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19th Barcelona International Festival of Advanced Music and New Art

Sónar presents a preview of the line-up for its Barcelona festival, which will
take place this year on 14, 15 and 16 June.

Among the artists confirmed to date are:

• The USA’s The Roots, probably the best hip-hop band in the world today.

• Top-drawer technological shows with a massive impact on the senses, like ISAM by Amon Tobin, and the shows by Deadmau5 and Diamond Version (the new project by Alva Noto and Byetone).

• Major names in electronic dance music, including Fatboy Slim (for the first time at Sónar), Richie Hawtin, Azari & III, Jacques Lu Cont, Modeselektor, Ital, John Talabot, Luciano and Laurent Garnier (presenting his latest show, LBS).

• Some of the leading standard bearers of today’s freshest and most danceable pop, like Hot Chip (who have a new album under their belt) Metronomy, Friendly Fires and Austra.

• Undeniably talented young artists like James Blake (wearing his dj hat), Nicolas Jaar (returning after his success at Sónar 2011), Maya Jane Coles, Jacques Greene, Julio Bashmore, Thundercat, Cooly G, The Suicide Of Western Culture, Uner and Blawan, among others.

• Top drawer adventurous and experimental artists such as Mouse On Mars, Squarepusher, Peaking Lights, Maria Minerva, LA Vampires, Plapla Pinky and Supersilent, who will be performing with the legendary British musician John Paul Jones.

• The major showcases by Hyperdub, Brainfeeder and 100% Silk (three of today’s most important labels, champions of cutting edge dubstep, the fertile Los Angeles beats scene and the new batch of underground house producers in the United States, as well as the BBC Radio 1 show with Annie Mac and her guests.

Sónar Pass in 2 easy instalments. Sónar is introducing in 2012 the new payment system in two instalments for purchasing the 3-day pass for the festival in Barcelona, with an initial payment of 80€ when the booking is made (before 31 March) and a second payment of 75€ before 5 May.

Artists confirmed to date (08/02/2012)


The Roots (US)
Fatboy Slim (UK)
Deadmau5 (CA)
Hot Chip (UK)
Richie Hawtin (CA)
Amon Tobin ISAM (BR)
Friendly Fires (UK)
James Blake dj (UK)
Nicolas Jaar (US)
Luciano (CH)
Metronomy (UK)
Azari & III (CA)
Laurent Garnier presents LBS (FR)
Squarepusher (UK)
Modeselektor (DE)
Peaking Lights (US)
Mary Anne Hobbs Vs Blawan (UK)
Mouse On Mars (DE)
Hyperdub presents Kode9 + Cooly G + Scratcha DVA (UK)
Austra (CA)
BBC Radio 1 presents Annie Mac & guests (UK)
Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) (US)
Jacques Greene (CA)
Jacques Lu Cont (UK)
John Talabot (ES)
Supersilent featuring John Paul Jones (NO/UK)
Diamond Version featuring Alva Noto & Byetone + Atsuhiro Ito (DE/JP)
Brainfeeder presents Thundercat + Kutmah + Lapalux (US)
Maya Jane Coles (UK)
100% Silk presents Ital + Maria Minerva + LA Vampires + Magic Touch (US)
Julio Bashmore (UK)
Trevor Jackson (UK)
When Saints Go Machine (DK)
The Suicide Of Western Culture (ES)
Plapla Pinky (FR)
Psilosamples (BR)
Dago (BR)
Uner (ES)

These are the 31 events that Sónar has staged around the world since 2002: London (2002, 2003, 2004,2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011) / Lisbon (2002) / Neuchatel (2002) / Hamburg (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006) / Tokyo (2002, 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2012) / Rome (2003) / São Paulo (2004 y 2012) / Lyon (2004) / Guadalajara (2004) / Buenos Aires (2006) / Seoul (2006) / Frankfurt (2007) / Washington (2009) / New York (2009) / Chicago (2010) / Cape Town (2012)

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One Comment

  1. Denis Kovalev,

    New additions to Sónar 2012 (04/17/2012)

    Flying Lotus (US)
    Trust (CA)
    Nina Kraviz (RU)
    Native Instruments presents Mostly Robot with Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Jeremy Ellis, DJ Shiftee, Mister Jimmy and Pfadfinderei
    BBC Radio 1 presents Simian Mobile Disco (UK), Brodinski & Gesaffelstein (FR), Jack Beats (UK), Annie Mac (UK)
    Star Slinger (US)
    Esperanza (IT)
    Radiorifle (CH)
    Arbol (ES)
    Blastto (ES)
    Amable (ES)
    Igor Marijuán (ES)
    El_Txef_A (ES)
    DJ2D2 (ES)
    Yall Djs (ES)
    Logical Nonsense (ES)
    Microfeel (ES)
    Fábel (ES)
    Machine Beats (ES)
    Eduardo de la Calle (ES)
    Coyu (ES)
    Koulomek (ES)
    Diego Armando Vs. Guillamino dj (ES)

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