Sonic Visions inspires 2,200 visitors
Many aspiring and experienced musicians of all ages and from all corners of Luxembourg, the Greater Region and beyond flocked to the Rockhal on Friday and Saturday to hear words of wisdom and advice from experts in the music world.
Well known music producers such as Gareth Jones of Depeche Mode fame and Matt Bayles who has dealt with Pearl Jam amongst many groups and more recently produced the album for Luxembourg band Mutiny on the Bounty, held informative and enlightening conferences.
Local organisations and experts were on-hand too, presenting “how to” and “where to go” practical conferences for musicians wishing to take steps into the mind-boggling music world.
Both days also meant live music. In total 20 acts performed both local and international, for the crowds to discover. And indeed there were crowds as this year proved to be the most successful yet. Sonic Visions, in its 4 years of existence, has really made a name for itself not just in Luxembourg but over the borders too as it was noticeable that many French, Belgian and German musicians made the trip to the Grand Duchy, especially for the 2-day event.
Without counting the attendance for the conferences, the concerts alone boasted about 1,200 tickets sold on Friday and 1,000 on Saturday.
Local acts such as Monophona, Angel At My Table, Birdbones and Angel At My Table, performed alongside international bands including The Computers and Planningtorock from the UK, the highly entertaining Katzenjammer from Norway, City of Glass from Canada and Reptile & Retard from Denmark. Headline acts were Metronomy and The Drums from the UK.