Barcelona’s famed Sónar Festival is crossing the Atlantic and visiting 8 North American cities this fall — kicking off in Chicago on October 31st and finishing up here in Los Angeles on November 10th. The lineup is tasteful and exciting with Tech House and Techno taking the front seat as Seth Troxler, Tiga, Paul Kalkbrenner, Azari & III, Gesaffelstein, and Nic Fanciulli take the reins along with the curveball booking of South Africa’s Die Antwoord.
Tickets are on sale tomorrow at 10AM. For more information head over to sonarontour.com.
Sonar On Tour Dates:
10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/1/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/2/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/3/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/4/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/7/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/9/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater*
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall *
** Gesaffelstein will play Denver, Toronto and Chicago dates only
* Tiga will not play these dates
Good morning! Today’s stories feature Deadmau5, Erol Alkan, Parklife 2012, Beatport Mixes, Luciano, Sónar festival, and Kermit The Frog. Please read on after the jump.
all photos courtesy of Sonar Press
This weekend we were at the legendary Sonar Festival in one of our favorite European cities, Barcelona. Founded 18 years ago, Sonar was the first ever daytime contemporary music festival in a European city and despite its renowned status, it’s avoided slipping into mainstream territory by continuing to showcase fresh talent.
Taking place across three days and two nights, the first thing that struck us was Sonar’s ability to coordinate such a multitude of electronic acts, hosted at two very different settings without overstepping the vibe at each spot. The 12 til 9 daytime event is a super chilled affair taking place at Barcelona’s beautiful cultural centre, just a stones throw from the Ramblas. By contrast, the 10pm til 7am night event was a rager at Fira Gran Via, a convention centre on the outskirts west of the city. While we’d love to cover every highlight from the weekend, there were just too many great moments, so instead we’ll bring you a varied shortlist of what made us tick: