After months of rumours and wild speculation the hottest tickets in town just got hotter with the official announcement of Sensation’s artist lineup for its New Year’s Eve show “The Ocean Of White” at Etihad Stadium on December 31, 2009.
Performing in the main room of Sensation “The Ocean of White” NYE spectacular will be Swedish House Mafia superstar Sebastian Ingrosso, New York City house legend Roger Sanchez, Richard Durand and Australia's own international success stories Dirty South, Kaz James and TV Rock stars Ivan Gough and Grant Smillie will open the show.
Sebastian Ingrosso is that rare thing in dance music: a musician who understands the world of melodies just as much as he understands the power of the kick drum. As both a producer and globe trotting DJ, Sebastian Ingrosso is a man on fire - from his recent smash hit ‘How Soon Is Now’ together with Dirty South and David Guetta through to his residencies with infamous Ibiza superclub Pacha and touring the planet with SENSATION.
The S-Man cometh! World-renowned Grammy Award winning Superstar DJ and party icon Roger Sanchez has enjoyed an unprecedented career as one of house music’s elite. Whether overwhelming a frenzied crowd at Miami WMC or pushing musical boundaries in Ibiza, Roger's love of connecting with a crowd ensures he keeps his status as a true citizen of the World amidst a continuous whirlwind of global touring. From his legendary performances at the world's most exclusive events, his chart-topping hits and award winning radio show, Roger is still soaring at the top of his game, spanning three decades on a meteoric journey from underground cult figure to master of the global club stage!
Flying the flag for Australian talent are local superstar exports Dirty South and Kaz James. Dirty South aka Dragan Roganovic has had an impressive rise to stardom. He made an instant name for himself in the dance music industry, impressing the who’s who of international DJ’s, producers, media and music lovers with his remix of “It’s Too Late” for Australian rock outfit Evermore. This remix was licensed to over 30 compilations worldwide, including Ministry of Sounds Sessions Three.
Kaz James is a new-wave enfant terriblé; a dance floor rebel who helped define a generation with the certified international anthem ‘I Like The Way You Move’. As one half of the of BodyRockers duo, Kaz James released an addictive slice of dance/rock fusion that three years later continues to be recognised as a soundtrack for the sneering and stylish youth of today.
Trance fans can also share a collective excitement about the dawning of 2010 as Sensation announces a smorgasbord of the hottest trance and progressive sounds spearheaded by big room maestro Richard Durand. Furthermore, the man dubbed by Tiesto as “the next big thing” Sied van Riel, returns to Australia to host the ‘In Riel Time’ room alongside fellow trance stalwarts Binary Finary, Australian trance royalty Trent McDermott and MaRLo plus a host of locals as well as a secret international guest artist!
Never one to forget the local talent the SENSATION team has hand selected an array of Australia’s finest artists to ring in the New Year for Deluxe ticket holders. Best in show include infamous party girl Ruby Rose, Andy Murphy, Jody McLeod, Ben Morris, Kikumoto Allstars, Chardy plus a host of Australia’s finest house, electro and minimal talent.
Some 40,000 revelers attended last year’s SOLD OUT Sensation debut, the first in the Southern Hemisphere. Returning in 2009 with a new and more spectacular show “The Ocean Of White”, Sensation is Melbourne's premiere New Year’s Eve destination.
As well as seeing in the New Year with an amazing production featuring breathtaking set pieces, fountains, fireworks and Australia's biggest laser and light show, Sensation will also feature amazing performers, dancers and acrobats. Sensation 2008 at Etihad Stadium was recently voted Victoria’s No. 1 festival/event as part of the Sony ‘In The Mix’ awards.
Testament to SENSATION’S worldwide reputation as the best dance event is the fact that over 18,000 tickets to the Melbourne NYE event have been sold, prior to any line-up announcement.
Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.
IN RIEL TIME
Sied van Riel
DELUXE AREAS Australia's best across three rooms:
Ben Morris (NSW)
Bright White Cauc-Asian DJs
Dr Zok b2b Jen Tutty
Jane & Ben Daffy
Ruby Rose (NSW)