Among the most interesting sounds to resurface and resonate strongly with some of the artists in the Sónar 2017 program is trance, whose euphoric progressions and synthetic chords first exploded in the mid-90s. This reawakening includes artists like Evian Christ, Clark, Conor Thomas, Pan Daijing and Toxe, among others.
The Icelandic outfit, one of the international scene's most respected and revered bands over the last 20 years, is the first headline name to be announced in the music program for Sónar Buenos Aires (November 26) and Sónar Bogotá (December 2). The group will make their live debut in both cities.
(2017-5-10) Björk joins Sónar Barcelona with an Opening DJ Set, an exhibition at the CCCB and a talk at Sónar+D.
(2017-5-5) The gastronomic offering at the VIP Area at Sónar by Day will feature menus from three Michelin-star chefs. Exclusive menus will be served by: Albert Raurich, from the restaurant Dos Palillos (Elisabets 9, Barcelona) on Thursday June 15; Victor Quintillà from Lluerna (Rafael Casanovas 31, Santa Coloma) on Friday, June 16; and Xavier Pellicer of Céleri (Marimón 5, Barcelona) on Saturday June 17.
Nick Hook, Seth Troxler, Heidi, Stööki Sound, BSN Posse, Ylia, Fat Freddy's Drop, Daniel Brandt, Ches, Lamusa, Aethereal Artrhopod, Tutu, MIIN, Jubilee, Huma, Deena Abdelwahed, Sandro Jeeawock, Diego Armando…Warm up for the festival with exclusive mixes and tracks contributed by some of the top artists from the 2017 line up.
(2017-4-26) The New York duo, legends of the house and Latin dance music scene over the last 30 years, will offer a 6h set at SonarCar on Friday, June 16, in which they will revisit music from their long and illustrious careers. Furthermore, Sónar closes its program with performances from Derrick Carter at Sónar by Night, duo Zutzut & Imaabs, Yves Tumor and project Dopplereffekt + Antivj + Scientists + Artist-coders - Entropy at Sónar by Day, among many others.
The Congress for Digital Culture and Creative Technologies will include various researchers from Google; artists such as Memo Akten and Darius Kazemi; creators in the field of VR like Jessica Brillhart, Gabo Arora and the Société des Arts Technologiques (programmers of the new "fulldome" audiovisual space); technologists and creative artists including Ayah Bdeir from littleBits, Carla Diana, Tarik Barri, Nonotak; as well as globally renowned studio Rhizomatiks, headed by Daito Manabe, among many others.
(2017-3-24) The diversity and maturity of the national scene at Sónar 2017!
(2017-3-8) Thundercat, Cerrone, DΔWN, Sohn, Andy Stott, Jlin, Earl Sweatshirt and Princess Nokia are among the 60 new additions to Sónar 2017.
(2017-2-14) The first ever Sónar Hong Kong will take place on Saturday, April 1. The festival will be spread across 6 stages at the Hong Kong Science Park, presenting a wide-ranging list of live performances and DJs, as well as a special Sónar+D program.
Among the confirmed artists, noteworthy names include: DJ Shadow, Gilles Peterson and Dave Clarke; the up and coming talent of Lady Leshurr, Kingdom and Evian Christ; and Chinese artists like Fragrant Harbor & Ouissam, Ocean Lam and Choi Sai Ho. Meanwhile, the Sónar+D program will present projects and artists including Daito Manabe, Dirty Electronics, fabulous wonder.land and XCEED, among many others still to be confirmed.
The first ever Sónar Istanbul will take place on March 24 and 25 across 4 stages in the Zorlu Performing Arts Center, a venue with some of the best acoustics in the world.
Sónar Istanbul will feature performances by Moderat, Róisín Murphy, Nina Kraviz, Floating Points, Kode9, Prins Thomas, Clark, Nosaj Thing, Tim Hecker and HVOB, as well as a broad representation of the Turkish scene headed by Vildan Gündüz and Büber among others. The Istanbul program also branches out with Sónar+D conferences, installations and new media art, and the participation of creators like Ali Demirel, Ryoji Ikeda and Francesco Tosini.
(2017-1-25) Anderson .Paak, Arca, DJ Shadow and Soulwax, among 40 new artist additions to Sónar Barcelona.
(2016-11-30) Justice, Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Eric Prydz and De La Soul are among the first 22 names for Sónar Barcelona.
(2016-6-22) The Sonar Pass 2017 is now available to buy at the special price of 115 euros. Don't miss this unique opportunity! There are only 500 tickets available, so don't delay!
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Arca (live) & Jesse Kanda (AV)
Avalon Emerson & Courtesy
Boris Chimp 504
Carl Craig presents Versus Synthesizer Ensemble
Christian Tiger School
Crystal / Sparrows
Daniel Brandt & Eternal Something
Daphni & Hunee
David Lang: "Death Speaks" performed by Stargaze
De La Soul
Dellafuente y Maka
DJ Bus Replacement Service
Dopplereffekt + Antivj + Scientists + Artist-coders - Entropy
Fat Freddy's Drop
Floorplan Live (Robert Hood & Lyric Hood)
Fuego Squad: DJ2D2 & Will Blake
Joe Goddard (live)
Jon Hopkins (DJ)
Keys N Krates
Kinder Malo & Pimp Flaco
Marcel Dettmann & Dr. Rubinstein
Marie Davidson presents "Bullshit Treshold"
Masters At Work (6h set)
Nosaj Thing + Daito Manabe
Oblique & Carlos Bayona
Seth Troxler & Tiga (6h set)
Soulection presents Joe Kay + Jarreau Vandal
Star Eyes b2b Jubilee
t q d (royal t, dj q & flava d)
Tarik Barri ft. Lea Fabrikant
The Black Madonna
Vitalic - ODC live
Zutzut & Imaabs
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