Stereosonic

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Stereosonic
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Sydney, 2010
Location(s) Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne
Years active 2007 - present
Founded by Totem Onelove, Hardware
Date(s) November, December
Genre Electronic dance music
Website www.stereosonic.com.au
Calvin Harris in Perth, 2010

Stereosonic is an annual music festival held in Australia in November and early December. Stereosonic is held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne. Stereosonic is a collaboration of two major Australia promoters, Hardware and Onelove corporations, and presents a mix of electronic and dance culture music. It is considered to be Australia's fastest growing music festival.[1]

Patronage[edit]

External video
Calvin Harris - Stereosonic Sydney 2012
deadmau5 2009

The festival promoters originally began working in Melbourne nightclubs [2] forming the company Totem OneLove, which was in turn purchased by SFX Entertainment in 2013.[3]

The 2009 event was the first to see all five cities host the event.[4]

The 2011 Stereosonic Sydney was the largest festival ever held in Australia.[citation needed] 60,000 people were in attendance with more than 50 people charged for drug possession offences.[5] The Public Order and Riot Squad were called in after patrons attacked police who were trying to break up fights and to assist with other crowd management issues.[5] That year Stereosonic also sold out in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.[6]

The 2012 Perth event attracted almost 31,000 people.[citation needed]

In 2013, Stereosonic expanded to a two-day festival format across all five cities, enabling more than 50 international artists and over 300 local emerging Australian acts to perform.[7] This was the first time an Australian festival, held on such a large scale across five cities, had been held on multi-days in densely populated cities. Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren headlined the event, with the Sydney event streamed online to raise awareness for leading AIDS charity, (RED) on World AIDS Day.[8]

Lineups[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

[10]

2013[edit]

Headline acts for the 2013 festivals include David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Armin Van Buuren.[11]

2013 Arenas

Awards[edit]

inthemix Annual Awards

2013[13]

  • Winner Best Major Festival (First year Inthemix has awarded nationally instead of state by state)

2012[14]

  • Winner Favourite Festival - New South Wales
  • Winner Favourite Festival - South Australia
  • Winner Favourite Festival - Victoria
  • Runner Up Favourite Festival - Western Australia
  • Runner Up Favourite Festival - Queensland

2011[15]

  • Winner Favourite Festival - Victoria
  • Winner Favourite Festival - South Australia
  • Winner Favourite Festival - Western Australia
  • Runner Up Favourite Festival - New South Wales
  • Runner Up Favourite Festival - Queensland

2010[16]

  • Winner Favourite Festival - Victoria
  • Winner Favourite Festival - Western Australia
  • Runner Up Favourite Festival - South Australia
  • Runner Up Favourite Festival - Queensland

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Mikolai Napieralski. "A lean year for festival promoters". Theage.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ Nui Te Koha (4 July 2013). "Stereosonic Festival promoters to sell company for $75 million". Herald Sun (News Limited). Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  3. ^ http://inthemix.com/news/sfx-buys-totem-onelove-the-company-behind-australian-dance-massive-stereosonic/11431
  4. ^ Angus Paterson (6 August 2009). "Stereosonic lineup lands for 2009!". inthemix. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Dozens arrested at Sydney's Stereosonic music festival". The Daily Telegraph (News Limited). 27 November 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Khalil, Shireen. "Stereosonic 2011 makes history - Business - News - Inner West Courier". Inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  7. ^ http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/stereosonic-2013-lineup-announcement/
  8. ^ http://totemonelove.com.au/why-us/
  9. ^ "Robyn cancels on Stereosonic festival on". Inthemix.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  10. ^ "Stereosonic Local Lineup Revealed". Festivaltix.com.au. 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  11. ^ "Stereosonic reveals big-name line-up". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). 5 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Stereosonic 2013 lineup announced". GrooveGuide.co.nz. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  13. ^ http://www.inthemix.com.au/awards/winners/major_festival
  14. ^ http://www.inthemix.com.au/news/53753/The_2012_inthemix_awards_results_are_in
  15. ^ "inthemix awards 2011 - Australia's National DJ, Festival, Clubbing & Dance Music Poll". inthemix.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  16. ^ "inthemix50 2010: Australia's National DJ, Festival, Clubbing & Dance Music Poll". Inthemix.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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