Sonar Festival has always boasted one of the most unique line-up around. Never claiming to be a strictly dance music festival, it is packed with all kind of artists, from DJs to those with really weird music and quirky live performances. I always find Sonar quite refreshing especially if you're sick of the samey-samey line-ups typical of most EDM festivals these days. While the usual suspect in the name of Skrillex, Major Lazer and Diplo will be there, the other artists are really worth checking out.
As with last year, the event is divided into day and night events. The day event is usually less about partying and more about music and visualization, and could be really for you (as it is for me) if you are into live stuff and experimentation. The night events are where the thumping beats will be, with names such as Kraftwerk, Hot Natured, Ed Banger Crews, Maceo Plex, and many more. Last year I missed some of the lesser known but interesting names, so do check the profile of each act beforehand.
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Karl Hyde (Underworld)