given up trying to keep the off-sonar party list updated. Here are the best resources for that:

    Off Barcelona - https://www.facebook.com/BCNOFF
    Off Sonar Party list of events for the week - http://www.offparty.net/events-from-...3-in-barcelona
    RA events in Barcelona that week: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event...&yr=2013&dy=10


    I need to stop buying party tickets :/

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