The Sydney Showground is a purpose built venue used each year for the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
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Josh & Wesz (NL), Abyss & Judge (NL), Catscan (NL), Ruffneck (NL), Ophidian (NL), Predator (NL), Bioweapon, Nitrouz, S Dee, Spellbound, Audio Damage, Brisk (UK), Robbie Long (UK), S3rl (QLD), Uplift & Scar (UK), Nomad (ACT), Dair (WA), Weaver, Suae, Team Rocket, Haze, Antix, Dark By Design (UK), Matrix vs Shadower vs Erase MC, Peewee Ferris, Steve Hill, Nik Fish, XDream, Amber Savage, Yoshi, Archie, Pulsar, Arbee, Arbor, Panik
Powerhouse Productions are proud to welcome you to one of the biggest dance parties in our history. Since 1995, we have built the UTOPIA events into what is now an institution in the Australian scene. The Utopia events continually expand with more patrons, more productions, and more performers, basically more of everything. From the first song, to the last killer anthem, thousands of people will witness a show unprecedented in Australia.
This is the first time we have used the Parklands, Munro, Downes Pavilion and the surrounding grounds. This venue takes up a massive area of the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park and is by far one of the biggest spaces we have ever used for any UTOPIA event! Without a doubt, this venue is one of the most amazing places to throw down a huge party! The venue features 2 over size indoor pavilions and one giant outdoor grass arena which will be home to a 60m screen used to project main room party images and crazy visuals. Located in the true heart of Sydney, it’s easy to get to by train and packs plenty of parking if you’re driving.
Utopia Music Festival will be the wildest and most intense Utopia event ever... the only question is... Are You Ready to Party?
INTERNATIONAL DJ PROFILES
Josh & Wesz (NL) - http://www.josh-wesz.nl
Josh & Wesz started spinning records together in 2002 and shortly after started producing their own sound, which quickly infiltrated the Dutch Hardstyle scene and beyond. They soon had 4 No.1 best selling tracks including “I Got You”, “Fucking Posers”, “House Muzik” & “Like Thiz” and are now spinning at all major events around the world. For the first time to Australia this headlining duo is a must see!
Abyss & Judge (NL) - http://www.abyss-judge.nl
Abyss & Judge possess a diverse range of hardstyle with great melodies, heavy basses and pounding kicks. Abyss & Judge are signed to the Dutch Master Works label, home of many dance floor heavyweights including Southstylers and Showtek. The duo has made a lasting impact with their first two releases “Hardstyle Revolution/One Life” and “Rapture/Shadows”. However, with 3 EP’s and a series of new releases scheduled for 2009, they will soon be the biggest names in the business.
Ophidian (NL) - http://www.ophidian.dj
Ophidian really is a genius when it comes to producing music, incorporating the X-factor into every track. His big breakthrough for the masses came in 2004 when he released “Butterfly VIP” progressing to "So many sacrifices" produced with Ruffneck, voted the best track of 2007. His popularity has secured him bookings at the biggest parties in the world including Nightmare, Masters of Hardcore, Ground Zero and Thunderdome. Ophidian is one of the biggest acts in Hardcore worldwide, getting credits and appreciation for his work from everyone with a heart for the core.
Dark by Design (UK) - http://www.myspace.com/darkbydesignrecordings
2009 has been another amazing year for the enigmatic Dark By Design. With a production schedule outshining the majority of his peers and the tag of the ‘best remixer’ at the Hard Dance Awards 5 years in a row. Undoubtedly, one of the biggest producers in Hard Dance/UK Hardstyle, it is easy to see why his bookings are through the roof. DBD has played at Defqon1, Ground Zero, Ministry of Sound, Goodgreef, Kiddfectious, Planet Love & Creamfields and has multiple tour dates worldwide. Come live in the Dark but don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Brisk (UK) - http://www.nextgenerationrecords.co.uk
If you love that UK Hardcore & Newstyle Gabber sound, then this is the set for you! A giant among giants with some 17 years behind him, DJ Brisk (aka PaulNineham) co-owns two of the scene’s most influential and successful labels, Next Generation and Blatant Beats, with DJ Ham. A renowned producer and prolific remixer, he’s stuck by the scene through thick and thin, shaping it into the potent global force it is today. You only have to check out his latest mix “Next Generation, Volume 3” to know that this will be one WORLD CLASS Hardcore set!
