The world's finest electronic music artists and DJs will gather this summer in Barcelona for Spain's annual Sónar festival.
From 15 – 17 June 2006, thousands of clubbers and dance music fans will be able to watch audiovisual showcases and DJ sets, catch electronic music bands and live sets, and have one hell of a good knee's up.
Originally set up in 1997, Sónar has since become one of Europe's most important dance music events.
This year, Sónar will celebrate the history of electronic music through its 'Black Music' theme, with dub reggae, soul, jazz, funk, hip hop, techno, and jungle pioneers booked to appear at the event.
Its 'Sound Of Japan' theme focuses on cutting-edge electronic music, with label showcases, multimedia shows, and Japanese artists such as Nobukazu Takemura, Insen, and Yanagisawa Marina.
A three day pass to Sónar costs 130€, but there are also day and night passes available at a reduced price.
Sónar 2006 Line-up
Afra & the Incredible Beatbox Band
Birdy Nam Nam
Chic feat. Nile Rodgers
Diplo vs A-Trak
Dom Sotgiu plays Blood and Fire
Fat Freddy's Drop
Gilles Peterson & MC Earl Zinger
Herbert & Dani Siciliano
Insen: Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Kimmo Pohjonen/Samuli Kosminen Kluster
Laurent Garnier & Bugge Wesseltoft feat. Philippe Nadaud
Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell Dub Band
Marc Richter plays Dekorder
Miguel Carvalhais & Return Cruz play Cronica Electronica
Mondii aka Nao Sugimoto plays Spekk
Nightmares on Wax
Rahzel & DJ JS-One
Richard Chartier plays LINE
Richie Hawtin vs Ricardo Villalobos
Señor Coconut and his Orchestra feat. Argenis Brito
Shit & Shine
Visit www.Sónar.es to find out more.