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SONAR 2006

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Back at the stage hall one could enjoy Circlesquare, that is to say, Jeremy Shaw combining his visual art with music. The result was a concert of charged athmosphere, featuring electronic rhythm, punk influences and visuals.


The big open air stage Sonar Village was getting filled early by people filing in to see Pole & Band at 7:30, and Pole kept their promise. They made us all dance with Zeitblom on the base, Hanno Leichtmann on the drums and Stefan Betke on the computer. A very satisfying concert that put us in the right party spirits for the night coming up.

Finally the public became what they were waiting for for a long time, and it was Sr. Coconut’s turn to set an end to the spectacle of the day shows on Friday. He played together with his orchester directed by the Venezuelan singer Argen_s Brito.

At 9:00 in the night and with a luxurous band, percussion, strings and Sr. Coconut (Uwe Schmidt), we danced to his already mithical salsa and merengue versions of songs by the Germans Kraftwerk like we are robots or Tour de France. Moreover, Sr. Coconut presented his new disc The Yellow Fever!, with which he pays his tribute to The Yellow Magic Orchestra, creating new versions of their music.

Sr. Coconut was a great final for the day concerts of this Friday at Sonar. The thing left to do now was go to get something to eat, take a shower and get ready for the night performances…

Sonar, nightacts, Friday 16th

This year, The space for the night performances was enlarged and was now made up by 4 stages, SonarClub, SonarPub, SonarPark and SonarLab.

At 00.45, SonarClub was already packed with people waiting to see the mithical 70ies disco band CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers. When they played the clasics Le FREAK and Good Time, the whole room was dancing.

CHIC, with a luxurous line-up, gave one of the most dedicated and hearty concerts of the festival. Definetively one of the best concerts of the 06 edition, without any sound problems. C’ est Chic…

The night went on with live acts and the public roaming back and forth between the different stages in the vast area of the Recinto Ferial 2. On the SonarPub stage, one could see the Nightmares on Wax who performed songs from their last album In a Space Outta Sound, where they mixed soul, r&b, funk and hip hip. In their live perfromance they were supported by the Iration Steppas Sound System.

The Party on Friday culminated in outstanding and very danceable acts like the ones by the Frenchman Laurent Garnier, the British Matthew Herbert and the Canadian in-guy Tiga.

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