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Taking place on the outskirts of Amsterdam at the end of June each year, Awakenings festival is the biggest outdoor techno festival in the world welcoming more than 60,000 people. Awakenings originated in 1997 at the monumental Gashouder-venue in Amsterdam. Awakenings still organizes more than 10 sold out events in this legendary venue each year. Awakenings expanded its borders in 2014, producing events in both the UK and Australia.

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Beatport


Beatport is the number one electronic online music store for DJs and is part of LiveStyle Inc. The company is based in Denver, Colorado and Berlin, Germany. Every week around 25,000 new tracks are curated into 24 genres, enabling DJs to quickly and easily find the latest trends.

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Disco Donnie Presents is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production, founded by veteran promoter James “Disco” Donnie Estopinal. Since the company’s inception in 1994, DDP has generated over 5,000 live events, arena shows and outdoor festivals in over 100 markets around the world, including the US, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. DDP, both on its own and through partnership, develops innovative and strategic business opportunities in live entertainment. Disco Donnie Presents was acquired by LiveStyle, Inc. in 2012.

Our History

James “Disco Donnie” Estopinal, Jr. is DDP’s founder and CEO. Considered one of the godfathers of US electronic dance music, Disco Donnie has grown over the past 20 years to become one of the leading dance music promoters in the world. From his early days in the 1990s New Orleans dance scene, Disco Donnie coupled eccentricity with ingenuity to create elaborately themed parties that charmed patrons, garnered an international following, and unwittingly became a catalyst for a national debate over the First Amendment right to expression.

From 2008-2012, Donnie partnered with Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events, setting their sights on strategically developing the Insomniac brand throughout the US. The pair ushered the EDC brand to core Disco markets such as Orlando, Dallas and even Donnie’s current home island of Puerto Rico. The partnership produced hundreds of club shows annually in nearly 100 markets throughout the US, making Insomniac a household name.
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Ultimate Music Exerpience
Something Wonderful
Sun City Music Festival
Sunset Music Festival
Something Wicked

idt


ID&T is a leading international dance music event producer operating in 19 Countries and 4 Continents. Amongst it’s brands are:


b2s

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b2s is one of the world’s leading event organizations, specialized in hard electronic dance music. The company was founded in 2001 and has grown consistently since then. The core business is the organization and promotion of Hardstule and Hardcore events, but Techno, Industrial, Oldschool and Jump concepts are also part of the strong b2s portfolio. In total, b2s had 17 different concepts and they attract 160.000 visitors a year. The most famous concepts are Decibel outdoor festival, which sells out over 50.000 tickets in one hour. Hard Bass, the big indoor stadium concept of b2s and off course the concept with its own crazy freestyle circus called Pussy lounge.

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Decibel outdoor festival, which is sold out every year, was launched in 2002. The first edition, with four small areas, took place near Rotterdam. After 3 years Decibel moved to Lingebos near Gorinchem but settled permanently at Beekse Bergen close to Tilburg in 2006. The festival grounds are located at a beautiful waterfront with small beaches, wooded areas and cozy little spots to create the ultimate festival feeling. Decibel has grown to include 13 areas showcasing tried and true concepts from the b2s portfolio, such as Pussy lounge, Euphoria, back2school, Loudness and Hardcore4life.

Since 2011, there’s also the opportunity to book a complete Decibel weekend. Visitors can stay the whole weekend from Friday until Monday at the Beekse Bergen Resort & Campsite. During their stay visitors can enjoy all the luxury facilities the park has to offer and have amazing time with friends and other Decibel visitors. Besides that, b2s organizes a stunning Pre Party, a Night Party on Saturday evening and a crazy After Party on Sunday. All of these featuring an army of headline artists. The Decibel weekend is an amazing experience and is exclusive for the diehard fans that booked the complete package. The capacity for the Decibel weekend is more than 10,000 visitors.

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Hard Bass first took place at a small club venue in Rotterdam in 2001. It quickly expanded and the event has been held in locations like the Statenhal in The Hague, the SilverDome in Zoetermeer,the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht and the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch. Nowadays Hard Bass is held once a year in a completely sold out GelreDome in Arnhem. And it sells out all 27.500 tickets in only 1 day. Hardstyle dominates the stadium for ten hours with music selected by sixteen DJ’s and acts, divided in four carefully selected formations.

The past few years a growing number of visitors from abroad have found their way to Hard Bass. Fans from Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Great-Britain travel many hours to experience that Hard Bass feeling making Hard Bass a perfect concept to go abroad. The look and feel of the stage is based around technical elements, combined with a lot of show elements, such as lasers, video shows, comet flames and fireworks.

