Printworks joins forces with Barcelona’s Sónar Festival

A collaboration between two huge institutions in the electronic music landscape, Printworks will join forces with the legendary Sónar Festival to deliver a brand new stage to Sónar by Night on the 14th and 15th June. The programme for the SonarLab X Printworks stage will be co-curated to explore the identities of both music brands, featuring an innovative and exploratory roster of live acts, artists and DJs who have been associated with both entities’ over the years. This first collaboration will dig deep into both audio and visual personalities, bringing together a complex, and compelling meeting of minds for these music giants.

A festival with a long-standing reputation as a pioneer and a game changer in electronic music, Sónar is recognized globally for consistently creating, innovating, and pushing the boundaries of musical exploration over three decades. Printworks has shown a commitment to crafting an audience-led experience that fuses unrivalled production, lighting and audiovisual elements in a way like no venue has done before. They have successfully built a cult community that has far extended outside of their original printing factory space. This joint effort will bring the essence of the venue to Spain for the first time, with a brand new format showcasing their emblematic AV production and artistic curation. Tickets are available via sonar.es


The billing reflects the dynamic sounds from both parties, including live performances by Octave One and American producer Sepehr, joining those by modern trance icon KI/KI, master of German deep house Cinthie and the enigmatic British rap and grime artist CASISDEAD. The stage will also host drum and bass legends DJ Flight & MC Chickaboo, much-heralded house producer salute, Marie Montexier b2b Mor Elian bringing a heavy dose of electro and acid, C.FRIM b2b BAMBII drawing on a wide amalgam of modern club sounds, a sophisticated, layered set from JASSS, Printworks resident Swoose and Jokkoo Collective’s DJ TNTC.

“For Printwork’s first adventure in Spain, we wanted to do something special and make a statement. Sónar Festival is an event that we have long respected for its continuous commitment to experience-led shows, a core value of the Printworks and Broadwick Live ethos. We are looking forward to this first collaboration, and being able to recreate the spirit of the space whilst it undergoes redevelopment.”Matthew Johnston Broadwick Live

“The SonarLab X Printworks stage is an important next step in Sónar’s ongoing mission to platform quality innovations in electronic music and culture from around the world. We’ve long admired Broadwick Live’s attention to detail both in audiovisual production and curation with Printworks, and this collaboration allows us to bring the best of both worlds to the Sónar by Night audience. “ Ventura Barba – Advanced Music (Sónar)

Seven years since Broadwick first opened Printworks London in February 2017, it has gained a cult reputation for hosting some of the UK’s most innovative cultural shows of its time. Once home to the largest printing factory in Western Europe, the original aesthetics, giant machines and printing presses were preserved to create a stunning, industrial environment in which to present its award-winning music programme and set-piece events. Currently undergoing redevelopment, Broadwick is working to prepare for the next phase of Printworks London which will see the space return with a retention of many of its key features, including the iconic Press Halls. Once open, Printwork’s new phase will have a significant impact on the culture in the capital.

The SonarLab X Printworks stage will be a key feature of the wider Sónar 2024 programme, built to highlight creativity across digital culture across all eras and disciplines. From dance music pioneers, contemporary icons groundbreaking techno acts, and a renewed focus on radical aesthetics, Sónar aims to feature boundary-pushing formats and to platform for hyperlocal promoters and collectives from around the world. For more information, head to sonar.es

SonarLab X Printworks

14th and 15th June 2024, Barcelona

DJ FLIGHT & MC CHICKABOO – TNTC – SWOOSE – CASISDEAD – OCTAVE ONE LIVE – ELIZA ROSE B2B DAN SHAKE B2B SALLY C – SEPEHR – SALUTE DJ SET – CINTHIE – C.FRIM B2B BAMBII – MARIE MONTEXIER B2B MOR ELIAN – KI/KI – JASSS



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