Taking place in Hong Kong for the third year running, legendary Barcelona-based electronic music festival Sónar served up a day to remember for the thousands of fans who made the journey to Hong Kong Science Park on Saturday April 13. Featuring more than 35 top international, regional and local live acts and DJs across five unique indoor and outdoor stages, as well as a cutting-edge programme of creative technology experiences, the 15-hour festival thrilled crowds from start to finish with a deeply diverse selection of memorable performances and immersive attractions.
Featuring a supremely eclectic lineup that spanned the full spectrum of electronic music, from hypnotic downtempo rhythms and hip-hop beats to driving house and techno, Sónar once again delivered an infectious day-into-night party vibe that kept festivalgoers dancing until the end.
Musical highlights on the outdoor SonarVillage stage included a mesmerising DJ set from Ninja Tune legend Bonobo, an irresistible live show from genre-bending jazz-funk maestro Thundercat and a sultry sunset performance by British future-pop duo AlunaGeorge. At the indoor SonarClub stage, fans were treated to pulsating sets by influential Berlin DJ/producerAnja Schneider, Canadian electronic maverick Art Department and Spanish house masterJohn Talabot, who brought the curtain down on the festival with a spellbinding two-hour set.
In addition to the music, Sónar also featured an extensive creative technology programme that allowed festivalgoers to explore a wide array of innovative tech-driven attractions. These included engaging talks by creative luminaries, hands-on workshops, groundbreaking prototypes, interactive new media arts installations, immersive VR experiences and spectacular audio-visual performances.
About Sónar festival
Since its launch in Barcelona in 1994, Sónar festival has established itself at the cutting edge of the global electronic music landscape and gained respect among fans and critics worldwide for its eclectic lineups, high-quality production and unwavering support for electronic artists both new and established. Beyond the music, Sónar plays a vital role in promoting creative technology via the Sónar+D programme, providing a unique platform for exchanging ideas and exploring the spaces where creativity and technology meet in a fun and inspirational environment.