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thrillogy

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Thrillogy is the hard dance event where 3 artists, each with their own style, host their own area. They decide which other artists perform and are featured in their area. Thrillogy was organized for the first time in the Brabanthallen Den Bosch in 2007 with DJ’s The Prophet, Ruthless and Neophyte.

In 2011 Thrillogy moved and settled in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht.

Thrillogy is a unique concept with 3 solo performances under one roof. These three artists play for eight hours straight at their own area and they take the stage with an arsenal of befriended artists who have been important for their musical career.
2013: Frontliner, Partyraiser, Adaro
2012: Zatox, Crypsis and Mad Dog
2011: Headhunterz, B-Front and Promo
2010: Noisecontrollers, Isaac and Nosferatu
2009: D-Block & S-te-Fan, Dana and Evil Activities
2008: Zany, Charly Lownoise & Paul Elstak
2007: The Prophet, Ruthless and Neophyte

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Pussy lounge is one of the longest runnning concepts of b2s. The soft erotic styled event was organized for the first time in 1997. Pussy lounge is one of the best-known club concepts of b2s and took place in locations such as Central Studios Utrecht, the Matrixx in Nijmegen and 013 in Tilburg. The always sold out events are packed with madness, happiness and good music, where the DJ plays what the audience wants. The freestyle music is a mix of the popular harder styles in dance music.

After a lot of success and always sold out club events b2s decided to organize an outdoor edition of Pussy lounge, called Pussy lounge at the Park. It took place for the first time at the Asterdplas in Breda in 2011 and sold out in record time. The concept was even more popular than anyone could imagine!

Nowadays Pussy lounge has its home base 2 times a year; one outdoor edition in Breda and one indoor edition in Sports arena Ahoy Rotterdam. Besides that, Pussy lounge is also the biggest hosting stage at Decibel outdoor festival and has done several other hostings in the past.
Once a year there is a special and exclusive New Years edition at the Central Studios, Utrecht.

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Knock Out! first took place as a new Hardstyle event at the SilverDome in Zoetermeer in 2009 and moved to the renovated sports arena Ahoy Rotterdam in 2013. The Knock Out! formula guarantees high-quality and innovative line-ups and its characteristic “underground” atmosphere. In addition, Knock Out is a battle concept between popular artists where they can be creative in a highly creative way.

The sports arena Ahoy is famous for its grand acoustics and superb sound. Knock Out! will return each year to Rotterdam where it attracts 10,000 visitors.

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loudness

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Known for the intensity of sound for the Raw Hardcore style, Loudness has been going twice a year since 2003 in Maassilo, Rotterdam and Klokgebouw, Eindhoven. With a typical event size of over 10,000 per event and average age of 18-24years, this event is among the more popular hardcore events in The Netherlands.

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hardcore4life

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One of the oldest Hardcore events, Hardcore4life has been dominating the Hardcore and Industrial Hardcore arena since 2001. You will find this event happening 1 time per year with a capacity of over 4,000 visitors per event and age ranges from 18-26years.

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euphoria

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“Serious Excitement Marked by Extraordinary”, Euphoria has been under the b2s flag since 2007. Known for it’s Hardcore style, this event reigns 3 times per year with a capacity of over 8,000 visitors per event and an average age of 18-24years.

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back2school

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Since 1998 back2school has given life to the early Rave, Oldschool and Hardcore classics. This event is held once a year on Christmas Eve with a capacity of over 3,500 visitors per event and an average age of 18-28years.

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hardcore4life

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Project Hardcore #PH is the mainstream in Hardcore concept. Since 2002 this Hardcore event can be found once a year in Klokgebouw, Eindhoven with a capacity of over 5,000 visitors per event and an average age of 18-24years.

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More b2s Events

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Darkness4life

Industrial hardcore and Terror

A more underground concept which is aimed at the harder sides of Hardcore, such as music genres Industrial and terror.

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Reactor

Techno

On Decibel outdoor festival is also a techno stage present under the concept name Reactor.

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UP!

Jump and Tek

Started in 2005 when “Jump/Tek” was getting more popular in the Netherlands.
Nowadays a permanent area at Decibel outdoor festival.

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Drop the Bass

Drum’n Bass

Concept created for a new smaller area at Decibel outdoor festival and is aimed at experimental styles like Dubstep,
Trap and Drum ‘n Bass’

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Refuse

Hardtechno

The Hard techno and Schranz concept of b2s, with an own area at Decibel outdoor festival.

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Remember

Early Hardstyle

The Early Hardstyle concept of the b2s portfolio.


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Mysteryland is the world’s longest running electronic music festival, with annual shows in the Netherlands and the US. As a pioneer of the dance movement, it has shaped and inspired the festival industry since its debut in 1993. Mysteryland Netherlands offers a 3-day spectacle to its 100,000+ visitors, inviting them to explore over 250 DJs and live acts on 20 breathtaking stages. The on-site camping grounds welcome music enthusiasts from over 50 countries and offer pre- and after-parties as well as highly diverse food and entertainment options.

