Sónar to soundtrack Barcelona's La Mercè firework display

Sónar will lcelebrate three decades of electronic music culture when it soundtracks the firework display at La Mercè on Monday, September 25th.

This year, both Barcelona and the entire world will be able to enjoy the spectacular finale to La Mercè featuring nearly 30 minutes of music inspired by Sónar.

The fireworks will be accompanied by hits from local artists like Rosalía, Maria Arnal, Desert, and Bad Gyal, and from international stars such as Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, Björk, Bad Bunny, Nathy Peluso, Pet Shop Boys, and Grace Jones.

It will also pay tribute to the late Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

The Piromusical de La Mercè 2023, organised by the Ajuntament de Barcelona via the Institut de Cultura, offers a global tour through experimental sounds, voices, and rhythms from all five continents.

The spectacle can be viewed live from Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, next to Fira Montjuïc on Monday 25th of September at 10pm. 

It can also be watched live on Catalan television channel TV3 and at sonar.es.

Sónar 2024 will take place from Thursday, June 13th to Saturday, June 15th with tickets on sale from Tuesday, September 26th at sonar.es.

Credit: Xavi Torrent