Barcelona’s long-running music and arts festival Sónar is coming to Hong Kong on April 1.

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DJ Shadow, Gilles Peterson and Dave Clarke will be among those playing across the festival’s six indoor and outdoor stages at Sha Tin’s Science Park.

“A true innovator, DJ Shadow (US) made his name blending everything from hip-hop, funk and soul to rock, ambient and jazz on Endtroducing….., his seminal 1996 debut album. The acclaimed DJ and producer, who released his latest LP last year, is bringing his incredible full visual show to Hong Kong for the first time.”

Emerging talent such as Lady Leshurr, Kingdom and Evian Christ will also be performing.

“Spanning the spectrum of electronic genres, Sónar’s expertly curated music programme features a diverse blend of established and emerging live acts and DJs encompassing the best in international, regional and local talent. With multiple stages to choose from, festivalgoers can enjoy a diverse range of live experiences, from large-scale outdoor spectacles to intimate indoor performances and immersive audio-visual shows.”

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Set against the Tolo Harbour in Tai Po, Sónar is putting on transport links to make the site as accessible as possible.

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The Sónar+D programme will include a series of creative tech-centred activities such as talks, workshops, an interactive virtual reality experience and new media arts performances and installations.

Full line-up thus far:

Absurd Creation, ASquared, Basic Soul Unit, Bass Music China, Blood Wine or Honey, Casey Anderson, Choi Sai Ho, Clark, Club Cheval dj set, Danny L Harle, Dave Clarke, DJ Shadow, DJ Tennis, Dragontown Trap House, Ellen Allien, Evian Christ DJ set, Fragrant Harbour Soundsystem & Ouissam, Frankie Lam, Gilles Peterson, Gorgon City, Heavy Hong Kong ft. Mousefx & MC R-Vee, Ivy Lab, Jeremy Cheung b2b Fresh Funky S, Jo.D b2b Darka, Kingdom, Kode9, Lady Leshurr, Magnetic Soul, MIIIA b2b Stranger In The Night, Mind Against, Nosaj Thing x Daito Manabe, Ocean Lam, Powell, Romain FX, Shao, Sol Passion Music, Taku Hirayama, XXX Experience, Yeti Out, Ylia, Zak Watz, and many more.
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Festival tickets are on sale now: tickets for Sónar+D only are priced at HK$180, while tickets giving access to all music performances plus Sónar+D are priced at HK$780. The festival runs from 11am to 3am, and shuttle buses will operate between Hong Kong Science Park and convenient locations throughout the city, making it easy for attendees to access the festival site. For further information on the music lineup, Sónar+D programme, ticket types and prices and more, visit

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