Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night latest additions

The Summer Festival Guide has the latest additions to this years Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night lineups including Nils Frahm, James Holden, Simian Mobile Disco and more!
These are the artists that complete the program for Sonar 2014:
Nils Frahm, Buraka Som Sistema, Chris & Cosey, MØ, Daphni b2b James Holden, Simian Mobile Disco “Whorl”, Tokimonsta, Ryan Hemsworth, Dj2D2, Monki, Debruit & Alsarah, Uner presented by Pioneer dj, Stwo, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Elijah & Skilliam feat. Flava D, Sau Poler, Jameszoo, Simmone Jones, Arufe, Pick A Piper, Octo Octa, Mwëslee, Shelby Grey, Kresy, Nev.Era, Pina, Mr. k!, Territoire, Eme Dj, Sunny Graves, Rayo 60, Xavi Mateu & Carlos Bayona, Sonia Gómez & Lucy Suggate & James Holden, Discos Paradiso Crew, Glue Kids, BSN Posse, Mario Nieto, 3QUINOX, Dj Enpunto, Dj Der, Ordre Etern, Sanatruja, Vallès.
Top international names
The popular young German pianist Nils Frahm will perform on the SonarHall stage, and will demonstrate why he is one of the most revered new school representatives, combining acoustic with electronic.
Meanwhile, British duo Simian Mobile Disco present their new project 'Whorl' at SonarComplex, in which bpms will be replaced by a primal ambient approach akin to Tangerine Dream.
Rounding off the new additions to Sonar by Day are new Nordic pop star MØ and two pulsating sets at SonarVillage from Canadian beat makers Ryan Hemsworth and Frenchman Stwo.
Sonar by Night highlights will include: the collaboration betweenDaphni (Dan Snaith, Caribou) and James Holden, who will join forces to offer an unprecedented and electrifying four handed dj set on Saturday night at SonarLab; a set by the BBC Radio1 DJ & presenter Monki who will close the SonarCar stage with UK house and bass music of the highest order.
Red Bull Music Academy at SonarDôme
The infallible Buraka Som Sistema head the newly confirmed acts on the SonarDôme stage, curated by Red Bull Music Academy. The Portuguese group is famous for the assimilation of the most exciting in African and South American dance rhythms in a spectacular live show.
Joining them will be the mythical Chris & Cosey, founders of Throbbing Gristle, interminably investigating and advancing in the field of cutting-edge electronica; the exceptional LA producer Tokimonstafrom the Brainfeeder family; American housemaster Octo Octa; the fruitful alliance between Frenchman Débruit and Sudanese vocalistAlsarah; the UK garage and grime trio consisting of Elija & Skilliam(Butterz label chiefs) together with Flava D; Spanish nationals Sau Poler and Arufe, both of whose careers are about to take off; Peruvian cumbia-step duo Dengue Dengue Dengue; the contemporary electronica of Dutchman Jameszoo; charismatic electro-rock from American and Berlin resident Simonne Jones; and psychedelic groove from Canadian and ex Caribou drummer, Pick a Piper.
Today’s excellent Spanish scene
Sonar completes one of its most exciting Spanish line-ups ever, drawing from the national scene’s strength and depth in recent years.
New additions include the hypnotic electronica of Nev.Era, the industrial techno of Pina, the dream-noise of Sunny Graves, environmental drones from Rayo-60, Galician beatmaker Mwësleewho will close one of the nights at SonarCar, the cinematic hip-hop ofGlue Kids, bass music from BSN Posse, garage-house from Kresy, pictorial post rock from Territoire, the 3QUINOX audiovisual collision, the versatility and knowledge of Discos Paradiso Crew, supreme skills on the decks from DJ2D2Dj DerEnpunto and Shelby Grey, open-minded electropop from Xavi Mateu & Carlos Bayona, post-dubstep from Mario Nieto, the dance power of Uner (presented by Pioneer DJ), the noise experimentation of Ordre Etern, dance movement from Sonia Gomez and Lucy Suggate to the music of James Holden, the pop vocation of Eme DJ, the groovy house ofVallès, the future beats from Sanatruja and the dance floor versatility of Mr.k!.
This year, for the first time, Sonar will collaborate with the Mercat de les Flors venue, central reference for contemporary dance and performing arts in Barcelona. They will host the show  "The Inquisitive Middle" at Sonar by Day, a dance piece created by choreographer and performer Sonia Gomez and dancer and performer Lucy Suggate, inspired by the music from "The Inheritors"  James Holdenwho will be performing live.
Beside the main sponsor Estrella Damm and the further confirmed sponsors Red Bull Music Academy and adidas, Sonar will also be supported by BershkaRon BrugalPioneer Dj and illycaffè.

