(2016-5-14) Sónar+D 2016 functions as a giant live laboratory, presenting more than 150 activities, spread over 3 areas: Congress (reflection, debate and networking), Expo Area (prototypes, collective experiments and training for entrepreneurs) and Live Performances (installations, technological shows, and virtual reality).
Among the Sónar+D highlights are conferences from Brian Eno, Jacob Appelbaum, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kode9 and Alva Noto; the presence of companies and institutions like Spotify, CERN, BBC and Alma; Decentralize workshops and talks presented by Elevate; installations from Tristan Perich and Semiconductor; and the new Startup Garden by RICOH and Sónar Innovation Challenge spaces.
The Sónar Barcelona program includes musicians, producers and collaborative projects at the forefront of experimental music today, including Oneohtrix Point Never, the new Hot Shotz project (Powell + Lorenzo Senni), King Midas Sound together with Christian Fennesz, three representatives from Berlin label raster-noton, and Spanish artists including Ilia Mayer, N.M.O., Strand and Lloret Salvatge.
(2016-4-7) The pick of the Spanish scene at Sónar Barcelona, Highlights include exclusive new show premieres from El Guincho, Niño de Elche + Los Voluble, bRUNA & Wooky + Alba G. Corral and The Spanish Dub Invasion feat. Mad Professor plus performances from Strand, Awwz, Cauto, and sets by John Talabot, Paco Osuna, Alizz, and duo Zero & Chelis, among many others.
Several of the most interesting artists at Sónar Barcelona are characterized by their comprehensive revision of their respective countries folklore, incorporating and transforming them into unorthodox and fully contemporary sounds. This is certainly the case for the Latin music of Las Hermanas, Nicola Cruz and Matias Aguayo, and the luscious African sounds of Ata Kak, Mikael Seifu, Acid Arab and Nozinja.
(2016-3-15) Sónar Barcelona completes its program for 2016 adding 38 new performances, Among noteworthy additions to the music program are new show exclusives from Niño de Elche + Los Voluble, El Guincho and bRUNA + Wooky; artists such as Alizzz, Cauto and Strand; and high profile names such as Underground Resistance (presenting Timeline), Booka Shade and Mad Professor, performing with The Spanish Dub Invasion.
Red Bull Music Academy adds new names to the SonarDôme stage, combining established artists –including Underground Resistance presents Timeline, Gerd Janson, Patrick Pulsinger and LiL JaBBa - with emerging artists including Lafawndah, Sevdaliza, Jacob Korn, Astrolith, and Spanish talent such as TALKTOME, JackWasFaster and John Grvy, among others.
Sónar by Day Thursday 16th june
king midas sound & fennesz
the black madonna
david august (live band)
tuff city kids
field by martin messier
gazelle twin: kingdom come
the spanish dub invasion feat. mad professor + sr. wilson + lasai & george palmer
Sónar by Day Friday 17th june
magic mountain high
kode9 x lawrence lek present the nøtel
danny l harle
niño de elche + los voluble
soft revolvers by myriam bleau
dawn of midi
golden bug & desilence - v.i.c.t.o.r.
Sónar by Day Saturday 18th june
oneothtrix point never
congo natty feat congo dubz + tenor fly + nãnci & phoebe
ed banger house party: busy p + para one + boston bun
bruna & wooky + alba g. corral
raster noton 20 presents: alva noto, cyclo (carsten nicolai + ryoji ikeda), byetone.
Sónar by Night Friday 17th june
four tet (7h set)
the martinez brothers
ben ufo b2b helena hauff
dvs1 & rødhåd
mano le tough
hot shotz (powell + lorenzo senni)
zero vs. chelis
Sónar by Night Saturday 18th june
laurent garnier (7h set)
melé & monki's nrg flash
krysko & greg lord
(2016-2-11) Sónar Barcelona 2016 - 3rd round of artsits: Richie Hawtin, Santigold, A-Trak, Yung Lean, Kaytranada, Ata Kak, James Rhodes, Ben UFO & Helena Hauff, Paco Osuna, Ben Klock, DVS1 & Rødhåd, DJ EZ, Mura Masa, Bicep, Lady Leshurr and many more!
(2016-1-25) More than 30 artists added to Sónar Barcelona line up, including major talents such as John Talabot, Laurent Garnier and Four Tet (both playing 7 hr sets in the all new SonarCar space), Boys Noize, Jamie Woon, The Martinez Brothers, Jackmaster, Alva Noto, Byetone, Nozinja o Magic Mountain High; Incredibly talented newcomers including Bob Moses, Red Axes, Mano Le Tough, TroyBoi and Club Cheval, among many others...
