Your Complete Party Guide to Sonar/OFF Week 2016

Author : Lee Trotter
May 28, 2016

Your Complete Party Guide to Sonar/OFF Week 2016


Photo Courtesy of PHP Barcelona

Barcelona is the place to be in June. As one of the clubbing mecca’s of Europe, the city plays host to Sonar, and with years of the festival’s success it was only natural that it would grow into something larger. As a result, “OFF Week” was born. Throughout OFF Week there are hundreds of events that take place across a plethora of venues, each providing something unique for locals and music tourists.

OFF Week 2016 takes to the clubs, terraces, and pools for a week of endless options to satisfy even the most seasoned dance purist. We’ve compiled a brief list of events that we would add to our OFF Week agenda, and if you’re on the fence about any parties take a look at our guide to help get you started.

*Events are listed in order by day of the week starting Wednesday June 15th through Sunday 19th. 

Do Not Sleep Showcase

Artists: Darius Syrossian, Hector Couto, Josh Butler, Matt Tolfrey, Lauren Lane, Mirko Di Florio, Bones
Venue: ZT Hotel Villa Olimpica
Address: C/ Pallars 121-125, 08019, Barcelona
When: Wednesday, June 15th
Time: 2:00PM – 11:00PM
Tickets: Resident Advisor
Event RSVP: Facebook


FACT Music Pool Series 2016 6AM Pick

Artists/Labels Showcases: Cocoon Recordings, Mobilee,Watergate, Lola ED vs Half Baked, FACT vs WetYourSelf
Venue: Hospitalet de Llobregat
When: Wednesday, June 15th – Sunday, June 19th
Time: TBA
Tickets: FACT Worldwide | Win Free Entry to a Pool Party of Your Choice
Editors Note: FACT is back at OFF Sonar for their annual pool series, and per usual, it’s five days of some of the most heavy hitting lineups of OFF Week. The five days will feature showcases from the likes of Cocoon, Mobilee,Watergate, Lola ED vs Half Baked, and a grand finale with FACT vs WetYourSelf. With such an eclectic mix of artists there will be no shortage of musical entertainment for the week, and frankly, we could spend all week here and not be disappointed.

vatos locos

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Vatos Locos Showcase Hosted by BPM

Artists: Bill Patrick, Chad Andrew, David Gtronic, Hanfry Martinez, Hector, Hito, Jamie Lie A Kwie, Javier Carballo, Kenny Glasgow, Mahony, Randall M, Seb Zito
Venue: City Hall
Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 4; 08007 Barcelona
When: Wednesday, June 15th
Time: Midnight – 6:00AM
Tickets: Resident Advisor
Event RSVP: Facebook


A:rpia:r Showcase 6AM Pick

Artists: Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Raresh, Cezar, Dubtil
Venue: Poble Espanyol Picnic Area
When: Thursday, June 16th
Time: 2:00PM – 1:00AM
Tickets: Resident Advisor
Event RSVP: Facebook
Editor’s Note: In the marathon that is OFF-Week there is no shortage of great showcases. The A:rpia:r Showcase with the core crew is a must for any serious enthusiast of minimal and house. Spending an afternoon listening to the unique selection of the aforementioned artists sounds like a perfect way to start a day/night in Barcelona. 

*Footage from Richie Hawtin’s 2012 Pop-Up event at La Boqueria during OFF Sonar

Richie Hawtin’s Annual Pop-Up Party

Artists: Richie Hawtin + Surprise Guests
Venue: TBD
Address: TBD
When: TBD
Time: TBD
How to Attend: Stay up to date with Richie Hawtin during OFF Week for updates
Editors Note: Richie Hawtin’s annual pop-up party at OFF Week has become an unofficial staple of the year. Hawtin generally updates his fan-base on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram, and takes over a portion of the city for the ultimate techno extravaganza. It’s not uncommon for people to gather in the thousands to see the Minus man deliver his signature style of slick minimal techno while basking in the warm Spanish sun.

