We Love Sounds first round lineup is here

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After six years at the top, the epic We Love Sounds festival is back for its seventh year and is looking set to affirm its place as the crown jewel of the winter party calendar. So far promoters Sounds and Finely Tuned have teased festival fans with some hints about which artists we’d see at the beloved event this year, offering clues about a couple of big “electro labels” hosting arenas and then yesterday revealing some intriguing details about where the artists on the bill call home. At last though, ITMers can finally cease the long-running guessing game as the first lineup is here.

In true We Love Sounds fashion, this year’s festival will see a healthy mixture of artists on the bill, with plenty of dance music’s old guard making the trip as well as an array of fresh-faced crowd pleasers joining the action. Following their break-neck Australian tour as part of last year’s Stereosonic festival Italian club stallions Crookers will be throwing down some serious bombs when they arrive as one of the festival’s headliners, a title they’re sharing with the likes of Laidback Luke and L.A. impresario Steve Aoki, who’ll be bringing members of his Dim Mak stable out to play in their own arena.

Making up another two big arenas will be Godskitchen with Markus Schulz and Turbo Records with Candian party starter Tiga. Bolstering the lineup with a bevy of big name DJs and the odd live act, punters will also experience the talents of heavy-hitters such as Felix Da Housecat, M.A.N.D.Y. and Zombie Nation, not to mention Gareth Emery and Ellen Allien, two DJs who’ve been on many ITMers’ tour wishlists in the last year. Huge, right? You can take a look at the first round lineup below, and know that there’s still lots more to come so keep your eyes glued to ITM for updates.

CHECK OUT THE FIRST ROUND LINEUP ARTIST SHOWCASE

CROOKERS
LAIDBACK LUKE
MARKUS SCHULZ (excluding Perth)
STEVE AOKI
TIGA
FELIX DA HOUSECAT
M.A.N.D.Y. live
ZOMBIE NATION live
GARETH EMERY (excluding Perth)
THE PROXY live
JOACHIM GARRAUD
ELLEN ALIEN
+ many more still to be announced

Arenas by:
TURBO RECORDS
DIM MAK
GODSKITCHEN
+ more

In 2010 We Love Sounds will once again visit Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, with a satellite club show in Canberra also scheduled along the way. Dance fans in Melbourne and Brisbane keep your eyes peeled to ITM for info on Future Entertainment’s Winter Sound System, which will stop by your cities during June!

Sat 5 Jun – Canberra (satellite club show)
Sun 6 Jun – Perth
Sat 12 Jun – Sydney
Mon 14 Jun – Adelaide
Melbourne & Brisbane (Winter Sound System) – TBA!

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elektrobotic

elektrobotic said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Tiga,Felix,The Proxy........ what more could u want!!!!!!

Rollo

Rollo said on the 16th Feb, 2010

hmmmm pretty recycled. unfortunate

kone

kone said on the 16th Feb, 2010

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn

Rarerah

Rarerah said on the 16th Feb, 2010

MARKUS SCHULZ!!!!!!! : )

dowlz

dowlz said on the 16th Feb, 2010

this is sooo bad.... why do we have to watch the same F*cken Djs over and over again... this is the biggest joke

GrEnNo

GrEnNo said on the 16th Feb, 2010

how disapointing, loved this festival, but now as you can see its dominated by some of the worst electro acts. Crookers = Fail, Steve Aoki = Fail, Felix = MEGA FAIL, where is all the techno and tech acts???

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

That is actually a fucking awesome lineup

DJ DUKE DOOM

DJ DUKE DOOM said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Damn that's crap, no thanks.

ally_146

ally_146 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Even shit new acts would have been better than shit old acts We Love Sounds! Epic epic fail

franko123

franko123 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

lol gay... both parts of mandy coming or just 1

Yerg

Yerg said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Where is moonbeam :(

campbellt

campbellt said on the 16th Feb, 2010

That's pretty good so far! :)

jesca6

jesca6 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

emery & schulz in one :D :D :D

LukeAgius

LukeAgius said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Ellen Alliem YESSSSSS but i leave to go overseas praying she does a sideshow!!!!!!

PussehsWife

PussehsWife said on the 16th Feb, 2010

wtf man i was sure daft punk were coming down for this.. faah i hate trance why is gareth emery and markus coming their music gives me brain damage.

The3rdPlumpDj

The3rdPlumpDj said on the 16th Feb, 2010

WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN !!!

jackles

jackles said on the 16th Feb, 2010

lol wtf crookers/tiga/zombie nation all been here in the last 6 months

JDeli

JDeli said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Well very recycled acts but keen to see Proxy again. Outdoor stages don't do him justice wasn't the best at field day so hopefully he can rock a great set here. And Tiga is always fun.

gee-up

gee-up said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Schulz... I am jizzing right now!

ezza69

ezza69 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

This is the first time the WLS lineup hasn't excited me in the slightest

ben russell

ben russell said on the 16th Feb, 2010

so far, so shit. more techno or stfu

LSDreamer

LSDreamer said on the 16th Feb, 2010

does this mean brissy and melbourne get the same lineup???

Tribe

Tribe said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Schulz and Emery are nice, but why is every festival trying to cater for all tastes? It just ends up being a collective ~meh~

cassandra_21

cassandra_21 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

the line up isn't that great.

