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Sònar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival. It was founded in Barcelona in 1994 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, with four festivals taking place in four different cities: Barcelona, Tokyo, Osaka and Reykjavik .

The festival has been divided into two parts since its inception. Sònar by Day was organized at the CCCB, the MACBA and the surrounding area (Plaça dels Àngels, Capella dels Àngels, etc.), in the very centre of Barcelona, between the first year and the 2012 festival. Starting in 2013, the Festival is moving to the Fira Montjuïc facilities at Plaça d’Espanya, maintaining its central role and its status as an urban festival and expanding its capacities. Meanwhile, Sònar by Night has changed location several times, with the pavilion at Mar Bella (1997-2000) and the exhibition area at Fira Gran Via in L’Hospitalet (from 2001 to date) being its most well-known spaces.

WHEN? : mid June

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