More artists announced to the growing line-up of Sónar Reykjavik 2018, Red Bull Music Academy returns, Resident Advisor take over Harpa’s carpark

12/12/2017

Today, Sónar Reykjavik announces a host of new artists for its 2018 edition - taking place across four stages at the unique Harpa Concert Hall located by the scenic harbour area in the heart of the Icelandic capital. 

Red Bull Music Academy returns to Sónar Reykjavik for the fourth consecutive year, showcasing a hand-picked selection of trailblazing talent, many of them alumni of previous Academy editions. Like in previous years, RBMA will host its own stage, SonarComplex, with a mixture of local and international talent. 

UK bass figurehead Kode9 will bring his new Diggin' in The Carts video game-inspired AV show, with visuals from legendary Japanese animator Kōji Morimoto. Joining them will be dance music deconstructivist and Warp prodigy Lorenzo Senni; Philadelphia-based artist/activist Moor Mother; South London’s vocal experimenter Klein; cellist, composer and vocal performer Hildur Guðnadóttir and Tri Angle’s sensual explorer serpentwithfeet

Elsewhere in Harpa, we welcome Resident Advisor who will take over SonarLab in their debut partnership with Sónar Reykjavik. A carpark by day, during Sónar the minimalist space is transformed into a dark and atmospheric stage, deep beneath the festival main rooms. Traditionally the festival’s stronghold for heads-down, no frills sets, the basement is a natural home for Resident Advisor and will play host to Cassy b2b Yamaho; Denis Sulta; Jlin; Lena Willikens; Volruptus; Eva808; Intr0beatz; Yagya and more. 

SonarComplex presented by Red Bull Music Academy 

  • Kode9 x Kōji Morimoto AV
  • Lorenzo Senni
  • Lafawndah
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • Moor Mother
  • Klein
  • Serpentwithfeet
  • JASSS
  • Lord Pusswhip
  • Silvia Kastel
  • Countess Malaise
  • CAO
  • Sunna
  • Julián Mayorga
  • Mighty Bear

SonarLab presented by Resident Advisor 

  • Cassy b2b Yamaho
  • Denis Sulta
  • Jlin 
  • Lena Willikens 
  • Volruptus 
  • Eva808
  • Intr0beatz
  • Yagya
  • Jónbjörn
  • Skeng
  • Cold
  • Andartak 
  • Simon fknhndsm

Joining Danny Brown, Bjarki, Nadia Rose, Jlin, Lena Willikens and many more.

More international and local talent will be announced in the coming weeks, completing a program that will consist of some fifty artists, bands & DJs.

Sónar Reykjavik is spread across four stages: SonarClub, SonarHall, the seated SonarComplex auditorium and the underground SonarLab carpark.

Tickets for Sónar Reykjavik 2018 are available here.

The past three editions of Sónar Reykjavik have been fully sold out. To avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage you to book your ticket early.