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Join Date: Aug 2008
[SYD] UTOPIA – 15 Years 24/4/2010
UTOPIA – 15 Years
Acer Arena, Olympic Park
24th April 2010 - Anzac Long Weekend
8.30pm to 5.30am
In 1995 an event was born based on the idea of a reasonably priced party with a bunch of great local DJs and a vibe only created by us for the party people. That event was Utopia, and on a cold night in July of '95 the first Utopia was held. Over the course of the next few years the Utopia event grew in size and morphed from an underground party to a legally promoted event in advertised venues. The step-up to these was a larger legal warehouse in Homebush which brought in giant crowds, often doubling the amount of patrons from the previous event. From Utopia 7 to 10, the attendances doubled each time going from 1800 to 3200, then to 6000 and finally a staggering 10,000 people at Utopia 10 at Wonderland.
Now in 2010, Utopia is known as the leading all-night dance party in Australia, and is one of the biggest events of its type in the world. It's been running for a crazy 15 years, and that in itself is an outstanding achievement. It's a milestone that no other Sydney all-night party has reached. 15 years of supplying absolute killer parties, absolutely brilliant International, interstate and local talents, and absolutely phenomenal productions.
If you thought you'd seen some pretty outrageous Utopia parties over the years, just wait to see what we have in store for our 15th birthday! To say you will be blown away is an understatement. You will in fact be in awe as you enter the giant main room at the Acer Arena, and you will be speechless as a crescendo of the best and most vibrant technology and music engulf you. This event is set to be the perfect symphony of the ultimate in party technology: lasers so bright and colourful, lighting twirling and spinning and creating rainbows around you, bass oozing through the floor and up your spine.
Prepare for a birthday celebration only Powerhouse can dream of and create. You are about to enter what will truly be Utopia .........Our 15th Birthday.
DARREN STYLES - LIVE (UK) http://www.darrenstyles.co.uk
With his vast musical knowledge and experimental ability, Darren Styles is one of the biggest names in hard dance music and one of the greatest Hardcore DJs. Originally part of the mighty Force & Styles with hits under his belt such as ‘Pretty Green Eyes’ and ‘Field of Dreams’, Darren soon became one of the biggest names in UK hardcore. He has since collaborated with fellow hardcore producer and DJ Mark Breeze creating tracks like ‘You’re Shining’, ‘Heartbeatz’ and 'You're My Angel'.
Darren is also responsible - along with Breeze and Hixxy - for the biggest selling UK hardcore compilation series, Clubland X-Treme Hardcore, which has now racked up sales of over 1 million across its 6 volumes. He is also currently working on the follow-up to his debut solo album ‘Skydivin’ which entered the official UK album charts at number 4 and has sold over 200,000 copies to date.
Darren has won a number of hardcore awards during his career recently including ‘Best DJ’ 2006 and 2007, ‘Best Producer’ 2006 and 2008, ‘Best Hardcore Tune’ 2006, 2008 and 2009. Darren also received the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Hardcore’ in 2009. Darren Styles LIVE at Utopia 15th Birthday – A superstar DJ that you will not want to miss!
MARK BREEZE (UK) http://www.markbreeze.co.uk
Since producing and mixing the scene's biggest ever selling Hardcore compilation, Clubland Xtreme Hardcore, Breeze has seen the hardcore scene grow into what is now one of the biggest and most popular dance music genres in the UK today. Having 2 top twenty hit records (You're Shining & Heartbeatz), 4 top 40's and 5 gold selling Xtreme hardcore albums, there is no stopping this highly rated and talented producer. A triple award winner at the Hardcore Awards and with his endless list of remixes for names such as Cascada, Scooter, Ultrabeat, Sugarbabes and Paul Van Dyk to name a few, Breeze is still leading the way in the shaping of UK dance music.
MC WHIZZKID (UK) http://www.facebook.com/whizzkidmc
MC Whizzkid has proven himself to be a headliner and 'must see act' all over the world. Resident for UK events like Hardcore Til I Die, Uproar, Slammin Vinyl and Hardcore Heaven, he regularly fronts for the DJ greats like Gammer, Darren Styles, Hixxy, Recon, and Breeze, and even founded/co-owns the exciting new record label Broken Records. Aside from the countless A-list productions he features on, you can count on the Whizzkid to blow your mind with his amazing style, energy and lyrical hooks. He has been crowned by the ravers as the 'Worlds Best Hardcore MC' for the past TWO years. When it comes to the people's choice, look no further! You can see him LIVE on the night, during Darren Styles', Mark Breeze's AND Weaver's set!