Field Day 2014 latest lineup information

The Summer Festival guide has the latest lineup details for this years Field Day Festival which takes place in London's Victoria Park in June.

Leading this years lineup are electronic masters Metronomy on Saturday and The Pixes (only London show for 2014) on Sunday.

Ahead of her show in London this week, Field Day is extremely pleased to welcome iconic 80s legend Neneh Cherry, who will be playing as part of Saturday's line-up.  

Also joining them is a huge host of talented artists.

Saturday's lineup is confirmed as follows:

Arthur Beatrice, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Bake, Eyedress, FunkinEven (live), Jamie Isaac, Jamie xx, Jen Long DJ, Marc Riley DJ, Neneh Cherry & RocketNumberNine, Only Real, Phil Taggart DJ, ReviveHer, Tourist, Metronomy, All We Are, Blood Orange, Charlotte OC, Courtney Barnett, Danny Brown, DJ Barely Legal, Dusky, East India Youth, Éclair FiFi, Erol Alkan b2b Daniel Avery, Evian Christ (DJ), Fat White Family, George Fitzgerald, Gerd Janson, Ghostpoet, Huw Stephens, Innervisions: Dixon b2b Ame, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Jackmaster & Oneman present Can U Dance, Jagwar Ma, James Holden (live), Jessy Lanza, John Wizards, Jon Hopkins, Lunice, Money, Moxie, Omar Souleyman, Oneohtrix Point Never, Pawws, Ryan Hemsworth, SBTRKT, Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 , Simian Mobile Disco, Sky Ferreira, Slackk b2b Samename, SOHN , SOPHIE, Teleman, The Temper Trap, Tim Burgess (DJ), Todd Terje (live), Vessel, Warpaint + more TBA

Sunday's lineup is confirmed as follows:

Childhood, Drenge, Shy Nature, Telegram, The Bohicas, Pixies (Only London show in 2014), The Horrors, Temples, POND + more TBA

Its not just music that is coming to Field Day, check out Street Feast which brings London's premier night food market to the grounds of Victoria Park.

Street Feast has always had a festival atmosphere, so we’re very excited to be teaming up with Field Day this summer, to bring London’s best street food to one of London’s best festivals. Whether its Rainbo’s fresh & healthy gyoza or Hotbox’s 9 hour slow smoked beef ribs, there’s something for everyone, made by people with passion. From the moment the first band starts at midday there’ll be a range of great food on offer, so people can make a real day of it snacking on tacos, steamed gua bao, great pizza and spicy pulled pork naans. Field Day have always set the standard with their line up of bands and this year with Street Feast they’ll have a line up of food to match.

Street Feast

Parked in the middle of the Street Feast area, the lovely people of Greenwich based Meantime Brewery, will be drafting their freshest lager: Inside the Beer Tank are two maturation vessels holding brewery-fresh beer, which remains unfiltered and unpasteurized: it is still living, which allows it to continue to mature. Drinking Brewery Fresh Lager is second only to drinking beer direct from the brewery! 

But Meantime Brewery are not the only independent brewery on board this year: The London’s Brewers’ Market will be appearing at Field Day for the first time, presenting a round up of the very best of London’s craft brewing scene. The London Brewers’ Market will bring together the cream of the crop! Featured breweries will include the following, with more tba: The Five Points Brewing Company (Hackney), Hackney Brewery (Hackney), Beavertown Brewery (Hackney Wick), Fourpure Brewing Co (Bermondsey, London), Late Knights Brewery (Crystal Palace).

Last but not least, we are also very happy to welcome back Clapham Common’s Venn Street Market for the fourth consecutive year. The market will bring the most delicious food from around the globe, including Mamas Jerk, Mei Mei Street Cart, Taco Truck, Dhaba Lane, Wholefood Heaven, The Handmade Scotch Eggs Co, Anna Mae’s and many more!

Beck & London Grammar to headline Festival No 6

Wales premier boutique music and arts festival, Festival No 6 reveals its headliners for 2014 which include Beck and London Grammar.

