SW4 announce The Gallery 20th anniversary lineup

Having been involved since its birth back in 1995, Paul Oakenfold has gone on to reach legendary status at The Gallery, following a catalogue of countless performances over the past twenty years. A truly remarkable achievement in itself, Paul has played a defining role in the nights two-decade reign. 2015 also marks twenty five years of his label Perfecto Records, a fitting addition to August’s anticipated celebrations. For over thirty years Paul has helped to elevate and shape trance into a genre we all know and love today, with The Gallery providing him the platform to do so. Leaving him out was simply not an option as we bring home a true hero for a very special summer performance.

“After having lived abroad and on the road for so many years there is always something incredibly special about coming back to my home city London. Catching up with family and old friends is always high on the agenda – as is trying to get to Stamford Bridge for a game! But what usually puts the cherry on the top is getting to play a show for my home crowd and this year there’s nowhere better to do that than for The Gallery’s 20th Birthday celebrations at the massive SW4 festival on Clapham Common. There’s a special bond that exists between me and Clapham Common. I’ve had a lot of incredible shows there and I’m sure this year is going to be another to add to that list. I literally can’t wait to be home!"  Paul Oakenfold

Historically South West Four has played host to many ‘major firsts’ and ‘must sees’ but in 2015 we welcome something truly special. Globally celebrated as one of the most defining electronic imprints of today, we are pleased to announce that Anjunabeats will present two of their greatest acts as part of the 20th Birthday celebrations. The first is one of the labels finest and most loved figures, the unmistakeable Andrew Bayer. Following a magical Easter performance as part of Above & Beyond’s album launch party at Brixton Academy, we are pleased to have secured Andrew for his next London performance. His latest EP ‘Do Androids Dream’ has reached worldwide acclaim, something we cannot wait for this August.

Joining Andrew Bayer for this landmark showcase is another of the label’s most cherished assets and one of our favourite guests at The Gallery. Over the past twelve months, Ilan Bluestone has developed a reputation of one of electronic music’s most promising acts and has been marked as Anjunabeats’ next big star Testament to his astronomical rise, Ilan has recently been called upon to re-launch the legendary Anjunabeats Worldwide series following in the footsteps of former label legends and supported by a full US tour. To say we’re excited to bring these two to Clapham Common would be an understatement. Expect the unexpected.

Following their incredible back-to-back performance as part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations back in 2013, we are pleased to welcome back Andy Moor & Lange to present their brand new project Stadium4. After the concepts sensational London debut at The Gallery in March, a summer return has always been on the cards. Individually Andy and Lange are two of trance’s most respected figures with countless championed productions and remixes to their name. In 2015 they reach dizzying new n heights as they take their tag team performance to a whole new level. With an arsenal of brand new music set to showcase on the Common, the return of these masters to present Stadium4 is simply huge. Don’t miss it.

Completing the 20th Anniversary stage is another of trance’s hottest rising stars. With an impressive diary bursting with dates covering all four corners of the globe, Ben Gold returns to South West Four as one of the futures biggest stars. A favourite at The Gallery’s Elephant & Castle home, Ben’s productions have garnered support from trance’s elite with the likes of Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk and Tiesto giving him their blessing. 2014 saw Ben conquer Ibiza with a string of dates and devastating performances at both Cream (Amnesia) and ASOT (Ushuaia) and with the summer on the horizon, we can expect more of the same from this promising young talent.

"There is nothing quite like the energy of playing in front of my hometown crowd and there’s no better stage to do it on than at SW4…bring it on!!"  Ben Gold

After what can only be described as an unforgettable experience at The Gallery back in March, we are pleased to welcome back Infected Mushroom who join us at South West Four for the very first time. After delivering one of 2015’s most electrifying performances to date, their return to London will see the Israeli-born, LA-based duo join the 20th anniversary celebrations as the stage’s very special guests. Internationally renowned for their leading role within the Psy trance world, the combined talents of Erez and Amit’s unique fusion of dark hypnotic sounds with complex psychedelic melodies make them one of the most exciting acts to perform on Clapham Common this summer. Don’t miss their SW4 debut on Saturday 29th August.

