Festivals 2015

Sonar 2015
Do Not Miss List

The Barcelonian behemoth has announced the final wave of its 2015 lineup.

The Barcelonian behemoth has announced the final wave of its 2015 lineup

Do you like San Miguel, sunshine and Señoritas? Do you like Skrillex, Squarepusher and Seth Troxler? Do you like Skepta, Scuba and SOPHIE? Well it sounds like Sonar might be just up your street.

It's not just artists beginning with "S" that'll be rocking Spain's coolest city, the bill features top tier talent from across the musical spectrum (and alphabet). We've picked some of the gigs we're most excited about making fools of ourselves at come 18th June.

If the very best in electronic-focused music in beautiful surroundings with cheaper-than-chips beer prices is something you think you'd enjoy, you can still grab tickets here.

The Chemical Brothers

Alas it'll only be one of the brothers taking to the decks throughout this festival season - Ed Simons has retired from touring to focus on his studies. But we've already seen the one brother band in action this year, at the fittingly blurry Bugged Out Weekender, and we can confirm that absolutely none of the punch has been lost from the live show. An absolute must see.

FKA Twigs

The undisputed star of 2014, FKA Twigs is sure to draw a huge crowd, so get there early and be prepared for a series of arm in arm sing-a-longs.

Jamie xx

By the time Sonar rolls around, Jamie's debut album, In Colour, will *probably* be released. So it's a pretty safe bet to expect this to be loaded with originals and of course some crate digging curveballs.


Tiga is one of our favourite live DJs - his sets are always slightly left-field and full of a brand of hard-hitting techno that seems at odds with his production work. So we're really eager to see what he pulls out of the bag for us in this rare live set.

Erol Alkan

This could be the lineup for any festival past or present and, if he was on the bill, Erol would still make our top ten. A huge personal hero and one of the most consistently amazing performers of the past decade. Do Not Miss.


Who know what to expect from serial troll SOPHIE when he takes to the stage in Spain. We just home we get at least two rewinds of both "BIPP" and "Lemonade". A sneak peak at some new material would be the icing on the cake.

The Bug

It hard to image an artist who's music seems less suited to the Spanish sunshine than The Bug. His is this sound of dark, dank London tunnels. But as long as they find a suitably cavernous location for him, this could be the set of the weekend - a little respite from the sun and a reminder of home. Oh an huge levels of bass.


After the full frontal assault of The Bug, we'll be clambering for a little sonic respite. We're huge fans of Tourist's sad dance music in the Ministry office, but in the Catalan sunshine, we expect his music to take us to all-new blissful heights. 


The comes a point in any festival - usually about two days in - where the constant pounding of strobes and kick drums all gets a bit too much and all you really want is some keytar-based future funk. Well luckily Redinho is on the tour circuit to provide just that.

Laurent Garnier

You want our advice? Never, ever, miss a chance to see Laurent Garnier. The man's a wizard both behind the decks and in the studio. One of the true European greats, lets just all collectively pray that the above gets an airing.

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Written by Matthew Francey

21 Apr 2015