Sónar Festival 2018 completes lineup with Despacio, 2manydjs & more


DESPACIO, the club experience from James Murphy and 2manydjs, plus the new show by Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, put the finishing touches to the line-up for Sónar Barcelona‘s 25th anniversary.

Among the 50 new artists joining the program are Demdike Stare, Sophie, Yaeji, IAMDDB, Jenny Hval, Miss Kittin & Kim Ann Foxman, Alizzz, Liberato and Objekt, as well as 2manydjs, who play the closing DJ set at Sónar by Day on Saturday 16 June.

The extraordinary club experience that is DESPACIO will be the core of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary at Sónar by Day, with James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and brothers David and Stephen Dewaele (2manydjs/Soulwax) behind the decks.

A new breed of exceptional international artists are added to the program, such as Demdike Stare, who will provide an AV show with visual artist Michael England; up-and-coming DJ, singer and producer Yaeji; the new star of UK Urban IAMDDB; Los Angeles producer TOKiMONSTA AV Live presenting her new live AV show; Norwegian artistJenny Hval; as well as the enigmatic Liberato.

Also of note are renowned dj’s Objekt, Young Marco andCall Super; a high flying duo formed by the internationally renowned electronic producer, singer and DJ Miss Kittin andKim Ann Foxman, a key figure of New York’s house and techno scene.

Meanwhile, Red Bull Music Academy complete the SonarDôme stage program by adding Sophie, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement (Dominick Fernow x Philippe Hallais x Silent Servant); Malaysian band The Venopian Solitude; the auspicious duos formed by Dj Stingray x Mumdance, Suzanne Kraft x Jonny Nash; the live show from Dabrye x Mc Kadence; French producers Chloé – Slow Mo live andOkLou; Spaniards Álex Silva Live Band and a pairing formed by Clip & Cora Novoa Live; Museless and Big Menu & Friends.

In total, Sónar 2018 will feature more than 140 performances spread across 10 stages at Sónar by Dayand Sónar by Night, including previously announced shows from the LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke, Diplo,Richie Hawtin CLOSE, Laurent Garnier, Cornelius,Rosalía, Modeselektor, Olafur Árnalds, Kode9, Bonobo,Niño de Elche with dancer Israel Galván, Laurel Halo,John Talabot and Lorenzo Senni.