Sónar have confirmed new acts for their international festivals this summer, including more than three dozen acts for Sónar Barcelona.
The Roots, Deadmau5, Hot Chip, Modeselektor, James Blake DJ Set, Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Amon Tobin’s ISAM, Squarepusher and Friendly Fires are the first acts confirmed for Sónar Barcelona 2012.
The festival travels to Africa for the first time with “A Taste of Sónar” on March the 2nd, in Cape Town (South Africa), in collaboration with the large multidisciplinary event Design Indaba. Among those performing will be Modeselektor, Byetone, Brodinski and some of the most prominent South African artists working today.
Sónar São Paulo takes place on 11 – 12 May and will feature, amongst others, Mogwai, Jeff Mills, Squarepusher, Za! and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
Sónar returns to Japan – for the fifth time – on 21 – 22 April for SonarSound Tokyo, with a line-up combining major international artists such as Squarepusher, The Cinematic Orchestra, Vincent Gallo, Clark, Rustie and some of the most outstanding representatives of today’s Japanese scene.
This year for the first time, Sónar is introducing the new payment system in two instalments for purchasing the 3-day pass for the festival in Barcelona, with an initial payment of 80€ when the booking is made (before 31 March) and a second payment of 75€ before 5 May.