Harbourlife announces 2012 line-up

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UPDATE: Pre-sale tickets are on sale from midday today, August 21 for $85 + BF a pop. Head to fuzzy.com.au to register and grab one.

UPDATE #2: The Harbourlife 2012 pre-sale has sold out in 30 minutes, which means 50% of capacity has been snapped up. The Public on-sale goes live at midday this Thursday 23 August via fuzzy.com.au. It’s strictly limited to five tickets per person.


As if the first day of summer wasn’t reason enough to celebrate, Fuzzy’s Harbourlife will be back to usher in the season on Saturday 1 December. Situated at the Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, Harbourlife comes with an iconic view of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, city skyline and Botanic Gardens. There’s also set to be a soundtrack worthy of the spectacular outlook, with Fuzzy taking the wraps of its line-up today.

In the closing slot is one of the most versatile duos in dance music, 2manydjs. If you’ve tuned into Radio Soulwax at any point over its run, you’ll know the Dewaele brothers are fine selectors. Take, for example, the excellent ‘D&S CO’ show we premiered on inthemix last year, which took a giddy ride through eras and artists. Party sets are their speciality.

Also on the bill to bring the house is Mark Farina, who last hit Harbourlife in 2005. “Whenever I see even the briefest image of the iconic Opera House or Harbour Bridge anywhere I am in the world, I instantly remember playing in such a beautiful location, to such a warm and wonderful crowd that understands proper electronic music,” Farina says. “Harbourlife set the bar for quality very high, even before many other events ever existed. Proud to be returning.”

Local disco and house specialists Flight Facilities will warm the afternoon with the help of vocalist Jess Higgs. The production duo’s dream run has so far included world-travelling records like Crave You, Foreign Language and With You, and they’ll have no problem bringing the feelgood vibes. The same goes for Norwegian whiz Todd Terje, who’s as handy in the DJ booth as he is in the studio. German deep house team Adana Twins and fast-rising home-team star Flume round out the line-up.

Fuzzy director John Wall has plenty of enthusiasm about how the party’s going to play out this time. “It’s always been an honour to be able to hold a party in such a special, spectacular location and we’re excited as hell to be returning there this year with a swag of phenomenal DJs to play what I think is the perfect music for the first day of summer by the harbour: starting warm, deep and housey then building to a crescendo after night falls with the cut-up madness of 2manydjs.”

All tickets can be purchased at fuzzy.com.au. Pre-sale tickets available 21st August at 12 midday [$85 + BF] ahead of the public on sale 23 August at 12 midday.

Harbourlife 2012 line-up:

2manydjs
Mark Farina
Flight Facilities [featuring Jess Higgs]
Todd Terje
Adana Twins
Flume

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i_have_ADD

i_have_ADD said on the 15th Aug, 2012

solid!! and $85 starting price is very reasonable, i think this looks the goods!

thunderbot

thunderbot said on the 15th Aug, 2012

BACK 2 BASICS AND LOVING IT!!!!

DJ_PK

DJ_PK said on the 15th Aug, 2012

I haven't been to a Sydney dance music festival in years, but this looks damn good.

shaway

shaway said on the 15th Aug, 2012

fingers crossed for a 2mandjs show in Melbourne!!

LadyR

LadyR said on the 15th Aug, 2012

Harbourlife was the first fuzzy party i went to back in '04 and i cant wait for the 2012 edition!! great mix of legendary / new talent

pomrocks

pomrocks said on the 15th Aug, 2012

that line up is absolutely perfect, and agree re the price

credit where credit's due, well done fuzzy

TRASHBAGS

TRASHBAGS said on the 16th Aug, 2012

WOW great line Up and great price - WELCOME BACK HARBOURLIFE!!

Morecowbell

Morecowbell said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Todd Terje! Bingo. Looking forward to a day in the sun sans bodybuilders!

