Sónar reveal 2015 festival line-up
- Kirstyn Smith
- 29 January 2015
Barcelona's music and multimedia festival to feature The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, FKA Twigs, Hot Chip, Die Antwoord and Flying Lotus
Sónar, Barcelona's festival of progressive music and multimedia arts, has released a video to announce the latest wave of acts taking part.
The typically eclectic line-up includes a number of British acts, including The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, FKA Twigs and Hot Chip, who'll be taking to the stage in Spain from Thu 18 Jun–Sat 20 Jun.
The video announcement opens on a wedding scene, before the wtf-factor kicks in as it is revealed two sets of twins are being married alongside their ventriloquist dummy doppelgängers in front of an audience that only features more identical twins. The names of the acts participating in the festival flash onto the screen at random throughout.
Other homegrown talents appearing include Jamie xx, Autechre and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, as well as acts from further afield: Skrillex, Die Antwoord, Flying Lotus and siriusmodeselektor.
Last year's line-up, which boasted Massive Attack, Richie Hawtin, Chic feat. Nile Rogers, Röyksopp & Robyn, Rudimental, Caribou and Lykke Li seemed hard to beat. But putting FKA Twigs alongside Duran Duran, with Kate Tempest and Voices from the Lake proves Sónar has lost none of the eccentricity that makes it stand out in a summer saturated with festival choice.
Sonar runs from Thu 18 Jun–Sat 20 Jun