T-JUNCTION (NL) http://www.myspace.com/djtjunction
After joining ‘The Third Movement’ under the watchful eye of DJ Promo, T-Junction released his first track with D-Passion ‘Checkmate’. He then continued to release classic tracks like ‘What’s Up With Life’, ‘The Rise And Fall’, ‘The Voice Of Power’, ‘Adrenaline Shotz’ and ‘I Declare War’. He also remixed Angerfist’s smashhit ‘The World Will Shiver’, which receives big support by world class artists like Angerfist, Outblast and Korsakoff. He has played at many of the massive hardcore festivals including Dominator, Nightmare, Thunderdome, Defqon.1, Decibel, and Mystery Land. After his move to Masters of Hardcore in 2009, T-Junction is determined to conquer the world with his true dedication to hardcore music.
DJ LUNA (NL) http://www.djluna.nl
Luna is one of the biggest Hardstyle DJs to come out of Holland. He has released several successful tracks, including ‘So Many More’, 'We Control The Sound’, 'Hear Me Now’, ‘Rush’, 'Funky Shit’, 'In Control’ and, recently, the pounding theme song ‘Now’s The Time’. Luna has played such massive Holland events as Defqon.1, Mysteryland, and his own one-man show in the massive Geldredome Stadium in 2005. His career was rocketed mainly by the way he presents himself behind the decks, his fabulous mixing skills and the total dedication and passion for his work. Utopia is proud to welcome this magician on the wheels of steel. Welcome to Sydney Australia, DJ Luna!
Matrix vs Shadower vs Erase MC
PRODUCTION - Lighting, lasers, visuals & sound
Over the course of the past 15 years, companies around the world have been creating newer and better entertainment equipment and products such as 360 degree rotating, intelligent, faster, computer-controlled lights; high powered, multi-mirror laser systems; and sound cabinets, speaker boxes and bass cones that ever-expand the clarity and sheer volume of the sound they output. With each new invention or technical advancement, Powerhouse Productions and our key suppliers follow these improvements with a keen eye. We continually update our equipment hire list to include these new gadgets, in order to bring our patrons the very best on offer. We source equipment from around the world and we take on ideas and solutions from all the wildest parties in most major countries. This is a long way of saying we offer the absolute best production for our patrons. If you think you've seen it all before, think again!
• 100% bass-pumping loud music all night long, no turn down periods.
• Over 30 of the finest Australian DJs and Performers spinning the tunes you want to hear guaranteed.
• Awesome light, laser and sound installations across all arenas. Over-the-top production by BLM.
• Massive amusement areas.
• Perfectly positioned outdoor chill-out/smoking area next to the main arena.
• Stage performers, baton twirlers, laser robots, fire breathers to add to the atmosphere.
• Giant staging and props throughout the complex.
• Secure onsite cloak room to keep your valuable stuff 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.
The Acer Arena is one of the most exciting and innovative entertainment complexes in the world! Located in the true heart of Sydney, it’s easy to get to by train and packs plenty of parking if you’re driving. Renowned for its world class facilities and Olympic size proportions, it is without a doubt one of the most amazing places to throw down a STADIUM-style party! The Utopia Arena allows plenty of scope to transform the space into a dance event of universal proportions, with its mammoth ceilings and stadium-like settings – only the most electrifying atmosphere is inevitable.
DRESS THE PART – PARTY MONSTER
If you have ever read the book, seen the documentary or movie "PARTY MONSTER" you will know what I am talking about. Dress as freaky, kandy and as outrageous as possible. Let the "normal" people of the world think, “Ohmigod, where on earth are those people going tonight?” Party Monster dress code is all about having fun and being different from the norm. We are ravers and we should act like ravers and all get dressed up to the max. For those people who are thinking of wearing boring old “I want to be a LAD” stripy shirts, skin caps, shaved legs and dance like a chicken: this party is NOT for you!!!!
Special prizes will be awarded to the best dressed ‘Party Monster’ on the night! Tickets for best dressed will be issued at the door on arrival, so arrive in style people! Winners of these door prizes will have a chance to show off their outfits on the main stage and the person with the best outfit of the night will receive a free annual pass to all Powerhouse events plus get a chance to dance on the main stage for most of the night and hang in the VIP area and meet and greet all the international and local DJs.
• 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 - Stripped 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 at all.
• Acer Arena Security and Local Police will ensure these policies are enforced throughout the event.
• Utopia is for people 16 years of age and above. Alcohol can be obtained with 18+ photo ID.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the reason for your request and contact numbers to your affiliated organisation.
The Acer Arena is a relaxed 1 min walk to the Sydney Olympic Park Station. For those driving in, there is a giant secure multi-storey car park directly behind the centre. Late night buses will be running from the venue all night to connect to Strathfield Station which has an all night service.
Buy your tickets today and secure your entry into the biggest all-night dance party in the Southern Hemisphere. All previous Utopia events at the Acer Arena have sold more than 6000+ tickets in advance. With a strictly limited capacity of 6,000 tickets, there will be a countless number of people missing out on this event! Don't let this be you! Tickets will sell fast...so hurry to your nearest outlet or purchase online (details below) to guarantee a night of unforgettable, non-stop party fun!
Tickets Start from $69 (Includes GST) + BF
VIP PACKAGE - $150 (Includes GST) + BF
• VIP Fast Lane Entry – No waiting in Line.
