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A Taste of Sonar. The festival expands its essence in Japan to two cities: Tokyo and Osaka

Today we return to the year of the 20th Anniversary of Sónar, and this time with news of its edition in Japan. For the first time, the Asian version of Sónar will feature an appetizer to the festival in Osaka. The event is called A Taste of Sónar Osaka and will present some of the artists who will be performing at SonarSound Tokyo over two nights in two different venues.

The first A Taste Of Sónar Osaka features some of the artists that are part of the line-up of SonarSound Tokyo over two nights, bringing the philosophy and experience of Sónar to Japan’s second city, one of its most dynamic as regards its cultural fabric. The first of the two nights (Friday 5 April) will include the now confirmed performances by Actress, Nicolas Jaar and Sherwood & Pinch, and will be held in the venue Univers; the second night (Monday 8 April) presents shows by Karl Hyde, Darkstar and Japan’s Altz, who will be performing in the Umeda Club Quattro. In addition we have the full video with the image of Sónar Tour 2013.

Meanwhile, the 6th SonarSound Tokyo, Sónar‘s Japanese festival, will take place on 6 and 7 April in the Japanese capital, at the venue ageHa Studio Coast. In anticipation of upcoming additions, SonarSound Tokyo has now confirmed more than 20 artists. The line-up, as usual at Sónar festivals around the world, presents major figures in today’s international arena and some of the most exciting artists from the local scene, as well as the SonarDôme stage, curated by Red Bull Music Academy.

Among over 20 confirmed artists highlight names like the English artist Actress; the duo consisting of Sherwood & Pinch, a combination of British dub’s history and its cutting edge; the new artistic solo project by Karl Hyde (Underworld); the emotional and refined live show by the prodigious Nicolas Jaar; Mark Bell and his legendary project LFO live; Barcelona’s John Talabot, who continues touring with Sónar after the international success of fIN; the English dream pop trio Darkstar; and the set by the German DJ Boys Noize. And also some of the most active agents on the Japanese electronic scene like Shiro Takatani, Submerse, Toe, Green Butter, Sapphire Slow and Tofubeats.

All the info on the official website SonarSound Tokyo.