The first star of Stereosonic's 2013 line-up revealed

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Stereosonic announced that tonight – Monday 1 July – would offer up the first name on the festival’s blockbuster tour. With hype in overdrive for the Thursday announce, here’s the first name on the 2013 bill: fast-rising mainstage talent, Zedd. Fans were expecting/hoping Zedd’s planned visit to Australia this summer would be part of the Stereo tour, and here it is.

2013 so far has been a landmark year for the young producer. Following the release of his Clarity album, which dropped last October, Zedd’s been on a constant whirlwind tour. Last Australian summer, he filled the HARD arena at Stereosonic in each city, emerging as the breakout star of the festival tour. His sets were masterclasses in crowd-pleasing, all slick highs and high-impact drops.

While he gets plenty of opportunity to practice that side of his musical personality, Clarity has also taken Zedd to Letterman and most recently Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, which saw his performance backed by legendary house band The Roots. Recently, Zedd was tasked with one of the official remixes for Empire Of The Sun’s return single Alive, which he transformed into a mainstage anthem. There’s a lot more new music to come from the German, and you can expect to hear some of it this summer.

“Make a list of the world’s best EDM artists at the moment and most likely we’ll have nine out of ten of your list on the line-up,” Stereosonic Director Richie McNeill told inthemix ahead of the imminent announcement. “We listened to patron feedback and aggressively sought out those artists. We’re in the fortunate position of having fantastic relationships with overseas EDM events and brands. From this we’re able to showcase these much-loved overseas events to Australian audiences for the first time.”

Stereosonic 2013 dates:

Saturday Nov 30 & Sunday Dec 1 SYDNEY SHOWGROUNDS
Saturday Nov 30 & Sunday Dec 1 CLAREMONT SHOWGROUNDS, PERTH
Friday Dec 6 & Saturday Dec 7 ELLIS PARK, ADELAIDE
Saturday Dec 7 & Sunday Dec 8 RNA SHOWGROUNDS, BRISBANE


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Brennie said on the 1st Jul, 2013

boring commercial house

Mr Sleepy

Mr Sleepy said on the 1st Jul, 2013

reasonably good producer but fucking woeful DJ!


lawlietskyy said on the 1st Jul, 2013

All this anticipation and you announce this dude first? fuck sake. WE WANT TIMMY TRUMPET

Lachlan Cole

Lachlan Cole said on the 1st Jul, 2013

Screw you guys, I fucking love Zedd. I WON tickets to stereo last year and he was gonna be the highlight of the festival for me but because of terrible organising on the part of the organisation that ran the comp I won, I only caught the last 10 mins of his set.
Not this time.


Dylan_J23 said on the 1st Jul, 2013

nahhh zedd's alright need another big name though


lawlietskyy said on the 1st Jul, 2013

Lachlan Cole, I hope you make it to his set this time and be sure to bring a spare pair of panties, so you can throw one at him and stay fresh for the remainder of the festival.


mliro said on the 1st Jul, 2013

zed is in my top 5 dj's that have been announced for stereo 2013 so far


creaturedreams said on the 2nd Jul, 2013

was hoping for a club tour not a 1 hour set :(


risk said on the 3rd Jul, 2013

next DJ up is my chest brah