We are proud to welcome more than 70 artists to our five year celebration.
Adam Beyer’s music is synonymous with all that is exciting about techno. Having emerged as the figurehead of the hugely prolific Swedish techno scene, Beyer’s focused and considered approach to his craft has worked to confirm his position as a globally recognized DJ and producer headlining cutting edge clubs and festivals week-in-week-out.
Both living in Zurich, each regularly performing as DJ's, and both named Adrian S., perhaps it was inevitable that Adrian Shala and Adrian Schweizer would meet in 2008 and form a near instant friendship. Perhaps it was destiny. But it’s the professional bond that followed for which we are so lucky, a bond that would help them ascend the dance music community as the production and DJ duo known as Adriatique.
The French producer, composer and DJ Agoria, entered the world of electronic dance music at a peculiar moment in time. Unlike the first generation of techno producers, he´s too young to have been actively listening to early 80´s electronic pop by groups such as Depeche Mode or New Order. But unlike younger DJs and musicians, he´s been exposed to house and techno more or less since the start of these genres.
The two Germans Kristian Beyer & Frank Wiedemann are well known as Âme. Get ready to enjoy Detroit-influenced deep house combined with soul influences from legends like Stevie Wonder. You wonder how that sounds like? It sounds like Âme.
It's the magic "3" - Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky sharing the same musical roots, tastes and creative vision and therefore joined forces as Apollonia...
Archie’s intelligent DJ sets interpret a hypnotic trip through house and techno, with deep rolling bass and groove.
The most refined variety, defined by subtlety and sprinkled with the delightfully unexpected: not only is Binh a resident DJ at iconic Club der Visionäre - the Berlin based man is also a part of the Sonus line-up from day one!
OH YES OH YES: a musical ambassador and a veteran of acid house, a champion of techno, a dance music pioneer, label owner, King of Ibiza. Carl Cox is joining us as a special guest for our 5 year anniversary at Sonus Festival 2017!
No doubt – Chris Liebing's one of the reasons why heavy techno is as successful as it is today but you will see: it not restricted to dark club settings...
Originally from France, Cyril started to play records when moved to New-York City in 2005. Known for playing long vinyls sessions from jazz to groovy house.
Dan Andrei, a game player in the Romanian electronic music scene, joins Sonus for the third time. As a well known guest on Be chosen, Jesus loved you and [a:rpia:r] he really knows the sound we trust...
Dense & Pika are a British electronic production/artist/DJ duo compromising of producer/DJs Alex Jones (Hypercolour label boss) and Chris Spero better known to many by his Glimpse alias.
A real Frankfurt veteran but his trustful taste in music brought Robert Johnson Resident Dorian Paic beyond the German borders including three appearances at Sonus.
Vinyl roots, the „Fusic“ sound and his very own vision of club music made Enzo Siragusa a very prestigious artist - worldwide...
"When you find a balance between a passion for music and a pure love of nightlife, you have found the perfect combination to build something unique" - See what Fabio Florido has been building for Sonus.
Floorplan is the father-daughter duo of Robert & Lyric Hood who have re-positioned the euphoric feel of gospel into their disco, funk and soul styled house across the world’s dancefloors.
„Drawing up his own way“ – Guti's blessed with an unfailing sense of rhythm & impresses the world with his very own definition of music...
Hito is a Berlin based electronic music artist and vinyl DJ with unique style and aesthetic.
Full of colour and character, born and raised in Himeji, Japan, she is loved for her
sophisticated record collection, deep techno style, and her incredible ability to entertain
crowds with charm and energy.
Inhaling impressions from all of the globe: Ambasada Gavioli resident and driving force of Colours Music Ian F. will turn your world up side down.
A master of selectional instinct and riding the energy of a crowd. As Jackmaster's always thinking of music in terms of energy levels, not in terms of genre, you'll never know what happens next...
He came to pave the way for a warmer, more melodic, deeper side of techno to emerge. As the Co-Founder of Hot Creations, he became a leader in the field of super hot and sexy house grooves...
First gig at Club der Visionäre at the age of 18, where she is since then a resident, Janina performed at the most legendary nightclubs of european capitals.
Jesse Calosso is a Bronx-born DJ and producer part of a tight circle of New York area artists. Expect some serious Tuskegee grooves.
Joey Daniel’s career can be summed up as nothing less than a well-deserved rise to fame. The Rotterdam born/Amsterdam-resident has been making waves through the Dutch dance scene for nearly a decade now. By now he has become a key figure in Dutch nightlife, a trusted provider of acclaimed sets, having played nearly every club and festival imaginable.
Talent, unwavering dedication and a hunger for new creative achievement have brought Jon Rundell long-term success.
