Sonar Festival Reykjavik

Summary Info Festival Story Not AvailableFestival EventsOther SourcesPractical Info

Country and Region IcelandReykjavik
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Reykjavik, Iceland
Festival Contact Information

Sonar Festival
Advanced Music SL
P. O. Box 21.109
08080 Barcelona

Festival Description

Sonar began in 1994 as the creation of Sergio Caballero, Enric Palau and Ricard Robles. Palau and Caballero were experienced music makers, constructing soundtracks and original compositions while Ricard Robles was a professional journalist. It may have been the attributes of the individuals themselves, or the wide spectrum of art and music afforded by the vibrant backdrop of their local Barcelona, or even the transitions in technology that characterised the later stages of the 1990’s that enabled Sonar to develop into a truly original festival concept. In reality it was probably a combination of all of the above. This is the biggest and most important Spanish manifestation in the electronic music.

Festival Dates February 15 - 16, 2013
Festival Links

Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Ásgeir Trausti (IS)
  • Mugison (IS)
  • Tale of Us (IT)
  • Kasper Björke (DK)
  • Thugfucker (US-IS)
  • Ghostigital (IS)
  • Samaris (IS)
  • Pedro Pilatus (IS)
  • Valgeir Sigurdsson (IS)
  • Paul Corley (US)
  • Captain Fufanu (IS)
  • Kippi Kaninus (IS)
  • Sísý Ey (IS)
  • James Blake (UK)
  • Squarepusher (UK)
  • Modeselektor (DE)
  • Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto (DE/JP)
  • Simian Mobile Disco (UK)
  • Diamond Version (DE)
  • GusGus (IS)
  • Retro Stefson (IS)
  • Ólafur Arnalds (IS)
  • Gluteus Maximus (IS)
  • John Talabot (ES)
  • Pachanga Boys (DE)
  • Sin Fang (IS)
  • Óli Ofur (IS)
  • DJ Andrés (IS)
  • Sóley (IS)
  • Yagya (IS)
  • CasaNova (IS)
  • Kalli & Ewok (IS)
  • BenSol (IS)
  • Terrordisco (IS)


Other Sources:

Want more? Click on a color — travel and explore.  

Social networks:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
KadmusArts on Facebook:
  • Like KadmusArts on Facebook — we are your gateway to interact with the global community of festival fans, artist and organizers. Please share your comments and experiences in regard to this festival at


Practical Info:

World-wide Sonar Festivals:
Sonar North American Tour:


Do you have an update or more information about this festival? Email us at
Start or join a conversation about this festival in the Forum.