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Sónar 2024: its musical lineup and main topics of Sónar+D

spadaronews | 22 febrero, 2024

On June 2024 13th, 14th and 15th, Sónar will return to Fira Montjuïc and Fira Gran Via with a program in which the pioneers of electronic culture will coexist with artists who are shaping the present of music and the sounds of the future. In total, more than 200 shows, DJ sets, projects and activities will be presented, with artists, technologists, scientists and specialists in multiple disciplines of the creative industries from more than 30 countries.

The 31st edition of Barcelona’s Festival of Music, Innovation and Creativity has already added more than 60 new artists to the line up, featuring major artists Paul Kalkbrenner, Sevdaliza, Laurent Garnier, Adriatique, VTSS, DJ Tennis, Anetha, Kittin b2b David Vunk, Richie Hawtin, Jennifer Cardini b2b HAAi, Danny Tenaglia, DJ Flight & MC ChickabooOctave One live, Soto Asa, Aïsha Devi & Emmanuel Biard presenting ‘Les Immortelles’, Tayhana with Club Latinx, Yerai Cortés and Laurel Halo among many others. 

The Sónar 2024 program foregrounds innovation across all eras and disciplines, with dance music pioneers, contemporary icons and groundbreaking techno acts, and a renewed focus on radical aesthetics, boundary pushing formats and platforming of hyperlocal promoters and collectives from around the world. The artists added today join the previously announced Air, Charlotte de Witte presents ‘Overdrive’, Kaytranada, Jessie Ware, Ben Böhmer live, Vince Staples, Folamour, The Martinez Brothers, Kerri Chandler, Floating Points and Olof Dreijer & Diva Cruz, among others.

With the combined programmes of Sónar by Day, Sónar by Night, Sónar+Dand OFFSónar, all eyes will turn to  Barcelona like never before in 2024. Sónar’s reputation as a global destination for electronic music and cultural innovation will be further bolstered with the addition of the SonarLab x Printworks stage to Sónar by Night on 14th and 15th June. The co-curated stage will bring the essence of the much-missed UK venue to Europe for the first time, with a brand new format showcasing their emblematic AV production and on-point artistic curation.

Sónar+D, where innovation and digital culture meet, explores how the mass adoption of Artificial Intelligence in the creative industries is shaping their present and future, as a central focus of its program. Bolstered by international alliances, the full list of activities, to be announced shortly includes the AI & Music program powered by S+T+ARTS and TIMES, the audiovisual AI focused +RAIN Film Festival produced together with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, a new immersive space dedicated to Catalan Talent, powered by Direcció General d’Innovació i Cultura Digital, the exhibition space Project Area, with the support of the Fundació Banco Sabadell and artistic co-productions with some of Europe’s leading festivals, such as Krakow’s Unsound.

words: spadaronews
image: nerea coll

 

Written by spadaronews





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