„I just want to make music or play gigs everyday. It is the most important thing in my life“
Not everyone starts out as a singer for a Russian military band and ends up DJing in New York at Time Warp. Julia Govor did.
Let's celebrate for the first time Lowris and Cabanne teaming up as King Of Delays aka K.O.D.
No words needed - this guy knows how to pull even the most persistent non-dancers onto the dance floor...
Credited as one of the first residents at techno mecca Berghain, Len Faki doesn’t need to be introduced. Make sure you bring enough energy with you when facing this techno mastermind...
Italy is putting out talent after talent. This time we talk about LEON who is making major waves in the house scene and sky rocking the decks from Italy to Singapore...
The Desolat mastermind is up for his next Sonus appearance.
A prominent DJ worldwide with releases on some of the leading labels in techno, Luigi Madonna has absorbed the influence of his native Italy and those who have gone before him to create a modern, ever-evolving sound of his own.
Maceo Plex: DJ Award winner, label boss of Ellum Audio...what else do we need to say?
Magda transforms disjointed bleeps and psychedelic synth riffs into a living sound complex with addictive qualities. With incredibly deep bass and a good portion of groove the Items & Things lady puts her fans under a hypnotic spell and does not let them go. One of her hallmarks is the extensive editing of her current favorite tracks, so that each of her sets is distinctively unique.
Part of the Diynamic family since the very beginning, but initially chose to remain in the background. For long years she used to run the label's renowned EGO club in Hamburg. With her past as a booker and club manager, Magdalena got the skills every DJ needs.
Mano Le Tough strongly believes in DJing as an art form. His eclecticism, versatility and commitment to challenging himself as a selector have seen him become a regular at clubs like Berghain / Panorama Bar, Robert Johnson, Warung and Output Brooklyn. In 2014 the readers of Resident Advisor voted Mano number 8 in their Top 100 DJs poll.
Music On in the house! Marco took his place on the throne of techno years ago and has never left it since then...
Life as Margaret has experienced it has had more than it’s fair share of unusual twists and turns, she quips about life in a very positive light ‘Never a dull moment!’
Dublin man Matador conquered the techno scene in no time and has become one of Minus' signature artists.
Offenbach is coming to Croatia: Freebase meets Sonus meets Meat...
Monika Kruse's talent and dedication has made her one of the world's most highly-respected DJs and producers. In 2015 her Terminal M label celebrated its 15th anniversary with a string of sold-out parties including a massive show at the Amsterdam Dance Event. It continued its fantastic run with numerous Beatport top 10 tracks from Monika, ANNA and Methodi Hristov among others. Monika's DJ appearances spanned the globe, including a South American tour and gigs throughout Europe, UK, USA and Canada.
As he approaches his tenth year in music, Nick Curly can look back on a decade where he has been a permanent fixture at highest level of the game as DJ, producer and label owner.
Pan-Pot's uncompromisingly pumping techno opens awe-inspiring acoustic spaces, which are fueled by rocking sequences, darkly euphoric synths and cascades of white noise.
Rhythm wirldwind, impeccable mixing technique, funky and smiling attitude and a rare ability to squeeze the best off records: That’s the best description for the Romanian Raresh a third of Romanian #1 underground imprint [a:rpia:r]...
If you think of Sonus, you think about the beach, the sun, the sea and good music. All that is embodied through the Romanian top-class DJ Rhadoo. Get ready to vibe with him.
„Let's do it in the Chilenian way“ - you're into storytelling and hours-long sets? Here's your man!
"I love a full-on party experience where you can just lose yourself in the moment and not worry about anything, but I also like grabbing that moment when people are free-minded and take them somewhere really deep and dark." you can't put it more in a nutshell than Richie itself...
The second half of the unstoppable force that is called Hot Creations. His positive mental attitude is just an endless source of vivacious vibe.
With the perfect balance of timeless techno, dub and house, Rødhåd's going to take the dance floor deeper and deeper into Berlin urban techno mood...
Beside his studio work and production time, Sam’s DJ career is steadily on the rise: his sets are characterized by powerful grooves and have been recently described as “Sexy Groovy Dark Techno”, which speaks volumes, literally, on what to expect from his performances.
"I'm an actress and I moved to L.A but things aren't really working out and now I'm a stripper and addicted to meth." Guess what! It's the story of a guy becoming Resident Advisor top pick DJ and a Sonus regular!
With a release on Tale Of Us' "Afterlife" and running their own label "From Another Mind", SHDW and his studio partner Obscure Shape made huge steps in the last two years.
Solomun plays a major role in redefining European house music with productions, remixes and DJing by taking the very building blocks of House and deftly reconstructing them with a modern twist. A respected underground DJ and producer for a number of years, his stratospheric rise in popularity kicked off in 2012. The same year Mixmag Magazine voted him as “DJ of the Year.