Festival No 6 also announced Martha & the Vandellas, Bonobo, Neneh Cherry, Jimi Goodwin, Temples, Steve Mason, James Holden, John Wizards, Cherry Ghost, Los Campesinos!, Radiophonic Workshop, The Rails, All We Are, Arthur Beatrice, Childhood, The Brythoniaid Welsh Male Voice Choir, East India Youth, Alexis Taylor, The Rails and Telegram.

Headlining the electronic side of things is house maestro Julio Bashmore who will join the the newely confirmed Andrew Weatherall, Danny Krivit, Michael Mayer, Justin Robertson, Ewan Pearson, Prosumer, Ashley Beedle, Unabombers, Low Life, Aficionado, Joe Boyd and the wonderful Awesome Tapes From Africa.

Hot off the back of releasing his highly anticipated twelfth studio album ‘Morning Phase’, Beck will headline Festival No.6 on Saturday night. The album has received rave reviews across the board, with The Times giving it five stars and declaring it “A work of art" and Q magazine declaring “Beck has properly re-acquired his mojo”. Festival No.6 are delighted to host him to play one of just two festival performances across the season.
The past year has been nothing short of monumental for home grown success story London Grammar. Since the trio performed at last year’s No.6 and filled the main stage tent, the band have released a lauded Platinum selling album, been nominated for a BRIT and sold out gigs from Brixton to Brooklyn.
London Grammar says:
“It’s a real honour to play Festival No.6 again. Portmeirion is a beautiful and somewhat surreal location. We can't wait to perform there again!” 

Unknown Croatia add Chvrches, Wild Beasts and more to 2014 lineup

Unknown Croatia unleash the first phase lineup for the 2014 installment which includes live performances from Scottish electro pop band Chvrches, the critically acclaimed Wild Beasts, Jungle, Mount Kimbie, James Holden, Ten Walls and many more. DJ showcases come from Resident Advisor’s No 1 DJ of 2013 Dixon, who is returning back from a memorable performance at Unknown’s debut event alongside the likes of TEED, Tale Of Us, Daniel Avery and Ame. 

Further musical recruits include John TalabotSeth TroxlerBicepJoy OrbisonSimian Mobile DiscoMichael Mayer, plus many more. Artists play across a diverse range of musical activities including daytime and evening events on boats, by the pool, deep in the forest and new for 2014, on nearby islands.

Art and performance were a highlight of Unknown’s first event and will be returning on an even grander scale in 2014 courtesy of Mad Ferret productions, Unit 44 and more. Also new to 2014, the main stage will be open a whole extra day giving more scope for live performances. With 25­-30 flights a day leaving the UK for nearby airports, its easier than ever before to attend.

Returning to the beautiful town of Rovinj, crowned the jewel of the North Adriatic, Unknown is set within an inclusive site with accommodation options ranging from camping to five star luxury apartments, all of which are available from from 11th February. Put together by the Leeds promotersSound Channel, Unknown 2014 still has more surprises in store with further artists yet to be announced.


Chvrches / Wild Beasts / Jungle / Mount Kimbie / Forest Swords / Henrik Schwarz / James Holden / Kink / Lapalux / Ten Walls

Ame / Bicep / Daniel Avery / Dixon / DJ Harvey / Dusky / Erol Alkan / George Fitzgerald / Gerd Janson / Horse Meat Disco / Jackmaster / John Talabot / Joy Orbison / Kim Ann Foxman / Mano Le Tough / Michael Mayer / Optimo / Rub & Tug / Ryan Elliot / Seth Troxler / Simian Mobile Disco / Tale Of Us / TEED / The 2 Bears / Waze & Odyssey

Aunti Flo / Bad Passion / Capacabana / Cutloose / Eskimo Twins / Force Of Nature / Gatto Fritto / Geddes / Genius Of Time / Harri & Domonic Capello / Hunee / Jennifer Cardini / Last Waltz / Lord Of The Isles / Mike Jones / Mister Saturday Night / Paramida / People Get Real / Red Axes / Scott Fraser / Simon Baker / The Sonic Emporium / Tim Fairplay / Tom Grainger 


Sonar Barcelona announces massive lineup for 2014

Sónar Barcelona 2014 presents Massive Attacks new show as well as Richie Hawtins Plastikman making a return to Spain with an exclusive performance of his Objekt live concept.

Massive Attack have chosen Sónar Barcelona to present a brand new show which will move a step further their ongoing audio visual exploration of agitation propaganda and technology.

