Cancelled in 2019
The 6th edition Sónar Reykjavík takes place at one of Europe's most unique concert venue, Harpa. The stars of electronica, hip-hop and other modern music join under Northern Lights.
This intimate festival will take place on five stages at Harpa with a total capacity of 3.500 guests. Beside the two main stages, a part of the concert halls underground parking will be changed into a nightclub where local and international DJ´s will perform during the festival. A scenic part of the concert house will also be changed into a stage along with a seated hall with a capacity of 199 guests.
The joy of music and Olafur Eliasson's fantastic glass facadé of Harpa play a stark contrast to the surrounding mountains and arctic darkness during Sónar Reykjavik. As the festival takes place during Northern Lights season in Iceland, you might spot the aurora borealis on your way to or from the venue - or simply by looking up, through Harpa's glass structure at the festival.
Along with welcoming leading talent from around the world, the Sónar Reykjavik line-up puts the spotlight on the vibrant music scene in Iceland, both established and up-and-coming artists, some who gained their first taste of international recognition at the festival, others playing their debut show, giving the festival its' distinctive character.
While the SonarClub and SonarHall stages host the festival headline shows, Sónar Reykjavik joins forces with the Red Bull Music Academy to present exciting new international and local talent at the seated SonarComplex stage. Located at the scening harbour facing part of the concert house.
During the festival Harpa's underground carpark is transformed into the SonarLab nightclub - traditionally the festival’s stronghold for heads-down, no frills sets, by international and local DJs with the programming co-curated by Resident Advisor.
Artists who've performed at Sónar Reykjavík include: Major Lazer, Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, James Blake, Jamie xx, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, De La Soul, Paul Kalkbrenner, Moderat, Squarepusher, Diplo, Nina Kraviz, Hudson Mohawke, Ben Klock, LFO, Boys Noize, John Talabot, Jon Hopkins, SBTRKT, Bonobo, Tale Of Us, Trentemøller, !!! (chk-chk-chk), Sleigh Bells, Annie Mac, Rødhåd, Ben UFO, Giggs, Todd Terje, James Holden, Modeselektor, Ellen Allien, Simian Mobile Disco, Evian Christ, Daniel Miller, Blawan, Pachanga Boys, Daphni, SOPHIE, Recondite, Randomer, Kölsch, Yung Lean, Tommy Genesis, Floating Points, Koreless, Ryan Hemsworth, Holly Herndon, Helena Hauff, Oneothrix Point Never, Elliphant, FM Belfast, Exos, Mugison, Sin Fang, Samaris, Bjarki, GusGus, Kiasmos, Ólafur Arnalds and many, many more.
The Sónar Reykjavik music festival has taken place annually in the Icelandic capital since 2013.
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