Stereosonic 2012 Update – tickets selling fast!

Our ethos is simple: Try to provide the best line-up, the best venues, the best experience, whilst improving each year at the best possible price.  Stereosonic is Australia's largest electronic music festival, now let's get to it…

In an interesting year for Dance Music, the final frontier has been reached with global domination, Our artists and particularly headliners lead this assault!
With chart topping hits, to industry & public voted awards, to sold out stadiums / clubs and the World’s biggest Festivals, we’re very fortunate to have THE cream of the crop in electronic/dance music right now, all included in the one line-up.  Australia get ready for your biggest festival to explode in 2012!

What a year for our Artists!

TiestoQuite simply one of the biggest names in Dance music, Tiësto has had some huge tracks out, headlined countless festivals and has a huge new compilation out ‘Club Life – Vol. Two Miami’ (see below for our special Ticketmaster offer).  Avicii simply had the biggest track in 2011/2012 and headlined countless festivals and worked on new collaborations with artists such as Lenny Kravitz and is producing anthems such as ‘Silhouettes.’ He simply doesn’t stop!Calvin Harris synonymous with electro pop music is set to release another killer collab, this time with fellow Stereosonic artist, Example.  Both have had huge years in touring and production.  Celebrating ten years of residency on the White Isle last year, the prolific Carl Cox continues to impress.  His legendary sets in Ibiza are still drawing thousands weekly.  Major Lazer are back and ready to expose fans to their eclectic dance hall vibes with a new show.  Dutch turbine Laidback Luke combines to make a power trio of Stereosonic artists with one of Australia’s favourite acts and tennis star Martin Solveig and Dirty Dutch superstar Chuckie delivering ‘1234,’ a mad crowd track that will surely be dropped during the tour. Dash Berlin has started 2012 with a bang, his latest album ‘#musicislife’ is already delivering chart success. Dash’s trance comrades: Infected Mushroom, Markus Schulz, Sander van Doorn, Aly & Fila, Simon Patterson & MaRLo continue to experience huge love from the trance family.  Infected Mushroom are back with their awesome live show (and table tennis skills).  The techno fraternity asked and we listened with a huge Techno offering featuring: ‘Carl Cox Revolution’ (brand new room) with Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Adam Beyer, Joris Voornand more.  Rising stars Porter Robinson is one of the most in demand acts at the moment with Bassnectar both having a huge year in 2012.  Aussie Tommy Trash has risen to become a huge global producer and DJ this year and is coming back to Australia for Stereosonic.  ‘Holy Ship!’ and ‘Hard Fest’ owner Destructo is back after a huge Stereosonic 2011.  There will be plenty of Bromance this tour with Brodinski and Gesaffelstein who will be partying with Zedd, Dillon Francis and Foreign Beggars.  Bart B More has quickly become one of the brightest stars in the international electronic music scene.  He has consistently been crafting dancefloor destroyers that have received massive support from prominent DJ’s around the world. Diplo’s latest record ‘Express Yourself’ has in typical Diplo fashion exploded across the world with its eclectic high-spirited feel.  The rise and rise of bass continues, with Flux Pavilion, Caspa and Datsik all riding the wave of bass adoration in the last year.  Australian indie kids, Van She, are finally back with a killer new album ‘Idea of Happiness’ which has already spawned two songs: ‘Idea of Happiness’ and ‘Jamaica,’ perfect for Summer.  Kaz James is back, one of the artists who appeared at our first ever Stereosonic, withFeenixpawl after huge Beatport success and one of the anthems of the European summer.

Don’t miss out!
2011 saw our biggest crowds to date with Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide selling out up to eight weeks before the festival.  With the vibe already huge for Stereosonic 2012, it is predicted that we’ll witness big shows again this year thanks to our stellar line-up.  We want to party with you, so make sure you purchase your ticket(s) early to avoid disappointment. 

