Festival Picks for June

by Isabel Thomson-Officer

With everything about summer in full swing except for well, the weather (and that seems to be getting better by the day), there is no denying that festival season is here. Locally speaking, we have the East Coast transformational festival “I Feel” in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania this weekend. We’re excited about this because it’s Fiction’s first festival showcase with our residents Gilles Wasserman and Joe Foxton who will be taking on the decks on Saturday, June 10. So if you’re feeling the need for a dance in the woods, a swim in the nearby lake or a splash around in the pool party and in need of a “spiritual” break from the Big Apple, then I Feel: Summer Escape is probably for you. 
 
At the time of writing, tickets are still available for $250 plus booking fee. Check out the set times here.

Looking across the pond all the way over to sunny Barcelona is the inaugural Sonar Festival.
Starting mid next week, this one is for our European friends or for those fortunate enough to be able to get some time off work and basque in this incredible city. Barcelona’s Sonar Festival kicking off with many of our favorite artists playing over five days (official dates June 15-17 with additional parties either side).
 
So without further adieu, here are our top picks of parties to check out at Sonar Festival!

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WEDNESDAY

Fact Off Week - My Favorite Robot
Wednesday June 14 23:00-06:00 at Fact Club Diagonal
 
The Canadian label My Favorite Robot joins FACT OFF week as they present their Crossing Wires showcase. 
Get tickets here

Superfriends
Wednesday June 14 11:59-06:00 at R33 Club
 
Andhim’s label showcase with their friends H.O.S.H., Eagles & Butterflies, Clavis at R33 Club
Get tickets here

THURSDAY

Afterlife
Thursday, June 15 16:00-02:00 at Plaza Mayor - Poble Espanyol
 
Lineups don’t get much better than this with Tale Of Us, Mano Le Tough, Stephan Bodzin, Mind Against, Barnt, Monoloc and Special Guest: Floating Points (solo live).
 
It’s down to final release (55 euros) so get in quick!
Get tickets here

FRIDAY

Diynamic Outdoor
Friday June 16 14:00-02:00 at Parc Del Forum
 
This is the party many Sonar fans have been waiting for. Diynamic Outdoor is one of the festival’s feature events of the week, and with its stacked label lineup for 12 straight hours it’s easy to see why.

There are still a few final release tickets left so snag one before it sells out!
Get tickets here

Just This
Friday June 16 22:00-06:00 at Almogavers 86
 
If you like a solid mix of deep house and techno beats, this party is for you. With the techno master Kink headlining, this is where you would find us Fiction crew.

Get your tickets here

SATURDAY

Pampa Records
Saturday June 17 16:00-01:00 at El Monasterio of El Poble Espanyol
 
Don’t miss DJ Koze, Robag Wruhme and Axel Boman. Pre-sales have sold out but there will be tickets available on the door.

SUNDAY

Innervisions
June 18 16:00-02:00 at Plaza Mayor at Poble Espanyol
 
 
No doubt one of the most anticipated events of the week (alongside Diynamic Outdoors), Ame, Dixon and their friends John Talabot, Henrik Schwarz, Todd Terje, and John Jobse will take over the Plaza Mayor for ten hours of straight Innervisions pure magic.
 
Tickets are sold out so your best bet would be to head over to the FB page to try and snatch one up there

Life and Death
June 18 16:00-05:00 at Vila Habana
 
Held in a Colonial Neoclassical mansion which boasts a huge outdoor Mediterranean garden, DJ Tennis brings his Life and Death label showcase to Sonar Festival. Be sure to catch Red Axes as well as many of the other talented acts on the lineup. This party is also sold out so try your luck on the FB event page