Sónar 2019 Adds 34 New Artists For 26th Edition in Barcelona This July 18-20

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Sónar 2019 Adds 34 New Artists For 26th Edition in Barcelona This July 18-20

Pioneering cultural event Sónar has announced new acts for its Barcelona, Spain edition adding 34 artists to its lineup for July 18-20, 2019 as well as the day-by-day schedule and release of all ticketing tiers. Among the newly announced acts are international trap-pop star Bad Bunny, US rapper Lil Uzi Vert, politically-influential group The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band, and New York house music greats Louie Vega and Honey Dijon. These, and many other artists join the previously announced artists which include A$AP Rocky, Skepta, Disclosure (DJ set), Paul Kalkbrenner, Arca, Kaytranada, Dixon, Vince Staples, Amelie Lens, Daphni, Maya Jane Coles, DJ Koze, Jlin, Actress + Young Paint, Holly Herndon, Deena Abdelwahed, Lotic, Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper, Nicola Cruz and Bad Gyal. Extended six hour sets at SonarCar by Floating Points and Body & Soul will be amongst the more than 140 performances across nine stages for Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night slated for this year’s edition. Now in its 26th year, the innovative festival has continued to bring together the greatest minds in music, creativity and technology for three days and nights of culturally rich programming across electronic, urban and hip hop music in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.
 
Bad Bunny’s performance at Sónar by Night builds on the festival’s long history of supporting urban music from the Caribbean and Latin America. The Puerto Rican singer and producer is an international phenomenon who has won over millions of fans with his fusion of trap, pop and reggaeton thanks to his open-minded and inclusive approach that joins Latinx musical culture to the American mainstream. Also figuring among the 34 artists added to the program are contemporary hip-hop sensation Lil Uzi Vert who will make his Spanish debut showcasing a blend of tracks from his forthcoming new LP ‘Eternal Atake’ and his biggest hits. The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band formed by the influential and politically-driven British producer and musician, will be joined on stage by 20 musicians and an 50-person choir as the headline act of the closing concert of Sónar 2019 on July 21 at Barcelona’s Teatre Grec. GRAMMY winner Louie Vega and Chicago house legend, Honey Dijon also round out the lineup alongside other acts including Japanese digital art maven Daito Manabe, the return of legendary producer DJ Krush and the new live show from Parisian duo Acid Arab. Other high concept projects that will push the limits of stage design include shows by Neon Chambers (Kangding Ray + Sigha), Quiet Ensemble, Hamill Industries & Shelly, Los Voluble or SebastiAn.
 
Once again, the festival doubles down on its support for new urban music and left of mainstream sounds with the dedicated SonarXS stage, featuring Shiva Feshareki, Afrodeutsche, Bill Kouligas and Virgen Maria among others. The best of the Spanish scene is also represented by artists including Territoire, Berlinist, Diego Navarro, Lil Moss, Tutu, Fake Guido and legendary experimental act Macromassa.
 
On the digital creative side, technologist and audiovisual artist Daito Manabe will present an extraordinary show, created in collaboration with leading neurologist Dr. Yukiyasu Kamitani of Kyoto University in Japan. ‘dissonant imaginary’ permits for the visualization of the emotions and thoughts that emerge when listening to music, and proposes a point of inflection in the way that we think about the relationship between music and the human brain.  
 
Sónar’s program of international events also kicks off in March with the third editions of Sónar Istanbul (March 8-9), Sónar Hong Kong (April 13) and the seventh edition of Sónar Reykjavik (April 25-27). The festival has also recently announced the first edition of Sónar Athens (October 11-12), with the dates for the inaugural editions of Sónar Mexico and Sónar Buenos Aires soon to be released.
 
For more info on Sónar 2019 programming, click here.
 
All tickets are now available at www.sonar.es, including VIP Passes and Passes, 2 Nights and 2 Nights VIP Tickets, Day Sonar and Night Sonar Tickets and Sonar+D Accreditations.
 
Sónar 2019 New Artist Lineup (in alphabetical order):
*Denotes Phase 3 artists
A$AP Rocky
Acid Arab Live*
Actress + Young Paint Live AI/AV
Afrodeutsche*
Aleesha*
Alvva*
Amelie Lens
Andy C
Arca
Artwork
Bad Bunny*
Bad Gyal
BERLINIST presents GRIS Game Live*
Bill Kouligas*
Blawan & Dax J
Body & Soul (6h set)
Branko
Brat Star
Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper: Glassforms
Ca7riel + Paco Amoroso*
Cascales*
Caterina Barbieri Live AV*
Catnapp
Cecilio G
Cosmic D'Alessandro*
Daito Manabe + Kamitani Lab: dissonant imaginary*
Daniel Avery
Daphni
Deena Abdelwahed – Khonnar Live
Dengue Dengue Dengue
Desert
Diego Navarro*
Disclosure DJ Set
Dixon
DJ Koze
DJ Krush*
DJ Seinfeld
DJ Tennis
D’Valentina
Enry-k*
Erol Alkan
Faka
Fake Guido*
Fennesz
FKJ
Flava D
Floating Points (6h set)
Four Tet
ha$lopablito
HAAi
Hamill Industries & Shelly: Audible Spectrums*
Hibotep
Holly Herndon
Jarreau Vandal
Jesse Baez
Jlin
Joseph Capriati
Karcelen*
K Á R Y Y N
Kaytranada
Kelly Moran – Grand Piano AV Live
La Diabla
Leon Vynehall
Lil Moss & Friends*
Lil Uzi Vert
Lomepal
Los Voluble: Flamenco is not a crime*
Lotic: Endless Power
Louie Vega & Honey Dijon*
Lyzza
Macromassa
Mall Grab
Mans O
Masego
Max Cooper Live AV
Maya Jane Coles presents Nocturnal Sunshine
Muqata'a
Murlo (Live AV)
Neon Chambers (Kangding Ray + Sigha)*
Nicola Cruz
Obongjayar
Octavian
Ouchhh + Za!: Superstrings*
Paul Kalkbrenner
Peggy Gou & Palms Trax
Phran
Quiet Ensemble – Back Symphon*
Red Axes Live
Rejjie Snow
Ross From Friends
RRUCCULLA
Saoirse
SebastiAn*
Shiva Feshareki*
Sho Madjozi
Skepta
$kyhook*
Slikback
Snakehips
Territoire*
The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band*
Titi Calor*
Tutu*
Underworld
Vince Staples
Virgen Maria*
Waajeed
 
More to be announced!
 
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