Sónar 2019 has landed! 

The Barcelona festival takes place this weekend, and we can’t wait.


Since his history-making Glastonbury performance, Stormzy is the name on everyone’s lips, including Sónar’s, as a week ago he was added to the bill in place of A$AP Rocky. Grime’s golden boy will headline Sónar by Night on Friday 19th July. 

In the lead up to the festival, we’re delighted to have featured a selection of the wonderful artists on the bill (Murlo, Maya Jane Coles, Tutu). Dig in… 

Murlo took some beautiful photos for us ahead of his brand new AV performance, that will feature brand new music and 100% hand drawn animations. 

London in Stereo recommends: dig into our highlights across the festival featuring Afrodeutsche, Holly Herndon and Obongjayar. 

Explore Barcelona courtesy of local experimental DJ and producer Tutu. 

Read our Q&A with the inimitable Maya Jane Coles, who plays Sónar by Day as Nocturnal Sunshine. 

Want to explore the city beyond the festival? Check a handful of our Barcelona tips below…

Art at the Joan Miró Foundation
at Flax & Kale
Dance with Hivern Discs at Moog Club
Gaudí everywhere, but especially Park Güell
Sleep at Casa Bonay

Check the full lineup below. Sónar has officially arrived! 

Acid Arab Live, Actress + Young Paint Live AI/AV, Afrodeutsche, Aleesha, Alvva, Amelie Lens, Andy C, Anger, Anna Vs June, Arca, Artwork, Bad Bunny, Bad Gyal, BERLINIST presents GRIS Game Live, Bill Kouligas, Blawan & Dax J, Body & Soul (6h set), Branko, Brat Star, Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper: Glassforms, Ca7riel + Paco Amoroso, Camille Mandoki, Cascales, Caterina Barbieri Live AV, Catnapp, Cecilio G, Cosmic D’Alessandro, Daito Manabe + Kamitani Lab: dissonant imaginary, Daniel Avery, Dano, Daphni, Deena Abdelwahed – Khonnar Live, Dellafuente, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Desert + Desilence, Deva, Diego Navarro, Disclosure DJ Set, Dixon, DJ Koze, Dj Krush, DJ Lag, Dj Seinfeld, Dj Tennis, Enry-k, Erol Alkan, Faka, Fake Guido, FAKETHIAS, Fennesz, FKJ, Flava D, Floating Points (6h set), Four Tet, ha$lopablito, HAAi, Hamill Industries & Shelly: Audible Spectrums, Hauschka, Hibotep, Holly Herndon: PROTO, Jarreau Vandal, J Colleran, Jesse Baez, Jlin, Joseph Capriati, Karcelen, K Á R Y Y N, Katarzia, Kaytranada, Kelly Moran – Grand Piano AV Live, La Diabla, LAO & Wasted Fates (N.A.A.F.I.), Leon Vynehall, Lil Moss & Friends, Lil Uzi Vert, Lomepal, Lorenzo Senni – Stargate, Los Voluble: Flamenco is not a crime, Lotic: Endless Power, Louie Vega & Honey Dijon, Lyzza, Macromassa, Mall Grab, Mans O, Masego, Max Cooper Live AV, Maya Jane Coles presents Nocturnal Sunshine, Milan W., Muqata’a, Murlo (Live AV), Neon Chambers (Kangding Ray + Sigha), Nicola Cruz, Nistra, Obongjayar, Octavian, Ouchhh + Za!: Superstrings, Paul Kalkbrenner, Peggy Gou & Palms Trax, Perel, Petite Noir, Phran, Push 1 stop & Wiklow: Membrane, Quiet Ensemble – Back Symphony, Red Axes Live, Rejjie Snow, Ross From Friends, RRUCCULLA, Saoirse, SebastiAn, Sevdaliza – The Great Hope Design, Shelly, Shiva Feshareki, Sho Madjozi, Skepta, $kyhook, Slikback, Snakehips, Sneaks, Stormzy, Territoire, The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band, Theo Parrish, Titi Calor, Tutu, Underworld, Vince Staples, Virgen Maria, vōx, Waajeed, Yakamoto Kotzuga, Ylia, 700 Bliss.

Sónar Barcelona is this weekend! 18th to 20th July. Tickets HERE.