MS FEST Announces Ministry of Sound Stage


Picked as the favourite to win Artist of the Year at the 2010 V Awards. ART VS. SCIENCE breathe fresh air into their genre, with songs that sound pleasing, joy inducing, and leave you wanting to go out and party! The Sydney trio received international stardom with their debut album and hit single, “"Parlez-Vous Francais. Never slowing down to take a breath, the boys are Back again and topping the charts with their latest release, “Magic Fountain”. Prepare to be impressed. We couldn’t think of a better finale for a perfect day.

When forecasted to be the fastest rising stars of the dance scene in 2007 no one could have foreseen how quickly THE POTBELLEEZ would explode across the country. Jump forward 250 shows and 250,000 singles later. It's 2010 and The Potbelleez’ first single “Hello” is currently the number 1 Most Added track to Australian radio and Number 16 in the Hot 30! Their second single will be out in October and the album in January 2011.

Just crowned No. 1 DJs in New South Wales at the In the mix awards BAG RAIDERS are one of the most sought-after up and coming duos on the planet. BAG RAIDERS is the combined talents of Jack Glass and Chris Stracey. Together, they produce the sparks of light, aural gems and sonic booms that has reached every dangerous, dark and smokey corner of the world, making them a household name among in-the-know indie kids, the sweaty dance faithful and the DJs across the globe.
Chances are, if you’ve stumbled into a club, wobbled at a party, looked into the light at a festival or dawdled along the radio dial in the last 2 years, you’ve been inadvertently exposed to the Bag Raiders.

Quickly moving up in the dance world, the boys have also recently been taken the honour of being crowned number one DJs in the Countries (ITM's) and for the first time will bring their live show to our stage. The news comes just as new single Your Love has been tearing up the clubs, radio (including triple j) and just about anything else that's tear-upable. If you’re looking for a party, look no further! The Aston Shuffle are ready to deliver. Welcome back boys! We’ve got the perfect crowd for you.

With a name inherited from the ultra cool, Tarantino Cult flick, Pulp Fiction, The infectious party tech of Yolanda Be Cool is quickly rising as a popular genre for the summer party season; merging the serious nature of techno with a note of revelry.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you can't quite escape the infectious chart smashing hit ,"We No Speak Americano" peaking at number four on the ARIA chart, has been thrashed on the Js and hit #1 in charts worldwide. With a jam-packed year, touring every corner of the world, returning to play at only the crème of the summer festivals.

In addition to being opinionated, mouthy and ego fuelled, THE ONLY has also managed to record some tracks, develop and tour a live show and for the most part maintain their secret identities. Bursting onto the scene In the last 12 months, THE ONLY’s debut single ‘The Only F*cking Rave Party’ landed in the ARIA Singles Chart Top 50, ahead of it’s official release and without any radio play. This atomic tune went on to hit #1 on the Australian Independent Music Chart and become the #1 Australian Artist Dance Single in the country. Coupled with their live show favourite ‘Dancin’ as the B-side, the single set up residence in the iTunes dance chart where it spent more than 6 months and established The Only as amongst the hottest new young electronic acts.

Making a celebrity appearance in the MOS Stage as well as accepting what is sure to be one of the best roles imaginable as MC of Redbull Disco Roller Rink, GOODWILL’s passion and spunky flair for both his music and life in general has made one of Australia’s finest and most in demand DJs. Goodwill has old-school experience, but with new-school musical flavours and is, not to mention, also one of the highest selling Australian artist and producer in dance - a rare creature who is naturally always in demand. Welcome back Willie! We couldn’t imagine msfest without you!

Internationally acclaimed DJ, Producer and host of Ministry of Sound Radio TOM PIPER will be making his first appearance at the festival. With his current single ‘The Bum Song’ (with mate Tommy Trash) in the ARIA Top 40 Singles and Top 5 of the Club Charts, Tom’s flying high and ready to bring you the best MoS has to offer direct to the stage.
Tom’s accolades include: 6 original ARIA chart hits, dozens of ARIA charting remixes, an ARIA Gold / #1 charting Ministry of Sound album, remixing for and remixed by artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Sharam Jey, Micky Slim, Riva Starr, Black Noise, Malente, Sidney Samson, and his music pumped in clubs around the world by the planets best.

When you’re just six years into your DJing career and you’ve already completed a chart-killing mix CD for Australia’s no.1 dance club One Love and a string of international tour dates, then the writing is undeniably on the wall.
Minx’s (aka Rachel Phillips) musical addiction may have started innocently enough, but when you possess that very rare talent to make a dance record connect perfectly with a dance floor time after time, there’s little holding you back from becoming one of the hottest rising stars of the Australian club scene

1st Line up announcement
The Presets, Birds of Tokyo, Art vs Science Gyroscope, Lisa Mitchell, Potbelleez, The Black Seeds, Dead Letter Circus, Urthboy, British India, Amy Meredith, Ash Grunwald, Drapht, Bagraiders (live), The Aston Shuffe(live), Yolanda Be Cool, Horrorshow, The Only, Goodwill, Minx, Tom Piper, Anna Lunoe, Jinja Safari…with so much more to come…

Wednesday 29 September: MEMBERS ONLY online early bird ticket sales (members will receive a link and password)
Thursday 30 September: Official ticket sales begin in all major outlets
Saturrday, 26 February: msfest 2011- Prepare yourself for the biggest party of the year!

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