Since 1993 this festival has been growing year by year until becoming an international recognized meeting event for music lovers of all Europe. In fact it attracts renown international artists, music industry professionals, publishing distributions and Electronic Music fans. Barcelona can’t be any better in order to guest such a terrific event! Each night there are parties flooding in the calles ( streets), pubs and crowded parks (Calle Botanica) of the Spanish city!
As a multifaceted and international event, the Sonar brings together Contemporary Art technology, Music live performances and top Dj set. The festival stages all kinds of electronic music genres, from Hip Hop to Post Rock, Experimental Jazz Music, Electronic Pop, and much more. So forth, expect to find yourself in crowded concerts, audio visual screenings, exhibitions and conferences in important Barcelona’s venues as the Centre of Contemporary Culture and the Museu D’art Contemporani ( Contemporary Art Museum). Opening 19 June, the festival runs for three days until 21 June. At the sonar.es website you can find much more information about artists, programmes and tickets.
If you planning a visit to the city, you may consult as well flashbooking for quick online reservation in budget accommodation. Here a list where you can find a proper lodging without paying too much divided in apartments, ( one of the best options in Barcelona) , youth hostels ( rich in fun and young people) and family run or private guest houses. Barcelona apartments, which in recent years have been flourishing everywhere allowing tourists to have a private comfort and a relevant money saving. An apartment can usually guest up to 6/8 people and usually costs from 80-120 euros per day. Check the Gran Via Apartments, the BCN Dreams apartment, the Barcelona Residence and apartments, the Corsega Apartment and many more available on line or try more familiar Bed and breakfast in Barcelona as the Barna Guest house BB or the Sleepy Beds B&B.
For cheaper accommodation Barcelona has a lot to offer in terms of youth hostels, ( albergues de la juventud) like Somnio Hostal, Pere Tarres youth Hostel, Residencia Universitaria San Marius hostel, La Trajinera youth hostel. While there in Barcelona, if Sonar is still not enough to cover your night hours, here a couple of suggestions where to get some drinks and wait for the sunrise. The Bikini club, for example, divided into three rooms one for salsa and latin, another for disco classics, funk and rock, and the third for chill out music, is located in C/Deu I Mata 105 and it is open Tuesday to Saturday 12am to 5am. The entrance is around 14€ and you can easily reach it with Metro 3 Green, stop at Les Corts station.
Another super-popular club is the Razzmatazz. Top concert venue and mega-club with five main rooms, the Razzmatazz will offer you Indie music and break beats in its main dance floors, techno and pop on the first floor, and gothic music on the top floor. Take Metro 1 Red and stop at Marina station at C/Almogavers. It is open Friday to Saturday 1am to 5am, and the entrance is about 12€ including one drink. So enjoy la noche in Barcelona for the Sonar Festival and get home full of music!