Winter Sónar 2016 festivals in Reykjavik and in Stockholm

The two Scandinavian Sónar festivals will present more than 100 shows in the Icelandic and Swedish capitals, featuring artists from more than 15 countries, with a strong emphasis on cutting edge Nordic music.
In addition to the concerts and DJ sets, the International Congress for creative technologies Sónar+D will take place in Reykjavik for the first time, with an intensive program that combines lectures, panel discussions and workshops, and an exhibition space dedicated to music technology.
The 4thSónar Reykjavik begins this weekend on 18, 19 and 20 February. The festival will host 77 shows across 5 stages at the extraordinary Harpa auditorium, one of Iceland’s most iconic buildings, located opposite the city’s port
The 3rd Sónar Stockholm will be held at its new Nobelberget headquarters in the Nordic capital on 26 and 27 February, with a total of 28 performances across 3 stages.
Many of the leading artists playing at the two Scandinavian Sónar festivals will also perform in Sónar Barcelona ​​on 16, 17 and 18 June: Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never (who will perform with Antony from Antony and The Johnsons as Anohni), Boys Noize, Jackmaster, Yung Lean, Mura Masa, The Black Madonna, Rødhåd, Ben UFO andToxe.
From Thursday 18th until Saturday 20th Feb, between 3 pm and 9 pm, RBMA Radio will be broadcasting live from Sónar Reykjavík with sets, talks and interviews with a selection of artist. Follow the broadcast here.
Check out the “Sónar Takes Scandinavia” curated playlist  which displays some of the artists in program for the Sónar Nordic festivals.

4th Sónar Reykjavík

Opening of Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland, Saturday 20 August 2011. The concert hall is designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Batteriid Archtects. The facade was developed by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with the artist Olafur Eliasson. Photo by Nic Lehoux *** EDITORIAL USE ONLY ***

The 4th Sónar Reykjavik follows the success of its three previous festivals. It takes place on 18,19 and 20 February across 5 stages at the extraordinary Harpa auditorium, located opposite the city’s port. The program consists of 77 performances, including leading international artists like: Hudson Mohawke who is experiencing a particularly productive period in his career with his new album, “Lantern”, and collaborations with Kanye West and Antony from Antony and The Johnsons; Squarepusher, with an electrifying live show and his latest album, “Damogen Furies”; Boys Noize, global techno masters for several years; Englishman Floating Points, with a special live band format (string, wind, piano), playing delicate pieces from his debut LP “Elaenia”; and Oneohtrix Point Never, with his new recently released album “Garden of Delete”, as well as numerous other projects including that of Anhoni, which will be premiered at Sónar Barcelona 2016.
people at sonar

Sónar Reykjavík 2016 line-up!!!, All Inclusive (Martin Kilvady & Mankan),  Angel Haze, Annie Mac, Apparat Organ Quartet, asdfhg., Auður, AV AV AV, B-Ruff, Ben UFO, BenSöl, Bjarki, Boys Noize, Brigitte Laverne, Brilliantinus, Courtesy, DJ E.D.D.E.H., DJ Katla, DJ Margeir, DJ Tommi White, DJ Yamaho, Dorian Concept, Drippin, East of My Youth, Ellen Allien, ELOQ, Floating Points (live), Frank Murder, Futuregrapher, GANGLY, GKR, Good Moon Deer, Halleluwah, Harald Björk, Hildur, Holly Herndon, Hudson Mohawke, Intr0beatz, James Pants, Julia Ruslanovna, Karó, Kiasmos, Koreless, Kosmodod, KSF, Larry Gus, LE1F, Lone Live AV Ft Konx-om-Pax, Milkywhale, Mumdance, Óðinn, Oneohtrix Point Never, Páll Óskar, President Bongo & The Emotional Carpenters, Recondite, Reykjavíkurdætur, Rix, Rødhåd, Ruxpin, RVK DNB, Sevdaliza, Skeng, Squarepusher, Stereo Hypnosis, Sturla Atlas, Tandri, The Black Madonna, Throwing Snow, TM 404, Tonik Ensemble, Úlfur Úlfur, Ultraplay, Unkwon, Vaginaboys, Vök, Wife, Zebra Katz.

Check the full program here.


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