Sónar Reykjavík has just finalised their line-up for this year’s hip-hop and electronic music festival. Rounding off the already exciting line-up are visiting artists DAWN, GAS, Octavian as well as all-star homegrown Icelandic names such as funky dance-pop trio Vök. Legendary electronic outfit GusGus will also grace the stage with a keenly anticipated DJ set.
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The festival will take place at the end of April with the first performances rolling out on Thursday the 25th. Sónar has been running annually for the last seven years, bringing huge names to Iceland, and this year will be no different.
All performances will take place in the beautifully constructed Harpa Concert Hall and each auditorium is perfectly optimized for the best sound quality on offer. It’s possible to buy day tickets but it’s far more economical (and fun) to book a ticket for the entire festival, granting you access to all the exciting concerts on offer.
As well as the artists already mentioned, you can also expect the prolific drum and bass outfit, Hausar, dance star ROKKY, visual electronica mood master, Good Moon Deer and industrial electronic band IDK IDA from Denmark.
Headliners already announced in December include Little Dragon, Little Simz and no other than the legendary English electronic dance music duo, Orbital. This year’s festival promises to get audiences alive and moving on their feet.
The festival is a yearly success and top names that have graced the Sónar stage include massive names such as Fatboy Slim, De La Soul, Squarepusher, Diplo and many more.
April is also still within the Northern Lights season so festival attendees can look forward to finding an elusive Northern Lights show after an excellent musical performance.
Here is a complete list of artists performing at this year’s Sónar Reykjavík:
Biggi Veira – GusGus dj set
Janus Rasmussen Live (FO)
President Bongo & Óttar S.
Good Moon Deer
IDK IDA (DK)
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