The Legendary Sonar Festival is Coming To Chicago in September

Probably one of the most unique and original festival in the world, Sonar will be branching out of Spain and making a stop in Chicago September 9th-11th.  For those who are unfamiliar with this festival, Sonar is a mashup of music, film, and video held every year in Barcelona, Spain. Artists from Flying Lotus to Hot Chip have been a part of Sonar.

From the release:

In accordance with its objective of disseminating the philosophy of the Barcelona festival and adapting it to new cities and formats, Sónar together with US Bonnaroo promoter AC Entertainment will organise the first Sonar Chicago the 10th and the 11th of September – a new festival which is anticipated to be a regular event.

The Sonar by Day activities at Sonar Chicago will take place in the many rooms and spaces of the Chicago Cultural Center (CCC), the headquarters of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the city’s main public cultural venue. The programme will be completed with Sonar by Night shows and sessions.

Sonar Chicago will present a multidisciplinary line-up with an experimental slant that is consistent with the distinguishing feature of the Barcelona festival, and which on this occasion will focus on emerging talent and local scenes, in both North America and Catalonia.

As usual at Sonar, the line-up combines some important names on the current landscape with other less mainstream and more experimental offerings, and it will be announced in mid-July.

They haven’t announce the lineup or schedule, but you can sign up at the Sonar Chicago website to receive updates.

Here are some videos from this year’s festival in Spain…

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