The organisers of Sónar Festival have confirmed that they will be returning to the United States for the second year running in collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull. The first US events took place in May 2009 and were held in Washington and New York.
When is Sonar Chicago: 10th and 11th September 2010
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Sónar Chicago is being organised in association with US Bonnaroo Festival promoter AC Entertainment (Bannaroo = a huge US music festival). The objective is to spread the philosophy of the Barcelona festival by adapting it to new cities and formats. It is anticipated that Sonar Chicago will be a regular event.
As per the Barcelona festival Sonar Chicago will be split into Sonar by day and Sonar by night.
The Chicago Cultural Center (CCC) with it’s plethora of rooms and different spaces will be used to host the Sonar by Day activities. The CCC is usually used as the headquarters of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, it is also the city’s main public cultural venue. The day time events will be completed with Sonar by Night shows and sessions. Sonar Chicago will focus on new and emerging talent and local scenes from both North America and Catalonia.