Sónar Athens is the Greek edition of the pioneering international festival of electronic music and digital arts, based in Barcelona.
Today, it’s a population of 4,5 million, Athens is a forward thinking and cosmopolitan Metropolis, with a vibrant underground creative scene in addition to world famous attractions such as the Acropolis with the Parthenon.
All this makes it a fitting location for Sónar festival, the innovative cultural event that since 1994 has brought cutting edge electronic music to a global audience with events around the world.
Sónar Athens represents the unique vibe of the modern Greek capital. A crossroads between East and West, and a melting pot of influences, steeped in history, the city is the perfect backdrop for a line up combining electronica powerhouses and experimental acts from around the world, while also presenting both established and up-and-coming local artists.
The first names from this year’s line-up include Paul Kalkbrenner, Jon Hopkins, Unkle, Red Axes, Foreign Beggars, Anna and other significant acts. The new additions include marquee names Modeselektor, Acid Arab, DJ Koze, Boys Noize, up and comers HAAi and Patrick Topping and the best of the contemporary avant- garde with Caterina Barbieri, Tim Hecker, Rival Consoles and Shigeto.
The super-star of the Berlin dance music scene, Paul Kalkbrenner returns to Athens after five years to present one of his legendary and truly distinctive live performances.
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