Jessie WareMusic
Friday 1423:30 - 00:30
Be-ware of the groove

A singular voice and an undeniable talent, Jessie Ware brings the glamour of Studio 54, and the energy of 80’s ibiza to Sónar this year, for, inexplicably, her first time at the festival. Over the last decade, Ware has grown in profile, from a much loved vocalist on the UKG and bass music scene to a multi-award nominated pop star, opening for Harry Styles and namechecked by none other than Barack Obama, as one of his favourite songwriters. Her new LP That! Feels Good! is a maximalist disco epic, whose influences span time and space - from the 70’s funk of Salsoul records or Arthur Baker productions, the unapologetic 80’s joy of Wham or Grace Jones, through to contemporary icons Kylie and Roisin Murphy - both of whom guest on the album. Armed with an album of dancefloor-destroying bangers and a back catalogue stacked with certified hits, her long overdue performance at Sónar is set to be one for the history books.