Located near Amsterdam in The Netherlands, Mysteryland Netherlands will celebrate its 24th edition on August 25-27, 2017.


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Sensation is a premier touring event, which features, along with the best DJs in the world, pyrotechnics, acrobats and dancers. Established in 2000, Sensation is unique in its all-white dress code and now visits 19 countries a year with its variety of themed shows.

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Founded in 2005, Tomorrowland is an annual outdoor festival held in Belgium. Attracting over 180,000 attendees, the event was voted the best music event globally at the International Dance Music Awards in 2013.

Tomorrowland launches its first international expansion in USA in September 2013 with TomorrowWorld in Atlanta, GA.

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TomorrowWorld is the US version of Europe’s leading Tomorrowland festival which launched in Atlanta in 2013. With over 120,000 tickets sold in it’s first year, TomorrowWorld featured over 300 DJ’s on 8 stages.

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Q-Dance caters to fans of hard-style dance music and offers events, news, streaming radio and video as well as managing DJ/Producers. Q-Dance events include Defqon.1 in Netherlands and Australia, Qlimax and regular arena events worldwide.

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qlimax

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Qlimax is the longest running Q-dance event. The first editions were organized in the year 2000 in The Netherlands. Since 2003 Qlimax is a yearly returning event at the GelreDome in Arnhem with 30.000 visitors, being the world’s biggest indoor hardstyle event.

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qult

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Under the QULT flag, Q-dance steps away from all established music genres and looks for new, energetic sounds. With 5 events in Amsterdam and 3 hostings every year, QULT is becoming bigger and better every time. Join the experiment, join the QULT!

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The X-Qlusive concept was born in 2002, focusing on only one particular subject, such as a country music or a particular artist. With 23 past editions, both in The Netherlands and in Australia, X-Qlusive is one of Q-dance’s most popular event concepts.

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defqon1

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The first edition of Defqon.1 Festival took place in The Netherlands in 2003. In a few years’ time Defqon.1 grew to be the largest hard dance festival in the world. Since 2009 there has been an Australian version of Defqon.1, which is held on the Sydney International Regatta Centre. The event themes always involve recycling.; save your scrap for victory!

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qbase

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Q-BASE was introduced in 2004 as the “The international dance festival”. On a former Royal Air Force base in Germany, thousands of partygoers from all over Europe come together to experience Q-BASE. Apart from the location, Q-BASE is unique because it’s both a day and night festival, lasting for 14 hours straight. At Q-BASE not only hardstyle and hardcore is played, but there is also room for new and less common hard music styles.

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qapital

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The call for a raw hardstyle sound has been getting louder for the past years. Q-dance answered with their concept QAPITAL in 2013. With a new sound, in a new venue and with a centered stage, QAPITAL distinguishes itself from other hardstyle events.

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freaqshow

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Q-dance traditionally closes the year with a costume party. It started with a gangster theme at QrimeTime in 2004, followed by a gala theme at Qountdown in 2008. Since 2012, the freaky theme is taking over at Freaqshow – the twisted New Years Eve celebration.

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iqon

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Q-Dance caters to fans of hard-style dance music and offers events, news, streaming radio and video as well as managing DJ/Producers. Q-Dance events include Defqon.1 in Netherlands and Australia, Qlimax and regular arena events worldwide.

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iMotion


iMotion is a leading promoter and producer of EMC festivals and events in Europe, predominantly Germany.


nature one

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Germany’s largest outdoor EMC festival. It is a two night music festival, held in August, hosting over 80,000 fans.

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ruhr in love

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An annual one day music festival held in June in Olga Park, Germany. The festival had over 40,000 visitors in 2012.

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mayday

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An annual one day music festival in April taking place in Germany with over 22,000 visitors in 2012. Founded in 1991, Mayday is one of Germany’s oldest and largest indoor electronic music events. Mayday has been exported to Poland, Belarus and Russia.

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Life in Color


LIC produces medium to large-size, single-day events around a network of college campuses and major cities. These events feature live DJs, acrobatics and “paint blasts,” during which participants are sprayed with colorful, harmless paint to provide them with a more interactive, exciting and distinctive experience. LIC had over 420,000 attendees across 142 events in 2012.

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Made


Made is a leading promoter and producer of EMC festivals and events in the United States Made’s largest festival is Electric Zoo, which is held annually in New York City over Labor Day weekend. In 2012, Electric Zoo attracted over 100,000 attendees over three days to its site on Randall’s Island.


MMG


MMG manages several top EMC venues in Miami and provides a deep connection to the EMC community and emerging DJ talent.


liv

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Exclusive, 22,000 square foot lounge/venue at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel, which attracts top DJ talent for performances several times a week.

