Program

Festival Line-Up 2017

We are proud to welcome more than 70 artists to our five year celebration.

  • Adam Beyer

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    Adam Beyer

    Sweden

    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.

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  • Adriatique

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    Adriatique

    Switzerland

    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.

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  • Agoria

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    Agoria

    France

    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.

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  • Âme DJ

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    Âme DJ

    Germany

    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.

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  • Apollonia

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    Apollonia

    France

    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...

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  • Archie Hamilton

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    Archie Hamilton

    United Kingdom

    Archie’s intelligent DJ sets interpret a hypnotic trip through house and techno, with deep rolling bass and groove.

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  • Binh

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    Binh

    Germany

    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!

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  • Carl Cox

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    Carl Cox

    UK

    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!

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  • Chris Liebing

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    Chris Liebing

    Germany

    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...

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  • Dan Andrei

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    Dan Andrei

    Romania

    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...

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  • Dense & Pika

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    Dense & Pika

    UK

    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.

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  • Dorian Paic

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    Dorian Paic

    Germany

    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.

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  • Enzo Siragusa

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    Enzo Siragusa

    United Kingdom

    Vinyl roots, the „Fusic“ sound and his very own vision of club music made Enzo Siragusa a very prestigious artist - worldwide...

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  • Fabio Florido

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    Fabio Florido

    Italy

    "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.

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  • Floorplan aka Robert Hood and Lyric HoodLive

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    Floorplan aka Robert Hood and Lyric HoodLive

    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.

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  • GutiLive

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    Guti

    Argentina

    „Drawing up his own way“ – Guti's blessed with an unfailing sense of rhythm & impresses the world with his very own definition of music...

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  • Hito

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    Hito

    Japan

    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.

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  • Ian F.

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    Ian F.

    Slovenia

    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.

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  • Jackmaster

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    Jackmaster

    United Kingdom

    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...

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  • Jamie Jones

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    Jamie Jones

    United Kingdom

    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...

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  • Janina

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    Janina

    Germany

    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.

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  • Jesse Calosso

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    Jesse Calosso

    USA

    Jesse Calosso is a Bronx-born DJ and producer part of a tight circle of New York area artists. Expect some serious Tuskegee grooves.

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  • Joey Daniel

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    Joey Daniel

    The Netherlands

    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.

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  • Jon Rundell

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    Jon Rundell

    UK

    Talent, unwavering dedication and a hunger for new creative achievement have brought Jon Rundell long-term success.

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  • Joseph Capriati

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    Joseph Capriati

    Italy

    „I just want to make music or play gigs everyday. It is the most important thing in my life“

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  • Julia Govor

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    Julia Govor

    Russia

    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.

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  • K.O.D (Cabanne & Lowris)

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    K.O.D (Cabanne & Lowris)

    France

    Let's celebrate for the first time Lowris and Cabanne teaming up as King Of Delays aka K.O.D.

  • Karotte

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    Karotte

    Germany

    No words needed - this guy knows how to pull even the most persistent non-dancers onto the dance floor...

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  • Len Faki

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    Len Faki

    Germany

    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...

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  • Leon

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    Leon

    Italy

    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...

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  • Loco Dice

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    Loco Dice

    Germany

    The Desolat mastermind is up for his next Sonus appearance.

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  • Luigi Madonna

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    Luigi Madonna

    Italy

    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.

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  • Maceo Plex

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    Maceo Plex

    USA

    Maceo Plex: DJ Award winner, label boss of Ellum Audio...what else do we need to say?

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  • Magda

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    Magda

    USA

    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.

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  • Magdalena

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    Magdalena

    Germany

    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.

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  • Mano Le Tough

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    Mano Le Tough

    Germany

    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.

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  • Marco Carola

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    Marco Carola

    Italy

    Music On in the house! Marco took his place on the throne of techno years ago and has never left it since then...

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  • Margaret Dygas

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    Margaret Dygas

    Germany

    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!’

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  • MatadorLive

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    MatadorLive

    Ireland

    Dublin man Matador conquered the techno scene in no time and has become one of Minus' signature artists.

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  • Meat

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    Meat

    Germany

    Offenbach is coming to Croatia: Freebase meets Sonus meets Meat...

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  • Monika Kruse

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    Monika Kruse

    Germany

    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.

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  • Nick Curly

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    Nick Curly

    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.

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  • Pan-Pot

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    Pan-Pot

    Germany

    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.

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  • Raresh

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    Raresh

    Romania

    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]...

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  • Rhadoo

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    Rhadoo

    Romania

    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.

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  • Ricardo Villalobos

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    Ricardo Villalobos

    Germany

    „Let's do it in the Chilenian way“ - you're into storytelling and hours-long sets? Here's your man!

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  • Richie Hawtin

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    Richie Hawtin

    Canada

    "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...

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  • Richy Ahmed

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    Richy Ahmed

    United Kingdom

    The second half of the unstoppable force that is called Hot Creations. His positive mental attitude is just an endless source of vivacious vibe.

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  • Rødhåd

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    Rødhåd

    Germany

    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...

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  • Sam Paganini

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    Sam Paganini

    Italy

    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.

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  • Seth Troxler

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    Seth Troxler

    USA

    "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!

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  • SHDW & Obscure Shape

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    SHDW & Obscure Shape

    Germany

    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.

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  • Solomun

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    Solomun

    UK

    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.

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  • Sonja Moonear

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    Sonja Moonear

    Switzerland

    There aren't much artists that embody the Sonus values that much as Sonja does, so no wonder she's back...

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  • Steffen Deux

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    Steffen Deux

    Germany

    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.

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  • Sven Väth

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    Sven Väth

    Germany

    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...

