Sónar 2024 signs the French duo Air to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album ‘Moon Safari’

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He SÓNAR festival today announced one of its headliners for the 2024 edition. This is airthe duo composed of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, who will present their iconic debut album live Moon Safari (1998), a capital album in his career, which will not only delight the most nostalgic, but will be a discovery for new generations. In addition, Sónar has confirmed that there will be no shortage of other great Air hits in these more than 25 years in music.

Moon Safari It is considered today a cult work, one of the greatest exponents of the french electronic sound that fuses downtempo with the heritage of lachanson française.

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Songs as emblematic as Sexy Boy, All I Need or La Femme d’Argent, to mention a few, but the entire album, through its ten songs is a delight for the senses. Subject by subject they built their own universe, a haven of hedonism hard to get over.

The artists themselves describe Moon Safari as “a deep and universal spell, full of love and mystery.” It was, without a doubt, the album that elevated them and put their particular way of understanding music in the collective subconscious of the public at the end of the 90s. But not only of their followers. With this masterpiece, praise for Air also came from other contemporary artists, who recognized Moon Safari as an instant classic. The success of Air was such that the director Sofia Coppola He even commissioned them to provide the soundtrack for his film. The Virgin Suicides (1999). The result could not be more Air, recreating that sensual and enigmatic atmosphere that runs through the entire film.

More confirmations for the 31st edition of Sónar 2024

Their performance at Sónar Barcelona marks Air’s return to the festival after their previous performance in 2010. This new show by the French duo joins the more than 100 shows and activities that will be at Sónar 2024among which stand out Jessie Ware, Kaytranada, Ben Böhmer live, Vince Staples, Folamour, The Martinez Brothers, Kerri Chandler, Charlotte de Witte presenting ‘Overdrive’, Floating Points and Olof Dreijeramong many others. The 31st edition of the festival will complete its programming in the coming weeks.

Tickets on sale for Sónar 2024

Sónar 2024 will be held on June 13, 14 and 15 at Fira Barcelona and both tickets and season tickets for this edition are already available. On sale on the festival’s official website: sonar.es. In addition, like every year, Sónar will facilitate access to the younger public thanks to the Cultura Jove program, the Cultural Bonus and the European Youth Card (Cerné Joven in Spain and Carnet Jove in Catalonia). Check all the prices and ticket types for Sónar Day and Sónar Night, as well as the Sónar passes.


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