Juzzzy

Juzzzy said on the 16th Feb, 2010

agreed. recycled. seen it all too many times. not my cuppa

shelly_smelly12

shelly_smelly12 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

omg! CROOKERS LAIDBACK LUKE MARKUS SCHULZ STEVE AOKI OMG

petce

petce said on the 16th Feb, 2010

MMARKUS SCHULZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!MARKUS SCHULZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!MARKUS SCHULZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!MARKUS SCHULZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!MARKUS SCHULZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!MARKUS SCHULZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!MARKUS SCHULZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!MARKUS SCHULZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!MARKUS SCHULZZ

AdamI

AdamI said on the 16th Feb, 2010

above and beyond, zoo brazil, gareth emery, ferry corsten and tiesto.... so far 2010 is looking really awesome!

pomrocks

pomrocks said on the 16th Feb, 2010

i fail the see any awesome on that list

PhatD

PhatD said on the 16th Feb, 2010

If you attanded ANY Australian festival last year you've already seen atleast a few of those headliners. Very boring! How about some originality and risks guys!

Crimmins

Crimmins said on the 16th Feb, 2010

apart from ellen alien that looks rubbish so far

jetgrrl

jetgrrl said on the 16th Feb, 2010

very excited about seeing Ellen Allien

GrEnNo

GrEnNo said on the 16th Feb, 2010

I would only go to see ellen alien and MANDY, but not worth the money to go see this, We Love sounds has followed the bandwagon on recycled artists. Over it. Cream fields looks better than this list and thats saying something!!!

Haggy

Haggy said on the 16th Feb, 2010

crap,agreed with the recycled stuff, bring some new artists

brenly

brenly said on the 16th Feb, 2010

schulz!! yeh baby!! great lineup!!

theHordern

theHordern said on the 16th Feb, 2010

schulz, emery and LBL.........cheerin perkins

mandojoe

mandojoe said on the 16th Feb, 2010

WTF? WHERE IS KRAFTY KUTS?!

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Emery Markus Schulz = All i need to see, and perhaps Felix Da Housecat may get a bottle to the head for having such a ridiculous name ... MORE NAMES TO BE ANNOUNCED Bring on the Trance so pussehswife's head can explode... Mandojoe has rabies - wa

hurley18

hurley18 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Yawn..... creamfields shits on this

mandojoe

mandojoe said on the 16th Feb, 2010

pusseh's wife im with ya on that, we dont need markus here, his 7 hour set at future last year was like sitting in detention class for 7 hours listening to the teacher scratch the black board.

webgott

webgott said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Zombie was one of my Stereosonic highlights. And finally Ellen is coming over! Schulz is a good man, too. Might actually be worth it this year.

polite_society

polite_society said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Sold. Been wanting to see Schulz for a while, and I missed Tiga at Parklife. Everyone else is icing on the delicious musical cake. I hope when Zombie Nation plays this time that all his tracks aren't being yelled over by dickheads that only want to hear K

dn-ul

dn-ul said on the 16th Feb, 2010

mandy sideshow please

Lachaa

Lachaa said on the 16th Feb, 2010

GAARRRRRRRRETHHHHHHH EMMMMERRRRRRYYYYYYY. The rest is 2009 all over. Hmm 2nd round will have to convince me..

Ben0

Ben0 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Markus and Gareth are a big win! The rest is recycled crap as many have said... I cant see gareth coming back anytime soon so i may be forced to go to this >.

Suga05

Suga05 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Worst news ever! I am so sick to death of Schulz being in a festival type show for god's sake GIVE HIM A CLUB SHOW!!!!!! or his own god damn show! where's the fucking originality in these festivals lately honestly fucking bullshit unhappy

puretrance89

puretrance89 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

lol at all the hype about markus schulz the man is always in aus for festivals - more excited to see gareth emery

candlebanana

candlebanana said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Gonna have to come out for Markus Schulz and Gareth Emery, unless there is a club show which would be :D. Apart from those 2, I feel by giving my hard-earned for a RECYLCED (SHITTY) ELECTRO LINEUP, i would be encouraging it. still... tempting me with my f

NickLau

NickLau said on the 16th Feb, 2010

Will be there for Markus Schulz. Las Vegas 10 just released and its pretty friggin awesome.

BuZZer

BuZZer said on the 16th Feb, 2010

guess no return of armin...

The3rdPlumpDj

The3rdPlumpDj said on the 16th Feb, 2010

hey dont forget there is still 1x canadian, 2x american, 2x french and 1x britt unaccounted for...

trancejunkii

trancejunkii said on the 16th Feb, 2010

SCHULZ and EMERY ..... that's all u need, two of the elite top ten dj's in the world and definitely in the A-Tier of Trance DJ's with the usual top 5!!!

pattske

pattske said on the 16th Feb, 2010

garbage line up...i swear i see the same people coming to festivals everywhere

Ersin7

Ersin7 said on the 16th Feb, 2010

nice MARKUS SCHULZ and GARETH EMERY

Wowk

Wowk said on the 17th Feb, 2010

I'm so saddened to say this, because WLS has been my favourite festival in Sydney for the last five years, but I'm so unimpressed by that lineup.

kanni

kanni said on the 20th Feb, 2010

Schulz and Emery now say excluding Perth. oh well, might be an excuse for a holiday to Melb for WSS

InTheForest

InTheForest said on the 21st Feb, 2010

no schulz for Perth = EPIC FAIL