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  • Tale Of Us

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    Tale Of Us

    Italy

    The Tale Of Us is one of the most exciting stories in electronic music and one that's by far not finished yet...

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  • The Martinez Brothers

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    The Martinez Brothers

    USA

    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!

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  • tINI

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    tINI

    Germany

    Gang ruled area territory once this girl is on the decks! Hit her spinning - see yourself dancing...

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  • Valentino Kanzyani

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    Valentino Kanzyani

    Slovenia

    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.

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  • VrilLive

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    VrilLive

    Germany

    Dystopian veteran Vril bringing some serious techno to Sonus Festival.

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Local support

Sonus Festival would not be possible without the amazing support by our local artists and our friends from Croatia.

  • Andrea Ljekaj

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    Andrea Ljekaj

    Germany

    Andrea Ljekaj is known for his quality productions. His grooves, euphorich and powerfull trademark sound has gained him worldwide recognition.

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  • Andrologic

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    Andrologic

    Croatia

    Born in Zadar, Andrologic successfully worked on the Croatian music scene as a DJ and promoter in the last 11 years.

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  • Dejan Milicevic

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    Dejan Milicevic

    Serbia

    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 ...

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  • Felver

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    Felver

    Croatia

    Sonus is about the international vibe. We present Felver from Croatia, a mystical man who makes it hard to find any information on him.

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  • Homeboy

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    Homeboy

    Germany

    Eclectic and seriously danceable, often playing with the boundaries of different genres like House, Techno & Disco.

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  • Ivan KomlinovicLive

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    Ivan Komlinovic

    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.

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  • Josip Milkovic

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    Josip Milkovic

    Croatia

    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.

  • Mariano Mateljan

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    Mariano Mateljan

    Croatia

    Expect an uncompromising sound from fresh faced Croatian Mariano Mateljan at his home fixture Sonus...

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  • Marina Karamarko

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    Marina Karamarko

    Croatia

    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.

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  • Mimi

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    Mimi

    Croatia

    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“.

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Daily Schedule

Sunday

Day Parties

Aquarius

Len Faki
Dejan Milicevic

Kalypso
/ Trust

Jackmaster
Nick Curly

Papaya

Apollonia
all day long

Night Parties

Aquarius

Jamie Jones
Richy Ahmed
Andrea Ljekaj

Kalypso

Maceo Plex
Rødhåd
Ivan Komlinovic live

Papaya

Marco Carola
Leon
Joey Daniel

Boat Party

hosted by Keep on Dancing

Karotte
Cyril Claudel

Monday

Day Parties

Aquarius

Adam Beyer
Mimi

Kalypso

Monika Kruse
Homeboy

Papaya

Pan-Pot
Nick Curly

Night Parties

Aquarius

Tale Of Us
Mano Le Tough
Felver

Kalypso
/ Junction 2

Adam Beyer
Floorplan live aka Robert Hood and Lyric Hood
Dense & Pika

Papaya
/ PLAYdifferently

Richie Hawtin
Matador live
Fabio Florido

Boat Party

hosted by XLR8R

Rødhåd
Meat

Afterhour

Tuesday morning Afterhour
/ Fuse

Enzo Siragusa
Archie Hamilton
Mariano Mateljan

Tuesday

Day Parties

Aquarius

closed for extended night party

Kalypso
/ PLAYdifferently

Richie Hawtin
Hito

Papaya

Carl Cox
Jon Rundell

Night Parties

Aquarius
/ Secret Society

5 YRS Sonus Special

Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers
Magda

Kalypso

Pan-Pot
Karotte
Meat b2b Steffen Deux

Papaya

Loco Dice
Guti live
Julia Govor

Boat Party

- SOLD OUT -

hosted by tINI and the gang

tINI
Ian F.

Wednesday

Day Parties

Aquarius

Chris Liebing
Marina Karamarko

Kalypso
/ Resident Advisor

Seth Troxler
tINI

Papaya
/ 100 % JC

Joseph Capriati
all day long

Night Parties

Aquarius

Âme
Adriatique
Agoria
Marina Karamarko

Kalypso
/ Sunwaves

Raresh
Rhadoo
Dan Andrei

Papaya

Chris Liebing
Vril live
Janina

Boat Party

hosted by Jesus Loved You

Valentino Kanzyani
Archie Hamilton

Thursday

Day Parties

Aquarius

Sam Paganini
SHDW & Obscure Shape

Kalypso

The Martinez Brothers
Jesse Calosso

Papaya
/ Movement

Sven Väth
Dorian Paic

Night Parties

Aquarius
/ Movement

Joseph Capriati
Luigi Madonna

Kalypso
/ Club Der Visionäre

Ricardo Villalobos
Sonja Moonear
Margaret Dygas

Papaya

Solomun
Magdalena

Boat Party

hosted by Trax

K.O.D
(Cabanne & Lowris)

Afterhour

Friday morning Afterhour
/ Sonus & Club der Visionäre

Ricardo Villalobos
Sonja Moonear
Margaret Dygas
Binh

Boat Parties

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!

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These are our 2017 boat parties:

  • Keep on Dancing

    Artists: Karotte, Cyril Claudel
    20th August
    1700 - 2100

  • XLR8R

    Artists: Rødhåd, Meat
    21st August
    1700 - 2100

  • tINI & the Gang

    Artists: tINI, Ian F.
    22nd August
    1700 - 2100

  • Jesus loved you

    Artists: Archie Hamilton, Valentino Kanzyani
    23rd August
    1700 - 2100

  • TRAX

    Artists: K.O.D (Cabanne & Lowris)
    24th August
    1700 - 2100

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