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Once a year the Sonar whale strikes De Centrale with an extended XL version, adding live bands to the party concept.

Extra student tickets for Sonar XL available!


Students at Ugent university or a Ugent highschool can order €3 (!) combitickets by filling in the reservation form by Cultour (click on the link). Hurry!

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20:45 - 21:35 / Kolonel Djafaar live at Sonar XL


The basis of Kolonel Djafaar's sound is afrobeat and ethio-jazz, a unique fusion of traditional (West-)African rhythms, highlife and Afrofunk, Soul and Latin influences. The new 9-headed instrumental band creates from these rich ingredients a solid, atmospheric set floating on catchy dance music. The result leaves us no room for doubt: right away after their formation they won the ‘podiumprijs Jonge Wolven’ at the latest Gentse Feesten.

22:00 - 23:00 / La Negra Albina live at Sonar XL


La Negra Albina is a quartet consisting of Chilean, Peruvian and Venezuelan musicians. Their music mingles up afro-Colombian cumbia with Brazilian samba and Spanish rumba, finding a perfect balance between warm, intimate chanting and whipping dance rhythms with the added sound colour of cajón and trumpet. This concert presents their new singer, Yoyo Borobia from Venezuela.

23:00 - 3:00 / Rocky Marsiano + mnsr zér0 at Sonar XL


DJ, MC and producer Marko Mars Roca's latest project 'Rocky Marsiano & Meu Kamba Sound' adds to his Brazilian heritage a colourful voyage through Angolan, Cape Verdean and Mozambique rhythms – for a good reason three former African Portuguese colonies. For the very first time in Gent, he’ll fire up the party dancefloor after the two concerts at the side of resident binair01 dj Mnsr Zéro. Get ready for some thrilling diverse cross-over party music à l’Afric!

Sonar XL interview & dj-set mnsr zér0


Gent based dj mnsr zér0 was invited by - Radio Taxi for an interview and a live dj-set featuring the music you can expect during the party section of the Sonar editions. Sonar focuses on all the latest evolutions of contemporary, innovative and extremely catchy party music from the South. This mix emphasizes the link between African and Afro-Latin rhythms, with specific attention for kuduro and the African Portuguese colonies.