Massive Attack will play Sonar 10 years after their previous performance and following the acclaimed series of groundbreaking and extraordinary shows designed and staged by Robert Del Naja and film maker Adam Curtis in Manchester, Duisberg and New York. For this new Massive Attack show Robert will again co-design, creating a compelling collision of music, art and political discourse. 

Massive Attack @ Sonar Barcelona 2014

Massive Attack (a worldwide reference for electronica) was founded in 1988 by Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. Their debut album 'Blue Lines' contained the single 'Unfinished Sympathy', one of the 10 best songs in music history, according to a survey by The Guardian. Following their first release were albums: 'Protection', 'Mezzanine', '100th Window' and 'Heligoland' as well as numerous singles and countless remixes making up one the most personal repertoires in experimental pop music over the last 25 years. Plastikman at Sonar by Day and Richie Hawtin’s Close show at Sonar by Night Sonar 2014 will present both sides of Richie Hawtin's musical character over two days: from his own new recordings and live show Objekt as Plastikman at Sonar By Day, to his new standpoint on modern day performing as Richie Hawtin with Close in the main hall of Sonar By Night

Richie Hawtin, the globally recognised key figure of electronica, will update his recording alias Plastikman. Richie Hawtin's Plastikman will make a return to Sonar with the exclusive European performance of his developing 'Objekt' live concept – debuted at the Guggenheim in New York last month. Hawtin and his team created an entire new audio and visual experience for the Guggenheim – inspired by the room he was asked to perform in. Plastikman will return to Sonar in 2014 with the new music, visuals and a special variation on the obelisk that his team created for the landmark art event.

On a different day at Sonar by NightHawtin will headline with his new performance concept, Close. The new show is designed to bring audiences closer to the performance of a modern day electronic artist with the assistance of highly-advanced cameras and intimate lighting. Hawtin will give full transparency to the improvisation and technological manipulation in how he plays all which helps set him apart from the traditional definition of a DJ.   Leading lights in contemporary electronica The first batch of confirmed artists also includes purist bastions of electronica like Four Tet; James Holden (Border Community head honcho), with a unique staging of his stunning album "The Inheritors"; Jon Hopkins will perform live his techno album "Immunity" (heralded as electronic release of the year); Oneohtrix Point Never aka Daniel Lopatin, one of the most amazing artists to appear on the experimental scene in recent years and who will present his new audiovisual show; and Matmos, creators of an extremely elaborate IDM, who will convert the Sonar stage into their own private experimental laboratory.

Sonar 2014 will also enjoy incredible shows from Bonobo, who will present his new kaleidoscopic electronica album "The North Borders" with one of his spectacular live shows; Woodkid, the French multidisciplinary artist enjoying a meteoric rise in recent months, a natural creator incorporating design, advertising, video and music; and Moderat, an alliance of Berlin’s electronic scene’s foremost representatives (Modeselektor + Apparat) presenting their new album 'II'.

Dance music, implicit in its multiple forms, will feature in the hands ofCaribou, the Canadian musician and mathematician Dan Snaith, who has chosen Sonar to present one of his limited shows before the release of his next album; Gesaffelstein artist name for Parisian musician Mike Levy, will present on stage 'Aleph', his acclaimed debut album, and I am Legion, the band formed by British hip hop group Foreign Beggars and Dutch dubstep trioNoisia.

There will be no shortage of talented newcomers like Evian Christ, the youthful dj and producer for label Tri Angle, who is making some of the most futuristic beats for Kanye West and Matthew Barney;Jessy Lanza, the Canadian signed to prestigious label Hyperdub, who will present her celebrated and atmospheric debut album "Pull My Hair back"; Copeland, the female element of enigmatic and unpredictable duo Hype Williams will present her as yet unreleased new work; Majical Cloudz, the pop art duo based in Montreal;
the festival’s up and coming artists like Happa, aka Samir Alikhanizadeh, whose music at the tender age of 16 already
stands out as the most exciting and brutal techno around today;Nisennenmondai, Japanese instrumental power trio; or
Clipping., the Californian rap noise trio…

Some of the national artists performing at next year’s festival will beBalago, the experimental post-electronica and synthetic kraut group; Downliners Sekt, the Catalan-French duo who will present a brand new album and live show; Desert, dream pop’s best kept secret; and Pau Roca, one of the national scene’s most prominent house djs.

James Holden, Jon Hopkins and more for Sónar Reykjavík and Sónar Stockholm

James Holden, Jon Hopkins, Paul Kalkbrenner, Bonobo, Daphni and Evian Christ have been announced for both Sónar Reykjavík and Sónar Stockholm 2014 in February.

