The 3-day Sonic Visions festival has been dubbed “Tomorrow’s Music Experience”. It is a great showcase for rising stars of the music scene.
The line-up this year includes hot local artists such as power pop youngsters Tuys, singer-songwriter Them Lights (Sacha Hanlet from Mutiny On The Bounty), dreamy alternative R&B performer Edsun, and French-language hip-hop acts L.I.L Star and Dorian.
Indeed, there is a heavy accent on French artists this year with laid back hip-hop act Roméo Elvis + Le Motel and quirky electro-pop duo Faon Faon on the bill.
Other interesting acts include experimental female pop duo F.U.N.C (an acronym stemming from their Finnish-Dutch-Ukrainian-Congolese roots), alternative soul singer PAULi and Berlin based classical-electro duo Emina.
Perhaps the most exciting acts on the bill are young London girl power duo Nova Twins (pictured), whose grime-punk sound has been described as “lurching, grinding, seismically distorted, FX-mangled” and French-Algerian home-studio hip-hop artist Riles, who raps with great skill in English.
Festival goers can also enjoy a street food market and party late into the night. What’s more the festival site now includes a plaza, with its own music programme, that can be accessed by for free even without a festival ticket.