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Jean-Michel Jarre, James Blake to play Sónar 2016

Flume, Roots Manuva, Stormzy and more will join the elder statesman of electronica and the British producer/musician in Barcelona

By IQ on 25 Jan 2016

Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre will première his new stage show at Sónar 2016.

The electronic music pioneer will bring his many synthesisers to Barcelona in June to play songs from his 44-year-career, including from his two latest albums, 2015’s Electronica 1 and 2016’s Electronica 2, which feature collaborations with Air, John Carpenter, M83, Fuck Buttons and Gary Numan.

“For me, Sónar has become everything a modern festival should aspire to be”

“For me, Sónar has become everything a modern festival should aspire to be,” says Jarre. “From their faultless production on-site to the urban location they utilise so effectively, they’ve been able to establish a reputation on the continent and beyond for hosting some of the most exceptional musical acts and shows from all genres. This is why I chose them to mark my return to the stage and I’m very much looking forward to bringing my new show to the people of Sónar.”

Other newly confirmed acts for Sónar, which takes place on 16, 17 and 18 June, include James Blake, Flume, Roots Manuva, Kelela, Boys Noize, John Talabot and Stormzy. The redesigned SonarCar stage will host seven-hour DJ sets by Four Tet and Laurent Garnier.

Previously announced performers include New Order, Anohni (Antony and The Johnsons, Oneohtrix, Point Never and Hudson Mohawke), Skepta, John Grant, Kode9 and Matias Aguayo.

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