For Sonus fifth birthday they have pulled out all the stops with a line up featuring house and techno heavy weights from around the world From 20th-24th August 2017, their Pag Island home in Croatia will see the likes of Apollonia, Jackmaster, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, Monika Kruse, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Rødhåd, Seth Troxler, Sonja Moonear, The Martinez Brothers and many more take the stage! Croatia’s premier electronic event Sonus Festival is set to mark it’s fifth birthday in style this summer, uniting the best talent from the house and techno worlds in one place for five days and five nights of party. Returning to idyllic Zrce Beach, Pag Island between 20th and 24th August, Sonus can reveal the first instalment of the names making Sonus #5 the most monumental to date. From global players Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice and Ricardo Villalobos to underground hero Sonja Moonear plus club takeovers, boat parties and more, Sonus Festival is THE go-to event for any house and techno fan. Already billing the most internationally coveted artists, Sonus Festival have pulled out all the stops for their most impressive lineup to date. From Drumcode boss Adam Beyer, to Parisian super group Apollonia making their grand return, alongside resident of London rave institution FUSE, Archie Hamilton and the eclectic sounds of Club Der Visionaere resident Binh. Expect a pure and technical set from Frankfurt boy Chris Liebing, and German techno figurehead Dorian Paic, as well as another one of the FUSE gang, the enigmatic Enzo Siragusa. Adding to the celebrations will be upbeat grooves from Fabio Florido, as well as Richie Hawtin's' ENTER teammate, the ever charismatic Hito. Everyones’ favourite Glaswegian, Jackmaster joins the soiree with an excess of Scottish charm, whilst representing the Hot Creations camp is Jamie Jones.
Tuskegee newcomer and USA native Jesse Calosso is set for a Sonus debut, there will be uplifting beats from Dutch breakout producer Joey Daniel, plus a huge set from the almighty Joseph Capriati. Brace yourselves for the return of Karotte, who has the ability to turn any crowd into a party, Music:On affiliate Leon, serious selector Meat and one of Munich’s finest exports Monika Kruse, are all to grace the stages at the fifth edition of the festival. Also making the Pag Island pilgrimage is the founder of 8bit Records Nick Curly, techno titans Pan-Pot, and Richy Ahmed with his trademark deep and bassy sound. Techno maestro and Dystopian boss Rødhåd and Italian techno hero Sam Paganini hit the beach, alongside fresh talent from Stuttgart party starters SHDW & Obscure Shape.
Completing the first round of names for Sonus will be the expert selections of Queen of minimal Sonja Moonear and infectious grooves from Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers. Dynamic duo Tale Of Us bring their signature blend of eclectic joints in addition to a captivating live performance from Vril - plus so much more still to be announced. Cosmopop party promoters have established Sonus Festival as the go-to party for any house and techno aficionado, combining an all-star bill, unrivalled production, and infamous after parties, set along the Adriatic ocean. As the team behind Time Warp, (which turned 22 last year) the gang are no stranger to a birthday bash, bringing along family and friends from their two-decade journey. Rest assured you’re in safe hands with this one! From Hawtin closing (and crowd surfing) in 2015 to ZIP’s infamous set in the rain at the first edition, expect more special Sonus memories to be made at this years’ momentous event.
With the best sound the world has to offer, Sonus Festival is a serious contender for the most impressive event in Croatia’s star-studded festival crown. It’s a marathon celebration of epic proportions, a chance for ravers to unite; losing themselves in the music, discovering new artists and making memories across five sun-drenched days and hazy nights in the glorious Adriatic setting of Zrce Beach.
World-renowned as the best place in the universe to experience a sun-soaked festival, Croatia is unmatched in terms of unspoilt, beauty and temperature; providing the perfect spot to combine a holiday and festival in one, from just €159. For anyone wondering what Sonus Festival has to offer in terms of travel and accommodation, you can find out more easily via www.sonus-festival.com.
Travel wise - Pag Island is accessible from Zadar, Split and Zagreb airports, with return travel from London at under £200 at the moment. Early bird tickets have already SOLD OUT, but first release tickets are now on sale at €159, via www.sonus-festival.com, so move fast to reserve a place at Sonus Festival’s fifth birthday!