Predator (NL) - http://www.djpredator.nl
Amsterdam born and raised DJ Predator established his first release on vinyl in 1992 and over a period of six years, he managed to release more than sixty tracks, most of them on labels such as Mokum, Ruffneck, Ruff EX, Cenobite and H2Oh. Hit releases like “Jiehaaaa”, “Pump Up The Vibe” and “Mind Of A Lunatic” brought him recognition from around the globe. Predator now presents his dark, claustrophobic atmospheres to the Drum ‘n' Bass scene and was voted best Dutch Drum ‘n' Bass producer in 2002. Be on the lookout for this lunatic psychonaut, as he is determined to come correct across the board.
Catscan (NL) - http://www.djcatscan.nl
Catscan is one of the most respected artists in the hardcore scene, he produced hits such as “Universal”, “Something Wrong?”, “Limited 000” , “Midnight Impact”, “WO III”, “My First Response”, “Return To My Own World” but biggest of all “Cr8tiv Counter”, a massive hit with hardcore-addicts all over the world. As a DJ, Catscan has played at almost every hardcore event from Masters of Hardcore, Dominator, Thunderdome, Nightmare, Hellraiser, to Bassleade. Every Catscan DJ set is a guarantee for a unique performance, with a wide variety of hardcore tracks and an outstanding ability to rock a crowd.
Ruffneck (NL) - http://www.myspace.com/thedjruffneck
Ruffneck is one of the leading names in hardcore and owner of one of the original hardcore labels Ruffneck Records. Ruffneck also started two other labels Gangsta Audiovisuals and Supreme Intelligence. With these labels he created a new hardcore sound together with producers like Nosferatu, Endymion and Ophidian, eventually resulting in the establishment of Enzyme Records in 2001. Ruffneck has played at almost every major hardcore event and is the mastermind behind Artcore. Only recently taking a few bookings a year again, Ruffneck should most definitely not be missed!!
Robbie Long (UK) - http://www.myspace.com/djrobbielong
Robbie Long is one of Hardcore's main players both in the UK and on the international stage. In the mix, Robbie goes in hard with his immense technical ability, matched by few on the circuit. He has always made a conscious effort to sound different to his colleagues, attempting to push the boundaries and offer an alternative sound. In 2005 when he mixed Nukleuz / Warners compilation Hardcore Nation, the series sold in excess of 150,000 units in the UK alone. Come and witness the scratch master, the hardcore blaster, the main man Robbie Long.
Uplift & Scar (UK) - http://www.rawelements.net
Uplift created the record label “Raw Elements” and has been involved in 15 of the 24 releases so far, with tracks on many compilations such as Clubland Xtreme Hardcore, Bonkers, Helter Skelter and many others. During the past three years Uplift has teamed up with Dj Sc@r and the pair has played for the likes of HTID, Fantazia, Fusion, Slammin Vinyl, Hardcore Heaven, and United Dance. Sc@r earned her first vinyl release in 2007 with Lift Off and Dreamtime on Raw Elements, and has collaborated in the studio with a variety of artists including Uplift, Druid, Stormtrooper, Joey Riot, Vagabond, Orbit1, Cat Knight, Cruze, Clodhopper, Dizzy, Vicky Fee and MC Enemy and her name is featured on album compilations including Bonkers, 100 Hardcore Anthems, Hardcore Underground series, Hardcore Addiction and Crush on Hardcore. The Raw Element duo are not to be missed.
HARDSTYLE/DUTCH HARDCORE ARENA
Josh & Wesz (NL)
Abyss & Judge (NL)
UK HARDCORE ARENA
Robbie Long (UK)
Uplift & Scar (UK)
HARD DANCE ARENA
Dark By Design (UK)
Matrix vs Shadower vs Erase MC
Hosted by MC Losty
• 100% loud music all night long, no turn-down periods.
• Over 40 of the finest Australian DJs and Performers spinning the tunes you want to hear guaranteed.
• Awesome light, laser and sound installations across 4 arenas. Massive over-the-top production by BLM.
• Massive amusement areas and side show alley.
