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Electronic music Sónar Reykjavik and Stockholm welcome over 12,000 visitors

The international expansion of Barcelona-based festival of electronic music, Sónar, continues. The first edition of Sónar Stockholm and the second edition of Sónar Reykjavik have attracted more than 12,000 attendees between them this past weekend. Both festivals have welcomed Nordic and international artists who performed in over 100 concerts on eight different stages. In the Icelandic capital, the festival was held in the Harpa Auditorium, at the very centre of the city. A total number of 8,900 visitors attended at least one of the 70 concerts spread over five stages. On the other hand, 40 concerts were scheduled on three different stages during Sónar Stockholm, which attracted 3,600 people, with several concerts sold out weeks ahead.

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17 February 2014 07:45 PM

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Barcelona (ACN).- The international expansion of Barcelona-based festival of electronic music, Sónar, continues. The first edition of Sónar Stockholm and the second edition of Sónar Reykjavik have attracted over 12,000 attendees between them this past weekend. Both festivals have welcomed Nordic and international artists who performed in over 100 concerts on eight different stages. In Reykjavik, the festival was held in the Harpa auditorium, at the very centre of the city. A total number of 8,900 visitors attended at least one of the 70 concerts spread over five stages. On the other hand, 40 concerts were scheduled on three different stages during Sónar Stockholm, which attracted 3,600 people, with several concerts sold out many weeks ahead.


The organisation is celebrating the success of both festivals, and will be working on the second edition of Sónar Stockholm and the third edition of Sónar Reykjavik, to be held in February 2015.

Bringing the Barcelona festival to other cities throughout the world

The Sónar Festival, officially called ‘The International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art’ was first created in 1994 in Barcelona, where it has been held every year ever since. Due to the international success of Barcelona event’s, which reached 55% of foreign attendees out of the 121,000 festival-goers last June, the organisers of Sónar have increased their efforts to expand the electronic music festival to other cities throughout the world. Reykjavik and Stockholm are two of the latest additions to a list, which includes Tokyo, Chicago, London, Porto, Sao Paulo and Cape Town.

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  • The Münchenbryggeriet building in Stockholm, which hosted the Sónar festival this last weekend (by Sónar)

  • The Münchenbryggeriet building in Stockholm, which hosted the Sónar festival this last weekend (by Sónar)