Sonar Festival Barcelona 14th-16th of June 2012

Sónar ends its 2012 event on a high note with a strong audience turnout and an excellent artistic level.

The festival hosts over 98,000 visitors from 80 countries over 3 days and 3 nights.
Dance music took centre stage at Sónar 2012.

Sónar Barcelona was the culmination of the festival’s international travels this year, which have taken it to Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Cape Town.

Sónar 2012 presented three days of shows of the highest artistic quality. The positive combination of experienced and emerging artists, large format shows and more intimate approaches, and dance and experimentation was consolidated once again, thereby reinforcing the festival’s philosophy and spirit.

Music wise, the more renowned artists met their own high standards, justifying their reputation and status as international benchmarks, while the rude health of dance music and the great talent of the young artists regenerating all the scenes of electronica was endorsed.

Barcelona line up included:

Lana Del Rey
The Roots
Hot Chip
James Blake
Fatboy Slim
Richie Hawtin
Amon Tobin
Nicolas Jaar
Azari & 111
Jacques Lu Cont
Friendly Fires
John Talabot
Mouse On Mars

All photos by Emanuele D’Angelo