• VIP Lanyard and VIP Access Pass.
• Limited Edition event T-Shirt valued at $30.
• Access to the VIP area which is right of stage. This area is exclusively for VIP ticket holders. Here you will be able to meet and greet all the DJs on the main stage.
• Access to the only seating area in the main arena. VIP ticket holders will be able to sit at the back of the room and watch the amazing show unfold.
Ticketek Phone Bookings (Australia Wide) – 132 849
TICKETEK OUTLETS NSW
Sydney Head Office - Ticketek @ Park, 50 Park St (cnr Castlereagh St) - City Box Office Collect
CBD - Theatre Royal Sydney, MLC Centre, 108 King St - City Box Office Collect
Wynyard - Colours of Life - Kodak Express, Shop T3 Met Centre, 273 George St
Darlinghurst - Hum on Oxford, 55 Oxford St Darlinghurst (cnr Riley St)
Bankstown - Bulldogs Teamstore Shop ML 226 Centro Bankstown Shopping Centre Lady Cutler Avenue
Blacktown - Hoyts Cinema Blacktown, Level 4 Westpoint Marketown Shopping Centre, Patrick Street
Bondi Junction - Sydney Game Day Store, 464 Oxford Street
Bossley Park - Club Marconi, Marconi Plaza
Cronulla - Sharkies - Cronulla Sutherland Leagues Club, 461 Captain Cook Drive
Enmore - Enmore Theatre, 130 Enmore Rd
Kensington - Parade Theatres, NIDA, 215 Anzac Pde
Moore Park - Sydney Football Stadium, Venue Services Office, Driver Ave
Penrith - Hoyts Cinema Westfield Penrith, Cnr Jane & Riley Street
Revesby - Revesby Workers Club, 2B Brett Street
Sydney Olympic Park - Aquatic Centre, Olympic Blvd
Albury - Albury Convention Centre, Swift St
Batemans Bay - BB Newsagency, 2 Clyde St
Bathurst - Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, William St
Broadmeadow - Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Brown St
Charlestown - Customer Service Desk, Charlestown Square, Pearson St
Coffs Harbour - WOW Sight & Sound, Home Central, Lot 2 Mastracolas Rd
Dapto - Dapto Leagues Club, Bong Bong Rd
Gosford - Bluetongue Stadium, Central Coast Hwy & Dane Dr
Goulburn - First Inland City Newsagency, 168 Auburn Street
Newcastle - Newcastle Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St
Nowra - Society Streetwear and Boards, Shop 4, Rodway Arcade
Orange - Orange Civic Theatre, Byng St
Thirroul - Anita's Theatre, 264-270 Lawrence Hargrave Drive
Tumbi Umbi - Mingara Recreation Centre, Mingara Drive
Wollongong - WIN Entertainment Centre, Cnr Crown + Harbour St
Civic - GIO House, 11 Akuna St (Canberra City Box Office) - City Box Office Collect
Acton - ANU Union, University Ave
Bruce - AIS Arena, Leverrier St
Bruce - UCU Bar, Building 1, Allawoona St
Tuggeranong - Songland Records, Shop 156, Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Anketell St
Brisbane - Convention Centre Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St and Glenelg St
Brisbane - Myer City Box Office Shop 95, Elizabeth St
Queensland Rail - Central Concourse, 305 Edward St
South Bank Visitor Centre - Ground Floor, South Bank House, Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank
Annerley - WOW Sight & Sound, Cnr Ipswich Rd & Brisbane St
Carindale - Westfield Shopping Centre Level 1 Customer Service Desk, 1151 Creek Rd
Chermside - Concierge Lounge (by ANZ Bank entry), Westfield Chermside, cnr Gympie and Hamilton Rd
Kedron - WOW Sight & Sound, Cnr Gympie Rd & Mellor St
Red Hill - Allan Langer Clothing Shop, Brisbane Broncos Leagues Club, Fulcher Rd
Rothwell - WOW Sight & Sound, The Zone, Deception Bay Rd & Morris St West
Underwood - WOW Sight & Sound, Cnr Kingston Rd & Compton Rd
Bundall - Gold Coast Arts Centre, 135 Bundall Rd - City Box Office Collect
Burleigh Heads - Stockland Shopping Centre, Customer Service Desk, 149 West Burleigh Rd
Fury Merchandise Shop - Willows Shopping Centre, Sunland Plaza Thuringowa Central
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre - Cnr of Gold Coast Avenue @ TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach
Maroochydore - WOW Sight & Sound, The Zone, 32 Wises Rd
Morayfield - Caboolture Sports Club, Station Rd
Robina Town Centre - Titans Store, Bazaar Lane
Surfers Paradise - Surfers Paradise Newsagency, 11-12/2 Elkhorn Av
Toowoomba - WOW Sight & Sound, 338 Ruthven St
Townsville - Townsville Civic Theatre, 41 Boundary St
Townsville - Riverway Arts Centre, Village Blvd, Thuringowa Central