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We Love Sounds first round lineup is here

After six years at the top, the epic We Love Sounds festival is back for its seventh year and is looking set to affirm its place as the crown jewel of the winter party calendar. So far promoters Sounds and Finely Tuned have teased festival fans with some hints about which artists we’d see at the beloved event this year, offering clues about a couple of big “electro labels” hosting arenas and then yesterday revealing some intriguing details about where the artists on the bill call home. At last though, ITMers can finally cease the long-running guessing game as the first lineup is here.

In true We Love Sounds fashion, this year’s festival will see a healthy mixture of artists on the bill, with plenty of dance music’s old guard making the trip as well as an array of fresh-faced crowd pleasers joining the action. Following their break-neck Australian tour as part of last year’s Stereosonic festival Italian club stallions Crookers will be throwing down some serious bombs when they arrive as one of the festival’s headliners, a title they’re sharing with the likes of Laidback Luke and L.A. impresario Steve Aoki, who’ll be bringing members of his Dim Mak stable out to play in their own arena.

Making up another two big arenas will be Godskitchen with Markus Schulz and Turbo Records with Candian party starter Tiga. Bolstering the lineup with a bevy of big name DJs and the odd live act, punters will also experience the talents of heavy-hitters such as Felix Da Housecat, M.A.N.D.Y. and Zombie Nation, not to mention Gareth Emery and Ellen Allien, two DJs who’ve been on many ITMers’ tour wishlists in the last year. Huge, right? You can take a look at the first round lineup below, and know that there’s still lots more to come so keep your eyes glued to ITM for updates.

CHECK OUT THE FIRST ROUND LINEUP ARTIST SHOWCASE

CROOKERS

LAIDBACK LUKE

MARKUS SCHULZ (excluding Perth)

STEVE AOKI

TIGA

FELIX DA HOUSECAT

M.A.N.D.Y. live

ZOMBIE NATION live

GARETH EMERY (excluding Perth)

THE PROXY live

JOACHIM GARRAUD

ELLEN ALIEN

+ many more still to be announced

Arenas by:

TURBO RECORDS

DIM MAK

GODSKITCHEN

+ more

In 2010 We Love Sounds will once again visit Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, with a satellite club show in Canberra also scheduled along the way. Dance fans in Melbourne and Brisbane keep your eyes peeled to ITM for info on Future Entertainment’s Winter Sound System, which will stop by your cities during June!

Sat 5 Jun – Canberra (satellite club show)

Sun 6 Jun – Perth

Sat 12 Jun – Sydney

Mon 14 Jun – Adelaide

Melbourne & Brisbane (Winter Sound System) – TBA!