Sonar Reykjavik 2013

Posted on December 28th, 2012 by in Festivals

sonar reykjavik 2013

Recently, globetrotting arts exhibit Sonar announced their first venture in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, set for 15th-16th February 2013. As a conduit to their major summer festival, held in Barcelona each June, their overseas exploits help spread their message of collaborative music and new media, and innovation. After over 30 events in places such as Tokyo, London, Buenos Aires, New York and more, Sonar are seeking to offer artists and music fans a different experience to the huge sell-out summer festivals, and help showcase a more intimate style of performance from well-known musicians and DJs.

The two-day festival is based around the Harpa concert house, a unique and dominating building in the centre of Reykjavik. It will revolve around four stages, with a total capacity of just 3500 people. In addition to the two main stages of Harpa, an underground parking area and a smaller, scenic corner of the hall will both be transformed into a soundstage for the event.

The line up will host around 15 international artists, including British post-dubstep pioneer James Blake, Squarepusher, Modeselektor, Simian Mobile Disco and more. In addition, Sonar Reykjavik will feature around 30 Icelandic DJs and live acts, including three-piece electronic band Gus Gus, Kippi Kaninus, and the ‘schizophrenic’ music and homemade instruments of Mugison.

Having seen what they can do in Barcelona and Chicago, we are excited that their world tours continue in exciting venues around the world.

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by Lee Jarvis
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