First international acts announced for Sónar Cape Town

2014-08-05 09:08

Cape Town – Festival organisers for Sónar Cape Town announced the first headlining artists for its December edition on Tuesday as well as the addition of a satellite event in Johannesburg, A Taste of Sónar.

The satellite event will take place on Friday 12 December 2014 and will feature a selection of the international acts set to perform at Sónar Cape Town, including 2manydjs (DJ set) and The Bloody Beetroots (live).

A Taste of Sónar will be held at the industrial Nazrec Expo Centre, just south of the city centre.

Having performed at this year’s Sónar Barcelona as well as many previous editions, 2manydjs are no stranger to the Sónar family. They mix an energetic fusion of everything from tech and progressive rock to R&B and funk and are praised for consistently pushing the boundaries of electronic music into new and innovative territory. As brothers they also play as well-known band Soulwax and with James Murphy as Despacio.

Led by Italy’s enigmatic Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, The Bloody Beetroots are well known for their ability to work any dance floor with hyperbolic tracks and floor-rinsing drops. Following a hugely successful DJ set in Cape Town in 2009, The Bloody Beetroots are returning this year to South Africa to play at Sónar Cape Town and A Taste of Sónar in Johannesburg with their critically acclaimed full live show.

For 21 years Sónar has explored the sonic spectrum and been a large part of the evolution of the electronic music scene by recognising, developing and showcasing the best talent from around the world. Sónar Cape Town will be no different.

"We are laying the foundations to grow Sónar into an institution in South Africa," says Seed Experiences Managing Director, Brian Little. "Sónar is a unique festival model and we aim to replicate the Sónar ethos in South Africa and what makes it so successful around the world, within a local context."

Sónar’s commitment to the South African electronic music scene will also mean a host of established and emerging local talent will have the opportunity to be noticed on an international level and to develop skills on a local level.

Limited Early Bird Passes are now on sale to the first ticket buyers. The Sónar Professional Accreditation (PRO) option offers access to priority parking, a clock room, free wifi, cellphone chargers and access to an exclusive viewing area and bar at the event.

Sónar Cape Town:
Good Hope Centre
One-Day Pass for 15 Dec 2014: R495
One-Day Pass for 16 December: R595
PRO Pass (Two-Day): R1350
Early Bird (Two-Day): R695
Get tickets and information here.

A Taste of Sónar in Johannesburg:
Nazrec Expo Centre
Friday 12 December 2014
General Pass: R595
PRO Pass: R895
Early Bird Pass: R495
For more information click here.

*One lucky Channel24 reader can win a double ticket to the festival! All you have to do is follow @Channel24 on Twitter and send us a tweet with #Channel24SonarCapeTown.

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