(2016-1-19) The last day to purchase the Sónar Barcelona Pass at a special reduced price is Sunday 24th January! There's only a few days left to get your pass for 165€, so hurry! Remember, the price changes this Sunday. As of Monday 25th January the SonarPass will cost 180€.
(2015-12-21) Sónar 2016 artists announced to date: Barcelona, Reykjavik and Stockholm.
Barcelona :: 16.17.18 June 2016
Sónar+D :: 16.17.18 June 2016
Reykjavík :: 18.19.20 February 2016
Stockholm :: 26.27 February 2016
Sónar Reykjavík Lineup:
Boys Noize, Hudson Mohawke, Squarepusher, Angel Haze, !!!, Annie Mac, Floating Points (live), Holly Herndon, Oneohtrix Point Never, Koreless, Ellen Allien, Páll Óskar, Ben UFO, Úlfur Úlfur, Rødhåd, Kiasmos, Zebra Katz, Lone Live AV Ft Konx-om-Pax, LE1F, Bjarki, Recondite, Mumdance, Apparat Organ Quartet, AV AV AV, President Bongo & The Emotional Carpenters, The Black Madonna, DJ Margeir, James Pants, Reykjavíkurdætur, DJ Yamaho, Sturla Atlas, TM 404, Sevdaliza, Drippin, Larry Gus, ELOQ, Dorian Concept, Wife, Throwing Snow, GANGLY, GKR, Courtesy, East of My Youth, Milkywhale, Auður, Vaginaboys, Unkwon, Harald Björk, Brigitte Laverne, B-Ruff, Intr0beatz, Karó, Skeng, DJ E.D.D.E.H., EVA808, Brilliantinus, Frank Murder, DJ Katla, Tandri, Julia Ruslanovna, Hildur
Sónar Stockholm Lineup:
Squarepusher, Maya Jane Coles, Yung Lean, Annie Mac, Jackmaster, Rødhåd, Holly Herndon, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ida Engberg, Youth Lagoon, Niki & The Dove, LE1F, AV AV AV, Mura Masa, The Black Madonna, Fatima Yamaha, Jessy Lanza, Toxe, Fjäder
Sónar Barcelona Lineup:
Acid Arab, Alva Noto, Anohni: Antony and The Johnsons + Oneohtrix Point Never + Hudson Mohawke, Bob Moses, Boys Noize, Byetone, Club Cheval, Congo Natty feat. Congo Dubz, Tenor Fly, Nãnci & Phoebe, Cyclo, David August (live band), Ed Banger House Party: Busy P + Para One + Boston Bun, Fatboy Slim, FIELD by Martin Messier, Flume, Four Tet, Hiele, HomeSick, Howling, Ivy Lab, Jackmaster, Jaime Woon, James Blake, Jean-Michel Jarre, John Grant, John Luther Adams + Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, John Talabot, Kasper Marott, Kelela, Kenny Dope, King Midas Sound + Fennesz, Kode9 x Lawrence Lek present The Nøtel, Laurent Garnier, Lemonick, Magic Mountain High, Malard, Mano Le Tough, Matias Aguayo, New Order, Nozinja, Oneohtrix Point Never, Red Axes, Roots Manuva, Sapphire Slows, Section Boyz, Silkersoft, Skepta, Soft Revolvers by Myriam Bleau, Stormzy, The Black Madonna, The Martinez Brothers, Toxe, TroyBoi, Tuff City Kids, Richie Hawtin, Santigold, A-Trak, Yung Lean, Kaytranada, Ata Kak, James Rhodes, Ben UFO & Helena Hauff, Paco Osuna, Ben Klock, DVS1 & Rødhåd, DJ EZ, Mura Masa, Bicep, Lady Leshurr
Sónar Reykjavík 3-Day Festival Pass: 17.990 kr / 127€
Sónar Reykjavík Single Day tickets available for limited time only: 11.990 kr / 85€ (Friday, 19th of February - Saturday, 20th of February)
Sónar Reykjavík Tickets on sale: sonarreykjavik.com/en/pg/tickets
Sónar Stockholm Very limited early bird offer for a 2-Day Festival Pass: 795 SEK (85€) Full price will be 950 SEK (101€)
Limited Package deal: 2 2-day Festival Passes + 2 hotel nights: 3990 SEK (430 €)
Sónar Stockholm Tickets on sale: sonarstockholm.com/en/pg/tickets
SonarPass Barcelona 2016 at a special price 165€ Final price: 210€
2-Night Ticket 125€
Sónar Barcelona Tickets on sale: sonar.es/en/pg/tickets