December 4, 2015  —  by

Sónar 2016


With 28 days until Christmas, and seven months until Sónar 2016, the Barcelona electronic music and digital arts festival has announced its first round of performers along with a special “SónarGift” pack for holiday giving.

ANOHNI, an alias for Antony Hegarty from Antony and the Johnsons, will present the European premiere of HOPLESSNESS, the project with producers Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke. John Luther Adams’ climate change opera Become Ocean will also have it’s European premiere during the festival, set to take place June 16,17 and 18. Sónar by Day is set to continue its day-rave sunshine vibes, with living legend Kenny Dope joined by an Ed Banger House PartyThe Black MadonnaCongo Natty and plenty more. New Order need no introduction, and will be one of the Barcelona festival’s headline acts — elsewhere there’s John GrantKode9Skepta and Fatboy Slim. It all comes announced by a deranged video featuring cats, a leggy model and a drone carrying a loudspeaker. Is it June yet?