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Event: Squarepusher, Floating Points, Ms Banks join lineup for Hong Kong’s Sónar festival 2018

Electronic music and creative technology festival Sónar has unveiled the full programme for its second Hong Kong edition, which takes place at Hong Kong Science Park on Saturday March 17, 2018.

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Among the acts added to this year’s bill are visionary electronic pioneer Squarepusher, acclaimed DJ/producer/neuroscientist Floating Points, red-hot London grime MC Ms Banks, and Malaysian industrial techno innovator Tzusing.

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They will join French electronic master Laurent Garnier, US tech-house sensation The Black Madonna, Canadian electronic Hip-hop trio Keys N Krates, jazzy Japanese post-rockers Mouse on the Keys and a total of 41 trailblazing artists from all over the world – including 11 acts making their Hong Kong debut.

Sónar will showcase live acts and DJs that will perform across five unique stages – two outdoor and three indoor – to give fans an audacious assortment of audiovisual entertainment options throughout the day and night. In addition to its music lineup, the festival also announced details of the Sónar+D creative technology programme, which features a cornucopia of technology-driven attractions, celebrating digital culture, including workshops, talks and keynote speeches, prototype demonstrations, interactive virtual reality experiences, new media arts installations and avant-garde performances.

New Reality Company: Milica Zec & Winslow Turner Porter III – Tree (US) will take virtual reality to bold new heights as they show festivalgoers what it feels like to be a rainforest tree. Expanding the immersive experience through additional sensory inputs, this VR film takes you through the entire lifecycle, from seedling to fully grown tree to its ultimate fate.

 

Since its launch in Barcelona in 1994, Sónar festival has established itself at the cutting edge of the global electronic music landscape and gained respect among fans and critics worldwide for its eclectic lineups, high-quality production and unwavering support for electronic artists both new and established. Beyond the music, Sónar plays a vital role in promoting creative technology via the Sónar+D programme, providing a unique platform for exchanging ideas and exploring the spaces where creativity and technology meet in a fun and inspirational environment. Learn more here.

See also: Interview: Sonar headliner DJ Gilles Peterson on why Spotify can’t compete with human curation

All access tickets cost HK$880, and are available to purchase now via Ticketflap from sonarhongkong.com

Event: Squarepusher, Floating Points, Ms Banks join lineup for Hong Kong's Sónar festival 2018