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The line-up of Sónar Festival 2020

The most anticipated Barcelona music event unveils the first artists of the upcoming edition

The line-up of Sónar Festival 2020 The most anticipated Barcelona music event unveils the first artists of the upcoming edition

After revealing the first events of OFFSónarSónar Festival unveils today its official line-up. 
For 2020 the music festival symbol of Barcelona, that in its 25 years of history has stood out for the quality and the names in its programmes, is ready to present an edition - scheduled for next June 18-20, 2020 - that gathers the most prominent names of the clubbing scene, avant-garde electronica and emerging talents of trap and urban rhythms from around the planet. 

As always the great number of events is divided between Sónar by Night and Sónar by Day. This year’s edition of the festival will feature over 100 shows, including headliners such as The Chemical Brothers, Arca, THE BLAZE, Carl Cox, Mura Masa, Eric Prydz, Richie Hawtin, AJ Tracey, Laurent Garnier, The Black Madonna, Charlotte De Witte, Princess Nokia, Telefon Tel Aviv, and many others. 

The Chemical Brothers will once again reign at Sónar introducing their new and spectacular immersive audiovisual show, while THE BLAZE, the French duo that has conquered the audience thanks to their delicate and emotional tracks, will be in Barcelona for a worldwide exclusive gig. 2manydjs will return to the festival, this time at Sónar by Night in a non-stop 6- hour sets, along with the new wave of avant-garde house and techno DJs: Helena HauffCharlotte de Witte, Joy Orbison, DJ Python, DJ ANNA, Avalon Emerson and La Fleur. 

Sónar explores and stages for another year the best in the British grime and hip hop, a sound in permanent evolution. Four of its most outstanding representatives will be performing at Sónar by Night. This year the festival will feature the British rappers of the moment: Dave (revelation of 2019 and winner of the prestigious Mercury Prize) and AJ Tracey, the brilliant rhymer and author of the catchy hit Ladbroke Grove. From the dark side of rap and grime, Skepta and Stormzy collaborator and rising star of UK drill, Headie One, who will be preceded by the DJ set of Conducta, one of the kings of the new UK garage revival. 

Once again, Sónar serves as a huge platform for the most advanced and avant-garde sounds being created around the world today, introducing more than 20 nationalities, many of which focus on hip hop beats, dancehall and reggaeton updates, trap derivatives, new African rhythms, and hybrids of contemporary pop and r&b. Charismatic New York MC Princess Nokia comes back to the festival. The headlines of global sounds will be written by Uruguayan Lechuga Zafiro, with a sound between grime and dembow; Brazilian Badsista, firing off funk and digital dancehall hits; and the brilliant Kelman Duran, a Dominican living in Los Angeles, taking reggaeton to experimental grounds.

Tickets for Sónar Festival are now available here