bRUNA, Bradien, Huan and Faraón will play Sónar in Chicago

The Chicago edition of the Sónar Music Festival will take place this September. Four Catalan bands are scheduled to play in the American echo of the electronic music festival held in Barcelona.


July 28, 2010 08:19 PM

Barcelona (CNA).- During the 9th through the 11th of September, the Sónar Music Festival will take place at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion and Cultural Center of Chicago. With over 30 artistic proposals, Sónar aims to introduce itself into the cultural life of the American city. The line-up remains within the electronic experimental music scene, and the Chicago edition of Sónar will consist of primarily American musicians. However, 4 Catalan groups are scheduled to play: Bradian, bRUNA, Huan and Faraón. Sónar Chicago will collaborate with Adventures in Modern Music, a six-day festival organised by the prestigious British music magazine ‘The Wire’.
After a 1st run in Washington, D.C. and New York City in 2009, Sónar plans to continue within the United States. The Chicago edition will take place in two important Chicago venues, the Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavillion and the Chicago Cultural Center.

The festival will include all of the elements that Sónar is known for on a global level, including electronic and experimental music. However, as in its Barcelona edition, it will not be without commercial proposals.

Confirmed artists as of today are the scratch-rock band The Slew, the 90s electronic experimental project Oval, the Australian Icelandic resident Ben Frosi, Nosaj Thing, the Dutch Martyn, Nicolas Bernier and Martin Messier with their ‘Chamber of Machines’ and the New York artist Lesley Flanigan with her proposal ‘Amplifications’.

Since 2002, Sónar has been celebrated 24 times in cities like Tokyo, New York, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Washington, D.C., Lisbon, Hamburg, Rome, Sao Paolo, and Lyon.