There aren't much artists that embody the Sonus values that much as Sonja does, so no wonder she's back...
He started off as a resident DJ at the notorious Loft Club, and is nowadays crossing border after border…no matter if we talk about countries or musical wise. Groove to his melodic style in house music, high quality productions, and catch endless summer moments.
You really need an introduction text to know whom you're facing here? It's the legend himself, the cocoon mastermind, the "papa" of the global techno scene, the impersonification of "Gude Laune" and, and and...
The Tale Of Us is one of the most exciting stories in electronic music and one that's by far not finished yet...
The Martinez Brothers, two young men from the Bronx, raised on their father’s love of the Paradise Garage and road- tested worldwide since before they left high school are emerging as leaders in the global house music market. Their DJ sets are full of energy, fuelled by the brothers' depth of knowledge and an innate ability to guide the crowd. We can’t wait to catch the brothers live and in action at Sonus 2017!
Gang ruled area territory once this girl is on the decks! Hit her spinning - see yourself dancing...
One of the founding fathers of Slovenian techno, but that never really stops him from throwing one of his gourmet house sets. Or anything in between that he finds fresh at the time.
Dystopian veteran Vril bringing some serious techno to Sonus Festival.
Sonus Festival would not be possible without the amazing support by our local artists and our friends from Croatia.
Andrea Ljekaj is known for his quality productions. His grooves, euphorich and powerfull trademark sound has gained him worldwide recognition.
Born in Zadar, Andrologic successfully worked on the Croatian music scene as a DJ and promoter in the last 11 years.
For so many years Dejan has been on the scene, started dj-ing at the age of 15 and rolling for around 18 years now. After winning lots of prizes in 1997 and 1998 everything started to happen. As a part of the KneDeep family he played all the major events by now and also had the ex Yugoslavian region covered at the same time having every weekend full of new experiences. His music style is a mix of house and techno that has a flavor of a long and experienced career. The year 2011 was the year of the debut album release from this artist after more than 80 EP's in his music life , Trust and the Purpose (Gillesku Records) sold out all vinyl copies just in 5 days and made a great success. Second album "Just Keep Talking Girl" has been released ...
Sonus is about the international vibe. We present Felver from Croatia, a mystical man who makes it hard to find any information on him.
Eclectic and seriously danceable, often playing with the boundaries of different genres like House, Techno & Disco.
Choosing amongst numerous highlights from a 20+ years spanning career of Ivan Komlinović and simply listing them here would without a doubt make a compelling reading. However, it seems that the path this Zagreb-born techno DJ, sound engineer, mastering engineer and producer undertook was leading to the big moment he’s living at present time.
Music got his attention at an early age and by then he already knew that one day he would become a DJ playing on turntables, which he did.
He started playing at the age of 15 and later actively participated in organizing events in Zadar. The biggest influence on him was Richie Hawtin a.k.a. Plastikman, Sven Väth, Petar Dundov and Ricardo Villalobos.
Expect an uncompromising sound from fresh faced Croatian Mariano Mateljan at his home fixture Sonus...
Sankeys resident & Croatian local. Marina is fresh blood of electronic music scene, always playing from the heart with the tendency to spread all over you and into you with a mission to leave you with a full heart before going home.
He wandered through the valley of shadows and pledged to the two-headed hydra of Techno & House. Mimi is also the founder of Ekstrakt, Zagreb’s premier Rave Association and will provide you with a tiny glimmer of light in the sea of darkness we like to call „normal life“.
all day long
Ivan Komlinovic live
Tale Of Us
Mano Le Tough
Floorplan live aka Robert Hood and Lyric Hood
Dense & Pika
closed for extended night party
5 YRS Sonus Special
Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers
Meat b2b Steffen Deux
all day long
SHDW & Obscure Shape
The Martinez Brothers
(Cabanne & Lowris)
Because of the limited capacity on the boats, tickets for our party cruises are sold separately and are not included in the Festival Ticket. Click the button below to open our ticket shop and save your spot on a boat!
These are our 2017 boat parties:
Artists: Karotte, Cyril Claudel
1700 - 2100
Artists: Rødhåd, Meat
1700 - 2100
Artists: tINI, Ian F.
1700 - 2100
Artists: Archie Hamilton, Valentino Kanzyani
1700 - 2100
Artists: K.O.D (Cabanne & Lowris)
1700 - 2100
No need to stop the music in the morning at our official after hour parties. The after hour events are included in your Festival Ticket, so no need to purchase another pass. We're starting at 06:00 in the morning, so don't be late!
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