age group: Open age



date: Saturday 30th June, 2007

venue: Sydney Showgrounds - Homebush


Throughout the years there has been one music festival that has stood the test of time, an infamous event that put Australia on the global hard dance map. The Powerhouse extravaganza that started it all...UTOPIA, is turning twelve!  Powerhouse Productions wishes to cordially invite you to our outrageous birthday bash!


As Utopia is now an annual event, we’ve taken steps to ensure that this will be our largest and most extreme party to date!  With all cannons firing we are going ALL OUT to bring you a cracker of a party! We are upping the game in terms of production, line-up, props, and decor to prepare a thrilling visual and aural explosion that will have you howling in ecstasy!


This time round our International guests are taking over! With the biggest line-up ever we have carefully chosen TWELVE of the greatest maestros from around the globe to celebrate each fantastic year of our UTOPIAN existence!


So put your party hats on as we journey into a diverse musical universe, a perfect symphony of the ultimate in party technology - it’s our birthday so come celebrate with us, its going to be one hell of an amazing event!


ÜBERDRUCK (DE) www.djthecrow.de

Best known for dark, hard and energetic tracks like ‘Drugface’, ‘Bloody Slut’& ‘Fill Me’-

the Überdruck name has appeared on numerous compilations worldwide, and the ‘Überdruck’ Label has become one of the biggest selling hardtrance / hardstyle

enterprises in Germany. Also known for super hard remixes and alias projects with names such as The Crow, Drugface, C4, Toolboy, Schalldruck and Lazard; Dj Crow of Überdruck is ready to take control over Sydney once again. Be prepared as the Überdruck storm sets it’s eye on Sydney dancefloor devastation!


ALPHAZONE (DE) www.skywarp.de

The German dynamic duo are internationally famed for their tracks such as’Flashback’, ‘Stay’ and ‘Revelation’, as well as remixing the likes of Ian Van Dahl, DJ Kim

and BK. Looking for fresh ways to captivate a crowd, Alphazone have fused slammin’ kicks, breakneck rhythms and razor-sharp acid lines with uplifting melodies, and dramatic breakdowns to blaze their own trail of high energy trance. After successful Australian club tours, Arne and Alexander return with another hard trance assault at the showground warehouses!


BROOKLYN BOUNCE (DE) www.brooklynbounce.com

This year Brooklyn Bounce celebrates its 10 year anniversary!  DJ Dennis ’Bonebreaker’ is the multi-talented producer behind Germany’s favourite dance icon, who have sold over two million Gold and Platinum singles since 1996! Dennis also runs the notorious label ‘Mental Madness Records’ and celebrates chart success all over the world with artists like Special D, Dickheadz & Arcadipane. Get ready to bounce to BB’s huge anthems such as “Bass, Beats and Melody”, “Club Bizarre” and “Loud and Proud”.


SLIDEOUT (DE) www.slideout.de

One of the leading forces behind the modern Hard Trance / Hardstyle scene, Slideout

smashes events like Q-Dance, X-Qlusive, Rave the Place and Airbeat One.  Also known for being one half of the popular LaCargo project, Slideout’ s energetic forward thinking style has led to a myriad of releases on major labels such as Deep Mission and Wicked Tunes.  With massive new remixes such as Technoboy’s, ‘Into Deep’ on Aqualoop Records, Utopia is proud to present one of Germany’s Finest!


MATT DAREY (UK) www.mattdarey.com

Matt’s productions have influenced many of today’s elite DJs like Oakenfold, Tiesto, &

Armin. Since 1998 he has sold over 2 million singles & albums and is the man behind

pinnacle tracks like Lost Tribe ‘Gamemaster’, ATB – ‘Till I Come’, Binary Finary – ‘1998’ & Grace – ‘Not Over Yet’.    Today he runs the Darey Products Label and continues to push the sounds of trance music into new areas with his rock influenced productions.  This Chameleon of sound continues to tour the world with his own unique blend of beautiful trance.


ALEK SZAHALA (FIN) www.finrg.com

Finnish freeform is in the house!  Alek Száhala fell in love with music production as soon as he got his first sound card in 1993. One of Finland’s best kept secrets until he exploded on the global scene in 2003 with harddance anthems like ‘Superstition’, ‘Man Eaten’ and ‘Tlaloc’, he’s established himself as one of the key players in the FiNRG movement taking it to the world. Describing his style as ‘hyper-energetic’, his super-charged sound spans melodic trance and trancecore to dark, soaring hard-NRG.


TALLA 2XLC (DE) www.talla2xlc.com

With his music played by the likes of Paul van Dyk and Tiesto it is not hard to see why Talla is one of Germany’s legendary artists! Owner of the notorious TECHNOCLUB, Talla is renowned worldwide for his unique blend of soaring vocals, cutting edge electronica, spine-tingling breakdowns and euphoric melodies. Travelling   the globe, he has recently played the huge Dutch super rave “Trance Energy”, Canada’s legendary “Guvernment”, & in Sao Paolo (Brazil) he jammed in front of 7500 people!  Talla 2XLC is now ready to rock Sydney!


