Sonic Visions Music Conference & Festival Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:00:35 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Tickets on sale now Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:00:35 +0000 Tickets for this year’s edition of Sonic Visions are available now. You can choose between the following ticket types:

Festival Ticket: 2 Days Festival pass for all concerts
Friday Ticket: All concerts on Friday 16th November
Saturday Ticket: All concerts on Saturday 17th November

We’re also introducing Friendly Tickets for groups of 4 people:

Friendly Ticket (Friday): All concerts on Friday 16th November for 4 people + 4 drink vouchers
Friendly Ticket (Saturday): All concerts on Saturday 17th November for 4 people + 4 drink vouchers

More information here

First names revealed Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:55:17 +0000 Sonic Visions is proud to announce first acts to perform at the 11th edition of the Sonic Visions Festival on 16th and 17th November 2018.

On Friday, November 16, Moha La Squale will hit the stage. The French rapper gained widespread popularity in France in early 2018 and will present his first album Bendero.

The same day, Luxembourgish newcomer rapper Maz who recently released his 15-track debut album “Immortalisation” at a sold-out Rockhal Floor, will deliver another of his mind-blowing performances.

On Saturday 17th of November, young Eddy de Pretto will be at the stage with his a breath of fresh air. By intertwining Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Claude Nougaro amongst his influences, he is venturing into new territories and blends together traditional French chanson to edge-cutting new-RB. Unfiltered, raw and sexual, he calls together nights, party and drugs in a very direct way.

Sonic Visions will also present Belgian r&b newcomer duo Julie Rens and Sasha Vovk alias Juicy, as well as Luxembourg’s export artist of the year Say Yes Dog. Expect enticing electronic pop filled to the brim with clever hooks, funky basslines and some melancholic touches.

More acts will be announced very soon.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 6 April at 10:00

Limited Blind Tickets available now Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:01:47 +0000 Limited Blind Tickets available now!

Limited presale for festival tickets will run until Tuesday 3 April at midnight. Blind tickets will give you entry to all days of the festival (16 & 17 November) for only 25€. First bands of this year’s line-up will be announced on Wednesday 4 April at 10:00 am.

The Sonic Visions Music Festival is the place to be for all music lovers. Expect two days of music in a magic atmosphere of what has been once the backbone of Luxembourg’s steel industry. Get in the mood for discovery and get ready for tomorrow’s music experience!

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All about Sonic Visions 2017! Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:34:20 +0000 Sonic Visions Music Conference & Festival
Sonic Visions celebrated its 10th anniversary with a successful move to the new festival site at the blast furnaces of Esch – Belval. Within the magnificent setting dominated by the impressive architecture of Luxembourg’s industrial past, three days entirely dedicated to music charmed the public: a mix of local and international artists and industry professionals attending the conference, a festival crowd longing to see their favourite bands and ready to discover plenty of new music, as well as people enjoying delicious food at the Sonic Visions Food Market or partying at Thursday’s After Work powered by Agora. The unique atmosphere of Belval’s ancient steel factory, illuminated at night by the marvellous decoration made by the festival “Nuits des Lampions de Wiltz”, perfectly matched the sound and vibe of the eclectic line-up of the three festival stages.

 The Music Conference
Sonic Visions music conference saw more than 500 delegates coming from all over Europe to attend three days of panels, workshops, networking events and inspiring keynotes and connect with Luxembourg’s music and creative scene. With more than 100 speakers from 20 different countries Sonic Visions again proofed to be the leading event for the music scene in Luxembourg and the Greater Region, and has become a confirmed rendez-vous in the circuit of the European music conferences and showcase festivals.

Three important European projects in which Rockhal and Sonic Visions participate presented themselves at the conference:

  • Multipistes, a Greater Region training & education program gathering 5 initiatives and structures from France, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg
  • Liveurope, with the Rockhal as one of its founding members, aims to support concert venues in their efforts to promote emerging European artists. It has seen a growth of more than 35% in its activities over the first three years. It has recently secured another four years of co-funding by the EU Creative Europe program.
  • INES – The Innovation Network for European Showcase Festivals, a project that connects some of the best European showcase festivals with the aim to connect the music markets of the participating countries and to provide education and training for artists and music professionals throughout its members. Sonic Visions is one of the founding members of this project that receives a funding by the Creative Europe program of the EU as one of only 15 large-scale cooperation projects. Activities will start beginning of 2018.

The first conference day with its panels and many meeting opportunities put a focus on music in the Greater Region (Luxembourg and the surrounding parts for Belgium, France and Germany) thus establishing, maintaining and growing the networks between these important European music markets.

The Second day started with the opening speech of Luxembourg’s Secretary of State for Culture, Guy Arendt who underlined the importance of Sonic Visions as an event that creates synergies on a local, regional and international scale for the national music scene. It was followed by a multitude of panels, meetings and workshops like e.g. the panel discussing the importance of music journalism in the age of YouTube and Instagram and an inspiring debate on the value of data and the role of collecting societies in the digital age that was presented by Sacem Luxembourg.

