PublishedThu, 28 Feb 2019, 11:00
- Louie Vega, Honey Dijon, The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band and reggaeton star Bad Bunny will play the July festival in Barcelona.
Sónar has announced another wave of acts for its 2019 edition.
The Barcelona festival, which takes place in July this year, has added 34 more artists to its day and night programs. Reggaeton artist Bad Bunny and rapper Lil Uzi Vert are among the live additions, while DJ Krush, Acid Arab, Afrodeutsche and Bill Kouligas add to the electronic offering. On Sunday, The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band, a project created in response to Britain's 2016 referendum, is slotted for Sónar's closing concert. It'll feature 20 musicians and a 50-person choir.
The bill for Resident Advisor's two-night takeover of the SónarLab stage has also expanded and is now complete. On Saturday, Neon Chambers, AKA Kangding Ray and Sigha, will perform their live techno show, before Honey Dijon and Louie Vega go back-to-back for the first time, playing brighter sounds to soundtrack the sunrise. They join the likes of Saoirse, Blawan, Dax J and Deena Abdelwahed, while on Friday, Andy C lines up alongside Octavian, Murlo, Jlin and Sho Madjozi.
This wave of announcements brings the total number of performances to more than 140. Previously confirmed acts include A$AP Rocky, Skepta, Disclosure (who will DJ), Paul Kalkbrenner, Arca and Kaytranada.
Watch a teaser clip for RA's SónarLab takeover.
Read our five key performances review from Sónar 2018.
Photo credit: Alba Rupérez