Stereosonic announces biggest-ever 2013 line-up

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The usual hype and rumours that accompanies the Stereosonic line-up announcement has only been amplified in 2013. At the kick-off of this summer, the festival is upsizing in a major way, expanding to two days around the country. Along with the change in format, Stereosonic promised “the greatest EDM line-up Australian has ever seen”, and now comes the time to marvel at their roll-call of talent. As expected, it’s huge.

The epic tour is headed by three of the biggest mainstage DJs on the circuit. After galvanising sets in 2011, trance don Armin van Buuren will be back on the Stereo stage, alongside dance music’s chief hit-makers, Calvin Harris and David Guetta. The triple-bill is just the beginning.

Also on board is a powerhouse group of A-listers, all coincidentally starting with ‘A’: Above & Beyond, Axwell, Afrojack and Alesso. Following the success of new album Ice On The Dune, Empire Of The Sun will be back with the full live show, and stars of Stereosonics-past like Zedd and Sebastian Ingrosso are also on mainstage duties. Then there’s Empire Of The Sun, anthem-specialists W&W, homecoming hero Tommy Trash, and the list continues.

Beyond the top-tier, this is a line-up that keeps you scrolling. For the return of the HARD stage, Stereosonic has secured an act that blew up Coachella this year: Dog Blood, the rave-ready alliance between Skrillex and Boys Noize. Expect their sets together to be some of the rowdiest this summer.

For the trance and big-room fans, there’s two dedicated arenas in 2013. Kabuki returns with headliners Giuseppe Ottaviani and Heatbeat, while Dutch high-flyer Ferry Corsten presents his own Full On arena with Showtek in live mode, a ‘versus’ set from Aly & Fila and John O’Callaghan, production prodigy Andrew Rayel and more.

This Stereo line-up also ticks off the house and techno wish-lists. The dedicated Hot Creations stage is headlined by the full live show of Lee Foss and Jamie Jones team-up Hot Natured, while at long last, both Maceo Plex and Solomun are booked for the summer trek. New this year is a UKF arena for bass heads, featuring Andy C and an all-star cast. So to sum up the specialist arenas: HARD, UKF, Full On Ferry and Hot Creations. It’s going to be a scorcher.

It’s time to get scrolling this two-day spectacular now. Thursday August 1st, tickets go on sale from Ticketmaster.

Stereosonic’s massive 2013 line-up:

David Guetta / Calvin Harris / Armin van Buuren
Above & Beyond
Acid Jacks
Afrojack
Alesso
Aly & Fila b2b John O’Callaghan
Andrew Rayel
Andy C
Axwell
Bingo Players
Boys Noize
Breach
Bryan Kearney
B U R N S
Cajmere
Claude VonStroke
Clockwork
Destructo
DJ Falcon
Djedtronic
Doctor P
Dog Blood
Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Empire of the Sun
Feenixpawl
Ferry Corsten
Flight Facilities
Fritz Kalkbrenner
Gareth Emery
Generik
Giuseppe Ottaviani
Hot Natured
Hot Since 82
Infinity Ink
Jamie Jones
Jochen Miller
Justin Martin
Kaz James
Krewella
Labrinth
Late Nite Tuff Guy
Lee Foss
Lemaitre
M4SONIC
Maceo Plex
MaRLo
Mat Zo
Matrix & Futurebound
Nero
Nick Thayer
Nicky Romero
Noisia & Foreign Beggars present I AM LEGION
R.L Grime
Robert Delong
Sebastian Ingrosso
Shockone
Showtek
Solarstone
Solomun
Stafford Brothers
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
The Bloody Beetroots
TJR
Tommie Sunshine
Tommy Trash
Tritonal
ƱZ
W&W
What So Not
Will Sparks
Zedd

Stereosonic 2013 dates:

Sydney: Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December, Sydney Showground

Perth: Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December, Claremont Showground

Adelaide: Friday 6th December & Saturday 7th December, Adelaide Showground

Melbourne: Saturday 7th December & 8th December, Royal Melbourne Showgrounds

Brisbane: Saturday 7th December & 8th December – RNA Showgrounds

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Nathan Explosion

Nathan Explosion said on the 3rd Jul, 2013

No Prydz... but great lineup

baseade

baseade said on the 3rd Jul, 2013

Andy andy c!! Boom. Solarstone as well nice. Never seen DJ Falcon either so looks pretty good!

baseade

baseade said on the 3rd Jul, 2013

and Bryan Kearney! This guy is awesome - well done stereo.

Kid_Kaka

Kid_Kaka said on the 3rd Jul, 2013

THIS just made my day, BRILLANT!

Bumpy

Bumpy said on the 3rd Jul, 2013

Solarstone.


Shut up and take my money already.

Euphoria85

Euphoria85 said on the 3rd Jul, 2013

Huge trance line up... Hopefully its not 50 minute sets per act ala UMF and EDC

Bumpy

Bumpy said on the 3rd Jul, 2013



Did you expect Prydz to come?


The guy can't even fly on planes.

james223

james223 said on the 3rd Jul, 2013

A&B, Kearney, Solarstone :)
Also good to see Maceo Plex there :) sideshows should be good too.

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 3rd Jul, 2013

Not bad, I might actually go

zealbee

zealbee said on the 3rd Jul, 2013

@Bumpy

Yes he does, he has toured the US and he flew there for it.

kane2188

kane2188 said on the 3rd Jul, 2013

wow so many good acts i have been wanting to see

ingeivan

ingeivan said on the 4th Jul, 2013

YESSSSSSSSS Trance DJ's Galore! so happy about this!