In Sónar Reykjavík, they all join Major Lazer, who is headlining, together with the When Saints Go Machine and the première of Starwalker, the new collaboration of France's Jean-Benoit Dunckel (half of Air) and Icelandic composer Bardi Johannsson. More than 90 artists will be playing in Sweden and Iceland for this year’s Sónar Nordic trip.

Sónar Nordic weekend James Holden, the cosmic and trance-like creative head of Border Community, will take “The Inheritors”, his last epic production, out his studio out into the world via his live show which promises to expand the grounds for folk modern electronic music. UK's own digital bits crafter Jon Hopkins and Evian Christ, the rising star wizardly mixing R&B and hip-hop also will be joining him on this journey to both Sónar Reykjavík and Sónar Stockholm.

Germany's dance music iconic star Paul Kalkbrenner as well asBonobo, the downtempo experimental live by UK producer Simon Green, and the dj set of Daphni, aka Caribou's loved electronic dance project, are also confirmed on top of the bills for both Sónar Stockholm and Sónar Reykjavik.

Only in Sónar Reykjavík, they all join Major Lazer, together with the When Saints Go Machine and the première of Starwalker, the new collaboration of France's Jean-Benoit Dunckel (half of Air) and Icelandic composer Bardi Johannsson. Sónar lands in Stockholm for the first time Sónar Stockholm takes place at Munchenbryggeriet in the Södermalm district in the city centre, the 14th and 15th of February 2014 and it will encompass 30 artists and Dj's overthree stages: SonarClub, SonarDôme presented by RBMA and SonarLab. The doors will open at 7PM until 3AM on both days.

Among the local acts, the festival hosts two of Sweden's finest DJ's, the Berlin-Stockholm bound Johanna Knutsson and P3 radio turn into clubbing and producing DJ Sandra Mosh

As the epilogue of the successful Red Bull Music Academy Weekender which took place in Stockholm this November, Red Bull Music Academy will partner with Sónar Stockholm. 
The Red Bull Music Academy will program the second largest stage of the festival portraying some of the most interesting local and international acts around together with the academy's favourite
up-and-coming talent.

Second edition of Sónar Reykjavík Sónar Reykjavík 2014 takes place at Harpa – Reykjavik Music Hall, situated right by the harbor in the downtown area of the city, with five different stages over three days, the 13, 14 and 15th of February. Sónar Reykjavik will be turning Harpa's underground car park again into a nightclub and will provide a line-up of more than60 artist, bands and DJs for its second edition.

Major Lazer, world-famous Diplo's production which continues to spearhead the current dancehall revival movement, headlines one of the five stages on the Saturday night. Another highlight will be the première of Starwalker, the new collaboration of France's Jean-Benoit Dunckel (half of Air) and Icelandic composer Bardi Johannsson.

Major Lazer

Among the local acts the award winning blue-eyed soul sensationMoses Hightower; Möller Records founders Futuregrapher &Skurken; the most exciting new act to emerge from Iceland's vibrant music scene in the past months, electric pop trio Vök;Kiasmos, the brainchild of Icelandic modern classical composer Ólafur Arnalds and Bloodgroup mastermind Janus Rasmussen from the Faroe Islands, and the adventurous Reykjavik based American-Icelandic electro-pop duo Low Roar. The Danish bandWhen Saints Go Machine will also be a highlight together with our good German-Danish friend Rune Reilly Kölsch aka Kölsch,HjaltalínSykurSometime and Kent Slash Demo.

Danny Brown, SBTRKT, Gold Panda and more join Beacons Festival lineup

Beacons Festival, the cutting-edge music and arts festival are pleased to reveal the latest acts. Joining Bonobo, Ghostpoet, Django Django, Local Natives, Savages, Dutch Uncles is DANNY BROWN. A natural born rapper, the 32 year-old began his life in rhyme at a young age, thanks to his mum, who raised him on a literary diet of Dr. Seuss books. A little edgier than a rhyming kids' book writer, Detroit-born Brown started turning heads back in 2010 with his debut album The Hybrid. 2013 brings album number three, entitled Old and Danny's had hip-hop fans foaming at the chops with anticipation for its release. 


Beacons also revealed that the fancy dress theme for the Friday is Frontiers of The Future along with a new outdoor stage The Red Bull Music Academy. T. Williams, Throwing Snow and James Holden will headline that stage with further announcements due soon.

