here to buy tickets for Helter Skelter. You can also order
the VIP LANYARDS for $5 more.
PRODUCTION : BLM & ORACLE
Production should be more than just lights, lasers and sound stacked into a
venue to compliment the performers. If used correctly, these tools can be used
to help create the atmosphere of the event, in conjunction with the performers,
in the same way that a painter uses his colours to define the atmosphere of the
painting. That's the way we look at production, a raw canvas that we manipulate
throughout the event. This adds the extra dimensions that help complete the
Helter Skelter experience. Bright colors swirling above your head when the music
is uplifting and euphoric. Minimal colours and the subtle use of effects when
the music is deep and dark. Use of vivid patterns and projection screen
manipulations as the music takes you into a trance. A sound system that acts not
just as a supplier of music, but balanced, equalised and positioned the perfect
way to act as a sound system should, the bridge between the production and the
dance floor experience. This sounds like the most simple of things, but when
done properly makes the difference between something average and something very
special. There's an old saying, "a picture tells a thousand words". That's what
we are doing with the Helter Skelter production, ensuring that during every part
of the night it tells the story the performer wants told, the feeling of the
crowd and the atmosphere of the event. Production that truly brings the music
alive to your eyes.
THE ATRIUM : MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
The venue is the epicenter of any experience. A great venue does more than give
you somewhere to party, it can make or break the night. In order for us to truly
create the Helter Skelter experience, we made sure our venue was the right one.
To us, there is no other option. It was always The Atrium. You may ask why, well
because it offers so much diversity within itself, so many different areas, and
has the 4000+ capacity we require to create the perfect Helter Skelter
experience. You can live the experience on the main dance floor, or view it from
the overhead mezzanine levels. If you feel like a change, you can wander into
the second, third or fourth arenas and try some different sounds. If you want to
escape from the dance floors all together, you can relax in the outdoor chillout
on the ground floor or the outdoor chillout on the rooftop, and stare through
the glass ceiling as the event unfolds down below in the main arena. If you'd
prefer the comfort of inside, you can find one of the indoor chillout areas with
lounges and booths, and relax in comfort. You can even forget about the party
all together and wander into the video games arcade, and try out the latest
arcade hits. If you're over 18, you can head to one of the licensed areas and
enjoy a drink. There is no other venue that offers so much for so many people,
yet always feels intimate and gives you the options to doing so many things. A
place to be yourself, to escape and enjoy the experience that we have created
for you. Live the Helter Skelter experience.
Brooklyn Bounce [Germany]
New album X2X: X-Pect the Un-X-Pected out now!
Undisputedly one of the biggest global hard trance names there is, and with a
fan base of millions all over the world, we're proud to present hard trance
superstars Brooklyn Bounce in their debut Australian appearance! Brooklyn Bounce
are the heart and soul of the hard trance generation, having been there right
from the beginning in '97 with the anthem that started it all: The Theme of
(Progressive Attack). Since then, Brooklyn Bounce have evolved into one of the
trance scene's genuine global superstars. Their albums have sold millions upon
millions of copies, They've produced some of the biggest hard trance anthems of
them all: "Bass Beats & Melody", "Born To Bounce", "Club Bizarre" and "Loud and
Proud" amongst many others, and appeared on every "superclub" CD series you can
think of. Quite simply, in the world of hard trance names don't come any bigger,
any louder or any prouder than Brooklyn Bounce. Finally, they'll be here in Oz -
behind the decks doing what they do best... Sydney, Get ready to bounce!
DJ Dean [Germany]
Balla Nation, Tunnel Trance Force World Tour 2004
Renowned as the "True Champion of Trance", Hamburg's legendary resident of the
world-renowned Tunnel Club and German trance institution, DJ Dean is finally
touching down in Australia for a long overdue hard trance & hardstyle onslaught!
Compiler and mixer of the two biggest trance CD series in the world, Tunnel
Trance Force (running since '97) and Tunnel DJ Networx, which have almost 50
releases between them, Dean's name is synonymous with the trance sound he
proudly champions. Over the past few years his move into production has been
unprecedented, producing the biggest hard trance tune of 2003 - Balla Nation,
alongside hard trance & hardstyle anthems "Protect Your Ears", "It's A Dream".
"Play it Hard" and "Attention". From the Love Parade to Nature One, and even a
residency at the 10,000 capacity Privilege in Ibiza, Dean has almost done it
all... except Australia! That's about to change, and he's determined to make
sure his first visit down-under will never be forgotten...
DJ IMPACT : UK - NU Energy Collective : FBI Recordings
DJ Impact has been one of the key figures in the Freeform and UK Hardcore
movement for almost a decade, and has helped pioneer the freeform sound on
labels such as Nu Energy, Impulse, Go Mental, Digital Beats and his own label
FBI. His label features a who's who of the UK Hardcore scene including Kaos,
Ethos, Devotion and many more. Impact's music style includes trance influenced
freeform, through to the slammin' UK hardcore from fellow producers Scott Brown
and Hixxy. He balances his music between the more uplifting Happy Hard and the
darker freeform sound and believes that the key to a top set is to mix it up
with different styles of the faster beats. If you are into the harder edge
sounds, then get ready for a slammin' session from DJ Impact as he performs for
the first time ever in Sydney at Helter Skelter.
MERCHANDISE : AVAILABLE NOW & ON THE NIGHT
We have produced a large range of Official Merchandise. You will be able to
purchase your own piece of memorabilia in advance from One Stop DJ
(Darlinghurst), Ten Seconds Down (Chatswood) Sandlia (Liverpool) plus on the
night at the Merchandising stalls. The products include fresh new T-Shirts,
Temporary Tattoos, New style Karabiner lanyards, Baseball/Trucker Caps, Beanies
and lots more. Grab some merchandise and relive the memories of this awesome
event for years to come!
PROMOTIONAL PACKS : WIN A FREE TICKET
For each of our events we create a special promotional pack which includes a
huge range of all our merchandise, including a T-Shirt, CD's, lanyards etc, but
for the first time ever, if you buy one of our packs from the stores listed
above you will have a 1 in 10 chance of scoring a FREE ticket as well. We are
sealing our packs and selling them through the outlets, and 1 out of every 10
packs also includes a ticket to the event.
of giveaways thanks to NRG clothing
INFORMATION AND PARKING
By car - from Epping Road turn into Culloden Road near the Shell Service
Station, then right into Gymnasium Rd. All night paid parking is available, and
extra security will be put on to patrol the car park and surrounding areas.
By rail - Catch a train to Epping Train Station, and from there hop on the
"HELTER SKELTER" bus that will take you to the venue, and then back to the
station in the morning. The buses will be running from 8.30pm-8.30am.
DOORS OPEN 10PM - 7AM
This is a 16+ event. Government approved ID is required to enter the licensed
areas. Alcohol will be available on the night. The management reserves the right
to refuse entry. Leave your attitude at home. Please remember that this and all
Atrium (Macquarie Uni) events are DRUG FREE.
Right up until the event, Overdrive.com.au will be featuring weekly ticket
specials, ranging from the "first release" tickets, through to free merchandise
with each ticket sold. Keep checking www.overdrive.com.au to find out what
specials are online. Also, why not buy some extra Helter gear while you're there
doubledose - Hard Trance & Hardcore on RAWFM
Tune in to the Double Dose radio show on the Raw FM network to win stacks of
official HELTER SKELTER gear, plus get the chance to hear our International
guests rip it up the night before HELTER SKELTER. Double Dose runs every Friday
night from 8pm and is hosted by DJ Fenix and DJ Preacher. For requests and
competition entries email firstname.lastname@example.org