SONIC VISIONS MUSIC LAB & FESTIVAL - FRIDAY
Rockhal and Rocklab are thrilled to reveal the program of the 2018 edition of Sonic Visions. Sonic Visions Music Lab & Festival is the leading event for the music scene in Luxembourg and the Greater Region, and has become a confirmed rendezvous in the circuit of the European music conferences and showcase festivals.
A musical journey into the world of tomorrow in the magical setting of the blast furnaces of Esch-Belval
Again Sonic Visions is taking place in the unique setting of the old Belval steelworks, where history meets presence and sets out for the future. The spirit of this unique place reflects the DNA of this annual event: A three-day conference addressing all relevant topics on how music is made, performed, distributed and remunerated today and tomorrow. And a two-day music festival presenting the upcoming 2018/2019 must-see acts from Luxembourg, Europe and beyond. The festival site with its four stages will welcome the guests in a magical setting provided by an illumination in collaboration with the Nuit des Lampions Wiltz. In addition, interactive installations will not only provide light but engage with the festival crowd encouraging them to play, discover and enjoy an urban gaming experience defined by the 80’s style of the days of Pacman, Tetris and Donkey Kong. From lunch to late night in front of the main festival entrance, and thus open to the public even without a ticket, the Sonic Visions Food Market offers a variety of delicious food for the hungry ones.
A conference connecting music, IT and the creative industries
With Germany, France and Belgium directly bridging some of Europe’s most important markets, the Music Lab connects artists and professionals from the music, IT and creative industries. Workshops, panels and networking events on the pulse of the music industry as well as inspiring keynotes and talks provide everything a musician needs to make, promote & sell his music in 2018. But the Music Lab does not stop at the edge of its own industry, but reaches out to tech and the creative industries, addressing the latest trends and developments, talking about the synergies and identifying the enablers that might shape the future. During the panels we will discuss how the blockchain technology could help to shape a fairer ecosystem for artists and the music industry, what might be the future role of artificial intelligence in the creative process of music making and education or what challenges artists and creative entrepreneurs might encounter on their path to a professional career in the next few years. Furthermore we will explore and focus on different key jobs in the music industry through our new “in conversation with” series presenting a comprehensive and exciting “behind the scenes” view provided by high profile music professionals like mastering engineer Mandy Parnell (Björk, Aphex Twin...), music agent Mike Malak of CODA (Jess Glynne, Pusha T, KSHMR...) and musician and Youtuber Mike Dawes to name but a few.
A handpicked line-up of amazing artists
This year’s Line-Up is a handpicked selection of international emerging artists: Eddy de Pretto, Angèle, Moha La Squale, Maribou State, Kikesa and many more, as well as some of the best music “Made in Luxembourg” with Maz, Say Yes Dog, Napoleon Gold, Mudaze, Bartleby Delicate or C’est Karma. Sonic Visions Festival is the unique opportunity to see already today amazing artists who are about to breakthrough. Get ready for a new adventure and prepare to be amazed!
The complete festival line-up and conference program is now online on www.sonicvisions.lu