Sónar returns to Lisbon and Istanbul in 2023


From West to East and from the Atlantic to the Bosphorus, Sónar will criss-cross Europe again in 2023. In parallel with Sónar’s 30th anniversary celebrations in Barcelona, the festival returns to Lisbon and Istanbul in  the Spring of 2023. 

Sónar Lisboa 2023 - 31 March & 1.2 April

To kick off 2023, Sónar Lisboa returns for three days of music, creativity and technology in the Portuguese capital between the 31st March and 2nd April. The second edition has been re-imagined to ensure a smooth user experience, with the entirety of the festival taking place in and around the Pavilhão Carlos Lopes in the centre of the city. Sónar Lisboa will feature daytime and nighttime performances and DJ sets as well as a Sónar+D congress. 

The first 24 acts mix local and international artists, showcasing the diversity of electronic music in 2023. Folamour brings his euphoric A/V celebration of house to Lisboa; while WhoMadeWho, Max Cooper and KiNK appear with their unique live acts. Global travellers Astra Club (DJ Tennis b2b Carlita) are joined by stalwarts of Lisboa's local scene DJ Nigga Fox and Violet b2b Photonz, with Skream b2b Mala and SHERELLE x Kode9 adding a UK flavour to the lineup. VTSS, Héctor Oaks live and I Hate Models (with an A/V show developed exclusively for Sónar Lisboa) offer contrasting visions of modern techno. There's also room for one of house's fastest rising DJs, 22-year old Brazilian sensation Mochakk.

Plus performances from Acid PauliCatarina Silva, Cinthie live, Francisca Urbano, Luisa, Or:la, Rui Vargas, Sensible Soccers, Shaka Lion, Vil, & Yen Sung. More artists will be announced soon, as well as details of the Sónar+D congress.

Head to the Sónar Lisboa website for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Sónar Istanbul 2023 - 28.29 April

For the seventh consecutive year, Istanbul will host an edition of Sónar, bringing together local and international artists in its spectacular home at Zorlu PSM on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April. As always, the event will serve as a snapshot of electronic music, cultural trends and technological advances in the city where East meets West.

Sónar Istanbul 2023 will include a 3D audiovisual show from geneticist-turned-musician Max Cooper. Techno will of course be present too, with minimal legend Richie Hawtin, UK purist Blawan, rave’s new icon VTSS, and Brazilian mega-producer and DJ ANNA. Rising star TSHA delivers a set of modern house, while Sofia Kourtesis emphasises the genre’s more poppier side. In addition to these names, there’ll be a later announcement featuring more headliners, and also plenty of Istanbul’s most vital local talent.

Early Bird Tickets are already available. Head to the Sónar Istanbul website to purchase or find out more.