The internationally renowned summertime Sónar Festival has announced its first headliners, as well as a change in dates.
Among the first names for Sónar 2019 are the new live shows of two of the main figures in global hip-hop: the American rapper A$AP Rocky, who will bring his new show to the main stage of Sónar by Night and the UK artist Skepta, a key name in grime and global rap.
Disclosure, the British brothers who have led the revival in house music, will debut at Sónar in DJ show format, to present new material which will anticipate the sounds of their next album.
For his part, the Berliner Paul Kalkbrenner will present his eighth album ‘Parts of Life’ at the festival – a work full of perfect techno melodies totally designed for the dance floor.
As well as the new audiovisual shows by Actress, Deena Abdelwahed and Lotic, there will also be ‘frontier pushing concerts’ by Nicola Cruz and K Á R Y Y N, top level DJ sets by Dixon, Floating Points (6h set), Maya Jane Coles, Amelie Lens, Artwork, Blawan & Dax J, and Ross From Friends, Andy C, FKJ, Bad Gyal and Octavian, among many others.
The 26th edition of Sónar in Barcelona will be an extraordinary celebration, presenting a total of 130 shows on 18, 19 and 20 July 2019 at the venues of Sónar by Day (Fira Montjuïc de Barcelona) and Sónar by Night (Gran Via de L’Hospitalet). The festival will return in 2020 to its usual dates in the month of June.