Beacons is a three-day, four-night festival and for a short period, tickets are available at £99.50 with deposit schemes still available. Early Bird tickets are now sold out and Beacons have launched a new ticket. The Beacons Bundle which features 24 cold beers or cider, a Beacons hand printed tote bag with the festival programme and a weekend ticket all for the price of £129.50.

Newly confirmed artists below:

Danny Brown 
Gold Panda 
James Holden 
New York Brass Band 
Sky Larkin
T. Williams 
Throwing Snow 

Sub Club Sound System and Soma Records set for RockNess 2012

In an announcement of cosmic proportions, RockNess today confirms a constellation of electronic acts guaranteed to unleash an unearthly level of dancefloor devastation this June. What’s more, the stratospheric celebrations are set to land on the Scottish Highlands for three days in a brand new stage concept – THE ARCADIA UFO – the likes of which Scotland has never seen!

Brought to RockNess by Arcadia, originators of the now legendary Afterburner, THE ARCADIA UFO is a 360 degree rave machine from outer space, based on a flying saucer, and guaranteed to get the party people well and truly moving! Loaded with an armoury of brand new high powered effects and a thunderous sound system, this incredible new sculpted arena, which replaces the Afterburner, will crash land into the festival radiating fire, light, lasers and intergalactic vibrations. Head there as dusk falls for a truly space age experience for 2012! And the soundtrack to THE ARCADIA UFO is suitably galaxy-spanning too.

Having thrown the mother of all birthday parties at RockNess last year to celebrate an output of outstanding electronica spanning 20 years, our friends at SOMA RECORDS are back with an almighty bang for 2012, assuming control of THE ARCADIA UFO on Friday and Saturday and with a line up set to eclipse last year’s now legendary birthday euphoria.

First up is an artist who enjoys one of the most loyal & die-hard fanbases of all, JAMES HOLDEN. Founder of the Zeitgeist Border Community label, and hugely in demand as a remixer extraordinaire, HOLDEN’s record releases – including his recent rave reviewed DJ Kicks compilation on the K7! Label – plus packed out globetrotting DJ sets are as forward thinking as house and techno gets. It is a great honour and pleasure to have him on the bill.

Known as the '3 Deck Master' and 'The Machine', BEN SIMS is an unstoppable force on the global electronic circuit. His Theory Recordings imprint, much of which enjoys cult status, is highly regarded by the scene’s mightiest players, and the skill and dexterity of his mixing knows no bounds. With a signature of tough funk and hard grooves, it is with much excitement that RockNess and SOMA RECORDS welcomes BEN SIMS to play his first ever set in the Scottish Highlands.

ANDREW WEATHERALL is one of the world’s most respected and dedicated DJs, an exponent of consistently cutting edge, genre defying music. Throughout the decades he has been a driving force at the heart of the most seminal movements. Where WEATHERALLleads others follow. His set last year as part of the SOMA RECORDS birthday party was of such blistering repute that, by popular demand, he’s back for more. And what a treat we have lined up as ANDREW WEATHERALL & SEAN JOHNSTON present ‘A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE’ – a five hour set incorporating cosmic disco and house in its many different guises but never exceeding 122 BPM. Having started life in an intimate East London basement (The Drop) to showcase "an oasis of slowness in a world of increasing velocity", ‘A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE’ has built its reputation as London’s best mid-week club night. Now in a Scottish festival exclusive, SOMA RECORDS bring the maestros to Dores for what will be the perfect start to the party.

Picking up the pace after the sun sets with their deep and warming house sound will be Glasgow legends SILICONE SOUL aka Craig Morrison & Graeme Reedie. Expect an abundance of new tracks dropping at RockNess as the duo will have just released their Soma20 Remixes album complete with reworks from the biggest names in house music, plus a much anticipated new EP this summer.

This sublimely curated line up join the other recently announced SOMA RECORDS acts; ‘Baron of Techno’ DAVE CLARKE, Dirty Bird and Mothership boss CLAUDE VONSTROKE and the fast rising forward thinking ANIMAL FARM.

Speaking about this year’s proposition on the brand new UFO, Soma Records boss DAVE CLARKE said "it's almost time for more unforgettable experiences around the Soma stage at RockNess. Last year was truly special and we aim to make this year's shenanigans even more so. Bring your stomping boots. Make no mistake, this is going to Rock."

