Acclaimed by fans and critics all over the world, trailblazing electronic music festival Sónar makes its eagerly anticipated return to Hong Kong Science Park from 12pm-3am on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Following on from the triumphant Hong Kong launch of the legendary Barcelona-based festival in 2017 and its sensational follow-up in 2018, Sónar Hong Kong has announced the full lineup and schedule for its eagerly awaited third edition, with Danish electropop chanteuse MØ, British trip-hop legend Bonobo, Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Thundercat, celebrated Spanish house DJ/producer John Talabot among the many highlights.
In total, the 15-hour festival will see more than 35 dazzlingly diverse electronic acts performing across five indoor and outdoor stages at one of the city’s most unique venues, the futuristic Hong Kong Science Park, which is set on the picturesque Tolo Harbour waterfront in the New Territories. Early-bird tickets, which are available in two categories, are on sale now: SónarPass provides entrance to Sónar Hong Kong and access to all outdoor activities from 12pm until 10:45pm, and all indoor activities from 12pm until 10:15pm, while SónarPass + Late Night Pass provides admission from 12pm until 03:00am.
International superstars MØ and Thundercat top the bill at SonarVillage, the festival’s largest outdoor stage. Serving up a diverse array of live acts and DJ performances all day long, SonarVillage also welcomes London-based future-pop duo AlunaGeorge, South Korean house and techno DJ 박혜진park hye jin, and Hong Kong-based DJs JayMe, Sam Giles and Ivan Sit.
Keeping the crowds dancing from 3pm to 3am, the festival’s largest indoor venue SonarClub will see Bonobo and John Talabot headlining a top-quality lineup of DJs from around the world. Also playing SonarClub are Canadian electronic maverick Art Department, Berlin’s Sous Music label head Anja Schneider, UK techno innovator Benjamin Damage, London-based Chinese beatmaker Object Blue and local favourites Miss Yellow and Fincent C.
Championing rising talents in electronica and underground music, SonarLab will host critically acclaimed Canadian Hip-hop producer Ryan Hemsworth ft. Yurufuwa Gang and South London experimental R&B act Gaika, alongside Shanghai club hero Hyph11E, ethereal Taiwanese songstress Scintii and Hong Kong hellraisers Mean Gurls Club.
Hong Kong Science Park’s most iconic feature – the futuristic ‘egg’ auditorium – will once again host SonarComplex, an all-seated stage showcasing the best local and international audio-visual artists. Among the acts performing at SonarComplex are Ghostly Park, Taiwanese producer Sonia Calico, Hong Kong multidisciplinary creative collaboration Nerve x pink;money, Taiwanese experimental artist Meuko! Meuko! featuring NAXS Corp., Hong Kong DJ and sound artist Alexmalism, Fuzhou-born multi-media artist Hong Qile, British sonic artist Mileece and UK based multi-media artists CLON x NWRMNTC.
Last but definitely not least, the intimate SonarDôme stage will be on hand to build good vibes all day long. With its stunning location overlooking Tolo Harbour, this stage features heavyweights of the local and regional scenes including Marco Yu, Zuckermann, Rewind, Visaal, Youry, Fergus Heathcote, Yiannis, Club Kowloon and DJ Mengzy, playing everything from house and techno to funk, Hip-hop and much more.
Alongside the music, festival goers will find an intriguing programme of creative technology experiences in the Sónar+D section, which is fun and inspirational, these include hands-on workshops hosted by leading creative pioneers; thought-provoking talks by tech-industry trailblazers; spectacular audio-visual performances and new media arts featuring AR, VR, AI and more; and MarketLab, where visitors can try out new products and prototypes from around the world, from the latest apps and devices to digital innovations and musical instruments.
SonarVillage - Outdoors
12:00 - 13:30 DJ Ivan Sit
13:30 - 15:00 DJ Sam Giles
15:00 - 16:30 DJ JayMe
16:30 - 18:00 DJ 박혜진 park hye jin
18:30 - 19:30 LIVE AlunaGeorge
20:00 - 21:00 LIVE Thundercat
21:30 - 22:45 LIVE MØ
SonarClub - Indoors
15:00 - 16:30 DJ Finsent C
16:30 - 18:00 DJ Miss Yellow
18:15 - 19:15 LIVE Object Blue
19:30 - 20:30 LIVE Benjamin Damage
20:30 - 22:00 DJ Anja Schneider
22:15 - 23:30 DJ Art Department
23:30 - 01:00 DJ Bonobo (DJ set)
01:00 - 03:00 DJ John Talabot
SonarLab - Indoors
20:30 - 22:00 LIVE Mean Gurls Club
22:15 - 23:00 LIVE Scintii
23:00 - 23:45 DJ Hyph11E
00:00 - 01:00 LIVE Gaika
01:15 - 02:30 LIVE Ryan Hemsworth ft. Yurufuwa Gang
SonarComplex - Indoors
13:00 - 14:15 +D Talks - Animato Audio
14:45 - 15:05 +D Talks - Hong Qile
15:45 - 16:30 +D AV Performance - CLON x NWRMNTC
17:15 - 18:15 +D AV Performance - Mileece
19:00 - 19:20 +D AV Performance - Hong Qile
20:00 - 20:45 LIVE Alexmalism
21:30 - 22:15 +D AV Performance - Meuko! Meuko! featuring NAXS Corp.
23:00 - 23:45 +D AV Performance - Nerve x pink;money
00:30 - 01:30 LIVE Sonia Calico
02:00 - 02:45 LIVE Ghostly Park
SonarDôme - Outdoors
13:30 - 14:30 DJ DJ Mengzy
14:30 - 15:30 DJ Club Kowloon
15:30 - 16:30 DJ Yiannis
16:30 - 17:30 DJ Fergus Heathcote
17:30 - 18:30 DJ Youry
18:30 - 19:30 DJ Visaal
19:30 - 20:30 DJ Rewind
20:30 - 21:30 DJ Zuckermann
21:30 - 22:30 DJ Marco Yu
Hong Kong Science Park
SonarVillage is the festival’s largest outdoor stage, and the place where you’ll see a vast array of impecible live and dj performances across genres. This is the ideal spot to soak up the festival vibe all day long.
The festival’s largest indoor venue, SonarClub plays host to headline DJs from around the world and large-scale audio-visual performances. For dancefloor dynamos ready to revel in the clubbing atmosphere, this is the venue you’ve been dreaming of.
Championing the finest rising talents in electronica, the SonarLab stage gives Hong Kong music fans the chance to see trailblazing performances from some of the world’s edgiest and most cutting-edge acts. If you like music that thinks outside the box, this stage is not to be missed.
Located within Hong Kong Science Park’s most iconic feature – the futuristic ‘egg’ auditorium – SonarComplex is an all-seated stage that showcases the best local and international audio-visual artists as well as some of the highlights of the Sónar+D creative technology programme. If you’re looking for entertainment that’s both innovative and cerebral, the egg marks the spot.
With its stunning setting overlooking Tolo Harbour, the SonarDôme stage is a festival favourite that keeps the good times rolling from day into night. Featuring heavyweights of the local and regional scenes, SonarDôme builds the vibe throughout and expect to hear everything from smooth and dub techno to funk, hip hop, house and more.