Tuesday, 25 September 2007
As if there weren't enough festivals to contend with over the...err...festival period, a few promoters and events companies have decided that we need more. Normally, we'd warn you of the many dangers of heading out a trillion times over summer, but this is on the first of December, so there's leeway for something that actually begins on the very first day of the hotter months.
Anyway, the press release says it all.
"Melbourne's award winning camp Onelove Music Group and long time legendary Festival stalwarts Hardware Corporation present their latest groundbreaking festival since creating Two Tribes back at Shed 14 in 1999!
"The Royal Melbourne Showgrounds has been graced the home of STEREOSONIC due to its $140m refurbishment and amazing green spaces. A site for sore same-venue-store eyes, the Showgrounds will be transformed into a multi-stage festival utilising the grandstand and new green grounds. Forget the old cattle-shed concrete and dustbowl storms of 99, the Showgrounds is back and bubbling like a Volcano!
"A five-minute journey from downtown will get you super-stereo HI-FI sounds of the future from the worlds hottest bands and DJs. The witchdoctor Armand Van Helden heads up the first of his GHETTOBLASTER ALBUM TOUR dates, rockin out the NEW YORK CITY BEATS for his first Melbourne appearance in two years. Current Dutch champion of electro-house fused with uber dance-pop is Fedde Le Grand who'll give us THE CREEPS as he unleashes his new stormer with IDA COR on the planet to take hold of the dance and pop charts.
"This year's most talked about two sell-out show act for Electronica is Germany's Booka Shade, who will be rolling out their DJ KICKS WORLD TOUR on stage more live than ever before. Denmark's wonder-boy Trentemoller gives us an experience to remember with his band in tow to present TRENTEMOLLER IN CONCERT with a visual show to boot! His new album THE CHRONICLES is the business and a must have for any discerning music fan.
"French label-of-the-moment ED BANGER RECORDS brings us two of its best in DJ Mehdi, the Hip Hop legend-cum-glitch-house-nuvo extraordinaire alongside UK based VICARIOUS BLISS. Darren Emerson's label Underwater presents Tim Deluxe and also comes Detroit legend Kevin Saunderson aka INNER CITY also graces the decks."
In support of the above acts are Onelove's own Andy Murphy, John Course, Acid Jacks and loads more, including Melbourne's Riot In Belgium.
Full line-up with additional international and local acts and bands will be announced on Friday 28th September.
For running times, public transport info, ticket info site Go to www.stereosonic.com.au for more information.
1ST RELEASE $69+BF TICKETS
ON SALE MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER FROM
TICKETEK 132 849 (all stores)
Central Station City / Click n Drag St Kilda /
DMC Records Sth Yarra
Discurio City / Fist To Face Ringwood /
Leading Edge Music Geelong
Mighty Music Machine Chapel St / Missing Link Records City Tags