French electronica pioneer Jean Michel Jarre, U.K. producer and musician James Blake and Australia’s Flume have been added to the line-up of Sónar 2016 in Barcelona.
Rising Ethiopian-American singer Kelela, British MC Roots Manuva, U.K. grime sensation Stormzy and Nozinja, representing new electro sounds emerging from Johannesburg, have also been added to the list of acts performing at the June 16-18 festival.
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Boys Noize, John Talabot, Jackmaster and the Martinez Brothers are among DJs newly announced for Sónar. Four Tet and Laurent Garnier will play seven hour sets at a newly designed clubbing space.
Jarre, known for his groundbreaking monumental outdoor performances featuring fireworks and a laser harp, will premiere his new show in Barcelona on June 17.
“For me, So?nar, has become everything a modern festival should aspire to be,” the synthesizer pioneer stated in an announcement from the festival. “This is why I chose them to mark my return to the stage and I’m very much looking forward to bringing my new show to the people of So?nar.”
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Blake is expected to perform tracks from his much anticipated third album Radio Silence, which reportedly features Kanye West among its guests. Flume will present his new album Skin.
New Order, John Grant, Fatboy Slim, and Antony Hegarty from Antony and the Johnsons are among artists previously announced for Sónar 2016.