Year after year, Poble Espanyol has amazed us with its lineup of parties during Barcelona’s Sónar Off week and this year appears to be no different. Made up of three event spaces that include the spacious Carpa & Picnic area, the striking Plaza Mayor town square, and the scenic EL Monasterio, it is a place that provides both a treat to your ears and your eyes through the music and the venue itself, its beautiful architecture, and its panoramic views of Barcelona.
Situated only 400 metres away from the Fountains of Montjuic on Plaza Espana, Poble Espanyol has earned a spot as one of Sónar Off week’s most iconic venues, making partying there an experience of its own. So if you are a clubber and are planning a trip to Barcelona for a dance in the sun, read our brief insight below to see what can be expected at the OFFSónar series of parties at this clubbers’ paradise between the 14th and 18th of June.
Thursday 14th June | OFFSónar
Kicking it all off at El Monasterio, Carl Craig will be tearing it up at his “Detroit Love” party alongside other iconic names such as Moodyman, Omar-S, Octave One, Kyle Hall and Idriss D. Be ready to hear some of those unforgettable sounds and melodies of Detroit with a futuristic twist.
Also on the 14th, Marco Carola’s “It’s All About The Music” has an incredible lineup in store. One of the most famous parties to date, led by a DJ that needs no introduction, Marco Carola will unleash his famous sound of minimal techno alongside other legendary names that include Paco Osuna and Apollonia, and also the energies of new rising talents such as Leon, Joey Daniel, Neverdogs and Anna Tur.
At the Carpa and Picnic area you will find Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound party. Hot Since 82 has become well known over the years for creating some absolute tech house bangers. He will be taking over the decks and will be accompanied by three huge back to back sets from Kölsch b2b Tiga, Cassy b2b Heidi, Butch b2b Josh Wink and a special performance from Cocoon’s La Fleur.
Friday 15th June | OFFSónar
Trip, the label created by the fabulous Queen of Techno, Nina Kravitz is locked in to throw a party at El Monasterio. In addition to Nina, you can expect to hear big sets from DJ Rush, Shadowaz, Steve O’Sullivan, Deniro and Bjarki.
Also on this day get ready for a very special party at Plaza Mayor for no other than elrow. Famed for its original style, vibrance and total passion for providing entertainment, elrow events are a truly immersive experience, where it is actually possible to have too much fun. With the lineup still to be announced, we expect a few surprises as elrow will showcase their flagship theme, Singermorning, a party that usually makes you feel like you are at a sexy carnival.
Saturday 16th June | OFFSónar
Plaza Mayor will feature Drumcode where label owner Adam Beyer will team up with Italian techno legend Joseph Capriati for a back to back set. Pioneering the typical sound of Drumcode styled modern techno, we are preparing ourselves to be be thrown back by sets from Boxia, Enrico Sangiuliano, Julian Jeweil, Marco Farone, Matador, Pan-Pot, Sam Paganini and Wehbba.
WooMooN, the Ibiza born concept with a growing reputation will be taking over both the El Monasterio and Carpa & Picnic Area with sets from one of the scenes finest musical storytellers, Damian Lazarus alongside showcasing the skills of the eclectic duo BLOND:ISH, Rampue, Satori (Live), Monolink (Live), Jan Blomqvist (Live) and Audiofly.
Sunday 17th June | OFFSónar
To top it all off on the final day, Innerversions will be taking over all 3 stages for what is gearing up to one the biggest parties of the week. Bringing together a collection of absolute staples in the scene including Ben UFO, Dixon, Jamie xx, Avalon Emerson and Gerd Janson alongside other big names such as Henrik Schwarz, Floating Points, Job Jobse, Âme, Alex From Tokyo, Red Axes, Solar, Mathew Jonson, Trikk, Discodromo, Keope, Marcus Worgull and Willikens & Ivkovi. This will be the only party to span all three stages at Poble Espanyol and it has all the ingredients that could only mean a very good time.
If you will be visiting Barcelona this June for Sónar Off week, going to Poble Espnayol to party is a must. Take the short trip from Plaza Espana up the beautiful hill to dance the day away under the Catalonian sun. You will enjoy the sights, adore the atmosphere, and of course love the music. With over 75 DJ’s scheduled to play over the course of 4 days, there will be many opportunities for a memorable party at this one of a kind venue.
Clubber Confession will be there for some events and we will report back after.