Sónar- The Little Festival That Packs a Big Punch!

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By: Freddi C

Sónar- The Little Festival That Packs a Big Punch!

Sónar to me is a place where the experimental force is strong and young jedi music knights like myself are choosing to flock to. This will be my third year that i have passed over some of the trendy, more populated festivals  in favor of attending a music festival full of complex electronic currents that have not yet been over exposed… forget the egos at the door because here in Barcelona for the week of Sonar you'll find DJs popping up all over the city and a lack of paparazzi and starlets.

With- Massive Attack set to present their new live show and the next phase in their audiovisual performances; 3 DJ sets by James Murphy; 2manydjs playing vinyl only as they combine forces to bring us DESPACIO - a new unique clubbing experience that will focus on the partygoers’ experience instead of the stage spectacle that has become so commonplace in music today….ooooooowe!

Now comes the best Neneh Cherry, Dam- Funk, Boys Noize, Bonobo,Tiga, Yelle, Brodinski, Mathew Dear ….deep breath  ….. masses of local talent….there are too many acts to list … basically if you're into electronic music in any way, this is the place where the force will be strongest.

Sónar Barcelona 12.13.14 June 2014   - Check out the full lineup here.

Sónar By Day takes place over 4 stages (SonarVillage by Estrella Damm, SonarHall, SonarDôme and SonarComplex) located in the Fira Montjuïc area in Plaça d'Espanya.

Sónar by Night is 10 minutes away in the Fira Gran Via area in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, and consolidates its four-stage format, (SonarClub, SonarLab, SonarPub and SonarCar)

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Will Sonar D+ make the grade of a worthwhile music conference?

What is great about new music industry technology based events is that you will be seen here and not become lost in a massive sea of corporate advertising,  well that's what you hope for.... right?

In its second year, with plenty of room for expansion due to its recent placement in the massive conference center in Barcelona's Plaza de España, Sónar D+ hopes to provides a fresh meeting point for professionals from technology-based creative industries. Set amongst the backdrop of the Sonar music day festival, Sonar D+ 's program focuses on three key areas of digital culture: creative technologies, the business models, digital culture.  Key guess will include  Kickstarter, Fabrica and MIT Media Lab.

I'll be reporting back on this ....in between checking out Barcelona's 21st International Sonar Festival.