Oval Headlines Sonar Music Festival in Chicago

by Clubplanet
07.28.2010

The Barcelona-based festival Sonar is coming to America again, but this time they’re setting up shop in the Windy City. Sonar has just announced details for their upcoming events in Chicago, set to take place over three days in September.

The international acts confirmed thus far include: IDM innovator Oval as the headliner, Dutch dubstepper Martyn, Iceland-based noisemaker Ben Frost, as well as Sonar’s signature Catalan talents, Bradien, bRUNA, Huan, and Faraon. There are also a number of North American artists performing at Sonar such as the turntable phenom Kid Koala (cutting it up with his new group, The Slew), as well as LA-based beatsmith, Nosaj Thing.

Sonar Chicago will consist of more than 30 events at a multitude of venues throughout the city. The festival’s opening ceremony will be hosted at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, then the crows will take over the Chicago Cultural Center, where the festivities will be held for the rest of the weekend. The Chicago-based festival will mark Sonar’s second trip to the US, following last year’s events in New York and Washington DC.

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