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Sonus 2023 Report

The 10th running of Sonus Festival took place on the shore of Pag Island, Croatia, assembling a showcase of the big names in techno, tech-house and deep electronic music including Adriatique, Joseph Capriati, Claptone and Deborah De Luca. Ann McManus was there to check it out. The first impression  After a day warming up for the evening, enjoying tanning with a side of cocktails and dancing on the nearby Novalja beach, we embarked upon Zćre beach. The scene we encountered was quite unlike anything I’d seen. Imagine Verona Beach in Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliette on speed. The expansive beach was an eruption of sound: many variations of electronic music all playing loudly at once, screams and shouts from crowds of people having fun, arcade game noises; and, distantly, the sea. The beach set up with bright neon entertainment everywhere – pop up food stalls, arcade games of all sorts, restaurants, bars, fairground rides and people dressed in netted outfits in all colours revelling everywhe

SZA, Jessie Ware, Tems, Tyla, Bad Gyal, Kim Gordon, The Last Dinner Party for Roskilde 2024
SZA, Jessie Ware, Tems, Tyla, Bad Gyal, Kim Gordon, and The Last Dinner Party are among the latest acts to join Roskilde Festival 2024. Also newly-announced are Doja Cat, Foo Figh…

Leftfield, Laurent Garnier, David Rodigan for Moovin Festival 2024
A Leftfield live set plus Laurent Garnier and David Rodigan have been announced for Moovin Festival 2024. They are the first acts confirmed for the event at Whitebottom Farm in Et…

Barcelona’s Brunch Electronik Festival 2024 reveals line-up
Helena Hauff, Jayda G, Soulwax, Black Coffee, Fatboy Slim, Royksopp, and Vintage Culture are among the first acts confirmed for Barcelona’s Brunch Electronik Festival 2024. Hosted…

Malta to host elrow Island this summer
Elrow Island promises four days of music across five stages around the island of Malta from Thursday, September 5th to Sunday, September 8th. Expect private beaches, boat parties,…

First acts for Secret Island Festival 2024
DJ Hype, DJ Hazard, Plastician, Michelle Manetti, Randall, Scarlett O’Malley, and TIbasko will all play Secret Island Festival in Essex on Saturday, July 20th. Demi Riquísimo, Ka…

Love Family Park returns for 25th anniversary
Sven Väth will be joined by Miss Monique, 999999999, Sama' Abdulhadi b2b Pan-Pot, Reinier Zonneveld, Loco Dice, Supergloss, and Charlie Spark when Love Family Park returns for…

ICA reveals post renovation programme of music, film, performance, exhibitions, talks, and learnings
London's Institute of Contemporary Arts has completed its renovation project to make the building more user-friendly and easier to navigate. A new foyer and café, reconfigured…