Fira Montjuïc [BARCELLONA]
|Date:||Giugno 1, 2022|
|Address:||Avinguda rius i taulet s/n BARCELLONA|
|LINE UP FOR SÓNAR 2022
Barcelona, 16th, 17th and 18th of June
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (UK)
Today, Sónar adds 27 new artists to the line up for the festival, taking place in Barcelona on the 16th, 17th and 18th of June 2022 in its usual venues of Fira Montjuic and Fira Gran
Every one of today’s announced shows are leading the way in their particular branch of club and electronic music, while contributing to the overall richness and diversity of the scene, augmenting the innovative, transgressive and celebratory nature of the 2022 edition of the Barcelona Festival.
Among the best known names are Eric Prydz, whose technologically advanced audiovisual sets always make an impression, Nathy Peluso, who has put her stamp on contemporary latin pop and hip-hop, and Kiddy Smile the life and soul of the Parisian ballroom house scene.
Sónar 2022 also presents a number of artists at the leading edge of house and techno. Some, such as Brazil’s ANNAand The Netherland’s Reinier Zonneveld will be making their festival debuts, while others, such as the USA’s Avalon Emerson, or the German EBM powerhouse Helena Hauff, make an overdue return. And for the first time at Sónar 2022, Berlin collective Herrensauna, will bring their wildly transgressive underground hard techno party to life in an enlarged XXL format with a 6hr set from resident DJs CEM, MCMLXXXV, Salome and Cadency.
More debuts from well known names: French DJ Folamour will debut at Sónar with Folamour Power to the PPL AV show, his unique take on house and disco in an AV format, while two old friends of the festival Tiga and Hudson Mohawke will present their new project ‘Love Minus Zero’: a four-handed love letter to rave and euphoric dance. As if all this wasn’t enough, much respected UK dj producers Midland and Shanti Celeste will team up for a b2b set to bring the sun up over Sónar 2022.
Across the line up, genres continue to be crossed and boundaries shattered, with the pioneering dj experiments of New York’s GHE20G0TH1K parties founder Venus X, Timedance boss Batu’s modern take on the Bristol sound, the musical melting-pot of Manara’s future R&B and grime, and, especially, Scotch Rolex: a collaborative project from the ever-innovative Nyege Nyege Tapes featuring chiptune legend DJ Scotch Egg, Kenyan grindcore vocalist Lord Spikeheart (Duma), and the explosive Ugandan MC Yallah.
Other sounds, styles and genres to be featured include: the next wave of UK garage with Conducta, Drum and Bass with Critical Soundsystem, complex polyrhythms with Nihiloxica, an update of 70’s African disco with Nu-Genea live band (formerly Nu-Guinea), and much much more.
And as always, Sónar 2022 serves as a platform and springboard for the most exciting and relevant artists on the local and national scene. This year’s highlights include the madrigal inspired vocal pop of Tarta Relena, the trance-trap stylings of ETM, the atmospheric club of Gazzi as well as two of Barcelona’s most in demand DJs – Lucient and DJohnston.
Sónar 2022 so far…
Today’s new additions supercharge the line up for the most highly anticipated edition of the festival in history. Already announced for 2022 are UK electronica legends The Chemical Brothers with new music and an A/V show, and brand new live shows from The Blaze, Arca, Oneohtrix Point Never, Princess Nokia, Channel Tres, Serpentwithfeet, Joy Orbison or Louisahhh. Also performing live at the festival will be AJ Tracey, Polo & Pan, Tomm¥ €a$h, Sega Bodega, Morad, Lafawndah, Ms Nina, Locoplaya and Recycled J. These live shows join DJ sets from stars of the scene such as The Blessed Madonna, Charlotte de Witte, Richie Hawtin, Dj Marcelle/Another Nice Mess, Eris Drew B2B Octo Octa, DJ Python, Skee Mask, Jayda G, Lechuga Zafiro, Jamz Supernova, La Fleur, Chico Blanco and Jyoty.
While many of today’s brightest talents are already represented, the line up is by no means complete, with more artists to be announced in the coming months.