The Scoop: International acts for Sonar Cape Town have been announced.
The Spin: EDM fans in South Africa all probably have a huge smile on their faces right now. Earlier today, the first series of acts for Sonar Cape Town and its satellite event in Johannesburg, “A Taste of Sonar”. Seed Experiences and their partners Olmeca Tequila have whipped up something mighty fine for these events. They are bringing 2manydjs and The Bloody Beetroots to the shores of South Africa.
Having performed at this year’s Sónar Barcelona as well as many previous editions, 2manydjs are no stranger to the Sónar family. They mix an energetic fusion of everything from tech and progressive rock to R&B and funk and are praised for consistently pushing the boundaries of electronic music into new and innovative territory. As brothers they also play as well-known band Soulwax and with James Murphy as Despacio.
Led by Italy’s enigmatic Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, The Bloody Beetroots are well known for their ability to work any dance floor with hyperbolic tracks and floor-rinsing drops. Following a hugely successful DJ set in Cape Town in 2009, The Bloody Beetroots are returning this year to South Africa to play at Sónar Cape Town and A Taste of Sónar in Johannesburg with their critically acclaimed full live show.
For 21 years Sónar has explored the sonic spectrum and been a large part of the evolution of the electronic music scene by recognising, developing and showcasing the best talent from around the world. Sónar Cape Town will be no different.
“We are laying the foundations to grow Sónar into an institution in South Africa,” says Seed Experiences Managing Director, Brian Little. “Sónar is a unique festival model and we aim to replicate the Sónar ethos in South Africa and what makes it so successful around the world, within a local context.”
Sónar’s commitment to the South African electronic music scene will also mean a host of established and emerging local talent will have the opportunity to be noticed on an international level and to develop skills on a local level.
“For a good couple of years, Olmeca Tequila has consistently positioned itself as a brand that promotes and supports electronic music in South Africa. We are very happy and excited to be partnering with Sónar to help bring this iconic international festival to South Africa,” says Renzo Puccini, Olmeca Tequila’s SA Brand Manager.
Limited Early Bird Passes are now on sale to the first ticket buyers. The Sónar Professional Accreditation (PRO) option offers access to priority parking, a clock room, free wifi, cellphone chargers and access to an exclusive viewing area and bar at the event.
Sónar Cape Town:
Good Hope Centre
One-Day Pass for 15 Dec 2014: R495
One-Day Pass for 16 December: R595
PRO Pass (Two-Day): R1350
Early Bird (Two-Day): R695
Tickets and information: http://bit.ly/SonarCT
A Taste of Sónar in Johannesburg:
Nazrec Expo Centre
Friday 12 December 2014
General Pass: R595
PRO Pass: R895
Early Bird Pass: R495
More information: www.sonarcapetown.com/jhb
If you’re looking for something to do after having your face shredded off by Foo Fighters then head down to Sonar Cape Town, or alternativy head to A Taste of Sonar. It is cheaper than European festivals of the same size – and may possibly end up being a lot better.
If you need convincing then let me unleash The Bloody Beetroots and 2manydjs onto your eardrums.
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