New Stages
This year we welcome: Main Stage 2, plus a new techno stage with ‘Carl Cox Revolution,’ ‘Paris Social Club’ (first time in Australia) and the ‘Hard Stage’ (also a first time in Australia – Purveyors of ‘Hard Festival’ and ‘Holy Ship!’)

New Ticketing
We are pleased to announce that all ticketing is now through our ticketing agency: Ticketmaster.  Patrons can buy tickets online via Ticketmaster.com.au, Ticketmaster Outlets Nationally and by Phone 136-100 

Back to Skoda Stadium, Sydney
After extensive renovation, Stereosonic Sydney will be moving back to Skoda Stadium, Homebush and surrounds to ensure our patrons experience Stereosonic in the best possible environment.  This is a state of the art venue with huge seating, main stage and as side stages have reduced capacity numbers, we are advising patrons to buy tickets to the Sydney show at their earliest convenience to avoid regret.  We partied at this venue and surrounds 2 years ago and it was epic!

Thank you
We would like to thank all those who attended Stereosonic in 2011 and to all who voted for Stereosonic at theinthemix.com.au Awards in 2011.  Your valued support motivates us to bring you the most popular acts with a mix of new and diverse artists, to satisfy and educate whilst treading that fine line in between.  This is Stereosonic. 

Stereosonic 2012 boasts its biggest line-up ever featuring:
Calvin Harris
Carl Cox
Major Lazer
Laidback Luke
Martin Solveig
Dash Berlin
Markus Schulz
Sander van Doorn
Infected Mushroom*
Flux Pavilion
Mr Oizo
Porter Robinson
Loco Dice
Adam Beyer*
Aly & Fila
Joris Voorn*
Bingo Players
Tommy Trash*
Simon Patterson
Ørjan Nilsen
Dillon Francis
Foreign Beggars
Bart B More
Nina Kraviz*
Van She (not playing Adelaide & Perth)
Alvin Risk*
Club Cheval^
Treasure Fingers*
French Fries^
Duke Dumont^
Kaz James*
Acid Jacks*
MC Stretch (will be hosting and MC’ing the Mainstage)*
MC Gunner (will be hosting and MC’ing the Carl Cox Revolution Stage)

* = not playing Adelaide
# = playing Melbourne & Sydney only
^ = playing Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide only 

Ticket prices in comparison to other festivals
In staying true to our core ethos, Stereosonic continues to deliver the best line-up possible, at the best possible ticket price.  We have raised the prices slightly this year to help improve our services to you on the day and to enable us to deliver the biggest acts in electronic music! 

Ticketing (For all cities): Ticketmaster.com.au 
First Release tix are sold out
Second Release tix are sold out
Third Release tix $154.95*
(includes booking fee), plus a $3.95 transaction fee per purchase (limit 8 tickets)
*Perth patrons pay an additional $2.00 PTA (Public Transport Authority) fee (this includes free public transport with a valid Stereosonic ticket)
Exclusive Tiësto DJ Mix album ‘Club Life – Vol. Two Miami’ – offer for all Ticketmaster buyers
Purchase a ticket to Stereosonic and you can also buy a download of the Tiësto DJ mix album ‘Club Life – Vol. Two Miami’ for just $11.00.
Featuring: Ivan Gough, Gotye, Coldplay, Tiësto and Wolfgang Gartner, Afrojack and more.

On Sale Now!! – only from Ticketmaster: http://Ticketmaster.com.au/stereosonic or 136 100 

Line-up is subject to change without notice.  All events are over 18s, photo ID is required.  Line-up varies slightly in each state.  View state information at the stereosonic.com.au website for more details.

iPhone Application and mobile site
We will be launching an iPhone and Android application.  For other mobile users we will be launching a mobile friendly site very soon!

Mobile Site launching soon (for all mobile users)