From the 9th to the 11th September, Sónar will take place on several landmark locations in Chicago –the Jay Pritzker Pavillion on opening day, the Chicago Cultural Center for the by-day activities and the Smart Bar for the nightly DJ sets– to form the first edition of a festival that looks set to repeat the developments and successes of it’s Barcelonese version, on North American soil. Little over a week from opening day, Sónar Chicago is ready to go, and the line-up complete with two new blocks added to the program already announced.
On 10th September the Sónar Club Night will take place at the Smart Bar in a joint venture with Red Bull Music Academy – the big names on the poster are Black Devil Disco Club, Space Dimension Controller, Appleblim, Cosmin TRG and Todd Osborn: a menu of disco, house and dubstep. At the same time, Sónar Chicago will intertwine with the programming of AIMM (Adventures In Modern Music), a series of concerts at the Empty Bottle organised by magazine The Wire, with bands and artists like Wooden Shjips, High Places, Efterklang, Sleep and Rhys Chatham. The complete line-up can be consulted on the official festival website. The countdown has started.