Sónar Announces Initial Line-Up For 2015

The Chemical Brothers, Autechre and Fat Freddy’s Drop top the bill at Sónar Barcelona.

The 22nd edition of Sónar Barcelona will take place from June 18th-20th. Following suit with previous years, the festival will be split into: Sónar By Day at Fira Montjuïc and Sónar By Night at Fira Gran Via. The initial line-up announcement boasts an all new live show from The Chemical Brothers ahead of their new album to be released next year. Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers said, “We dream of new sounds and different frames, both music and visual. We hope to amaze ourselves.

Autechre who will give a extremely rare performance at Sónar By Day, nearly two decades since their first and only appearance at the festival in 1996. Fat Freddy’s Drop will also return to the festival with their celebrated full live show. The other names dropped on the bill are Kindness, Evian Christ, Lee Gamble, SOPHIE, Daniel Avery, Vessel, Ten Walls, Holly Herndon, PXXR GVNG, Kiasmos, Kate Tempest, Tourist, Niño, Mans O and Helena Hauff.

Sónars +D will also be back celebrating it’s third edition. Dedicated to “the continual hybridizations between the music and technology sectors,” +D activities explores the technological side of the music industry, featuring a series of talks, workshops, and creative hubs built around the latest technologies, design and audiovisual interactivity.

Ahead of the main event, a series of satellite festivals will take place around the world. Commencing with two editions in South Africa this month. Sónar Johannesburg and Sónar Cape Town editions will take place on December 12th and then 15th and 16th. February will see editions in both Iceland and Sweden with Sónar Reykjavik and Sónar Stockholm taking place across February 12th-14th. Sónar Copenhagen will play out across March 13th-14th. More acts will be announced across the coming months. Until then, you can read our feature-length review from this year’s Barcelona edition here.

Check out the twin themed trailer for Sónar 2015 below

Line Up:
The Chemical Brothers (UK)
Autechre (UK)
Kindness (UK)
Evian Christ (UK)
Fat Freddy’s Drop (NZ)
Daniel Avery (UK)
Ten Walls (LT)
Lee Gamble (UK)
Sophie (UK)
Holly Herndon (US)
Kiasmos (IS)
Kate Tempest (UK)
Tourist (UK)
Vessel (UK)
Niño (ES)
Mans O (ES)
Helena Hauff (DE)

Visit the official website for more information and tickets