This summer, Annie Mac and Red Bull are partnering up to bring you ‘The Adventures of Annie Mac’, a 5 episode series of webcasts featuring backstage interviews and footage from the various festivals and Ibiza shows that Annie Mac’s playing over the next couple months. Here’s the episode from Sonar in Barcelona, which includes some great clips of the festival, as well as a brief chat with Tiga and Boys Noize:
Schedule Episode 1 – Rockness / Parklife: Friday 24th June
Episode 2 – Sonar: Thursday 7th July
Episode 3 – Glastonbury: Monday 25th July
Episode 4 – Croatia: Thursday 4th August
Episode 5 – Ibiza: Thursday 18th July
And if you missed the GDD™ coverage from last month’s Sonar Festival, you can check it out here.
This weekend we were at the legendary Sonar Festival in one of our favorite European cities, Barcelona. Founded 18 years ago, Sonar was the first ever daytime contemporary music festival in a European city and despite its renowned status, it’s avoided slipping into mainstream territory by continuing to showcase fresh talent.
Taking place across three days and two nights, the first thing that struck us was Sonar’s ability to coordinate such a multitude of electronic acts, hosted at two very different settings without overstepping the vibe at each spot. The 12 til 9 daytime event is a super chilled affair taking place at Barcelona’s beautiful cultural centre, just a stones throw from the Ramblas. By contrast, the 10pm til 7am night event was a rager at Fira Gran Via, a convention centre on the outskirts west of the city. While we’d love to cover every highlight from the weekend, there were just too many great moments, so instead we’ll bring you a varied shortlist of what made us tick:
BCN With just 3 days to go until Sonar in Barcelona here’s a quick heads up for the week ahead. On top of a stunning Sonar festival lineup, Barcelona plays host to over 100 Off Sonar events, and we’ve taken the liberty to whittle down our picks for those outside shows: