age group: 16+ event
name: UTOPIA - EMF
The 2nd Annual Utopia Electronic Music Festival
date: Saturday 2nd October 2004
venue: Sydney Showgrounds - Homebush


Tickets are selling fast for Utopia-EMF…And to give something back to our loyal patrons and supporters, we are offering two extra world-class acts to our already mammoth line-up. That’s right…All the way from the UK, we are bringing you the spectacular LAB 4 together with Finland's DJ Proteus to rock the unsuspecting Australian public at Utopia-EMF. To fit in such a large number of talented DJS,
we will be extending the event for an extra hour – giving you even longer to party hard!
(Opening hours are now from 10pm – 8am)


Over the past ten years, LAB4 have been taking center stage (and the roof off!!) wherever they go. Playing alongside many of the world's greatest dance legends (the likes of Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Josh Wink, Skunk Anansie, Seal, Kosheen and Underworld), Lab4 continue to crank out well-known hard techno tunes, that hits hard as hell and moves a crowd to dance.

The legendary duo have played all over the world, in Holland, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. When Lab 4 plays, dance party people from around the world scream!

The end of 2003 saw LAB4 take a number of awards - including Best Live Act in the world by Mixmag magazine, Best Underground Live Act in the UK, and 4th most popular band across all styles of music including Rock and Pop in Japan. Get ready to go hard! www.lab4.com


Proteus is one of Finland’s best Hard Edged DJ's playing styles such as Freeform, Hard Style and Hard NRG. He has performed at gigs all over Europe including massive events such as Dance Valley , Impulz Outdoor, 4 Elements, Laboratory Experiment 2, Tidy Summer Camp, Atomic Energy , Logic and more . Proteus has played alongside such DJs and live acts as Lab-4, Astral Projection, Yoji Biomehanika, Captain Tinrib, Nuw Idol, K-90, Nick Sentience, Opal, Andy Farley, Karim, Kevin Energy, Kai Tracid, Scot Project, BK, West bam, and Yves De Ruyter. Proteus is a true performing and brings with him a unique stage presence including amazing costumes and outfits to hype the crowd . Hard edge music fans get ready for an experience you will never forget

Now up to Number 23, the Utopia series has been the pinnacle of all night entertainment longer than any other party. With each new event we practice a philosophy of change and a disciplined approach to improvement over the past.

Last year in 2003 we launched the annual Utopia Electronic Music Festival (UEMF), which brought together a staggering array of local, interstate and international performers. The event incorporated the full spectrum of electronic music. From Hard Trance to Hardcore, Acid to Breaks, UEMF showcased the best performers and the widest range of music of any event in Australia.

It was the launch of something truly spectacular. Now in October 2004 we return to the UEMF ideal, this time in the legendary Sydney Showground complex (SSC). The SSC offers UEMF an unprecedented array of huge Exhibition venues, within each will be housed one of our four music arenas. Our second UEMF will expand on our ideals and inspiration behind this massive event, and will be the culmination of what has been a years planning.

The Sydney Showground Complex and UEMF come together to supply Sydney with the wildest night of dance music, with the best performers, best production and best of everything available.


At UEMF you will come face to face with some of the World’s best performers, back up by the Countries leading techno visionaries. We will be creating two equal size main arenas in which we will present the two leading music forces behind the Sydney party scene. In the Arena 1.1 we offer you a selection of the best Trance and Hard Dance, in arena 1.2 we present the most intense hardcore and gabber experience. Both arenas offer an equal size for patron capacity, an equal level of sophisticated production and an equal level of supremely qualified performers.

We believe this is an important aspect of the UEMF experience as we bring together the widest range of musical tastes, in gigantic all night party venue. Backing up these two goliaths will be the Mashup arena and the Breaks arena. Smaller in size but equally decked with quality production and performers, these two smaller areas will offer our patrons an even wider choice of dancing enjoyment. We will be utilising the same enormous arenas that we used for the outstanding Two Tribes event, the massive Exhibition Halls connected to the Dome. These venues offer us truly enormous space while providing for perfect acoustics for each arena. Come and witness what UEMF has to offer, large and loud.

Lighting, lasers, visuals & sound

Over the course of the past 10 years, companies around the world have been creating newer and better entertainment equipment, products like 360 degree rotating intelligent, 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, well think again.

At UEMF you can expect to see fresh new lights flown in from
distant Countries, amazing new high powered laser systems and sound systems that would make Pink Floyd green with envy. Together with all this amazing technology, we add that extra touch, absolutely mind boggling visual display screens surrounding the main performer console. These screens bring the main stage to life with footage of the performers up close and personal, plus what we believe is the best footage of all, footage of the crowd going nuts - live and direct on the giant screens.


