The Villa

The Villa is an invitation-only free daytime private industry event organized by WIP Barcelona that takes place at some of the most breath-taking locations every year during sonar festival weekend in June. The event has become sonar weekend’s most talked-about and anticipated event.

The Villa receives over 10,000 invitation requests every year from all over the world. Only a lucky few receive an invitation to this event; attendees include a carefully selected mix of artists, music lovers, and industry and media professionals from around the globe.
The Villa started 2009 as a pool party with an amazing international lineup including Konrad Black, Solomun, Sascha Funke, M.A.N.D.Y, Tiefschwarz, Heidi, Marco Resmann, Shlomi Aber, Luciano, Reboot, and Dirt Crew.

Year two,The Villa moved into a secret location on the Tibidabo mountain overlooking the whole city of Barcelona. On that occasion the event featured Heidi, Marco Resmann, DOP, Dubfire, Jesse Rose, Dixon, and Mathew Jonson.

The third edition of The Villa proved to be even a bigger success than previous editions. The event was held once again at a never-before-used location atop the Montjuic and overlooking Barcelona’s coast. Due to the increase of industry professionals visiting Barcelona for sonar weekend in 2011, the media coverage for the events previous editions, and the “buzz” built around it; the event’s attendance more than doubled with over 2500 amazing people joining in while at the decks Solomun, Soulclap, Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Marco Resmann, Tiefschwarz, youANDme, Mathias Kaden, Heidi, and Sebo K played legendary sets.
Previous event partners have included Whatpeopleplay, Beatport and Watergate Berlin.

WIP+Whatpeopleplay+Watergate sonar pool party 2009

WIP+Watergate+Beatport Secret Villa 2010

WIP+Watergate+Whatpeopleplay The Villa 2011