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Sonus Festival 2018 - First names announced for the 6th edition

TIME WARP Presents : Sonus Festival

19th - 23rd August 2018 - 

Pag Island, Croatia

Following a mammoth fifth birthday last year, Sonus is back for its sixth outing in 2018. Four days and nights of unrivalled partying between 19th - 23rd August set in the hedonistic paradise of Zrce Beach, Sonus boasts it’s most thrilling line-up to date. Underground music lovers from around the globe will descend once again on the idyllic Zrce Beach, Croatia for a one of a kind adventure combining impeccable beaches, world-class calibre of artists and unbeatable programming under the sun.

 From global kingpins Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Solomun, Sven Väth to underground heroes Amelie Lens, Seth Troxler, Charlotte de Witte, Nastia plus club takeovers, boat parties and more, Sonus Festival is THE go-to event for any house and techno fan. Standard tickets are available to buy from Festicket from €159.

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With an incredible bill of international heavyweights, Sonus Festival have pulled out all the stops for their most impressive lineup to date. Drumcode boss Adam Beyer, DIYNAMIC founder Solomun, and techno veteran, Chris Liebing, return with open arms. Expect epic blends and mesmerising sets from festival mainstays Maceo Plex, Marco Carola and Loco Dice. A key member of the Cosmopop familia, the master Sven Väth is set to cast his spell over Sonus Festival goers once more. Of course, Sonus favourite, Ricardo Villalobos will take dancers on a genre-defying sonic journey. Hot Creations, veteran, Jamie Jones, returns, along with non-stop vibes from Seth Troxler’s infectious grooves, jazz-tinged house from MEAT and the mighty Tale of Us. While party purveyours Jackmaster and Peggy Gou bring the best in house, disco, techno and everything in between. Panorama Bar resident Ryan Elliot returns, bringing a taste of Berlin. Amping up the sunshine vibes with chunky beats and dancefloor heat are Eats Everything, Butch and Frankfurt’s Dorian Paic. InFine founder, Agoria is set to spin dance inducing disco influenced techno, while Valentino Kanzyani and Ian F. rep for the Slovenian scene.

Spellbinding selections from revered spinners Adriatique, plus Innervision’s key players Âme return with Dixon, while Enzo Siragusa reps for the FUSE camp. Uplifting house and melodic blends come from Nicolas Lutz, Kolsch, D’Julz and Frankfurt veteran, Dorian Paic.  Pushing deeper sounds, expect magic moments from minimal gurus, Raresh and Praslea, returning as Praslesh, with Rhadoo, Dana Ruh, Sonja Moonear and Perlon wizard, Binh in tow. Harder hitting sounds come from the inimitable Rødhåd,an annual highlight, plus Techno titans Pan-Pot and Len Faki. Leading ladies of the European underground, Charlotte De Witte, Nastia and Jennifer Cardini flex dense, deep and dark techno, with Amelie Lens’ bringing her storming rave ready sets to Sonus for the first time. Seasoned selectorRecondite, will also grace Zrce Beach once more, with an expertly executed live performance.

Year on Year, Sonus Festival partner up with the hottest clubbing institutes the world round, for infamous showcases. After joining forces with Junction 2 and Movement in 2017, both brands are back for Sonus 2018. Newcomers to the network are French electronic festival virtuosos, The Peacock Society, Belgium’s finest, Fuse, and the Swiss Techno-Mecca Nordstern.

Cosmopop party promoters have established Sonus Festival as the go-to party for any house and techno aficionado, combining a jaw-dropping all-star bill, unrivalled production, and infamous after parties, set along the glittering Adriatic coast. As the team behind Time Warp, “one of the most pre-eminent techno festivals”, there’s a strong close knit feel. The gang are known for bringing along the Cosmopop familia from their two-decade journey for their perfect summer rave adventure. Rest assured you’re in safe hands with this one! From Hawtin closing (and crowdsurfing) in 2015 to Seth Troxler and Martinez Brother’s epic B2B in 2017, expect more special Sonus memories to be made at this years’ momentous event. 

World renowned as the best place in the universe to experience a sun-soaked festival, Croatia is the perfect spot to combine a holiday and festival, from just €159. The sunkissed Zrce Beach is a dreamy combination of golden beaches, on-site clubs and beautiful waves fit for Sonus Festival’s prolific boat parties. Pag Island is easily accessible from Zadar / Split / Zagreb, with flights from London at under £200 at present. With an abundance of travel and accommodation options, whatever your budget, Sonus Festival has you covered. 

Early bird tickets have already SOLD OUT, but first release tickets are now on sale at €159, via Festicket. With further artists, boat parties and more to be announced it’s set to be a vintage year. Do not sleep on your chance to dance with Sonus Festival as the hedonistic Zrce Beach reaches new levels of techno majesty.


Adam Beyer – Adriatique – Agoria – Âme DJ - Amelie Lens - Binh – Butch - Charlotte de Witte - Chris Liebing - D’Julz - Dana Ruh – Dixon - Dorian Paic - Eats Everything - Enzo Siragusa – Ian F. – Jackmaster - Jamie Jones - Jennifer Cardini - Joseph Capriati – Kölsch – Konstantin - Len Faki - Loco Dice - Luigi Madonna - Maceo Plex - Marco Carola – Meat – Nastia - Nicolas Lutz - Pan-Pot - Peggy Gou - Praslesh (Raresh & Praslea) - Recondite live – Rhadoo - Ricardo Villalobos - Richie Hawtin - Rødhåd - Ryan Elliott – Seth Troxler – Solomun - Sonja Moonear - Sven Väth - Tale Of Us –  Valentino Kanzyani

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