ANGERFIST (NL) www.mohbookings.com/angerfist

With the Evil Hardcore sound and a massive legion of followers worldwide - Angerfist is one of the leading HARDCORE names in the scene today. When Danny Masseling bangs out his wicked dark beats, it is not unusual to see him in a ‘Friday the 13th’ styled hockey-mask and a hooded sweater - this instantly creates a surreal buzz wherever he plays! Do not miss the Master of Hardcore in action - Angerfist will be sure to have you ‘Pissin’ Razorbladez’ by the end of this set!!!


RX (FIN) www.finrg.com

Ville Sorsa’s energetic stage shows, unique com bination of mixing and scratching and furious brand of FiNRG and sinister freeform has earned superstar status in his homeland’s hard dance scene. Flaunting dancefloor detonators like ‘Frozen Flame’ and ‘Hellfire’, the 25-year-old has also turned heads around the world with his ‘Codex’ mix series. He’s the driving force behind FINRG Recordings, Scandinavia’s first and foremost hard dance label, so prepare for some serious Finnish fury when he lands in Sydney.


AMS (UK) www.amsproductions.co.uk

Allen Smith, otherwise known as Trance, Hard dance and Hardcore sensation A.M.S, is

one of the most sought-after DJ/production talents in the hard dance & rave scenes.

With over 104 tracks and remixes appearing on no less than 31 albums worldwide, It is little wonder that AMS always knows to provide the right tracks at the right time, creating his magic buzz on the dancefloor! An amazingly skilled producer in his own right and an energetic DJ to boot, AMS is ready to rock Sydney once again, HARDCORE STYLES!


SIMON APEX (USA) www.myspace.com/simonapex

The man behind the evolution of Hardcore in the US, Simon has spent the last eight years leading the US Hardcore scene.  He started the first USA / UK Hardcore studio and record label, SSU which became a massive worldwide brand! Amongst running Hardcore record stores & organising Northern / Southern California Hardcore events, Simon has dedicated his life to pushing the music he loves. With just shy of 40 releases to date (with tracks on Bonkers, Ministry Of Sound, and Hardcore Heaven), Simon is the US force to be reckoned with!


IMPACT & RESIST (UK) www.infexiousaudio.com

The men behind the Infexious Audio stable, Impact & Resist have toured the globe with gigs in Japan, UK, Germany, & the USA. Since launching the label, they have become responsible for some of the biggest hardcore tunes such as; ‘Someday’, ‘Sunrise’ & Close Your Eyes’, all featuring on massive albums worldwide.  Now for Utopia 2007, Impact & Resist are set to play their first EVER back to back set in Australia!!  Get ready to become infected by this dynamic duo!



  • Over 25 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.
  • 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.
  • Massive Amusement Areas with Free Rides all night.
  • Magnificent décor displays throughout the venue and on stage.
  • Chillout area.
  • Secure onsite Cloak Room.
  • Production Design and Management by BLM Productions



Early Bird - $45 (Includes GST) + BF Available for a limited time exclusively from
www.powerhouseproductions.com.au - so get in early

Group Booking - Buy 4 get 1 FREE! Available for a limited time exclusively from www.powerhouseproductions.com.au - so get in early.

Regular Tickets - $65 (Incls GST) + BF

Final Tickets - $75 (Incls GST) + BF    (From 9am - 16th June 2007)

Door Tickets - $100 (Incls GST) + BF







Ticketek Outlets Australia Wide: 132  849
Beatdisc (Parramatta)   02 9891 9330

Beaumont Street Beat (Newcastle)   02 4962 5939

Castle Records (Castle Hill)  02 9899 7347

Central Station Records (Darlinghurst)  02 9361 5222

Coogee Bay Hotel (Coogee)  02 9315 6030

Electric Monkeys (Bondi) 02 9365 6955

Famous Rock Shop (Newcastle) 02 4929 1856

Fish Records (Balmain) 02 9810 8421

Fish Records (Leichhardt) 02 9560 0344

Fish Records (Newtown) 02 9557 3074

Hewlett’s Record Bar (Nowra) 02 4421 2265

Leading Edge Music (Gosford) 02 4323 7699

Leading Edge Music (Parramatta)  02 9893 8930

Leading Edge Music (Warriewood) 02 9913 1331

Mall Music (Brookvale) 02 9905 6966

NV Entertainment (Liverpool) 02 9734 9144

One Stop (Darlinghurst)  02 9283 5581

Plaza Records (Penrith) 02 47210365

Red Eye Records Shop 3 (Pitt St, City) 02 9262 9755

Red Eye Records Shops 1&2 (King St, City) 02 9299 4233

Redback Music (Wollongong)  02 4229 6169

Re-Pressed Records (Penrith)  02 4731 8955

Sandys Music (Dee Why)  02 9982 7353

Soul Clap Records (Haymarket) 02 9281 7412

Ten Seconds Down (Chatswood)  02 9411 5575

The Music Shop (Bondi Junction) 02 9388 9322

The Music Shop (Belconnen, ACT) 02 6251 1703

The Music Shop (Civic, ACT) 02 6257 3300

The Music Shop (Woden, ACT)  02 6281 2616

Central Station Records (Melbourne, VIC) 03 9642 5744

Click n Drag Internet Lounge (St Kilda, VIC)  03 9534 0859

Mighty Music Machine (South Yarra, VIC) 03 9827 4753

Central Station Records (Brisbane, QLD)  07 3210 0550


Utopia is strictly for people 16 and above,16+ proof of age is

required for entry. Alcohol can be obtained with 18+ photo ID.

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