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The Sónar of Bad Bunny, Stormzy, Arca or Vince Staples, in real danger

The festival has resolved the loss of A$AP Rocky with Stormzy but the strike of the riggers seriously threatens the celebration of the music festival.

The Sónar of Bad Bunny, Stormzy, Arca or Vince Staples, in real danger

The Sónar 2019 seems snooty, when it seems that a problem has been solved, an even bigger problem appears. After the cancellation of Lil Uzi - by the artist - and A$AP Rocky - due to his serious problems with the Swedish justice - it seems that the strike of stage setters, the 'riggers', could become the final nail in the festival that should be held from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 July at La Fira de Barcelona.

The substitute of A$AP Rocky will be Stormzy, as announced by Sónar, one of the main figures of British grime. On the other hand, the conflict between the riggers of La Fira, on strike, and La Fira itself threatens to hit hard the festival. A blow so strong to be able to cause the suspension of the electronic music event.

The Fira announced the hiring of two external companies to set up scenarios to raise those of Sónar. However, the workers have brought a complaint to the courts arguing that it is a violation of their right to strike. This complaint has been admitted by the judge and could entail taking precautionary measures such as undoing the work carried out by these companies, a fact that could lead to the cancellation of the festival if an agreement between riggers and La Fira is not reached.

The festival has not made any mention in its social networks to this problem at the moment, a cancellation that would affect 126,000 people.

Then, in case it is not cancelled, the Sónar 2019 schedule:

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sonar by Day


13:00h – Cosmic D’Alessandro dj

14:30h – Titi Calor dj

16:00h – Dengue Dengue Dengue live

17:00h – Snakehips dj

18:00h – Rejjie Snow live

19:00h – Leon Vynehall dj

21:00h – Ross From Friends live

22:05h – Daphni


13:30h – Nistra dj

15:00h – Anger live

16:00h – Milan W. live

17:00h – J Colleran

18:05h – Petite Noire – La Maison Noire live

18:55h – Sevdaliza – The Great Hope Design live

20:20h – 700 Bliss live

21:00h – Dj Lang


14:30h – Desert + Desilence live

16:30h – Lotic: Endless Power live

18:30h – Obongjayar live

20:30h – Arca live


14:00h – Berlinist presents GRIS Game live

16:00h – Ouchhh + ZA!: Superstrings live

18:00h – Daito Manabe + Kamitani Lab: dissonant imaginary live

20:00h – Fennesz live (We Are Europe)


16:00h – Macromassa live

16:50h – Shiva Feshareki live (We Are Europe)

17:55h – Catnapp live

18:40h – Afrodeutsche live

19:35h – Faka live

20:30h – Slikback live (We Are Europe)

Friday, July 19, 2019

Sonar by Day


13:00h – Diego Navarro dj

14:30h – Karcelen dj

16:00h – Cascales dj

17:30h – Masego live

18:30h – Dj Krush live

20:00h – Maya Jane Coles presents Nocturnal Sunshine live

21:05h – Artwork


13:30h – Dj Shelly dj

14:35h – Anna vs June live

15:30h – Ylia live

16:20h – Sneaks live

17:10h – FAKETHIAS live

18:15h – Lorenzo Senni – Stargate live

19:30h – Dellafuente live

20:40h – LAO & Wasted Fates (N.A.A.F.I.) dj


14:30h – MANS O live

16:30h – Holly Herndon PROTO live

18:30h – Lomepal live

20:30h – SebastiAn live


14:00h – Los Voluble: Flamenco is not a crime live

16:00h – Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper: Glassforms live

18:15h – K Á R Y Y N live

20:20h – Quiet Ensemble – Back Symphony


16:00h – Aleesha live

16:40h – Muqata’a live

17:45h – ha$lopablito live

18:35h – hibotep dj (We Are Europe)

19:40h – Bill Kouligas dj

20:40h – Virgen Maria live

Sonar by Night


21:30h – Enry-K dj

22:30h – Stormzy live

23:35h – Dj Seinfeld

01:00h – Underworld live

02:25h – Mall Grab dj

03:35h – Disclosure dj set

05:15h – Joseph Capriati dj


22:00h – Tutu dj

23:00h – Acid Arab live

00:10h – Jarreau Vandal dj

01:20h – Vince Staples live

02:25h – Daniel Avery dj

03:50h – Four Tet dj

05:30h – Dj Koze


00:00h – Floating Points (6 hours dj set)


21:30h – Phran dj

22:45h – Sho Madjozi live

23:40h – Murlo live

00:50h – Octavian live

01:50h – Jlin live

02:55h – Andy C dj

04:35h – Peggy Gou & Palms Trax

Capella MACBA

21:00h – Christian Marclay ‘Investigations’ live

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sonar by Day


13:00h – Alvva dj

14:30h – La Diabla dj

16:00h – FKJ live

17:00h – LYZZA dj

18:00h – Bad Gyal live

19:00h – Branko live

20:00h – Red Axes live

21:05h – Erol Alkan dj


13:30h – Camille Mandoki live

14:20h – Katarzia live

15:15h – vox live

15:55h – Dano live

16:50h – Yakamoto Kotzuga

17:50h – Perel live

19:00h – Theo Parrish dj


14:30h – Territoire live

16:15h – Nicola Cruz live

18:30h – Actress + Young Paint live

20:30h – Max Cooper live


14:00h – Hamill Industries & Shelly: Audible Spectrums live (We Are Europe)

16:00h – Kelly Moran Grand Piano live

18:15h – Push 1 stop & Wiklow: Membrane live (We Are Europe)

20:20h – Hauschka & Francesco Donadello live


16:00h – Ca7riel + Paco Amoroso live

16:50h – Deva live

17:45h – Jesse Baez live

18:35h – Lil Moss & Friends live

19:30h – Cecilio G live

20:30h – Brat Star dj

Sonar by Night


21:30h – Fake Guido dj

22:30h – Bad Bunny live

23:35h – Flava D dj

01:00h – Skepta live

02:05h – HAAi dj

03:30h – Paul Kalkbrenner live

05:15h – Amelie Lens dj


22:00h - $kyhook dj

23:15h – Sheck Wes live

00:20h – Waajeed dj

01:30h – Kaytranada dj

02:50h – Dj Tennis

04:30h – Dixon


00:00h – Body & Soul (6 hours dj set)


21:30h – Rrucculla live

22:30h – Caterina Barbieri live

23:40h – Deena Abdelwahed – Khonnar live

00:50h – Neon Chambers (Kangding Ray + Sigha) live

02:00h – Saoirse dj

03:05h – Blawan & Dax J dj

05:00h – Louie Vega & Honey Dijon dj

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Teatre Grec

22:00h – The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band live

The celebration of Sónar 2019, in serious danger due to the riggers strike

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