Highlights of the day were the two keynotes by:

  • Benji Rogers, founder of PledgeMusic and cofounder of the Dot Blockchain Music Project
  • Imogen Heap, Grammy award winning artist and founder of music collective and collaboration community Mycelia

Saturday covered a wide range of topics with hands-on workshops, such as how to set up your first business in the creative industries in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg. Experts from Austria, Belgium, Iceland and the Faroer Islands gave insights the current situation and challenges for the music industries of smaller countries. “Meet the filmmakers” brought together the conference delegates with professionals from Luxembourg’s lively film industry.

Over the past years Sonic Visions has grown continuously and, as it’s all about “Tomorrow’s Music Experience”, this conference connects music, technology and the creative industries, fostering creativity and entrepreneurship.


An enthusiastic Festival Line-Up and Video Clip Awards
No fewer than 26 handpicked ‘coup de coeurs’ and upcoming artists took the stage during the Sonic Visions Festival. Bender & Schilling as well as a profound performance of Bartleby Delicate opened the festival on Thursday. An impressive show of Edsun enchanted an enthusiastic festival crowd on the Codex Stage, followed by the long-awaited Romeo Elvis & Le Motel and Riles. The Highlights of the Saturday Line-Up were the performances of Them Lights, Drops & Points, the video release of Tuys as well as J.Bernardt and Her.

The 5th edition of the VCA’s, the Video Clip Awards rewarded the best music videos made in Luxembourg. As an integral part of the artist’s identity, self-expression and his creative universe, video clips are a fundamental link between the artists and their fans as well as an important source of revenue. Among the more than 50 applications, the jury and the public rewarded the most creative and innovative local music videos. Please check out all the winners HERE!

This year’s edition was also the occasion to announce that Luxembourg based artist Them Lights has been selected for the first Luxembourg Film Fund grant for music videos initiated by Film Fund, Rockhal and Music:LX.

Check out all the VCA winners 2017! Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:43:20 +0000 The 5th edition of the VCA’s, the Video Clip Awards rewarded the best music videos made in Luxembourg. As an integral part of the artist’s identity, self-expression and his creative universe, video clips are a fundamental link between the artists and their fans as well as an important source of revenue. Among the more than 50 applications, the jury and the public rewarded the most creative and innovative local music videos. Check out all the winners of this year’s VCAs HERE !

DAY 1 kicks off today! Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:16:51 +0000 You want to get the whole picture? We’re ready to go and can’t wait to welcome you all for three days of inspiring talks, networking and of course plenty of good music! And there is f course as well: Street Food Market starting today for lunch and at 5 PM the After Work powered by Agora.

Student Discount for Sonic Visions Festival! Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:00:46 +0000 Perks of being a student? You get access to Sonic Visions Music Festival for just 25€! Sounds like music to your ears, right? Be quick and use the discount code STUDENT* to snatch your 3-day festival pass! Top acts like Rilès, Roméo Elvis, J. Bernardt and Her are looking to party – and they need you!
So get ready for tomorrow’s music experience on Nov 16-18! 

*Please note that you must present a valid student id card at the box office.

Afterwork & Food Village to complete Sonic Visions Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000 The 10th edition of Sonic Visions Music Festival and Conference is expanding! So within the magical Belval steelworks you will be transferred into a magical place waiting to be discovered. Here, in addition to an eclectic mix of music, visitors of the festival will be served some special treats. And the best thing? Entrance is free so there is no excuse not to come.

The 16th November is the perfect date to have some drinks so join Sonic Visions’ Afterwork powered by Agora where DJ Cherry will provide the perfect background music to relax and have fun. Enjoy a gin (or two;)) at the Gin Box together with your colleagues and friends in a cozy atmosphere.

What better way to accompany music and drinks than with food? This is why this year’s Sonic Visions Music Festival and Conference will provide you with amazing food at its own Food Village. It’s the perfect opportunity to try tasty food from all over the world in an amazing location. Get your friends and family to enjoy some delicious food!

The Afterwork starts on Thursday, Nov 16 at 5pm

The Food Village is open every day at 11:30, from Thursday, Nov 16 until Satuday, Nov 18

Sonic Visions Live Rehearsals Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:46:55 +0000 Sonic Visions Musical Festival is only a mere couple of weeks away and we are doing our best to ensure an amazing festival experience for you. This means the artists have to be prepared as well. To provide support for their upcoming showcases, we are currently hosting live rehearsals at the Rockhal for local bands and artists.

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Them Lights perfecting their live show at the Floor for Sat, Nov 18

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Bartleby Delicate with a professional consulting musician – they prepared for his performance on Thu, Nov 16

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Edsun preparing his set for Fri, Nov 17

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Mudaze opening the stage for Gramatik at the Rockhal. Catch his performance Thu, Nov 16

NEW BANDS FOR SONIC VISIONS ANNOUNCED! Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:20:17 +0000 We’re getting ready for this year’s Sonic Visions Festival and the line-up is nearly set! TEME TAN, KAT FRANKIE, SARO, ATUM NOPHI, MUDAZE, BENDER UND SCHILLINGER and BARTLEBY DELICATE will join the festival! Get in the mood for discovery!