xside Night: join Barcelona’s new event experience 24th - 26th Feb


A brand new event, taking place at the crossroads of technology and music is coming to Barcelona in February 2020. When 4YFN and GSMA MWC close their doors, xside Night will take over Fira Montjuïc with special keynote speakers, creative sessions and immersive projects, followed by DJs sets from the biggest names in international and local electronic music, led by Honey Dijon, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Folamour and Jamz Supernova.

Over 3 evenings, xside Night will host engaging talks around our role in the future of design, creativity and content creation from Richie Hawtin, Ben Lukas Boysen and more from 6pm. All of this in a unique setting designed to break down the boundaries between disciplines and concepts, featuring food trucks, bar areas, and the iconic bumpercars from Sónar by Night until 11pm each night.

Within xside Night, the xside Hub will feature a showcase of startups from the creative industries.They will offer innovative approaches to the way we listen to online and offline music, how we can create gamer experience analytics for developers and players, or learn to publish art through a visual arts streaming platform, amongst others. The startup community will go beyond 4YFN and MWC attendees, gathering together international investors, leading experts, visionaries and accelerators.

xside Night will also host an Immersive Area with projects from international studios and talent such as Broomx, Paraddax, META, Imrsv Arts and Univrse. They will be showcasing a variety of projects, tools and data-driven stories for the next generation of experience makers. Showcasing the latest media technology in VR, 360 projectors and more, the Immersive Area will bring together new marketplaces, databases and communities while connecting immersive creators and technologists to job opportunities, collaborators, and resources.

Highlights of xside Night on 24, 25, 26 February

On Monday 24th Feb, electronic music pioneer Richie Hawtin will take to the stage to talk about his experience as the innovator, inventor and creative master-mind behind a number of game changing projects over his long and storied career. Following this talk, from one of the driving forces of contemporary dance music, French DJ Folamour a modern streaming phenomenon - will drop a set of funk and soul tinged house music.

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Tuesday's event will be kicked off by Berlin-based electronic music composer Ben Lukas Boysen, whose practice takes in installations, feature film scores and experimental sound art, both as a solo artist and through his commissioned work with brands. During the demonstration, titled 'Live Visual Creation', Ben will be joined on stage by digital and new media artists Joëlle Snaith and Joshua Davis. Following this discussion of transversality in art, design and sound, innovative DJ Jamz Supernova will take us on a global tour of trendsetting sounds from urban scenes around the world.

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On Wednesday 26th Feb, xside Night will be a celebration of intersectionality and expression, with a keynote speaker to be announced, followed by a DJ set from the iconic house music DJ and fashion designer, Honey Dijon, and support from nu-bass trailblazer Awwz.

In addition, Wednesday night's event will close with a very special performance by downtempo electronic legends Kruder & Dorfmeister, celebrating 25 years with a live AV show!

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Join these 3 unique evenings of learning, networking and partying across music, design and technology at xside Night. Powered by Sónar, 4YFN and GSMA MWC Barcelona.