The Sonar 2012 Barcelona Music Festival
The 2012 Sonar – Barcelona’s 19th International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art – will take place in Barcelona on the 14th, 15th and 16th of June, 2012. As usual, the line-up is outstanding and the event is loaded with tons of interesting and enlightening exhibitions, shows and seminars.
What is Sonar
Sonar is much more than just a music festival, it is the ultimate opportunity to encounter, interact with and appreciate the most current movements in the modern media arts and music.
If you have never heard of it before, Sonar is a 3 day festival dedicated to the advancement of music and new media art. Sonar is a celebration of modern music and a platform for the presentation of a contemporary mix of entertainment and artistry – the new unique and experimental. It provides the ultimate venue for the interaction, blending and combination of trends in myriad music genres and media art.
Barcelona Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night
The 2012 Sonar Barcelona is divided into two separate events: Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night. Barcelona Sonar by Day includes concerts, showcases, a professional zone and an exhibition area. It is primarily oriented toward the search for and discovery of new talent and provides the up-and-coming in the music and media arts industries a place to show off what they can do. Barcelona Sonar by Night is the main event, where the top performers and the most recognized names in the world of international music rock the stage. The best of the best in modern electronica as well as an extensive line-up of up and coming artists and djs from varios genres makes Barcelona Sonar a unique and unforgettable music experience.
Much more than just a concert or music festival, Barcelona Sonar is the best congregation point for an audience seeking new concepts in music and media arts. It has also, over the course of its 18 year history, come to be known as the place of choice for industry professionals to conduct business and make contacts.
Where to Stay during the Barcelona Sonar 2012
The best choice for accommodation during Barcelona’s Sonar 2012 is Sant Jordi Hostels Barcelona. With award winning, affordable and fun accommodations, Sant Jordi hostels has proven itself as having the top Youth hostels in Barcelona. Winning such prestigious awards as 2nd Best Hostel Chain Worldwide 2010 and 2011 (hostelworld.com), 9th Best Small Hostel Worldwide 2011 (hostelworld.com) and 8th Best Medium Hostel Worldwide 2011 (hostelworld.com), Sant Jordi hostels has 6 hostels in Barcelona and provides some of the best hostel services and facilities worldwide.
Just a heads up fo anybody that is going to be in the area. Barcelona-underground.com are giving away free sonar-by-day ticket on their site. Im sure a lot of people already have their ticket but if you have an extra friend that wants to go 🙂