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Gorillaz, LCD Soundsytem and Diplo, first confirmations of sonar 2018

The festival of electronica and advanced music will be held in Barcelona on 13, 14 and 15 June

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Gorillaz, LCD Soundsytem and Diplo, first confirmations of sonar 2018

The British band Gorillaz, created by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett and formed by members Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs, 2d and Noodle, will present for first time in Spain its expected new show, with special guests, after more than five years of its Last visit. It will be in programming of Sonar 2018, which will be held on 13, 14 and 15 June. His performance will be his premiere in Barcelona to interpret mes of acclaimed new album Humanz.

Anor expected return will be that of New York group LCD Soundsytem, presenting an exclusive show in which y interpret both ir new topics of recent American Dream, and ir great successes. Diplo, most transversal artist of electronic music of our time, will return to sonar now a global star to present one of his stunning bass house DJ sets, new digital beats and beats from around world.

They also confirm ir participation two big heavyweights of festival: Richie Hawtin, with his multiprized show CLOSE, whose staging presents an advanced audiovisual configuration and an intimate full of infrared cameras that are projected on a complex display device; And Laurent Garnier, closing Saturday night, with a special four-hour outdoor session.

Also protrude figures of George FitzGerald and Norirlandeses Bicep (presenting live shows), electronic pop duo Maribou State, German DJ of techno Helena Hauff, figure of House African Black Coffee-who will close one of three Sonar day, or legendary New Jersey house DJ Tony Humphries, who will perform on SonarDôme stage.

The urban rhythms that emerged from hip hop and beats of ghettos around world will be represented by Wiley, godfar of grime, with one of his best works, recent godfar. Next to him, new talents like British DJ Jamz Supernova, duo of Producers Jarami (collaborators of Frank Ocean), Portuguese Nídia (prop of label Principe Records), locals Mueveloreina and Mallorcan Rels B (both renewing forms Of hip hop and Trap), as well as Swedish Denmark, with its torrid approach to bass music.

On Thursday night will be held special concert Sónar a L'Auditori, in which Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC) directed by Brad Lubman interpret one of most important pieces of minimalism, in C, brilliant composer Californian Terry Riley. A new sonar collaboration with Auditori ' sampler Sèries ' cycle. Already in sonar by day, and also between classical and contemporary, will take place performance of Icelandic Ólafur Arnalds.

Red Bull Music Academy joins 25-year party with a programming advance based on Diggin' ' in carts, project that replays history of Japanese video game music. Kode9 will present a show inspired by video games with visuals of legendary Realizer anime Koji Morimoto, composers Yuzo Koshiro Motohiro Kawashima make a show inspired by classics such as Streets of Rage live, with visuals of Konx-OM-Pax; and New Zealander DITC Sound, whose set would unearth hidden gems from rich history of genre. Among many ors, Portuguese DJs, Violet Photonz and trio of Swedish producers responsible for excellent Studio Barnhus label, will also perform. On same stage will take place stellar performance of iconic DJ and sound leader New Jersey garage Tony Humphries puncturing a set of house inspired by Golden age of new York radios.

Sonar continues its journey around world starting with third editions of its festivals in Latin America: this past weekend in Buenos Aires (26 November) and, next, in Bogotá (2 December). Already in 2018, 6th edition of Sónar Reykjavík (March 16th and 17th), and second editions of Sonar Hong Kong (17 March) and Sonar Istanbul (6 and 7 April) will take place.

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