• Perfectly positioned outdoor grass chill-out area surrounded by a 60m long visual screen.
• Stage performers, baton twirlers, dancers, and fire breathers to add to the atmosphere.
• Giant staging and props throughout the complex.
• All the best festival-style stalls including massages, temporary tattoos, jewelery, clothing and more.
• Secure on-site cloak room to keep your valuables safe.
• Huge parking station at P1 allowing cheap safe on-site parking for thousands.
• On-site medical staff and first aid supplied by St. Johns Ambulance.
• Polite but tight security for your safety.
• Special roaming security teams to keep you safe while on the dance floor.
• Full service alcohol bars for 18+ crowd.
TICKETS FROM MOSHTIX
Buying tickets to Powerhouse events has never been easier. All tickets sales are exclusive to Moshtix, so buy your tickets online and receive them quickly via email.
Purchase online using a credit/debit card or PayPal at http://www.moshtix.com.au and you will be emailed your ‘print-at-home’ tickets before you know it. You won't have to wait for postage and you'll save money as moshtix have no transaction or postage fees. Use your own card or borrow someone else’s (with their permission of course). Because you are emailed print-at-home tickets, the credit card doesn't need to be brought to the event! Booking tickets online is the easiest and cheapest way!
If you're feeling a bit lazy or unsure, then why not call up and have your tickets processed by phone? It'll cost you a couple of extra bucks, but be assured that the call centre staff will make sure your ticket purchase is easy and fast. Call 1300 GET TIX (438 849) - You will need a credit/debit card for phone sales.
Prefer to pay CASH or EFTPOS? Don't have access to a credit card or PayPal?? Don't want to have your tickets emailed? Easy! Moshtix has over 100 outlets in Australia, check out all the locations by clicking on 'Outlets' at http://www.moshtix.com.
Buy your tickets today and secure your entry into the biggest hard dance party in the Southern Hemisphere. With a strictly limited capacity, tickets will sell fast....so hurry to your nearest store or purchase online to guarantee a night of unforgettable, non-stop party fun!
Tickets Start from $65 (Includes GST) + BF
WIN YOUR OWN VIP MARQUEE AT UTOPIA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Simply be one of the first 1000 people to buy your Utopia Music Festival ticket ONLINE at www.moshtix.com.au and you will go in the draw to win “YOUR OWN VIP MARQUEE FOR YOU AND 6 MATES”. The prize will include your very own VIP Marquee area for you and 6 friends at Utopia Music Festival which includes all catering, easy access to all stages, limo pickup at home to the event, meet and greet with international DJs, UMF t-shirts and VIP AAA access to the event. So it’s easy just go online and be the first 1000 people to buy tickets online.
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WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT
POWERHOUSE MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/powerhouseevents
POWERHOUSE TV: http://www.youtube.com/powerhouseevents
MAILING LIST/EMAIL LIST INFO
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MEDIA INFO AND GUESTLIST INFO
All media and guest pass requests must be received no later than 5pm Friday before the event. Applications must be emailed to email@example.com . Please include the reason for request and contact numbers to your affiliated organisation.
The Utopia venue complex is located just a 2 min walk from the Sydney Olympic Park Train Station. Late-night buses will be running from the venue all night to connect to Strathfield Station which has an all-night service.
For those driving in, there is a giant secure multi-storey car park directly next to State Sports Centre called P1.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
• Both body pat-downs and bag searches on entry. Anyone found with any prohibited items will be denied entry into the event.
• Roaming security teams inside the venue will ensure the event is trouble-free during the event.
• Zero tolerance policy on violence and anti-social behaviour.
• Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry.
• Promoter reserves the right to remove anyone breaking the rules from the event.
• No Lads or Lad Clothing. Example - Striped polo shirts or Skin Baseball caps.
• Anyone wearing prohibited clothing inside the venue will be removed from the event.
• Weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol and chewing gum are prohibited.
• Markers and all graffiti tools are strictly prohibited. Anyone found to have these items on them will be refused entry.
• If you’re not coming for the love of the music and the scene then please don’t come.
• Our Security and Local Police will ensure these policies are enforced throughout the event.
• Utopia is for people aged 16 and above. Alcohol can be obtained with 18+ photo ID.
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