Cathy Guetta

Cathy Guetta said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Who the f*ck are all these fake house DJ's ? This isn't real house.

damdamodam

damdamodam said on the 16th Aug, 2012

welcome back Mark Farina...!

nrjize

nrjize said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Refused to go to a Sydney festival ever again a few years back but that line-up in that location is enough to entice me back. Hopefully there's enough old heads feeling that same that it might even attract a half decent crowd.

husky_dj

husky_dj said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Really great line up, Nu disco and House into party stuff.. good to have you back Fuzzy, you're on point !

and the ticket price is very appropriate, well done :)

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Fuck. 2manydjs. Fucking fuck.

Warren G

Warren G said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Hope Fuzzy go with proper house locals as support. Lamenex, Random Soul, Racket, Future Classic crews etc.

captaingoodvibes

captaingoodvibes said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Can't wait for Todd Terje! Such a good lineup

Ben Royal

Ben Royal said on the 16th Aug, 2012

$85?!? Awesome. Looks like they're rebuilding this festival from the ground up.

GrEnNo

GrEnNo said on the 16th Aug, 2012

needs more FARINA hype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

randomsoul

randomsoul said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Nice one Fuzzy, great to have you supporting some old classics as well as some great fresh artists.

Harbourlife 2012, see you there :)

Mjb86

Mjb86 said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Todd Terje is a great addition.

Happy days

ryanbond008

ryanbond008 said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Great lineup, looking forward ! Get husky to warm things up and Illia !

Ruskhouse

Ruskhouse said on the 17th Aug, 2012

with a name like cathy guetta you hardly have a say.

Happy Endings

Happy Endings said on the 18th Aug, 2012

Well played Ming & John!

DjReal

DjReal said on the 18th Aug, 2012

The only gripe i have is that DJs like Farina are journey DJs and you can hardly bring people on a musical journey in a 1.5hr slot. He really needs at least 3hrs

Bracko

Bracko said on the 19th Aug, 2012



if I can get tickets I'm quite seriously considering flying over for this.

I'll happily eat my words of saying I'd never go to another harbourlife. I just hope the "right" people buy the tickets, the last HL I went to was atrocious crowd wise.

muli_

muli_ said on the 20th Aug, 2012

where the fuck do you get tickets at midday today?! no info!

kane2188

kane2188 said on the 21st Aug, 2012

@muli_ need to have signed up and you should have recieved an email with a link to tix

nrjize

nrjize said on the 21st Aug, 2012

Muli - http://secure.ticketdesq.com/book/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&TicketDesqID=659&OrgID=5961

muli_

muli_ said on the 21st Aug, 2012

all good, it got them

Mindfull-1

Mindfull-1 said on the 21st Aug, 2012

2 Many Djs???? What year is it?? 2002?

sounds_echoed

sounds_echoed said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

Yeah, what's with 2ManyDJs... i don't get the hype behind them. Can anyone explain?

ps: Disco isn't really my thing but Mark Farina and Todd Terje are great artists.

Mindfull-1

Mindfull-1 said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

They probably just booked 2 many djs because they dont trust themselves and the line up they have booked to fill the place. Pretty sad really.

2 many dj's are a big commerical act 100% imo.

sounds_echoed

sounds_echoed said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

I remember I saw 2ManyDJs on the lineup at SFD circa 2004/05 on one of the smaller side stages playing some rather good music but to a very small'ish crowd. This was when I was about 16 in high school and festivals were all ages.

Now they're one of the big crowd pullers.

rubbishtalk

rubbishtalk said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

2manydjs a big commercial act? You got to be kidding! Atleast they play good interesting music (old and new) instead of the Avicii's of this world that play all the same commercial cheese.

But I'm there for Mr Terje... nice!!!

rubbishtalk

rubbishtalk said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

2manydjs a big commercial act? You got to be kidding! Atleast they play good interesting music (old and new) instead of the Avicii's of this world that play all the same commercial cheese.

But I'm there for Mr Terje... nice!!!