Sónar is among Europe’s most renowned music festivals, with its programme for 2017 headlined by iconic Icelandic artist Björk.
Dubbed a “festival of advanced music and multimedia art”, Sónar is a rip-roaring extravaganza set to transform Barcelona across nine stages, 140 performances, three congresses and four exhibitions. The venues, including Fira Montjuïc and Fira Gran Vía, are iconic and the programme, focused on the latest music and electronic culture trends, startlingly brilliant.
2017’s highlights are topped by Björk, who is set to open the festival with a four-hour DJ set, give a talk at the Sónar+D congress and present her immersive Virtual Reality exhibition "Björk Digital”, featuring digital and video works from her collaborations with some of the world's best visual artists and programmers.
This year’s performances will also include Justice, Nicolas Jaar, Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, Arca & Jesse Kanda, Soulwax, DJ Shadow, Masters At Work, Moderator, Eric Prydz and De La Soul, while the closing concert at l’Auditori will feature Nico Muhly on piano and Stargaze performing the piece "Death Speaks" by David Lang.
Completing Sónar Week is a range of exhibitions in the city including the anthology dedicated to one of the most influential figures of our time, "David Bowie Is"; "Lightforms / Soundforms" by Brian Eno, the most complete exhibition on his work to date; and “Blackout” from the recently deceased Catalan artist Tres. As if that weren’t enough, the Sónar 2017 gastronomic area will include menus served by three Michelin star chefs – Albert Raurich (Dos Palillos), Victor Quintillà (Lluerna) and Xavier Pellicer (Céleri).