Sónar Festival to Stream Hybrid Audiovisual Performances

Artists will feed content to the festival’s stream from around the globe while a kinetic event takes place at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

By Mario Speedwagon

Photo by David Ramos

Festivals the world over are vying for creative ways to execute their annual events during a pandemic. Barcelona’s Sónar Festival will take form as a syncretic audiovisual and digital event. The slate of 2020 musical and visual performers will be available online via two free streaming channels in addition to on-demand content. The event will also have a kinetic world iteration onsite at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) under  to-be-expected, stringent pandemic rules of social distancing.

140 musicians, visual artists, and speakers comprise the mega-tasty programming of concerts, debates, DJ sets, workshops, exhibitions and exclusive video pieces created as event and site specific works.

Performances and bookings at Sónar have both been lauded since the Spanish festivals inception. This year will feature U.K. club music fave Sega Bodega, a special DJ set from Arca, a Max Cooper audio-visual performance, and installation work from new media pioneer Ryoji Ikeda.

Sónar+D CCCB 2020 happens September 18th and 19th, 2020. More info here.

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