Sónar festival landed in Hong Kong on Saturday for another year of boundary-pushing electronic music and technology. The popular 15-hour event brought together a host of dazzling electronic artists, packed together across five stages in Hong Kong Science Park.
Thousands of fans turned out to watch 35 international performers, including the likes of acclaimed British DJ Bonobo delivering oozy electronic beats, the unforgettable talent of jazz-funk maestro Thundercat, and the glossy vocals of British pop duo AlunaGeorge on the outdoor SonarVillage stage.
Over on the indoor SonarClub stage, festivalgoers enjoyed the beats of Berlin DJ and production Anja Schneider, Canadian electronic artist Art Department, and a two-hour closing set from Spanish house marvel DJ John Talabot.
“Featuring a supremely eclectic lineup that spanned the full spectrum of electronic music, from hypnotic downtempo rhythms and hip-hop beats to driving house and techno, Sónar once again delivered an infectious day-into-night party vibe that kept festivalgoers dancing until the end,” organisers said.
Sónar launched in Barcelona in 1994 and soon found itself at the forefront of cutting edge electronic music, showcasing an eclectic array of emerging and established talent year on year.
The innovative music festival also hosts its Sónar+D programme – a unique space for creativity to flourish and to share ideas.
Sónar served up more than just music. The eclectic festival featured a range of tech workshops enabling revellers to get their hands on an array of tech-driven curios, from innovative prototypes, dazzling audio-visual performances and hyper-realistic VR experiences.
Other attractions included interactive workshops and captivating talks from “creative luminaries.”