Not all news coming from Japan is bad. Despite some initial doubt, the people behind Sónar, in accordance with Beatnik (their Japanese partners) and the artists and sponsors participating in the festival, have decided to go ahead with the fourth edition of SónarSound Tokyo 2011. They could reconsider, should circumstances change and affect the security and normal unfolding of the event, but so far it looks like SónarSound Tokyo 2011 will take place as planned.
Sónar hopes to contribute to the recovery of normal life in the Japanese capital, still affected by the recent natural disaster that struck the country. That’s why, and despite the atomic threat still hanging over the people’s heads, the Japanese extension of the Barcelona festival will take place, as planned, on 2nd and 3rd April at ageHa/Studio Coast. Sónar and their partners want the festival to have a positive impact on the lives of those affected by the disaster. Therefore, 25% of revenues from entrance tickets to Sónar Barcelona and Sónar Galicia sold between 23rd March and 1st April will go to the Japanese Red Cross. Apart from that, the organisation have stated that donations made “in situ” by participants, venue owners, providers and guests of the festival, will be accepted.
We remind you that SónarSound Tokyo will feature performances by Battles, Flying Lotus, Modeselektor, Hudson Mohawke, Ryoji Ikeda and DJ Krush. bRUNA, Mwëslee and BFlecha will be representing Spain at the Spanish pavilion in the Japanese capital.