For its 31st edition Sónar 2024 – taking place on 13th, 14th, and 15th June next year – doubles down on its reputation for identifying and amplifying the best music from around the world; bringing emerging talent and radical performance aesthetics to Barcelona next June.
First lineup announcement includes 70 activities and shows, featuring leading names from dance music and beyond such as Kaytranada, Jessie Ware, Ben Böhmer, Floating Points, Charlotte de Witte presents ‘Overdrive’, Vince Staples, and Folamour.
Sónar+D, the festival’s meeting of digital culture, will explore the interplay between technology and nature, and delve into the practical applications of artificial intelligence in sound, stage design, gaming, alternative realities, music, cinema, and the arts. Amongst the first participants announced today are renowned artists Tomás Saraceno and Nicole L’Huillier.
On the 13th, 14th, and 15th of June 2024, Sónar will once again transform Barcelona into the global capital for electronic music and digital culture, hosting groundbreaking performances from both established stars andemerging talent. In addition to live shows and DJ sets, Sónar 2024 will include masterclasses, debate forums, professional meetings, and an exhibition of creative-technological projects. Artists and scientists will host multi-screen audiovisual conferences that explore innovative and practical applications of AI in fields like music, sound, film, stage design, video games, and alternative realities. In addition, and across the festival’s stages, there’ll be a strong emphasis on performance and dance.
In musical terms, Sónar 2024 will cover the entire spectrum of contemporary electronic music, featuring artists, DJs, and performers from a wide range of genres. This first lineup announcement is headlined by leading artists from dance music and beyond such as Kaytranada, Jessie Ware, Ben Böhmer live, Floating Points, Charlotte de Witte presenting ‘Overdrive’, Vince Staples, Casisdead, Folamour A/V, Toya Delazy, Kerri Chandler, The Martinez Brothers, Reinier Zonneveld live, Olof Dreijer, Marie Davidson, Surgeon & Speedy J, and TOMMY CASH.
From Thursday 13th June to Sunday 16th June 2024, OFFSónar will return to Poble Espanyol with some of the most renowned promoters and labels in global clubbing. The program will be announced soon, alongside a limited quantity of special tickets that include both Sónar and OFFSónar, offering the full Sónar Week experience.
The Sónar 2024 international tour kicks off on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of March with the 3rd edition of Sónar Lisboa, which takes place in Parque Eduardo VII in the heart of the Portuguese capital. The lineup, which will be finalised in the coming days, already includes 2manydjs invite Éclair Fifi & Erol Alkan, Sevdaliza, Shygirl presents ‘Club Shy’, Bonobo DJ set, Eliza Rose, TOMMY CASH, Tiga & Hudson Mohawke present ‘Love Minus Zero’, Oneohtrix Point Never, and CC:DISCO!, plus a selection of artists from the vibrant Portuguese scene. There’ll also be a full programme of Sónar+D activities to be announced very soon. For the eighth consecutive year, Sónar Istanbul returns to Zorlu Performing Arts Center, this year on the 26th, 27th, and 28th of April 2024. The first names from the lineup will be announced soon, and tickets are on sale now at sonaristanbul.com.
Tickets for Sónar 2024 are already available at sonar.es. As is the case every year, young people can get discounted tickets with their European Youth Card (Carné Joven in Spain and Carnet Jove in Catalonia).
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