Around the same time that Ibiza kicks off its summer season, another part of Spain will also be invaded by party people – Barcelona plays host to its annual Sonar festival in the middle of June. But, while the official festival goes on, there are plenty of “Off Sonar” parties going during a week of festivities in the Catalan city. Off Sonar parties are basically events that take place in clubs across the city away from the actual festival site - promoters and labels use the festival as an excuse to organise their own shindigs and showcases in locations ranging from rooftops, beach clubs, monasteries and pool areas in addition to your more traditional club spaces.
It’s a format that offers a festival experience but in a more refreshing and unique environment. With such a wide variety of events on offer, I Voice recommend of what promises to be the best Off Sonar yet.
Off Week Sonar 2016 - Our Picks Part One
Day @ La Terrrazza
Andrea Oliva, Chelina Manuhutu, Mambo Brothers, Marc Maya, Monika Kruse, Technasia and Uto Karem
Night @ Boulevard Culture Club
Room 1: Intec with Cristian Varela b2b Jon Rundell, Carlo Lio, Marco Bailey, Harvey Mckay, Rafa Barrios and Ramiro Lopez.
Room 2: Le Klub with Special Guest, Andrea Oliva, Luna City Express, Marc Maya, Karretero Room 3: Clarisse with Mendo, Yvan Genkins, Me&Her, Gonçalo, Lando, Miguel Matoz, Phil Garner and Eppu
Hot Creations' Jamie Jones and Lee Foss imprint is back in Barcelona with Richy Ahmed, Patrick Topping, wAFF, Denney, Nathan Barato, Mark Jenkyns, + Special Guests: Heartthrob (live) and Skream at the spectacular Plaza de Toros Monumental.
The yearly tradition of mobilee Records at the FACT Music Pool Serie with Anja Schneider, Rodriguez Jr. (live), Customer, Lee Van Dowski, Animal Trainer, Kevin Over, Re.You, Ray Okpara, Gel Abril, And.Id (live), Igor Vicente and Ralf Kollmann.
Toi.Toi Musik celebrates its 6 Years Birthday at Barca, The One Club with Secret Guest UK, Audio Werner, Dafoe, Hello?Repeat Soundsystem (Jan Krueger & Daze Maxim), Ion Ludwig (live), Lamache, Losoul, Steve O´Sullivan (LIVE) as BLUETRAIN and Voigtmann