Sónar and Insomnia Festival at TodaysArt 2016
Barcelona’s Sónar and Norway’s Insomnia Festival will co-present exclusive performances on the Friday and Saturday of TodaysArt Festival 2016.
We are delighted to confirm that our newfound friends at Barcelona’s Sónar and Norway’s Insomnia Festival will be joining us in The Hague this September. Each festival will be co-presenting a series of exclusive performances on the Friday and Saturday of TodaysArt Festival 2016.
The partnership between TodaysArt, Sónar and Insomnia Festival comes courtesy of We are Europe, a newly-created association of eight major European festivals and forums who have joined forces in order to promote, produce and support innovative cultural practices that are defined by creative diversity and fostering exchange.
One of two European networks of which TodaysArt is a member – SHAPE being the other – We are Europe aims to develop a European vision of electronic cultures, technology and entrepreneurship, to explore notions of European identity, citizenship and mobility, and to contribute to new social and political developments on the continent. Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and running from 2016 to 2018, it achieves this through artistic stages and journeys hosted by the eight partners, conferences, workshops and think tanks at related forums, and bespoke content published on the We are Europe platform.
TodaysArt Festival 2016 marks the first time we’ll be hosting a We Are Europe initiative along with two of our We Are Europe partners on home soil. Announced earlier this month, the world premiere of Dopplereffekt and Antivj’s audiovisual performance Entropy is the first co-presentation by TodaysArt, Sónar and Insomnia Festival under the We are Europe banner.
Completing the remainder of the Sónar program at TodaysArt Festival 2016 are Nosaj Thing & Daito Manabe’s new project, No Reality, Myriam Bleau’s A/V performances, autopsy.glass and Soft Revolvers, and a club performance by Spanish staples bRUNA & Wooky alongside visual artist Alba G. Corral. On the Insomnia Festival side of things, the Norwegian festival co-presents Pantha Du Prince’s performance of The Triad, Subtext boss Paul Jebanasem’s A/V project with Tarik Barri, as well as performances by SØS Gunver Ryberg, Ánde Somby and TCF.
Both the Sónar and Insomnia Festival co-presentations will take place on the Friday and Saturday of TodaysArt Festival 2016, which runs from the 22nd to the 25th of September in the heart of The Hague. Festival Passes and Day passes for TodaysArt Festival 2016 are now on sale and are available here.