The lineup for the annual electronic and hip hop music festival Sónar Reykjavík is taking form. A number of new acts were revealed this week, including the UK band Orbital and Iceland’s favourites FM Belfast.

Performers at next year’s event will include the likes of Kero Kero Bonito (UK), Caterina Barbieri (Italy), Little Dragon (Sweden), and Avalon Emerson(US), as announced this week.

Three popular Icelandic acts, Prins Polo, GDNR and Dj. flugvél og geimskip, are also scheduled to make an appearance.

The first lineup announcement included such acts as Richie Hawtin (CA), Jon Hopkins (UK), Little Simz (UK) and Objekt (DE).


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Prins Polo performing in Iceland.

Prins Polo performs onstage. Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Øyvind Kolås

The festival will be held from April 25th through to the 28th at Harpa Concert Hall and it is one of Iceland’s most beloved and sought-after music festivals, with Harpa only having a capacity of 3500 guests per night.

Created in 1994, Sónar showcases both the very best and the very latest in electronic, hip-hop and experimental music.

Early bird tickets covering the festival’s three-day run are now available for 15.990 ISK / 115 EUR. VIP tickets will cost festival goers 28.990 ISK / 199 EUR.