Art installations and immersive experiences are a fundamental part of Sónar's DNA. Throughout the festival, attendees are immersed in an eclectic array of visual and interactive artworks that blur the lines between technology, artistry, and human interaction. From large-scale installations that transform urban spaces to intimate galleries showcasing cutting-edge digital art, Sónar brings together renowned artists and emerging visionaries to create a truly immersive and thought-provoking experience.
The festival's parallel event, Sónar+D, serves as a hub for innovation, hosting workshops, conferences, and showcases that delve into the latest advancements in music, technology, and creative industries. Here, attendees can engage with groundbreaking technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and interactive installations, gaining insights into the future of artistic expression.
Sónar Festival Barcelona has played a pivotal role in discovering and showcasing pioneer artists who have gone on to achieve global acclaim. With its commitment to pushing boundaries and nurturing emerging talents, Sónar has served as a launching pad for musicians who have become major forces in the international music scene. From electronic music pioneers like Aphex Twin, Daft Punk, and The Chemical Brothers, to boundary-pushing experimentalists such as Björk, James Blake, and Arca, Sónar has proven to have an uncanny ability to identify and showcase artists who challenge conventions and reshape the sonic landscape. Without further ado, here's our unmissable ten!