Sonar 2011 upsizes with Boys Noize, M.I.A and more

With Australia’s festival season in its tail-end now, local festival freaks will be planning a few escapes abroad in the down-time to visit some of the best international festivals that money will permit, and as ever Barcelona’s Sonar festival is near the top of the list.

Ranked as one of ITM’s 15 Festivals To Do Before You Die, Sonar is set to return in 2011 for three days of fun and innovative musical performances from the already announced artists on the bill including Steve Reich, Underworld and Magnetic Man.

Now a host of new names have been added to the list with all corners of the electronic spectrum representing including weird-ed out rappers Die Antwoord and M.I.A., vibrant live acts like Buraka Som Sistema and Cut Copy and a host of regarded DJs like Shackleton, Paul Kalkbrenner, Boys Noize and techno giant Steve Aoki.

Suss out the full lineup additions to Sonar below.

Sonar Festival 2011 – June 16-18:

Boys Noize


Cut Copy

Die Antwoord

Buraka Som Sisteme


Paul Kalkbrenner

Global Communication (Tom Middleton & Mark Pritchard)

Africa Hitech

Steve Aoki