Stereosonic 2011 Brisbane Review


With the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Afrojack, The Bloody Beetroots, LMFAO and more, I knew I was in for a MASSIVE day. Stereosonic has a brilliant phone app (for iphones and android) that you can you use with event info, lineups, set times, maps and most importantly a planner. As there are multiple stages, this ensured that I saw everyone I wanted to.

We started off checking out what was on offer and easing into the day. We swanned between stages checking out the likes of Andy C and Bagraiders and the atmosphere was buzzing! I’ve got to say a definite highlight of my day was when the masked duo Bloody Beetroots played Warp. If you haven’t heard of this italian duo, they are definitely worth checking out.

Stereosonic is not just a day full of massive DJ’s and live acts, it is also a day where fashion takes on a whole new meaning. The costumes and getups were amazing but with most, it was a case of less is more. With most of the beautiful ladies opting to say no to material. Even though the event has a shirts on policy for the boys, by 5pm that policy went out the window. I have never been to an event with such little clothing on happy punters.

Now it was time to head to the mainstage. The sun was starting to set and as LMFAO hit the stage, the entire festival just went off! They started off with ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’ and of cause they were in their classic animal print and highlighter getups. They had the same backup dancers from their videos and they were amazing doing all the crazy moves that defy gravity. Sky Blu unfortunately wasn’t able to make the gig cause of a back injury but Redfoo was definitely capable of holding the gig by himself. The entire festival shuffled to I’m in Miami Bitch and Champagne Showers leaving their massive hits till last. I have never seen so many people shuffle, wiggle and and thrust their hips at one time when they encored with ‘Sexy and I Know It’.

When Armin van buuren hit the stage, it was pure brilliance. Even though tired after a day of dancing, you couldn’t help but stomp your feet with the massive tunes, pyro and fireworks, it was an awesome way to finish off the festival.

All in all, Stereosonic is always a super fun, super crowded day of dancing and good tunes. While it’s not an event for the faint of heart, it definitely came through with the goods this year.


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7 weeks till Stereosonic kicks off!

Congratulations to Stereosonic artists for winning at the recent ‘Ibiza DJ Awards’:

Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren – #1 Trance DJ & #1 International DJ
Carl Cox – #1 Techno DJ & Best Ibiza night ‘Carl Cox 10 Years of Revolution at Space’
Afrojack – Best Remixer & Runner Up Best Electro House DJ
Congratulations also to: Ferry Corsten, Annie Mac, Avicii, Benny Benassi, Claude VonStroke & Kaskade who also polled well

Who wants to be the face of Stereosonic? Stereosonic is looking for one girl & one guy to front their event campaign.  What will they win?

– 12 month contract with London Model Management 
– Shoot the Stereosonic 2011 merchandise range 
– Tickets for them and a friend to any Stereosonic in Australia
Head to: for more information

dmg Radio Australia and Stereosonic announced the launch of StereoStar, a new initiative to give individuals an opportunity to become Nova’s official festival photographers at Stereosonic events around the country.  StereoStar, an evolution of Nova and Stereosonic’s existing partnership, supported by Stereosonic sponsor Strongbow Cider, offers a unique opportunity which is aspirational yet achievable by anyone attending festivals with most people taking their own photos and uploading to popular social networking sites.  For more info check out:

For all Stereosonic artist updates, exclusive interviews, ticketing info & more, check out the above website.  Here’s what’s making headlines:

Please note that the following Stereosonic artists will be playing at Foreshore in Canberra, 26th November: Armin van Buuren, LMFAO, Afrojack, Avicii, PNAU, Annie Mac, Datsik, Shockone.  For more info: Breakout Under 18s Festival 25th Nov – Melb & 2 Dec – Syd: LMFAO, The Bloody Beetroots, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten.  For more info:

Stereosonic add Madeon to the lineup

With over 4.4 million youtube views and counting of ‘Pop Culture’ (Madeon’s live mash up) & remix for Deadmau5, Stereosonic is pumped for France’s latest export to explode.
We are also pleased to announce that Sub Focus will be now appearing at Stereosonic Adelaide and we will be announcing all stages and local artists shortly.
Don’t miss out! Tickets are selling fast at:

More about Madeon

Hailing from Nantes in France, recently turned 17 year old Madeon came to the attention of the world for his unique blend of Pop/House/Electro via his ‘Shuriken’ and ‘For You’ tracks as well as his amazing remix of Pendulum’s ‘The Island’ single, which won a remix competition set up by Warner Records and picked as the winning remix by Rob Swire (vocalist from the band).
  His most recent remixes on the Yelle ‘Que Veux Tu’ and Deadmau5 ‘Raise Your Weapon’ singles, have been a huge success with support from the likes of: Martin Solveig, Alan Braxe, Porter Robinson, Skrillex, Pete Tong, Rob Swire, Axwell, Deadmau5 and more.  His ‘Pop Culture’ mashup was viewed over 1 Milion times in 7 days on his Youtube channel.  Madeon’s Debut EP is due for release later this year.  2011 will also see Madeon stepping into the DJ World.

