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Stereosonic tickets on sale 9am, Thursday 2 August

After breaking records as Australia’s biggest festival ever last year, Stereosonic 2012 tickets are sure to be snapped up when general sale opens to the public this Thursday morning. The festival is less than six months away, and with one of the most diverse line-ups in recent years, it is an extremely hot topic for Australia’s dance enthusiasts. The festival is bringing its blockbuster mix of techno, trance, dubstep, electro, and house to five stops across two weekends, and in case you have forgotten, here’s a refresher on what to expect from Stereosonic 2012.

Returning to the top bill for 2012 is Dutch goliath Tiesto, who will no doubt be mixing new material from his next album currently underway with old festival favourites. Sharing the top bill is Swedish sensation Avicii, here to one-up his sets from 2011. Crossover king Calvin Harris fills out the trifecta of DJ headliners for this year.

Trance enthusiasts can enjoy the return of Dash Berlin, and the inimitable Carl Cox. Adam Beyer, Sander van Doorn, Markus Schulz, Joris Voorn and Loco Dice, amongst others will be providing their dose of magic this year too.

For the first time in Australia, L.A. master Destructo will be presenting a Hard Arena, and Social Club in Paris will also be curating their own stage. If you like it dirty, Bassnectar, Flux Pavilion, Excision, and others are also here to rattle your bones. ITMers have been rejoicing with the presence of Gallic dream team Gesaffelstein and Brodinski, Zedd, Nina Kraviz and Mr Oizo. Lastly, don’t forget to catch hotshot fast-rising acts like Porter Robinson, Krewella and French party collective Club Cheval.

If this sounds like a good deal to you (and how could it not?), then head over to Ticketmaster at 9am on Thursday morning to get your hands on an ultra-limited first release ticket. These are priced at $139.95 (incl. bf) + $3.95 transaction fee. Once these are sold out, prices will increase (2nd release, and final release). Remember that photo ID will be required for admission into the festival site.

STEREOSONIC 2012 NATIONAL TOUR DATES

Saturday Nov 24 – SYDNEY – Homebush 12pm-11pm ticketmaster.com.au

Sunday Nov 25 – PERTH – Claremont Showground 12pm-10pm ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday Dec 1 – ADELAIDE – Bonython Park 12pm-10pm ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday Dec 1 – MELBOURNE – Melbourne Showgrounds 12pm-10pm ticketmaster.com.au

Sunday 2nd Dec – BRISBANE – RNA Showgrounds 12pm -10pm ticketmaster.com.au

The 2012 Stereosonic line-up:

Tiësto

Avicii

Calvin Harris

Example

Carl Cox

Major Lazer

Laidback Luke

Martin Solveig

Dash Berlin

Markus Schulz

Diplo*

Sander van Doorn

Infected Mushroom*

Chuckie

Flux Pavilion

Mr Oizo

Porter Robinson

Loco Dice

Bassnectar

JFK MSTRKRFT

Excision

Adam Beyer*

Aly & Fila

Caspa

Datsik

Joris Voorn*

Bingo Players

Tommy Trash*

Simon Patterson

Gesaffelstein

Ørjan Nilsen

Dillon Francis

Foreign Beggars

Zedd

Brodinski

Krewella*

Nina Kraviz*

Van She*

Alvin Risk*

Destructo*

MaRLo*

Club Cheval [Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide only]

Treasure Fingers*

French Fries [Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide only]

Beni#

Duke Dumont [Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide only]

Mickey [Melbourne & Sydney only]

Kaz James*

Feenixpawl*

Acid Jacks [Melbourne & Sydney only]

*=not playing Adelaide