Sonar Festival Reveals Mouthwatering 2010 Lineup

     

    The Sonar Festival is set to take place in Barcelona once again in June, and it already looks like the best lineup anywhere in the world this year. Among the initial batch of artists confirmed to appear are Flying Lotus, LCD Soundsystem, Broadcast, Cluster, Air, Hot Chip, Fuck Buttons and many others.

     

    The event takes place between June 17-19 over multiple stages, and there are simply too many great acts appearing to even consider seeing them all. Sonar has the perfect mix of outright pop (Uffie, Dizzee Rascal), lone mavericks (Joy Orbison, Zomby), genre legends (Sugarhill Gang, the Chemical Brothers) and artists with new albums out who are sure to be at the top of their game (Flying Lotus, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip).

     

    A three-day pass for the festival costs 155 Euros, and this and other ticketing options can be investigated on this page. There’s a deliberate focus on acts from the United Kingdom at this year’s festival, and this page explains why. Sure, it’s an expensive trip for anyone in North America, but with that lineup it may just be worth it.

     

    The lineup announced so far looks like this:

     

    Sónar by Day:

     

    THURSDAY 17
    Broadcast (Warp/UK)
    Tristan Perich + BCN216 (US-ES)
    Tristan Perich “Loud Objects” (US)
    Pete Tong (BBC Radio1/UK)
    Speech Debelle (Big Dada/UK)
    Sounds of Switzerland presented by Mx3.ch and SSR
    Larytta (Creaked Records/CH)
    Round Table Knights (Deadfish-Made To Play/CH)
    Tim & Puma Mimi (Stattmusik/CH-JP)
    WienStrom – Contemporary Amplified Vienna presents
    dp-S (BigBeak/AT)
    Cluster (Klangbad/AT-DE)
    ElektroGuzzi (Macro/AT)

     

    FRIDAY 18
    Nosaj Thing Visual Show (Alpha Pup/US)
    BFlecha (Arkestra/ES)
    Delorean (Mushroom Pillow/ES)
    Emilio José (Foehn/ES)
    Zigmat (Ultra Records/US)
    Lesley Flanigan (US)
    Phill Niblock + Carlos Casas (US-ES)
    spa.RK presents
    bRUNA (spa.RK/ES)
    Bradien (spa.RK/ES)

     

    SATURDAY 19
    Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu (Strut/FI)
    The Slew feat. Kid Koala (Puget Sound Recordings/US)
    Uffie (Ed Banger/US)
    King Midas Sound (Hyperdub/UK)
    Bomba Estéreo (Nacional Records/CO)
    David M (BreakThatBeat/ES)
    Noaipre (Arkestra/ES)

     

    Sónar by Night:

    THURSDAY JUNE 17
    “Japó”, the instrumental group BCN216 with the sonic visualisation of Cristian Vogel, Ricard
    Marxer and Óscar Sol

     

    FRIDAY JUNE 18
    Air (Virgin/FR)
    Lcd Soundsystem (DFA/US)
    Plastikman (M_nus/CA)
    Hot Chip (Parlophone/UK)
    2manydjs (BE)
    Booka Shade (Get Physical/DE)
    Carte Blanche (Dj Mehdi + Riton) (Ed Banger/FR-UK)
    Sugarhill Gang (Sugar Hill/US)
    Hudson Mohawke (Warp-LuckyMe/UK)
    Aeroplane (Eskimo/BE)
    John Talabot (Hivern/ES)
    Cora Novoa (Natura Sonoris/ES)

    Mary Anne Hobbs presents
    Flying Lotus (Warp/US)
    Joy Orbison (Doldrums/UK)
    Roska (Roska Kicks & Snares/UK)
    Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio1/UK)

     

    SATURDAY JUNE 19
    The Chemical Brothers (EMI/UK)
    Dizzee Rascal (Dirtee Stank/UK)
    Jónsi (Parlophone/IS)
    Matthew Herbert’s One Club (Accidental/UK)
    Fuck Buttons (ATP Recordings/UK)
    Sandwell District (Sandwell District/UK)
    Zomby (Zomby Productions/UK)
    The Pinker Tones (PinkerLand/ES)
    LuckyMe presents
    American Men (UK)
    Machine Drum (UK)
    Mike Slott (UK)
    The Blessings (UK)
    Eclair Fifi & John Computer (back 2 back DJ set) (UK)

     

    SÓNAR GALICIA
    Artists confirmed as of 25/02/2010
    N.B: The performances of some artists are subject to changes in scheduling.

    THURSDAY JUNE 17
    Lcd Soundsystem (DFA/US)
    Uffie (Ed Banger/US)
    John Talabot (Hivern/ES)
    David M (BreakThatBeat/ES)
    Grobas (981 Sessions/ES)
    SonarMàtica Galicia
    Escoitar.org presents
    Sonoscopio / Horacio González (ES)
    Augmented Sound / Berio Molina (ES)

     

    FRIDAY JUNE 18
    Laurent Garnier (PIAS/FR)
    Matthew Herbert’s One Club (Accidental/UK)
    Broadcast (Warp/UK)
    Fuck Buttons (ATP Recordings/UK)
    The Slew feat. Kid Koala (Puget Sound Recordings/US)
    DJ Ino (House Café Music/ES)
    Fat Fish (Artec/ES)

     

    SATURDAY JUNE 19
    Air (Virgin/FR)
    Hot Chip (Parlophone/UK)
    Flying Lotus (Warp/US)
    2manydjs (BE)
    Booka Shade (Get Physical/DE)
    Carte Blanche (Dj Mehdi & Riton) (Ed Banger/FR-UK)
    Delorean (Mushroom Pillow/ES)
    6pm (Mediosordo/ES)
    Fluzo (ES)
    Octa Push (Iberian Records/PT)
    BFlecha Vs. MwesLee (Arkestra/ES)
    Viktor Flores (Sinsal/ES)
    Cora Novoa (Natura Sonoris/ES)