D/B Festival Feature: Sonar Festival in Chicago | First Acts Announced

Sónar presents the first Sónar Chicago on the 9th, 10th and 11th of September 2010. With this new small-format festival Sonar returns to the United States.
Some of the artists confirmed to date are The Slew, Oval, Ben Frost, Nosaj Thing, Martyn, Nicolas Bernier + Martin Messier: La Chambre des Machines, The Flashbulb feat. the New Millennium Orchestra and many more.

Sonar Chicago will present a multidisciplinary line-up with an experimental slant that is consistent with the distinguishing feature of the Barcelona festival, and which on this occasion will focus on emerging talent and local scenes, in both North America and Catalonia.

Chicago Cultural Center

As well as all that, Sónar Chicago expands its line-up with its collaboration with Adventures In Modern Music  (AIMM), the five-day festival organised by the renowned British magazine The Wire and the promoters at the Empty Bottle, one of the city’s most important venues.

Millennium Park

In its eighth outing this year, it presents shows byThe Rhys Chatham Trio, Sleep and Efterklang, among others.


Sónar 2010 in Chicago
9th, 10th and 11th of September 2010