Twenty five years ago the SUB CLUB opened in Glasgow. Since then, it has carved a reputation as one of the greatest clubs on the planet, always at the forefront and never compromising on its ethos of exceptional music. Now, following its inaugural landing on Dores last year, the SUB CLUB SOUND SYSTEM is back as we celebrate the club’s 25 YEARS with a line up oozing quality and class and more incredible names still to be revealed.

Formerly known as Ramadanman and head honcho of the esteemed Hessle Audio label, PEARSON SOUND pushes the boundaries from garage to deep house vibes with a masterful execution and clarity that has seen him hailed one of the most influential producers around. A regular at Fabric where his blinding sets never fail to demolish the dancefloor, PEARSON SOUND at RockNess is not to be missed.

Credited as one of the key figures to have pushed the NYC house music scene of the 00’s into a new era with a consistently unmatched vitality and coherence, LEVON VINCENT’s star continues to rise. Although anything but a newcomer. VINCENT’s recent fame can be seen only as welcome payoff. Through his outstanding imprints, Novel Sound and Deconstruct Music (with Anthony Parasole) and alongside Jus-Ed’s Underground Quality stable, VINCENT’s raw sound epitomizes the very essence of house music. Early arrival strongly recommended. LEVON VINCENT will smash the SUB CLUB SOUND SYSTEM.

Hailing from Paris, and one of France’s most wanted radio hosts and selectors, IVAN SMAGGHE has the ability to play music like a raw conduit between his famously obscure records and the dancefloor’s strobe-soaked bodies. Belonging to a top table often described as “The DJ’s DJs, SMAGGHE’s genre defying/defining production work originally in Blackstrobe and now in ‘It’s a Fine Line’, sees him injecting something of himself seamlessly into every mix. Having held residencies at both Fabric and The Rex Club in Paris, IVAN SMAGGHE commands respect of the highest order and RockNess is extremely pleased to be welcoming him this year.

Bristol boy EATS EVERYTHING (aka Dan Pearce) loves solid booty shaking beats and basslines, house "with a little more grunt". Continuing to set the pace for heavy releases in 2012 through San Francisco’s tech funk Dirtybird label, and winning support from the likes of Seth Troxler, Claude VonStroke, Pete Tong along the way, EATS EVERYTHING will descend all guns blazing on the SUB CLUB SOUND SYSTEM this summer.

Regarded as one of the most forward thinking club nights in the world, the Sub Club’s weekly SUBCULTURE residency is an institution that reigns supreme. HARRI and DOMENIC are revered by the electronic music fraternity the world over and week in week out bodies are well and truly jacked at this over two-decade-strong residency. Expect a storming party at RockNess as we celebrate 25 years of exemplary house music from the much respected duo, and toast the prospect of many more future treats.

Serving up lashings of deep, soulful house against a tech laced, percussion driven set, the brilliant SENSU comprises of Barry Price, Esa Williams and Chris ‘Junior’ Ingram. The trio nearly blew the roof off last year’s inaugural SUB CLUB SOUND SYSTEM as they unleashed a sensational live performance to a packed out audience. This year promises to be every bit as special, remaining true to theSENSU motto of good music, good people and good times.

THUNDER DISCO CLUB provide a stylistic disco-infused aphrodisiac to Glasgow’s brimming scene that clubbers will have been hard pressed to have missed. As one of the most recognisable brands in the city, and now a monthly fixture at the SUB CLUB, the collective brings a succession of on-point bookings, inspired themes and an ever-lasting lust for all things devious to its audience. Expect a set brimming with sunshine grooves come June.

Armed with Serato, two quick hands and the most diverse crate of dance floor fillers you’re likely to hear, BOOM MONK BEN is a frenzied fanatic of all things bass. From hip hop, dancehall, funk and breakbeats to house, dubstep and drum and bass if it makes theBOOM BEN move you’ll be hearing it this summer at RockNess. His monthly HYP? night at the Sub Club welcomes the foremost exponents of all things electronic and his Mixed Bizness music promotion agency is much respected.

Sub Club director MIKE GRIEVE commented “Rockness 2012 provides the perfect platform for the Sub Club to take the underground overground. With 25 years under our belt and a line-up of exceptional quality ready to represent in our anniversary year, we are raring to go – can't wait!!"

