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
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 Pauli
, Catarina 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
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
or find out more