Makkaaa

Makkaaa said on the 4th Jul, 2013

I feel like techno got neglected a bit :(

Erns1991

Erns1991 said on the 4th Jul, 2013

@aaroncarter
my thoughts exactly

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 4th Jul, 2013

Andy C, Noisia and Foreign Beggars.

Fuck. that's pretty awesome. Andy C without GQ. Been waiting for that for some time now.

sefoke

sefoke said on the 4th Jul, 2013

No techno heavyweights? Vath, Cox, Hawtin, Loco Dice, Beyer, Dubfire, Capriati? That's a surprise. Would have expected more drum and bass as well, a Hospitality stage would smash it at Stereo. Other than that, pretty massive lineup! Good to see JOC and Bryan Kearney representing some proper banging trance, looking forward to some sideshows as well.

Three festivals on the 7th December may cause issues?

Nathan Explosion

Nathan Explosion said on the 4th Jul, 2013

You probably think im crazy for saying this, but im thinking (if he does come to Aus) that Prydz might be at Future with a Pryda & Friends stage. Similar to what PVD had with the Evolution stage headline slot...

jarrardscott

jarrardscott said on the 4th Jul, 2013

Totally underwhelming for techno/tech house.

justo87

justo87 said on the 4th Jul, 2013

sideshows please...

crackers4

crackers4 said on the 4th Jul, 2013

You just can't speak down on this lineup, those whinging about a slight lack of techno can go to Future which recycles the same names again, and again.

Jimmy255

Jimmy255 said on the 4th Jul, 2013

Good golly miss molly...that's massive.

DTrancer

DTrancer said on the 4th Jul, 2013

fuck me, this looks the goods. Tis presents the golden opportunity to launch a molotov at David Guetta

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 4th Jul, 2013



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That is the funniest thing I've read all week.

412nv

412nv said on the 4th Jul, 2013

Boom big news for a cold Thursday, Great line up, techno babies should just calm down

mliro

mliro said on the 4th Jul, 2013

I was fooled with the early announcement of guy gerber it may be a more 'talented' lineup

aguilare

aguilare said on the 4th Jul, 2013

Touch Da Lazersss!!!

Wowk

Wowk said on the 4th Jul, 2013

It's alright, I'm not "wowed" though.

bulldozer

bulldozer said on the 4th Jul, 2013

Looks like they've decided to ditch the Carl Cox Revolution stage, and techno altogether (bar Fritz Kalkbrenner).

Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn said on the 4th Jul, 2013

the most boring line-up ive ever seen!

beanbagdan

beanbagdan said on the 4th Jul, 2013

My heart rate just exploded out my chest. Winner

Needles

Needles said on the 4th Jul, 2013

Awesome to see Adelaide's own Late Nite Tuff Guy on a festival lineup

baseade

baseade said on the 4th Jul, 2013

@dr bones - Andy C without GQ is like tea without milk - tasty but you always feel they are better together - still gonna rock it.

Solarstone - just listened to Seven Cities at the gym - would die a happy man there and then if he drops that

nickko

nickko said on the 4th Jul, 2013

wtf is Late Nite Tough Guy doing on that lineup?

Boastie

Boastie said on the 4th Jul, 2013

No techno? that's what subsonic festival is for in the 1st weekend of December!

SANDSHREW

SANDSHREW said on the 4th Jul, 2013

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SANDSHREW

SANDSHREW said on the 4th Jul, 2013

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jamwildway

jamwildway said on the 4th Jul, 2013

Most epic line-up ever!!! David Guetta, 2/3 of SHM, Calvin Harris, Dog Blood and Bloody Beetroots would have to be the best festival line up since Future Music 2011

Amosse

Amosse said on the 4th Jul, 2013

Where's the techno?

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 4th Jul, 2013



GQ does nothing but spit nothing rhymes over all the best drops IMO. Not a fan to be honest.

kanni

kanni said on the 4th Jul, 2013

quite a few good acts but do not want to see at a festival =(( (Andy C, Noisia & Foreign Beggars, Matrix & Futurebound, Drumsound & Bassline Smith) ... luckily have seen them before at club gigs...

walkdogz

walkdogz said on the 4th Jul, 2013

exciting line up if you don't take your electronic music too seriously... or if it was 2011... or if you have no interest in new artists...

matzta73

matzta73 said on the 4th Jul, 2013

Here come the 45min sets!!!! Where is the Techno and Tech House?

PinkMercs

PinkMercs said on the 4th Jul, 2013

was keen to see John Dahlback aswell

RavinHard

RavinHard said on the 4th Jul, 2013

Wonder whether it'll be a joint Hot Natured/Dirty Bird stage? Surprised with the lack of techno bar Fritz Kalkbrenner, plenty of deep house and house. Definitely not worth braving the crowds for that lineup up with 50min sets though. Bring on the sideshows.

RavinHard

RavinHard said on the 5th Jul, 2013

***Actually meant Hot Creations/Dirty Bird stage

Weinertron

Weinertron said on the 8th Jul, 2013

more announcements to come!!!

macracer1

macracer1 said on the 8th Jul, 2013

Fancy That... I would have to say YES :-)

sumberland

sumberland said on the 27th Aug, 2013

Does anybody have any info on sideshows? Can't find anything on RA - keen for Maceo, Fritz, Solomon and Hot Since 82.... but that's it.