Whilst Sonar – 3-days and 2-nights of parties and conferences taking place the third week of June – has been gaining a reputation as one of the most important events in the international calendar, it is regularly Off-Week which takes the plaudits. And with cheaper fights, accommodation and arguably a more diverse range of artists and parties – what’s not to like? Here we run down a few which have caught our eye!
Our friends at Ibiza Voice take the short hop from the Balearics to mainland Spain, and bring a handful of international DJs with them. On Wednesday 13th June Darius Syrossian and Tobi Neumann headline Upload Club at Plaza Major. They joined by Burnski and Sahar on support. Early birds are an absolute snip at €10+BF for early birds.
If that’s not enough Darius, then the following night his Do Not Sleep brand hooks-up with one-time mentor Steve Lawler’s generation-defining Warriors party. Warriors Do Not Sleep is the joint project which the long-term friends will tour this summer. What makes this edition particularly appealing is that it will take place in the outdoor setting of La Tarrazza. We’re sure we can expect some B2B action from student and master, with the bill also featuring Anja Schneider, Nick Curly, Emanuel Satie and Hector Couto. 1st release are on sale now priced only €15+BF.
Nicky Curly is putting himself about! Earlier that same day he hosts his own Trust party at ZT Hotel Villa Olimpic. Running from 14:00-23:00, also down to play are Richy Ahmed, Butch and Mathias Kaden. Having attended several Trust events at Egg London, we can attest that Nick knows how put on a great party! This daytime event is already on 2nd release, so move quick to secure your place.
Finally, rounding-off we have a trio of shows brought to you by Monument 2018.
The first – Dimension’s Barcelona edition – takes place at Creaduction Arena 16:00 to midnight on Thursday 14th June. Their heavyweight roster consists of thoroughbred stateside DJs Kerri Chandler and Theo Parrish, plus Dutch exports Palm Trax and Hunee. Current tier is on sale at €20+BF, but we recommend buying sooner rather than later as final release costs upwards of €50!
On Friday the party kicks off at 4pm in the beautiful open-air surroundings of the historic La Monumental. Featuring breathtaking architecture over 100-years old, Sasha & Digweed spearhead proceedings with one of their famed B2Bs. Joining them will be Saved Records boss Nic Fanciulli, Art Department, Anja Schneider and UNER. As you can see, this is widely expected to be the most in-demand party of the entire week!
Wrapping things-up, another Ibiza export ANTS lands in the Catalonia capital. The colony invades Plaza de Toros Monumental on Saturday 16th June. Regulars Andrea Oliva, Steve Lawler, Davide Squillace and Francisco Allendes are joined by andhim, Skream and more for ANTs debut Off-Sonar showcase.
Tickets for all of the above shows are on sale now.