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Sónar Barcelona Announces First Names
Laurie Tuffrey , December 1st, 2014 16:19

The Chemical Brothers top the bill, along with Autechre, Lee Gamble, Holly Herndon, Helena Hauff, Daniel Avery, Evian Christ and more

Barcelona's ace Sónar festival has announced the first round of names for next year's edition, running from June 18 to 20 2015. Heading the line-up are The Chemical Brothers, with the promise of an all-new show. Says Tom Rowlands: "The show will be an intense ride, hold tight. We dream of new sounds and different frames, both music and visual. We hope to amaze ourselves." Beyond that, it's an embarrassment of riches (with more to come; over 150 acts in total, no less), with Autechre, Holly Herndon, Lee Gamble, Helena Hauff, Evian Christ, Daniel Avery, Kiasmos and Vessel on the bill.

There'll also be a return from Sónar +D, the festival's conference side of affairs, which next year will be looking at music/technology hybridisation, Big Data, wearable tech and more. As ever, we'll have a host of features and interviews with featured acts, but for now, read our review of this year's event and get hold of tickets here.

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