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10,000 square foot venue and skybox seating overlooking the west end zone in Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins.

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story

story

New 29,000 square foot multi-level venue that opened on December 26, 2012, in Miami Beach.

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react

Founded in 2008, React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company based in Chicago, IL. React Presents produces events at The MID, Concord Music Hall, and Prysm Nightclub in Chicago, and books select events in venues across the Midwest, with offices in Detroit and Milwaukee. React Presents also produces six festivals: Spring Awakening Music Festival, Mamby On The Beach, Summer Set Music & Camping Festival, North Coast Music Festival, Freaky Deaky, and Reaction New Year’s Eve.

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Summer Set Music & Camping Festival lives on a sprawling field of lush grass underneath an endless, picturesque sky dotted by immense stage outcroppings and the kind of atmosphere that can only inspire nostalgic joy and good memories. Known for its commitment to highlighting diverse and talented hip-hop, indie, and jam-style artists alongside some of electronic dance music’s most sought after producers and DJs, Summer Set culminates all of the best aspects for an unforgettable summer experience.

With the Wisconsin event’s fifth anniversary now under its belt, fans are invited to take advantage of all-in-one ticketing options to secure their camping and festival passes in the quickest way possible. For those looking to elevate their Summerset weekend to new heights, hosting promoters React Presents, Majestic Live and SIMshows also offer “The Woods VIP Experience,” the most expansive and inclusive package for the ultimate music and camping getaway.

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Spring Awakening was originally founded as an annual concert series in 2008, with the first showcase featuring Benny Benassi, ATB, Above & Beyond, and more. The event eventually outgrew the venue, and in 2012 Spring Awakening Music Festival was launched as a two-day outdoor festival at Soldier Field with three stages. In 2013, SAMF expanded to three days with about 100 artists on the bill and over 90,000 people in attendance. In 2014, nearly 100,000 people attended the event, and the festival’s growth continued along with the growing interest in dance music as a whole.

Today Spring Awakening is known as the largest dance music festival in the Midwest. More than 40,000 people attended the event each day in 2015 with over 75 national and internationally touring artists spanning all genres of dance music. In 2016, SAMF featured two Main Stages (five stages total), and took place at a brand-new location in downtown Chicago for its fifth anniversary.

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Mamby


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Mamby On The Beach, Chicago’s only beachside-summer-music-festival, yields a majestic experience unlike anything else in the city. The two-day event stands as an all-inclusive patchwork of diverse performances with artists representing every genre in the music spectrum all the way to its most central pillars.

The goal of Mamby extends beyond simply curating a unique lineup, as it strives to preserve and celebrate the rich history of Chicago while immersing concertgoers in the its unparalleled beauty and summertime sensations. For attendees who want to take a dip in the lake, a barefoot stroll through the sand, or a musical romp alongside the festival’s exhilarated fans, Mamby provides the perfect, sun-soaked getaway.

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FreakyDeaky


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Freaky Deaky – The Largest Halloween Event in the Midwest – is a multi-day, multi-stage spooktacular event offering concert goers a diverse range of performances by top-tier artists from around the world.

Ever since this dark and twisted adventure was founded back in 2008, the event continues to grow bigger, better, and a little spookier every year, transforming into the freakiest costume party in the Chicagoland area.

Complete with top notch decor, carnival rides, games, and terrifyingly fun haunted houses – have no fear of missing out and join us with the ghastly ghouls and wicked witches at Freaky Deaky!

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Reaction


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In celebration of Chicago’s diverse musical landscape, Reaction New Year’s Eve gathers a wide spectrum of genres, ranging from pioneers and trailblazers, to the freshest up-and-comers and local luminaries. Over the past 6 years, the annual NYE bash took shape with one-off performances from the likes of Justice, Porter Robinson, Zeds Dead, and more.

In 2015, Reaction NYE expanded to the size of a proper winter music festival that is truly the first of its kind in the Midwest. The stunning two-night event offers a genuine warehouse-style experience fitted with captivating production and a sound system worthy of the venue’s unrivaled magnitude.

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rockinrio

Rock in Rio – the world’s biggest music festival comes to America. Founded in 1985, Rock in Rio has been a stage for extraordinary moments that have comprised the history of music. Its thirteen festivals have been attended by over 7 million people and broadcast to over 1 billion people in 200 countries.

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Totem


Totem is a leading promoter and producer of EMC festivals and events in Australia. Totem’s largest festival is Stereosonic, a five-city touring festival held annually in November and December. In 2012, Stereosonic attracted approximately 194,000 attendees, making it one of Australia’s largest EMC festivals. Totem also produces events including the 2013 Australian tour of Swedish House Mafia. In addition, Totem is a booking agent of international EMC artists and venues throughout Australia.