Win tickets to this years Stereosonic here!

Stereosonic 2011 Australia

Saturday Nov 26 – SYDNEY
 – Sydney Showgrounds, Homebush 12pm-11pm
Sunday Nov 27 – PERTH - Claremont Showground (subject to council approval)  12pm-10pm
Saturday Dec 3 – ADELAIDE - Bonython Park  12pm-10pm
Saturday Dec 3 – MELBOURNE - Melbourne Showgrounds  12pm-10pm
Sunday 4th Dec – BRISBANE - RNA Showgrounds  12pm -10pm

Check website closer to event for early gate opening times and public transport information

After scooping many ‘InTheMix’ ‘Best Festival’ awards in 2010 (with an amazing 5 shows across the country), Stereosonic returns for 2011! With an amazing lineup of current stars and future legends, combined with the best venues and crowds in Australia, Stereosonic welcomes the start of summer to exciting crowds, over 2 blistering weekends.

Welcome to Summer: Stereosonic 2011

Now in its 5th year, Stereosonic is the brainchild of two Australian boutique event companies with the vision to bring the best in ever-popular and new talent to a discerning music crowd.  Our ethos is simple: Try to provide the best lineup, 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…

What a year for our Artists!
AfrojackWhether it be Afrojack winning a grammy and reaching #1 in US and Australian charts, LMFAO owning the Australian Pop Charts for 11 weeks, Benny Benassi and his big tunes/collaborations and massive new album ‘Electroman’, Aviici bursting onto every major festival and club chart or Empire of the Sun’s epic show at ‘Ultra Music’ in Miami and ‘Coachella’, it has been a huge year for this year’s artists. Armin van Buuren sold out his ‘A State Of Trance 500’ show in Sydney earlier in the year, Carl Cox is currently rocking it in Ibiza with his ‘Carl Cox and Friends’ night, Dash Berlin has been storming up the DJ Mag Top 100 in super fashion, Pretty Lights has been rocking the planet being dubbed as the new Girltalk, Dirty South flying the Australian flag worldwide, whilst Ferry Corsten is getting ready to drop his new, tasty, massive album! Speaking of new albums, Kaskade has a killer new album to come, BT is back with a new live show and more. There is so much to go on about, its ridiculous! 

Ticket prices in comparison to other festivals
In staying true to our core ethos, Stereosonic will continue to aim to deliver the best lineups 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!

iPhone Application and mobile site
We will be launching an iPhone application and for other mobile users we will be launching a mobile friendly site, very soon!

Stereosonic 2011 boasts its biggest line-up ever featuring:
Armin Van BuurenArmin Van Buuren
Carl Cox *
Empire of the Sun (Melb/Syd only)
The Bloody Beetroots (Global DJ Exclusive)
Benny Benassi  
Ferry Corsten  
Dirty South 
Dash Berlin 
Sub Focus live *
Andy C 
Mr Oizo 
Pretty Lights 
Annie Mac
BT Live  *
Caspa + MC Rod Azlan 
Claude VonStroke 
Lucy Love*
Bag Raiders
Zombie Nation LED Show
Drop the Lime Band *
The Two Bears (Joe Hot Chip and Raf Daddy)*
Guy Gerber **
The Gaslamp Killer
Jochen Miller
Peter Van Hoesen ***
Myon & Shane-54
Destructo **
Acid Jack Live *
Jon Rundell***
Stereosonic Main Stage hosted by MC Stretch*

* Not appearing Adelaide
** Not appearing Adelaide and Brisbane
*** Not appearing Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth

Ultra-limited First Release from $127.95* – $129.95* from August 4th 9am in your local city *plus card surcharges

Gold Class tickets will be available in all states from moshtix only, which includes $20 drink-card, $10 merchandise voucher for you to use on-day only, main stage views, VIP toilets and catered finger food.

Tickets are available from:


1300 GET TIX (phone sales)

All Moshtix national outlets
Ticketek (Melbourne and Sydney only)
Oz Tix (Brisbane Only)
Venue Tix (Adelaide only)

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

Never miss a beat! 

Stereosonic iPhone app 2011 COMING SOON  

Mobile Site launching soon (for all mobile users)