Stereosonic Music Festival is back again for 2012, kicking off December with a bang. Crowds of people will be taking to Bonython Park to dance through the day and night. It signals the start of the summer music festival season, and dance music fans will get to see acts like TiŽsto, Avicii, and Calvin Harris.
Gates open at 12pm, giving you plenty of time to have a sleep in, eat a good breakfast, and enjoy pre-drinks with your friends. Like any festival the drinks are always going to be over-priced, so a few drinks before hand might stop you spending all your money. Just make sure you can still walk by the time you arrive, you'll waste a lot more money if you're turned away for being too drunk.
Even if you're not a fan of dance music, there are still some big names on the line up. It's hard not to have heard of TiŽsto, even if you've never heard one of his songs, and the Dutch DJ is headlining the 2012 Festival. He's joined by Swedish DJ Avicii, who was ranked 6th on the Top 100 DJs list by DJ Magazine, and British lads Calvin Harris and Example. It's almost worth it for catchy tunes of Harris and Example; they're hard not to tap your feet to, regardless of your music tastes.
Example's Infectious 'Kickstarts'
You'll want to buy your tickets quickly as they're released in different price brackets, and get more expensive the closer it gets to the festival. Final Release tickets are $174.95, get in early and you can save about $30.
To make sure you make the most of all the acts you'll have to plan your day carefully. You don't want to miss out on your favourite. Check back closer to the festival, when the program will be released.
Getting to Bonython Park is easy, it's along the free tram service between South Terrace and the Entertainment Centre. You can also hop on the tram and Glenelg. Trams will still be running at 10pm, and go until just after midnight. So you can easily catch a tram home, or into the city to keep partying.