Barcelona, Cape Town, Tokyo, Sao Paulo

Sonar have revealed their 2012 plans with four events taking place across the globe including Barcelona, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and Cape Town.

Sonar Barcelona will take place from 14th-16th June. Barcelona's International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art to give it its full title will see appearances from The Roots, Fatboy Slim, James Blake, Julio Bashmore, Hot Chip, Squarepusher, label showcases from Hyperdub, Brainfeeder and 100% Silk, John Paul Jones (yes THAT John Paul Jones) and a host of others.

On March 2nd 'A Taste Of Sonar hits Africa for the first time with an event in Cape Town, South Africa in collaboration with the large multidisciplinary event Design Indaba. Playing at that event are Modeselektor, Byetone, Brodinski and of course a number of South Africa's premier talent.

Returning to Japan for the fifth time, SonarSound Tokyo happens on the 21st and 22nd April with a mix of international, Squarepusher, The Cinematic Orchestra, Vincent Gallo, Clark, Rustie, and Japanese artists.

Happening on on 11th and 12th May, Sónar São Paulo will features- Mogwai, Jeff Mills, Squarepusher, Za! and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Those are in addition to the previously announced, Björk, Justice, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, James Blake, Four Tet and Modeselektor.

New this year, Sonar have introduced a new payment plan to allow music fans to pay for their Barcelona event tickets in two stages. Find out more about tickets for Sonar HERE.

Line-ups announced so far for each of the four events:

Sónar 2012 Barcelona
14, 15, 16 June

The Roots (US)
Fatboy Slim (UK)
Deadmau5 (CA)
Hot Chip (UK)
Richie Hawtin (CA)
Amon Tobin ISAM (BR)
Friendly Fires (UK)
James Blake dj (UK)
Nicolas Jaar (US)
Luciano (CH)
Metronomy (UK)
Azari & III (CA)
Laurent Garnier presents LBS (FR)
Squarepusher (UK)
Modeselektor (DE)
Peaking Lights (US)
Mary Anne Hobbs Vs Blawan (UK)
Mouse On Mars (DE)
Hyperdub presents Kode9 + Cooly G + Scratcha DVA (UK)
Austra (CA)
BBC Radio 1 presents Annie Mac & guests (UK)
Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) (US)
Jacques Greene (CA)
Jacques Lu Cont (UK)
John Talabot (ES)
Supersilent featuring John Paul Jones (NO/UK)
Diamond Version featuring Alva Noto & Byetone + Atsuhiro Ito (DE/JP)
Brainfeeder presents Thundercat + Kutmah + Lapalux (US)
Maya Jane Coles (UK)
100% Silk presents Ital + Maria Minerva + LA Vampires + Magic Touch (US)
Julio Bashmore (UK)
Trevor Jackson (UK)
When Saints Go Machine (DK)
The Suicide Of Western Culture (ES)
Plapla Pinky (FR)
Psilosamples (BR)
Dago (BR)
Uner (ES)

A Taste Of Sónar @ Design Indaba - Cape Town
March the 2nd – City Town Hall, Cape Town. South Africa

Modeselektor (DE)
Byetone (DE)
Brodinski (FR)
Killer Robot (ZA)
Das Kapital (ZA)
Fletcher In Dub (ZA)

SonarSound Tokyo
21. 22 April – ageHa Studio Coast, Tokyo. Japan

Squarepusher (UK)
The Cinematic Orchestra (UK)
Vincent Gallo (US)
Clark (UK)
Mount Kimbie (UK)
Rustie (UK)
Ryoichi Kurokawa (JP)
Dorian Concept (AT)
Mergrim (JP)
Anchorsong (JP)
Oorutaichi (JP)
Typingmonkeys (JP)

Sónar São Paulo
11. 12 May - Parque Anhembi, São Paulo. Brazil

Björk (IS)
Justice (FR)
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto (DE/JP)
James Blake (UK)
Mogwai (UK)
Squarepusher (UK)
Jeff Mills (US)
Four Tet (UK)
Modeselektor (DE)
Emicida (BR)
Little Dragon (SE)
Seth Troxler (US)
Hudson Mohawke (UK)
Gui Boratto (BR)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (UK)
Austra (US)
Dj Marky Vs Dj Patife (BR)
John Talabot (ES)
The Twelves (BR)
M Takara x Akin (BR)
Za! (ES)
Silva (BR)
Gang Do Eletro (BR)
Dago (BR)
Psilosamples (BR)
Bruno Belluomini (BR)
Ricardo Donoso (BR)

Visit ClashMusic's Sonar festival hub page HERE

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