The 26th edition of Barcelona’s Festival of Music, Creativity and Technology, taking place on 17, 18, 19 and 20 July, combines the global stars of dance music and urban beats with artistic exploration on the geographical and sonic fringes of electronica.
Sónar 2019 will be a giant celebration of the music of the future, featuring an array of global and emerging stars:from Arca to Holly Herndon, from Dixon to Disclosure, from Underworld to PaulKalkbrenner, from Dellafuente to Dengue Dengue Dengue, from Four Tetto Floating Points, from Kelly Moran to Maya Jane Coles, from Sevdaliza to Amelie Lens, from Cecilio G to Skepta, from Bad Gyal to K Á R Y N, from Fennesz to Matthew Herbert and more.
|Stormzy’s show will take place at Sónar By Night next Friday 19th July at 22:30h, time scheduled for A$AP Rocky, who has finally been forced to cancel his European tour due to the fact that he is still on remand in Stockholm.|
Sónar+D 2019, the 7th Congress of Creative Technologies presents a total of 150 activities and this year places special emphasis on learning, expanding its offer of workshops, masterclasses and conferences by more than 200 experts on the topics of the creation of immersive experiences, Artificial Intelligence applied to the arts and, as always, the latest advances in technology applied to content creation.
Among dozens of premieres (exclusive worldwide or in Spain) and unique experiences are the new shows by Arca, Holly Herndon, Four Tet, Floating Points, BERLINIST presents GRIS Game Live, Bad Gyal,Hauschka & Francesco Donadello, Cecilio G and three back to back dj sets conceived exclusively for Sónar: Louie Vega & Honey Dijon, Peggy Gou & Palms Trax and Blawan & Dax J.
After its 25th anniversary, this year the festival reaffirms its vocation for diversity, with an important presence of creators who elaborate their artistic discourses from a radical point of view or on geographical, political, sonorous or gender fringes. K Á R Y Y Y N, Lotic, Jlin, Muqata’a, Hibotep or Sevdaliza stand out in this line.
This edition listens to the sounds from all the different corners of the world, with artists from 36 countries, and a special focus on the new sound of Africa such as Petite Noir, Deena Abdelwahed, Sho Madjozi, DJ Lag, Obongjayar, Faka, Slikback, and voices from Latin America, withBad Bunny, Nicola Cruz, Dengue Dengue Dengue, LAO & Wasted Fates (N.A.A.F.I.), Jesse Baez, ha$lopablito, or La Diabla.
The national scene is also strongly represented by talents such as Bad Gyal, Dellafuente, Cecilio G, Territoire, Ylia, Virgen Maria, Tutu, Desert+Desilence, Hamill Industries, Mans O, Aleesha, La Diabla, Phran, $kyhook, Rrucculla or Alba G. Corral, among many others.
Faithful to its commitment to technological advances and with the will to connect Sónar‘s programming with that of Sónar+D, the festival presents several shows that explore the relationship between music and the brain, the dialogue between light and sound and Artificial Intelligence; which for the first time in history makes the leap to the stage with Holly Herndon’s PROTO, Daito Manabe+Kamitani Lab: dissonant imaginary, Ouchhh+Za!: Superstrings, plus Actress+Young Paint Live AI/AV.
SÓNAR 2019: 140 CONCERTS AND DJ SETS
The 26th edition of Sónar, which for one year only will take place in the middle of summer, on 18, 19 and 20 July, will present a total of 140 shows on 10 stages across Sónar by Day, at Fira Montjuïc in Barcelona, and Sónar by Night, at Fira Gran Via in L’Hospitalet. In 2020, the festival will return to its usual dates, 18, 19 and 20 June. Sónar 2019 will present 89 concerts and 51 DJ sets of global stars and emerging artists, many of which will be premieres or exclusive shows with an extensive audiovisual component. A total of 12 shows will use the latest technological innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, data visualization or live scientific experimentation.
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