Once something of a barren wasteland for big-ticket dance festivals, Hong Kong is now spoiled for choice. Sure, it can be argued that our version of Creamfields played it safe and that Road to Ultra has always been a mainstream showcase when it comes to this city. But Hong Kong’s version of Sónar, which returns to Science Park on March 17, very much retains the spirit of the festival as pioneered back in its home town of Barcelona in that it showcases the pioneers, not the celebrities, of EDM and the larger music lexicon.
Sónar is very much a festival for those who take their music seriously as something not only to dance to, but to digest and enjoy as studiously as one would back at home with headphones on and a cup of tea. Come with us as we take a look at the acts you absolutely can’t miss. And all this just wets your appetite, check out our Sónar playlist for more tunes to get you in the mood.