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Anderson. Paak, Arca, DJ Shadow and Soulwax, among 40 new artist additions to Sónar Barcelona 2017

Jan 31, 2017, 3:45 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

The festival presents the European premiere of Carl Craig’s Versus Synthetizer Orchestra; the prodigious composer Nico Muhly who will appear as part of the Icelandic Bedroom Community label showcase, celebrating its 10th anniversary; new live shows from Evian Christ, Clark, Vitalic and Little Dragon; and DJ sets from world-class selectors such as Daphni & Hunee, Jon Hopkins, Prins Thomas. Seth Troxler & Tiga will offer a 6-hour set on Saturday, in the new circular sound and stage format of SonarCar.

These and a multitude of other artists will join previously announced shows from Justice,Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Eric Prydz, De La Soul, Nina Kraviz y Nosaj Thing & Daito Manabe, among others. The full program will be finalised in the coming weeks, featuring more than 130 performances distributed across 8 stages at Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night.

This Thursday, January 26, Sónar+D launches the Open Call for an exceptional opportunity to participate in this year’s Startup Garden powered by MIGRATION, a unique opportunity for 30 selected startups specializing in the creative industries - music, video, art, design, hardware and virtual reality – to look for a Series A round (200,000 to 3,000,000 Euros) investment.

Sónar 2017 continues to expand its program

Sónar continues to expand this year’s program with the inclusion of two of today’s most relevant and creative musicians, Californian Anderson .Paak and VenezuelanArca, live with Jesse Kanda AV. Anderson .Paak, one of the most breath-taking artists in today’s hip hop and R&B music scene, has been nominated for two Grammys for his excellent and universally praised album “Malibu”, which he will present live with his band, The Free Nationals.

Additionally, Sónar has been chosen by the category defying musician and producer Arca, as his only worldwide festival performance this year, where he will present his forthcoming new material live with Jesse Kanda’s presence and visuals, which will further help to redefine him as a complex and evolving artist.

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