When Stereosonic locked in the dates for their 2015 tour, organisers promised to deliver “a killer line-up” in all five cities. Today, Australia’s biggest dance festival has unveiled who they’ve recruited for this summer and sure enough, the 2015 bill might just be their best yet.
We already knew that Major Lazer would lead this year’s line-up, but the Lean On hitmakers aren’t the only headliners Stereo have in store for 2015. The other names set to rule the mainstage? Trance titan Armin van Buuren will be back for another round, as will Swedish heavyweights Axwell /\ Ingrosso, who are set to deliver their debut album as a duo before the year is through.
Then there’s Parisian hitmaker DJ Snake, house hero Duke Dumont, French gun Tchami, the Netherlands’ new star Oliver Heldens and Clean Bandit, the group behind the smash single Rather Be. And the Major Lazer live shebang isn’t the only way to see Diplo – the Mad Decent head will be manning a solo DJ set, too.
But it’s not just the superstars who are set to impress – 2015 is all about fresh, new names. Just as they hinted earlier this week, the chart-topping Galantis will be making their first ever trip to Australia with Stereosonic. We can also look forward to the debut tour from new cult favourites Jauz and Snails, the first Australian festival tour from Jessie Andrews and Carnage in full-throttle mode.
It’s an especially good year for trance and house fans, with each genre getting its own, devoted arena. The Atlantis stage will deliver sets from Gareth Emery, Andrew Rayel, MaRLo, Andrew Bayer and more, plus special hardstyle guest Headhunterz. The Woods stage, meanwhile, has a line-up full of the most revered new names in dance music, from MK to Claptone, Claude VonStroke, Hannah Wants, Patrick Topping, Shiba San and Cut Snake.
And then there’s the local big-hitters: Peking Duk are on the mainstage, while you can catch What So Not, Carmada, Slumberjack, ShockOne, Will Sparks, Tigerlily and Hot Dub Time Machine elsewhere at the festival. But that’s just scratching the surface of what’s in store for 2015, so scroll down to see the full line-up.
It all kicks off on November 28 in Sydney, hitting Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane from there over two packed weekends. Stereosonic is back to its original one day format around the country, with tickets to this year’s festival going on sale from Thursday July 30 at 10am. Presale tickets will be available through Mastercard first on July 27, with a Moshtix presale locked in for Monday July 29.
SYDNEY: Saturday November 28, Sydney Showground
PERTH: Sunday November 29, Claremont Showground
MELBOURNE: Saturday December 5, Melbourne Showgrounds
ADELAIDE: Saturday December 5, Bonython Park
BRISBANE: Sunday December 6, Brisbane Showgrounds