Sonar is back in 2012 with four festivals spread across the globe – Barcelona, the main festival, running between June 14 to 16 will feature such artists as Hot Chip, Modeselektor, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Austra and Mouse on Mars, while two inaugral events in two different continents will be added to the 5th installment of Sonar Tokyo.
Just to remind you that Howard Jones will embark on a UK tour from Wednesday April 11 – performing for the first time his first two studio albums in full.
Bangface will be continuing their famous Weekenders this September with a real special treat.
Just announced, and in addition to acts mentioned previously, New Order will now be playing Sonar in Barcelona in 2012.
Taking place now at the London Pleasure Gardens rather than their spiritual home at Minehead, Butlins, Bloc festival will be back for a two-dayer on July 6 and 7.
Bangface Weekender will be back September 14-16, and will be extra special for those who like the work of Aphex Twin.
Release was invited to Sonar again and we sent our London writer and photographer Mike Whyte on a plane to Barcelona. He writes: It’s always nice to be back at Sonar, and this year was no exception. A little bit more commercial than in past years, especially at Sonar by Night where dance music in its various guises seemed to be the order of the day. Still, there was plenty to amuse and entertain across the 3 days, 2 locations and 8 stages. [more...]
Halloween is usually a time for costumes, candy – and not always very good music. If you’re in London on October 27 check this out. The famous festival Bestival have announced a Halloween spectacular in London on Saturday with acts such as DJ Zinc in attendance, and rave legends Shades of Rhythm playing live.
The Prodigy will re-release their seminal album “Fat of the Land”, through XL Recordings this December. [more...]