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
Here we start our first selection with Danny Tenaglia for an excluvive extended set, with a warm form the Italian Francesco Farfa at R33.
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
Do Not Sleep debuts at Barcelona's off-week with Darius Syrossian, Hector Couto, Josh Butler, Matt Tolfrey, Lauren Lane, Mirko Di Florio and Bone.
Join the party with Mark Knight, Tube & Berger, Dosem and special guest… Technasia with Toolroom Live at R33.
The 3rd Off week edition of tINI and the gang with tINI, Dyed Soundorom, Craig Richards, Thomas Melchior, Daze Maxim (live) and Bella Sarris.
Clap Your Hands sets sail for a unique boat cruise during this years Off Week in Barcelona with on board Radio Slave, Dense & Pika, dubspeeka, Robosonic, Thabo Getsome, Marcel Knopf and David Medina
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.
Lumartes & Play It Say It bring Seth Troxler's Big Tittie Surprise party at Catwalk with Seth Troxler, Steve Lawler, Butch, The Mekanism, San Proper, Bas Ibellini, Alex Pott, Hector Mallen and Ion Pananides.
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