Finally, for now at least, taking to the ARCADIA UFO decks on Sunday as part of MYLO’s very special one off EPP PARTY will be mysterious duo TIGER and WOODS. The pair have been causing a commotion of late through the strength of a series of hand-stamped white labels and outrageously groovy mixes largely pulled from the disco boogie universe, so it with much excitement we await their sonic treats.

Joining the EPP PARTY is French DJ and producer YUKSEK. Ladled with sumptuous, buzzy electronic vibes, heard in all their glory on excellent recent album ‘Living on the Edge of Time’, a sublime soundtrack of top notch tunes await the RockNess crowd.

And bringing Sunday night’s UFO experience to an almighty superlative-defying climax will be MYLO. Expect a full scale hip wiggling, nu disco inferno mixed up with trademark genius throwbacks as we welcome Scotland’s beat loving electro wizard back to RockNess for his first appearance since the very first RockNess seven years ago.

Speaking about today’s announcement, Festival Director JIM KING said, “It’s birthday greetings all round at RockNess this year and there are some must see DJs coming to celebrate with Soma and the Sub Club. The Arcadia UFO Stage is brand new and takes off from where the Afterburner left last year. The Arcadia have promised it’s even better than the Afterburner and we know it’s one of the best stages at the festival and the perfect place for Weatherall to return with ‘A Love from Outer Space’. Tiger & Woods and Ivan Smagghe are super hot and I can’t wait to see them as well. Sub Club is already looking really great and good news is there is still more for them to announce.”

Chromeo, Cee Lo Green and more for Sónar Sao Paulo 2012

Cee Lo GreenSonar São Paulo incorporates into its music program the Canadian DJ and producer duo Chromeo, well known for leading the renovation of disco; Cee Lo Green, star of new black music and who no other meets his match on stage; Skream, pioneer of the dub step sound and responsible for taking it to the charts, who will be accompanied by Mc Sgt. Pokes; the Project KTL, formed by Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O)))- & Peter Rehberg (Pita), two of the most important sound experimenters of today; the Dutch DJ and moombathon king Munchi; the Argentine digital cumbia duo Super Guachin; and the Brazilian Nedu Lopes –renowned DJ on the country’s electronic circuit– and Criolo –influent beat maker and hip hop renovator– and the partnership of Muti Randolph & Clara Sverner, with a classical piano show with interactive visuals.

Red Bull Music Academy –one of the main musical talent searchers on the planet– presents on the SonarVillage stage artists of the caliber of Flying Lotus, Rustie, James Holden, James Pants and Tiger & Woods, all of whom are internationally recognized, as are three young and vibrant local producers who are Pazes, Mauricio Fleury and Zegon.
All of which are added to the shows already confirmed; Björk, Justice, Modeselektor, Little Dragon, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, James Blake, Four Tet, Mogwai, Seth Troxler, Austra, Za!, Squarepusher, Hudson Mohawke, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Jeff Mills, John Talabot, Emicida, The Twelves, Bruno Belluomini, Psilosamples, Dago, Gui Boratto, Dj Marky Vs Patife, M Takara x Akin, Gang Do Eletro, Silva and Ricardo Donoso, making up a first-class line-up.

Check the full program here.

During both days of the festival, SonarPro will present new projects associated to art and technology, providing live demonstrations of the latest generation of products and organizing workshops with major figures and artists who work in the new media field. SonarPro enables attendees to share ideas, make contacts, and facilitate networking between creative industry working professionals.

Within the program, SonarPro highlights the presence of American artist Scott Snibbe (creator of iPhone and iPad apps for Björk’s latest album, “Biophilia”), the Canadian studio Eski (specialists in the latest generation applications for live shows) the Brazilian Muti Randolph (operating between technological design and architectural spaces) and the Catalan Conductr (creators of surprising audio applications for iPhone) Jocabola (generative systems and data visualizing) and the Music Technology Group team from ‘Universitat Pompeu Fabra’, inventors of the popular interactive musical instrument Reactable.

Check the full program here.

SonarCinema is the area within the festival dedicated to the screening of films, documentaries and audiovisual pieces, which stand out for their quality, originality and artistic values. Amongst the screenings to be enjoyed are Finisterrae (the peculiar story of two ghosts on their journey to the end of the world), Dragonslayer (the day to day of a Californian skater) or High On Hope (the chronicle of the British rave scene during the depression of the late 80’s, early 90’s).

Sonarcinema will also include two themed menus of works selected by the Catalan festivals In-Edit (dedicated to musical documentary) and Screen From Barcelona (specializing in video-art).