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06/14/2018 - 6:30pm to 06/16/2018 - 6:30pm

One of the world's best electronic music events, the Sonar Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary in beautiful Barcelona, Spain, June 14-16, 2018, at various venues throughout the city. At least 120,000 people from all around the globe flock to this fabulous festival every year, and even more are expected to turn out for this special anniversary event. Beyond the main focus of the music, this festival brings together cutting-edge technology and unlimited creativity for the experience of a lifetime, and this year's production even boasts a musical outreach to intelligent alien lifeforms. Read further to learn more, and start planning your vacation to coincide with this very special edition of the Sonar Festival.

Sensational 2018 Lineup

Each year draws out the top talent in the electronic music phenomenon as well as promising newcomers, and some 50 acts are already scheduled for this year's festival. These include live performances by the hugely popular Fatima Al Qadiri and Octo Octa and phenomenal sets by DJ Nobu and Ben Klock. The music rocks day and night throughout the entire festival, and these are just a few more of the acts that you may expect to enjoy during this year's event.

Silhouette of a DJ at a Concert

  • A-Trak
  • Bonobo
  • Dre Skull
  • Kode 9
  • Bicep
  • Zora Jones
  • Benjamin Damage
  • Jeremy Underground
  • Studio Barnhouse
  • Diplo
  • Modeselektor
  • DJ Harvey
  • Motor City Drum Ensemble
  • Charlotte De Witte
  • Photonz
  • Supernova
  • Dinamarca
  • Tony Humphries
  • Sonar Calling

Music has long been celebrated as the perfect way to communicate regardless of any language barriers, and this year's Sonar Festival is going to put that theory to the test in a very unusual way. Some 33 of this year's talented musicians plan to send a musical message to the potentially habitable planet of GJ273b, which may be found outside of our solar system at a distance of over 12 light years away. This will be the first time that the Sonar Festival has combined the music with a true scientific experiment, and the ultimate hope is that the music will reach intelligent extraterrestrial life and evoke a positive response.

Get Your Tickets Early

Tickets to the silver anniversary of the Sonar Festival are selling out fast, but there's still time to reserve your spot. You may choose from special VIP tickets or tickets that cover every event or selected events only. Those lodging with us here at Exceptional Stays may request that our dedicated concierge team secure festival tickets for your entire group.