SONUS Festival 2018: New artists announced!
Following a mammoth fifth birthday last year, Sonus is back for its sixth outing in 2018. 5 days and nights of unrivalled partying between 19th – 23rd August set in the hedonistic paradise of Zrce Beach, Sonus boasts its most thrilling lineup to date. Underground music lovers from around the globe will descend once again on the idyllic Zrce Beach, Croatia for a one of a kind adventure combining impeccable beaches, world-class calibre of artists and unbeatable programming under the sun.
Many Sonus debuts
Adding to the spectacular line up, with the likes of Archie Hamilton, Boris Brejcha, Craig Richards and Rossko, Sonus Festival is pleased to announce a second wave of artists, including many Sonus debuts. The line-up brings together a monumental list of acts from each corner of the globe, alongside legends of the local Croatian circuit, making it the go-to house and techno party this summer. Standard tickets are available to buy from Festicket, from €179 - act fast as Early Bird and Tier 1 have already sold out!
With an incredible bill of international heavyweights, Sonus have pulled out all the stops for their most impressive bill to date - and the newest additions are massive. Across Aquarius, Kalypso and Papaya, there’ll be over 40 artists playing including many debuts, led by two exclusive live performances by Stephan Bodzin and Johannes Brecht. Fabric legend Craig Richards and FuseLondon-resident Rossko will bring their distinctive blend of techno and house, in addition to a highly anticipated first appearance by Italian DJ icon Ralf. Digby, Italian DJ Skizzo and Romanian all-star Cezar add more groove to the lineup, whilst Dr. Rubinstein and Boris Brejcha bring uncompromised techno to the Adriatic coast.
Welcomed back to Sonus Festival’s stages with open arms The Martinez Brothers as well as Swiss Nordstern-Resident Andrea Oliva. FuseLondon legend Archie Hamilton brings his expert selections to the dance, as favourite leading lady Cassy. The Croatian scene will be represented by none other than Mariano Mateljan, who is joined by an array of local heroes of the likes of Andrea Ljekaj, Felver, Marina Karamarko, Groovyman, Kristijan Molnar and Yesh.
Wild after hour parties
All this on top of the already announced acts including Adam Beyer, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Solomun, Sven Väth to techno ladies Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte, Nastia and more. Still to be announced are stage breakdowns, the infamously wild after hour parties, and legendary boat parties.
Year on year, Sonus partners up with the hottest clubbing institutes the world round for infamous showcases. After joining forces with Junction 2 and Movement in 2017, both brands are back for 2018. Following memorable takeovers last year, 100% JC, Fuse London, Keep on Dancing, Secret Society and Romanian summer festival Sunwaves will be back to add their own vibe. Newcomers to the network are French electronic festival virtuosos, The Peacock Society, Belgium’s finest, Fuse, Redimension, and the Swiss Techno-Mecca Nordstern. Media partners Resident Advisor and XLR8R will again be the hosts for two parties – expect massive sets by the finest artist.
The go-To Party for any house and techno aficionado
Cosmopop party promoters have established Sonus Festival as the go-to party for any house and techno aficionado, combining a jaw-dropping all star bill, unrivalled production, and infamous after parties, set along the glittering Adriatic coast. As the team behind Time Warp, “one of the most preeminent techno festivals”, there’s a strong close-knit feel. Together with the We Love Sound crew, the gang are known for bringing along the Cosmopop familia from their two decade journey for their perfect summer rave adventure. Rest assured you’re in safe hands with this one! From Hawtin closing (and crowdsurfing) in 2015 to Seth Troxler and Martinez Brother’s epic B2B in 2017, expect more special Sonus memories to be made at this years’ momentous event.
LINE UP (ALPHABETICAL):
Adam Beyer – Adriatique – Agoria – Âme DJ – Amelie Lens – Andrea Oliva – Archie Hamilton - Binh – Boris Brejcha - Butch - Cassy - Cezar - Charlotte de Witte - Chris Liebing - Craig Richards - D’Julz - Dana Ruh – Digby - Dixon - Dorian Paic - Dr. Rubinstein - Eats Everything - Enzo Siragusa – Ian F. – Jackmaster - Jamie Jones - Jennifer Cardini - Johannes Brecht live - Joseph Capriati – Kölsch – Konstantin - Len Faki - Loco Dice - Luigi Madonna - Maceo Plex - Marco Carola – Meat – Nastia - Nicolas Lutz - Pan-Pot - Peggy Gou - Praslesh (Raresh & Praslea) - Ralf - Recondite live – Rhadoo - Ricardo Villalobos - Richie Hawtin - Rødhåd - Rossko - Ryan Elliott – Seth Troxler – Skizzo - Solomun - Sonja Moonear - Stephan Bodzin live - Sven Väth - Tale Of Us – The Martinez Brothers - Valentino Kanzyani