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Sónar 2014 adds 50 new artists and releases its main line-up

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Sónar 2014 has finalised its main line-up with 50 new artists, headed by the legendary Chic, with Nile Rodgers at the helm.

The festival taking place this year from 12th – 14th June will also present performances by several Nordic artists with their finger very much on the pulse, including Neneh Cherry, Lykke Li (both presenting new albums at Sónar), the Röyksopp + Robyn duo, Todd Terje and Trentemøller, as well as immersive digital experiences by Audion and Daito Manabe and visionary artists such as Dâm-Funk, Kid Koala, Forest Swords, Henry Saiz and Oren Ambarchi, who will be performing with Sinfonietta Cracovia in a joint collaboration between Sónar and Unsound Festival in Poland.

Also a new concept called DESPACIO: Powered by McIntosh is a one-of-a-kind sound system created by LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and prestigious New York sound engineer John Klett of Tech Mecca along with 2Many DJs. The focus is on the partygoers’ experience instead of the stage spectacle that has become so commonplace in music today. The sound system consists of a floor-standing series of seven giant, 11-foot stacks arranged in a circle – allowing the crowd to fully immerse themselves in the music. James, David & Stephen will be behind the decks, located in a dark and obscured background, for three daily six-hour sessions from 3:30pm to 9:30pm throughout the festival.  Check out the video below:

    In the coming weeks Sónar will put the finishing touches to its line-up with more Spanish acts, new names from the Red Bull Music Academy and even more surprises.  Separate tickets for Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night are now on sale from http://sonar.es/en/2014/

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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