Stereosonic

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Stereosonic
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Stereosonic Sydney, 2010
Genre Electronic dance music
Dates November, December
Location(s) Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne
Years active 2008 - 2015
Founded by Totem Onelove, Hardware
Website
www.stereosonic.com.au

Stereosonic was an annual music festival held in Australia in November and early December. Stereosonic was held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne. Stereosonic was a collaboration of two major Australia promoters, Hardware and Onelove corporations, and presented a mix of electronic and dance culture music. As of 2012, it was regarded as Australia's fastest growing music festival.[1] In 2016 however, the event was cancelled with the promise that it would return "bigger and better". [2] Currently, there have been no announcements as to whether the festival will be revived for 2017.

Patronage[edit]

Calvin Harris in Perth, 2010
External video
Calvin Harris - Stereosonic Sydney 2012
deadmau5 2009

The festival promoters originally began working in Melbourne nightclubs [3] forming the company Totem OneLove, which was in turn purchased by SFX Entertainment in 2013.[4]

The 2009 event was the first to see all five cities host the event.[5]

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.[6] 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.[6] That year Stereosonic also sold out in Melbourne and Adelaide.[7]

The 2012 Perth event attracted almost 31,000 people.[citation needed] The 2012 Melbourne event was attended by around 45,000 people.[8] That event saw the arrest of 92 festival-goers on drugs charges.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

The 2015 Sydney event attracted a crowd of over 48,000, with 69 people being charged for drug supply and possession.[12]

Incidents[edit]

A 25-year-old woman became ill at the 2015 Sydney festival and died in hospital from a drug overdose.[13] A man was arrested on the 4th of December for supplying the woman with drugs.[14] Also in 2015, a 19-year-old man died at the Adelaide Sterosonic event.[15]

Lineups[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

Headline acts for the 2013 festivals include David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Armin Van Buuren.[18]

2013 Arenas

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

Stereosonic 2015 reverted to a 1-day event unlike the 2013 and 2014 events which were run over 2 days.[20]

Awards[edit]

inthemix Annual Awards

2014[22]

  • Winner Best Major Festival

2013[23]

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

2012[24]

  • 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[25]

  • 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[26]

  • 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. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-07/stereosonic-2016-cancelled-organisers-promise-better-2017-event/7307720
  3. ^ Nui Te Koha (4 July 2013). "Stereosonic Festival promoters to sell company for $75 million". Herald Sun. News Limited. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  4. ^ http://inthemix.com/news/sfx-buys-totem-onelove-the-company-behind-australian-dance-massive-stereosonic/11431 Archived 4 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Angus Paterson (6 August 2009). "Stereosonic lineup lands for 2009!". Inthemix.com. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Dozens arrested at Sydney's Stereosonic music festival". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Khalil, Shireen. "Stereosonic 2011 makes history - Business - News - Inner West Courier". Inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  8. ^ Al Newstead (3 December 2013). "93 Arrested At Melbourne Stereosonic As Police Target Summer Festivals". Tone Deaf. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "92 Drug Arrests At Melbourne Stereosonic". themusic.com.au. Street Press Australia. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Arnold, James (2013-07-04). "Stereosonic 2013 Lineup Announcement". Music Feeds. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  11. ^ "Why Us « Totem OneLove Group". Totemonelove.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  12. ^ "Stereosonic 2015 : Woman Dies After Music festival at Sydney Olympic Park". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  13. ^ "Stereosonic 2015 : Woman Dies After Music festival at Sydney Olympic Park". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  14. ^ "Man charged over drug supply linked to death of Sylvia Choi at Stereosonic". The Area News. Fairfax Regional Media. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  15. ^ "Stereosonic music festival: 19-year-old Stefan Woodward dies from suspected drug overdose, two people critical after 'consuming illicit substances'". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  16. ^ "Robyn cancels on Stereosonic festival on". Inthemix.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  17. ^ "Stereosonic Local Lineup Revealed". Festivaltix.com.au. 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  18. ^ "Stereosonic reveals big-name line-up". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Stereosonic 2013 lineup announced". GrooveGuide.co.nz. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  20. ^ "Stereosonic 2015 Lineup Officially Announced". musicfeeds.com.au. 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  21. ^ "Stereosonic 2015 Lineup Officially Announced". musicfeeds.com.au. 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  22. ^ Cunningham, Katie (2015-06-24). "The 2015 inthemix Awards results are in". Inthemix.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  23. ^ [1] Archived 27 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ Tregoning, Jack (2012-09-18). "The 2012 inthemix awards results are in!". Inthemix.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  25. ^ "inthemix awards 2011 - Australia's National DJ, Festival, Clubbing & Dance Music Poll". Inthemix.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  26. ^ "inthemix50 2010: Australia's National DJ, Festival, Clubbing & Dance Music Poll". Inthemix.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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