The Sonus Festival has just announced its star-studded line-up for 2024, featuring names such as Joseph Capriati, I Hate Models and Chris Stussy. Taking place at its regular location of Zrće beach on Pag island between August 18 and 22, Sonus has curated an industry-leading mix of new-school stars, established pioneers and flag-bearing local talent.
They will be bringing their best to beachfront stages equipped with the world-class sound systems this long-established event is known for. Festivities spill into the Adriatic, offering stunning views, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets each day, bringing an extra sense of drama to the party.
One ticket provides access to all three clubs, Aquarius, Kalypso and Papaya, for five days and five nights, plus more than 15 parties, so the dancing never stops. Additional passes are also available for boat parties, and a special pre-festival opening event with Alignment, BIIA and Shlømo on August 17.
Upcoming highlights include, on the techno front, Drumcode boss and global techno titan Adam Beyer, revered Berghain duo Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann and the hard-edged sounds of Dax J. The melodic techno of Italian star Deborah De Luca should spellbind partygoers, alongside blistering beats from Héctor Oaks and I Hate Models, and masterful Neapolitan loops from Music On's Marco Carola.
There will be delectable sounds from breakout Spanish DJ Indira Paganotto, mind-melting minimal from cult heroes Seth Troxler, Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin, plus Detroit's Robert Hood and DJ Holographic. Expect colourful curveballs from Cocoon ringleader Sven Väth, hard techno from Reinier Zonneveld live and stunning synth-heavy soundscapes from the revered Stephan Bodzin live.
House and all its variants are equally well represented with Ibiza favourite Joseph Capriati, heavy low ends from Desolat founder Loco Dice and dub, tech and garage blends from FUSE man Enzo Siragusa. Fans can look forward to UK sounds from party starter Archie Hamilton, prog from the innovative Ukrainian Miss Monique, and house, breaks and minimal from Dutch wunderkind Chris Stussy.
Taking a break from the music, you can indulge in water sports, kayaking, rock lining, quad bike hire, bungee jumping, and wind and kite surfing. The pretty harbourfront of Novalja is just ten minutes away.