The Beastie Boys will not make a repeat appearance in Barcelona for this year’s Sonar festival, and the initial line-up for the 2008 edition doesn’t appear to be hurting from that fact. Instead, everyone from synth-pop legends Yahoo and Underground Resistance, to Boyz Noize, Neon Neon, and DJ Mehdi are confirmed for the three-day music and multimedia festival, making for one of the strongest line-ups in some time.

Several showcases are also in the works, including a BBC Radio 1 event with Mary Anne Hobbs and Flying Lotus, an Ed Banger Records party, a Ninja Tune showcase featuring Daedelus, and others.

The festival will take place June 19, 20, and 21 in various locations around Barcelona. Advanced tickets are on sale now. Go get ’em.

Confirmed Lineup
Antipop Consortium
Basquiat Strings
BC vs JC feat Darren Emerson
Ben Watt
Boys Noize
Cabo San Roque
DJ Key
DJ Mehdi vs A-Trak feat Kid Sister
Erol Alkan
Frankie Knuckles
Hercules and Love Affair
Kalabrese Pres. The Rumpelorchestra
Konono No 1
Little Dragon
Miss Kittin
Neon Neon
Northern Sstate
Rósín Murphy
Spank Rock
Tara De Long
Tender Forever
The Duloks
The Pinker Tones
X-10 discovers The Rings of Saturn

Photo of Boys Noize by Sir William.