SONICA MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL LINEUP FEATURING SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST K-POP, CANTOPOP & SINGAPOREAN ARTISTS AS PART OF LIVE AT THE BOWL
SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL – MARCH 17, 2023
SONICA Music Festival – a music and arts festival celebrating all the best of Asian pop culture – is making its debut at Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Naarm/Melbourneon March 17. Co-presented by CA&C and Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the annual Live at the Bowl summer series, SONICA Music Festival will bring some of the hottest K-Pop, Canto-pop and Singaporean artists to Australian audiences for the first time. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek, for more information visit sonicafestival.com.au.
The inaugural SONICA Music Festival lineup features phenomenal K-pop artists including South Korean rapper ZICO fresh from the release of his 2022 mini-album Grown Ass Kid, violin-prodigy-turned-megastar HENRY most recently celebrating the release of his first single in two years ‘Moonlight’, and K-pop sensation AMBER, who first found fame as a member of f(x), performing live with her full band.
Singaporean singer-songwriter and freshly minted Warner Music Asia signing GENTLE BONES – also the first Singaporean to be featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia – joins the festival along with Hong Kong R&B and pop singer GARETH.T, whom VICE noted is “representing today’s generation while improving on the old guard [of Canto-pop].” Rounding out the lineup is Las Vegas-based rap wunderkind 1NONLY, whose series of viral hits has him edging on 1 billion Spotify streams at just 18 years of age.
Between-set vibes will be coming courtesy of Small FRY, whose weekly Triple R show Mooncake has become a staple of Naarm/Melbourne, celebrating diverse sounds from Asia, including Asian-Australian artists and music from Tokyo to Taipei, Seoul to Saigon, and more.
SONICA Music Festival will offer a fully immersive experience for fans, featuring a multitude of live experiences, Asian street food as well as a variety of market stalls by local Asian-Australian makers on site. As the sun sets, the stage will come to life with spectacular visuals and effects, making for a truly magical concert experience in Naarm/Melbourne’s iconic amphitheatre.
SONICA Music Festival
Friday 17 March, 2023
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Naarm/Melbourne
+ Small FRY DJ
About SONICA Music Festival:
SONICA Music Festival is committed to growing connections and building a thriving community where a passion for Asian pop music and culture is shared. SONICA Music Festival brings together a thriving atmosphere of music, arts, and cuisine to celebrate Melbourne’s cultural diversity and create an evening to remember with cultures across local and international landscapes.
SONICA Music Festival is co-presented by CA&C and Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Live at the Bowl. Live at the Bowl is a summary festival programme curated by Arts Center Melbourne and supported by Creative VIC. Now in its third year, Live at the Bowl returns from January to April 2023. Discover a festival of music, dance, community-led and family-friendly events for everyone.