A Taste of Sónar at Design Indaba

Sónar, Europe’s foremost electronic music festival, will be presenting “A Taste of Sónar” in Cape Town during Design Indaba.

As South Africa’s foremost multi-disciplinary creative event, Design Indaba is passionately committed to broadening its creative scope.

For this reason we’re pleased to welcome the Barcelona-based Sónar music festival to Cape Town during DesignIndaba.

Sónar Music Festival has grown to one of the highlights on the European music festival calendar. Known officially as a festival for advanced music and multimedia art, Sónar’s reputation is based largely on their prominence on the electronic music scene.

Design Indaba, in association with MTN, presents “A Taste of Sónar” at Cape Town’s City Hall on Friday 2 March 2012. This electronic event, which is open to the public, features an exceptional blend of iconic, international music pioneers. Times and act correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.

Modeselektor (DE), a key figure on the contemporary global electronic scene, will be one of the headlining acts for the evening.

The homegrown Das Kapital (ZA) is another lineup highlight that should not be missed. This young Cape Town native first attracted attention with his remix of the Bon Iver classic “Skinny Love”. In addition to remixing South African artists, Das Kapital has also composed music for action movies in the North American market.

French DJ and producer Brodinski (FR) will also be making his way to Cape Town. This hyperactive Frenchman has remixed Bonde of Role, Klaxons, Das Pop, Shoes, D.I.M., Heart Revolutions, Adam Sky and more recently, Gesaffelstein (with whom he has also toured) and Nero.

Also representing the local scene wil be Fletcher In Dub (ZA), the Cape Town DJ and producer who is currently giving free rein to his love for the most psychedelic and abstract side of dub.  South African DJ collective, Killer Robot (ZA), will also be entertaining the audience at A Taste of Sónar". For some three decades now Killer Robot have been exploring and disseminating techno in South Africa.

Byetone (DE) will be there too, paintng a sonic postcard that is simultaneously cool, organic, dark and overwhelming. Byetone’s 2011 album “Symeta” was highly commended and ranked among last year’s best.

South African musos BLK JKS (ZA) will show how they combine advanced beats with harmonies that are often built using layers of guitars.

Take a break from the music to enjoy a great film. The lineup for the evening is

  • 19:30 Finisterrae
  • 21:00 Colour Projections
  • 21:40 PressPausePlay
  • 23:10 SYGNOK and the War for Radical Computer Music
  • 23:55 Finisterrae


Tickets for the event are R250 for general admission and available through Computicket. For more information about the “A Taste of Sónar” event contact Design Indaba on 021 465 9966.

As usual for Sónar, the festival organisers have chosen a venue with urban and cultural significant as the location for the evening’s events. The Cape Town City Hall, with its unique history and architectural importance, is where the musical magic will be happening.