SASH! Germany

From club charts to dance floors, Sash has been a name synonymous with Techno music for over a decade. His music has been played across the globe, and his cdsales are phenomal with over 17 milion units sold worldwide. Without question, one of the key pioneers of the dance music sound, and worldwide tours that have taken him to the far reaches of our globe, Sash is more than a performer, he is an entertainer and an educater. With massive hits under his belt like Equador, MysteriousTimes, With my own Eyes, Sash brings a level of excitement to UEMF that can only be experienced on the dance floor. Get ready Sydney, as Sash brings us his unmistakable talent, on stage and on the decks at UEMF.

UNKNOWN Quosh Records - UK

Since the early 1990’s DJ Unknown has been at the forefront of the hardcore movement in England, producing on his own label Quosh Records and playing at such events as Dreamscape, World Dance, Fusion and more. He has toured the world playing in the United States, Canada, Germany and Switzerland and is mow coming downunder for the first time. Leading the hardcore charge the Quosh records owner promises to deliver set of uplifting hardcore, including fresh new tunes from his own label plus tracks from the past 10 years. If you like your music hard, then get up front for the DJ Unknown.

NEOPHYTE DJ Jeroen – Rotterdam, Netherlands

With his career spanning more than a decade in the Techno industry, 10 years of that producing Hardcore, he is without doubt one of the biggest Hardcore D.J. / Producers in the World. With his popularity growing over the years, he has played all over Europe, in such countries Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, England and the U.S.A Neophyte is one of the label Managers for Mid-town Records in the Netherlands, as well as recording and producing with the other members of NEOPHYTE and other Hardcore acts and artists. Neophyte Records is one of the biggest Hardcore labels in the world in which it captures a capacity amount of listeners and dedicated followers, with new releases bigger and better than the last. Check out Neophyte Records atwww.neophyte.nl

SCAM (a collaboration of "Krafty Kuts" &"The Freestylers" producing together) - Deep Cut Recordings - UK

One of the founding members of SCAM, Chris from the Krafty Kuts will be performing exclusively at UEMF and will showcase a set of blinding breaks from his own productions, together with a selection of the best tunes from the likes of the Freestylers, Krafty Kuts, and his own Deep Cut Recordings. Expect an onslaught of the very best cutting edge breaks mashed up with a selection of party beats. For all the Breaks lovers out there, UEMF has you covered, SCAM style.


GEORGE VAGAS Australia’s Hardcore Legend - Adelaide
Since the very beginning of the hardcore scene, one person has been at the helm leading the Hardcore charge, with nitro fuelled, energy driven sets of screaming hardcore and gabber. The one and only George Vagas. A pioneering hardcore performer who has graced the decks at such legendary events as A Nightmare in Rotterdam Part 4 with over 15,000 Hardcore Gabbers, plus releasing his tunes around the world and pushing his mixes and his music on the Central Nervous System CD releases. Vagas is coming back to Sydney to blow you away with an exclusive set for Powerhouse Productions.

DAIR Next Generation- Kniteforce & Hecttech - Perth
One of Australia’s freshest Hardcore produces, DJ Dair has had releases on labels such as Next Generation, Knite Force and Hechtech and shares producing credits with the likes of Brisk, Ham, Luna C and more. He has headlined events around the country and has held deck support for such hardcore visionaries as Hixxy, Slipmatt, Robbie Long Scott Brown . . .the list goes on. Dair promises a set filled with the best Breakbeat, Freeform, UK Hardcore and oldskool. A true hardcore mashup, from a true Hardcore performer.

Utopia is recommended for people 16 and above. Alcohol can be obtained with 18+ photo ID.

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* Over 40 performers - both local and international acts from across the globe
* Full service alcohol bars for 18+ crowd.
* Huge parking station allowing cheap on-site parking for thousands
* Polite but tight security patrols for your safety
* On-site medical staff and first aid supplied by St. Johns Ambulance
* Various market stalls from across Australia
* Wild performers such as Stilt walkers, fire Breathers and circus acts
* Two Massive Amusement Arenas with Free Rides all night
* Magnificent décor displays throughout the venue and on stage
* Chillout arena
* Secure onsite Cloak Room
local performers Pee Wee / Nik Fish / Bexta / Jumping Jack / Fenix / Matrix / Weaver / Suae / Crisis / Marcos / Geoff Da Chef / Team Rocket / Dave PSI / DJ QT Destiny / Tom-E / Nervous / Yoshi / Phase One / Amber Savage / Chester Jim Jams / Flipside / Spellbound / Elroy / Ritual / pH / Neo Teng / Reflux / Q45 / Abel / Matt / Kayla - MC Losty / MC D-Tek / MC Herbalist
Tickets: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Buy 3 get 1 FREE!  This works out to be only $48.75 + BF a ticket! Available for a limited time exclusively from www.powerhouseproductions.com.au ….so get in early!

$65 (Includes GST) + BF
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