Sonar has announced its 2022 line-up, and as you might imagine, it’s stacked to the gills with both local and international talent. The diversity and freshness of dance music from across the globe is represented by both established and emerging names, with Jennifer Cardini b2b Perel, Anfisa Letyago and Paranoid London joined by Angola via Portugal’s Pongo, South Africa’s Scorpion Kings, Australia’s Partiboi69, New Zealand’s Lady Shaka and a British-Asian b2b from Yung Singh and SUCHI.
From the fringes, additions include percussionist Eli Keszler; Quayola/Seta’s audiovisual collaboration ‘Transient’ presented by ME by Meliá; and a percussive set from Italian selector Ehua.
Niño de Elche presents his new project ‘Concert de músika festera’ with Ylia and 40-piece band “La Valenciana”; Catalan duo Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés will expand the sound of a choir using Artificial Intelligence; and Spanish queer phenomenon Samantha Hudson debuts a new ‘variety show’. Plus a host of local DJs, with AWWZ, Albal b2b Rocio and Umami b2b CRKS290 and others showcasing the vibrancy of the current Spanish club scene.
Sónar+D moves to new spaces this year, taking over the entire Palau de Congressos, and introducing new formats on the new SónarÁgora and +D stage. This new venue will be dedicated to presentations with a high audiovisual component and hybrid performances that are both conference and concert.
The 29th edition of Sónar, which will once again be held on its usual dates -16, 17 and 18 June – at its home in the Fira Montjuïc and Fira Gran Via, will this year include more than 100 shows, including new live performances from The Chemical Brothers, The Blaze, Moderat, C. Tangana, Arca, Eric Prydz, Headie One, Morad, Bonobo, Nathy Peluso, Overmono and DJ sets by Charlotte de Witte, Helena Hauff and The Blessed Madonna.