Cape Town and Johannesburg will become the first African cities to join Sónar Barcelona’s 21-year history of bringing together music, technology and culture when the festival hosts an impressive line-up of seven international and 18 of South Africa’s top local artists, headlined by the iconic Pet Shop Boys.

Both cities can expect innovative stage production, audio visual and theatre with four outfit changes from the Pet Shop Boys ‘Electric’ live show, a live performance from The Bloody Beetroots and some of the world’s best electronic mash-ups and disco from the 2manydjs DJ set.



A Taste of Sónar in Johannesburg serves as a teaser event for the full event happening in Cape Town a few days afterwards.

The final line-up for Johannesburg includes:

Friday 12 December

18h00 Jazuelle (Bridges for Music)

19h00Thibo Tazz

20h00 Black Coffee

21:30Pet Shop Boys (UK)

23:45 The Bloody Beetroots (Live) (Italy)

01:15 2mandydjs (DJ set) (Belgium)


View the full lineup and times for Sónar Cape Town below:


Monday 15 December  (Opening Night)

Sónar Club by Olmeca Tequila:


18h00Sir Vincent (Bridges for Music)

19h30 Christian Tiger School

20h30Spoek Mathambo presents Fantasma

22h00Pet Shop Boys (UK)

00h00 2manydjs (DJ set) (Belgium)


Tuesday 16 December  (Public Holiday)

Sónar Lab by Pioneer DJ:


14h00Terrence Pearce

15h00 Siphe Tebeka (Bridges for Music)

16h00DJ Fosta presented by Pioneer DJ (Bridges for Music)

17h00Mr. Sakitumi and The Grrrl

18h00Markus Wormstorm

19:30Felix Laband

21h00 Trancemicsoul

22h15Ryan Murgatroyd

23h30UNER (Spain)

01h30Das Kapital


Sónar Club by Olmeca Tequila:


19h00 Fever Trails

20h00 PHFAT

21h00Sibot & Toyota

22h30The Bloody Beetroots (Live) (Italy)


01h30Jon Hopkins (UK)

03h00Ten Walls (Lithuania)

Building musical bridges

Sónar Cape Town is proud to partner with Bridges for Music, a local non-profit organisation that supports electronic music development in developing countries. Bridges for Music is committed to providing life-changing experiences for disadvantaged artists by giving them the opportunity to develop their careers within the music industry. Jazzuelle will be representing Bridges for Music in Johannesburg, while DJ Fosta, who is sponsored by Pioneer DJ, Siphe Tebeka, and Sir Vincent will be performing in Cape Town. All complimentary tickets for industry professionals will be charged at R100 that will go towards building a music school in Langa Township. View the full Sónar Cape Town lineup and dates via the Sónar Cape Town official website: http://sonarcapetown.com/en/2014/prg/ar/list/


The Sónar festival app is now also available to the public and includes all information for the Cape Town event. To read up about the artists and create your own schedule around the event, search “Sónar Festival Official” in the app store and download it..


Pet Shop Boys will also be playing a standalone show in Durban at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium on 19 December. 


Tickets for Sónar Cape Town

Sónar Cape Town:

Good Hope Centre

One-Day Pass for 15 Dec 2014 (opening night): R495
One-Day Pass for 16 December (public holiday): R595
Two Day Pass: R895
PRO Pass (Two-Day): R1350

Tickets and information: www.sonarcapetown.com/tickets


A Taste of Sónar in Johannesburg:

Nasrec Expo Centre

Friday 12 December 2014

General Pass: R595

PRO Pass: R895

More information: www.sonarcapetown.com/tickets


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