Sónar reveals first acts for Barcelona 2019

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    Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 11:00
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  • A$AP Rocky, Skepta and Amelie Lens are confirmed—plus a new show from Disclosure—for the July festival.
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  • The first wave of acts for Sónar's Barcelona festival have been announced. Next year's edition will move to July, starting on Thursday, the 18th, through Saturday, the 20th, with over 130 shows planned across Sónar By Day and Sónar By Night. The first round of acts presents a range of genres and styles on offer. A$AP Rocky and Skepta will each take on the main stage. Disclosure will debut a new "DJ show," with material from their upcoming record. Berlin veteran Paul Kalkbrenner is set to do a live rendition of his eighth album Parts Of Life. Lotic and Actress will both perform new audiovisual shows. Plenty of seasoned crowd-pleasers are also on the bill, including Dixon, Floating Points, Amelie Lens and Maya Jane Coles. Meanwhile, breakout acts such as Slikback, Bad Gyal and Catnapp will offer more adventurous takes on club music. Resident Advisor will return to co-curate the SónarLab stage, hosting two nights for the first time. Recent art of DJing subject Andy C, Octavian, Murlo, Deena Abdelwahed and a back-to-back debut from Blawan and Dax J are on the cards across Friday and Saturday nights so far. In July, it was revealed that James Barton's Superstruct Entertainment, the live music-focused arm of US investment firm Providence Equity Partners, bought a majority stake in Sónar just ahead of its last edition this past June. Read Matt Unicomb's five key performances from Sónar 2018, and watch a preview of the 2019 festival below.