Seth Troxler Big Tittie Surprise

Photo Courtesy of Resident Advisor

Seth Troxler Presents: Big Tittie Surprise

Artists: Seth Troxler, Steve Lawler, Butch, The Mekanism, San Proper, Bas Ibellini, Alex Pott, Hector Mallen, Ion Pananides
Venue: Cat Walk
Address: Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 2-4; 08005 Barcelona
When: Thursday, June 16th
Time: 11:00PM – 6:00AM
Tickets: Resident Advisor

Electric Deluxe

A Week Called Techno feat. Electric Deluxe

Artists: Speedy J, Oscar Mulero, Gary Beck, Clouds, AnD, Dax J, Reeko
Venue: Bloc
Address: Ronda Sant Pere 19-21; 08010 Barcelona
When: Thursday, June 16th
Time: 11:00PM – 5:00AM
Tickets: Resident Advisor
Event RSVP: Facebook

Just This

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Just This Barcelona [Open Air]

Artists: Stephan Bodzin, Roman Flügel, Redshape, Hunter/Game, Christian Löffler, Lake People, Pisetzky, SOMNE
Venue: Up and Down
Address: Avinguda del Doctor Marañón, 17, Barcelona
When: Friday, June 17th
Time: 6:00PM – 6:00AM
Tickets: Resident Advisor
Event RSVP: Facebook

Loveland Live

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Loveland Live 6AM Pick

Artists: Audion, dOP, Egbert, Gabriel Anada, Gaiser, Henrik Schwarz, Julian Jeweil, KiNK, Matador, Redshape, Rodriguez Jr., Secret Cinema, Skudge, Stephan Bodzin, Surgeon, Vince Watson, Wareika
Venue: Port Forum Barcelona
Address: C/ Pau, 12, 08930 Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona
When: Saturday, June 18th
Time: 4:00PM – 5:00AM
Tickets: Resident Advisor | Loveland Live Official Website
Editors Note: If we had to choose only one party to attend during OFF Week 2016 it would be Loveland Live. The event features 13 hours of exclusively live sets from the best performers in dance music. The lineup has been carefully selected to include a range of artists that each bring their own unique sound and live setup to the equation, and the variety couldn’t be presented in a better fashion. For those looking to attend a truly unique and sonically pleasing event…look no further than Loveland Live.

Hotel SB

Oliver Huntemann & Friends on the Terrace

Artists: Oliver Huntemann, Sian, Dubspeeka, SHADED, Martin Huergo
Venue: Hotel SB Diagional Zero
Address: Plaça de Llevant, s/n, 08019 Barcelona
When: Saturday, June 18th
Time: Noon – 8:00PM
Tickets: Resident Advisor
Event RSVP: Facebook

Steve Bug

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20/20 Vision vs Poker Flat

Artists: Steve Bug, Ralph Lawson, Hector Couto, Mihai Popoviciu, Sven Tasnadi, Bobby Pleasure
Venue: La Terrazza
Address: Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038
When: Saturday, June 18th
Time: 3:00PM-11:00PM
Tickets: Resident Advisor
Event RSVP: Facebook

El Row Presents: OFF Week Special 6AM Pick

Artists: Acid Mondays, Ad/d, Adam Shelton, Alex Arnout, Apollo 84, Art Department, Bastian Bux, Baum, Caleb Calloway, Cera Alba, Danniel Selfmade, De La Swing, Eddy M, George Privatti, Guti, Ilario Alicante, Ion Pananides, Ivan Pica, Jacky (UK), James Cotterill, Kenny Glasgow, Lauren Lane, Los Suruba, Marc Maya, Marco Faraone, Mario Biani, Matador, Moreon & Baffa, Nitin, Patrick Topping, Raffa FL, S.A.M., Steve Lawler, Subb-an, Technasia, Tini Gessler, Tom Craven, Toni Varga, Vidaloca
Venue: El Row
Address: Autovia de Castelldefels C31; Viladecans; Barcelona;
When: Sunday, June 19th
Time: 9:00AM – Close
Tickets: Resident Advisor (Sold Out)
Editors Note: El Row is one of the long standing event promoters in Barcelona providing artists and attendees the ultimate fiesta, which is why it’s appropriate that they host their famed Singer Morning Festival to end OFF Sonar 2016. Although extraordinary, videos just can’t do justice to the atmosphere that is experienced at an El Row event. El Row returns to it’s origins as an afterhours for the OFF Week Special with the event starting at 9:00AM and running until they say it’s over. With a widely eclectic lineup of residents and some of the industry’s best such as Guti, Adam Shelton, Marco Faraone, and more, it will be one of the best events to attend during OFF Week. Tickets are currently sold out, but we strongly advise finding a way to attend this closing party. 


FUSE at OFF Week 2016

Artists: Livio & Roby, Molly, Enzo Siragusa, Seb Zito, Rich NxT, Rossko, Archie Hamilton, Dan Farserelli
Venue: INPUT High Fidelity Dance Club
Address: Avenida de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13-27; 08038 Barcelona
When: Sunday, June 19th
Time: Midnight – 6:00AM
Tickets: Resident Advisor
Event RSVP: Facebook