For Immediate Release - Monday 27th March, 2006


Australia's biggest alternative electronic music and lifestyle festival, celebrating 13 years!

November 24 - 26, Undera, Victoria
December 1 – 3, Peak Crossing, Queensland

The countdown is on again for the annual Earthcore Global Carnival! A three day summer extravaganza of music, dancing, performances, art, local designer and food markets and much more. A place where love, new friendships and creative inspiration blossom! An alternative music and lifestyle celebration outdoors in the beautiful Australian bush landscape, the way mother nature intended!

The Earthcore legend began 13 years ago with some turntables in the back of a Mercedes and 200 people dancing under the trees. Since then Earthcore has cemented itself as the most progressive events company in Australia, appealing to audiences and artists of all walks of life. Now conducting over 100 different events per year, Earthcore’s pinnacle is its outdoor festival held in the last weekend of November every year in Victoria. It has evolved from a dance music festival into a three day multidimensional music, lifestyle and cultural festival with a massive Australian and international reputation. Earthcore has brought some of the globe's leading music figures to Australian audiences, including Shpongle, Perry Farrell, Future Sound of London, The Orb, Propellerheads, Lab4 and many more, as well as the best in local talents such as Cosmic Psychos, The Bird, Regurgitator, Tism, Wild Marmalade, Pitch Black and Salmonella Dub.

For the second time again this year, Earthcore will stage their outdoor summer festival in south east Queensland as well as northern Victoria. The Queensland event with include some, but not all of the acts playing at the Victorian event.

Headlining the Victorian Carnival will be the legendary Peter Hook of New Order fame with a DJ set. New Order were part of the burgeoning Manchester scene (See Factory Records, The Hacienda and the movie 24 Hour Party People) which emerged in the late '70s and early '80s, the birthplace of dance music and acid house in the UK along with bands like Joy Division and the Happy Mondays. With the resurgance of electro, '80s sounds and new wave over the last few years, this is the sound that so many bands of today are trying to emulate. Playing a mix of Madchester, indie and breaks, we can only hope Hook will throw in some New Order hits such as Blue Monday and Bizarre Love Triangle. Kiddies come taste a piece of history right here on your doorstep, and fans of New Order will not be disappointed.

Alongside this legend, Earthcore showcases some of the acts that are pushing the psy-trance movement into a global phenomenon including Skazi (Israel/live) blurring the lines between rock and trance like their cohorts Infected Mushroom. Joining them, GMS a.ka. Growling Mad Scientists (Netherlands/live), DJ Emok (Phoney Orphants) and Phoney Orphants (live) who rocked last year's festival headlining with their Iboga Records (Denmark) cohorts, New Zealand progressive trance crews Antix (live) and Freq (live), plus James Monro from seminal trance label Flying Rhino Records, Sirius Insness, Xavier Morel (France), Israeli heavyweights Shulman (chillout) and Oforia, Moshic and Fatali of BNE Records (Infected Mushroom's label), Eskimo (Phantasm Records/live/UK), Gaudi (Interchill) and many many more.

The Earthcore Global Carnival Victoria will feature this all star line up across six massive stages, returning for the third year in a row the Circus Beserkus Band Tent, the heart and soul of Earthcore, the long-running Hydra Trance Arena, the Temple of the Aztecs Monster Mainfloor with wicked laser shows, Sunny's tech/electro and dirty beats Market Stage, the VIP Club 333 area with free food, drinks, comfy couches and the opportunity to mingle with the festival talent, plus all the usual madness inducing installations, lightshows, deranged performances, local designer and food markets, camping facilities, workshops and fresh air all on 500 acres of prime land.

Queensland gets lucky again, with the Earthcore Global Carnival returning to last year's tropical Peak Crossing site, just north of Brisbane. Featuring some of the talent from Victorian event, Earthcore Carnival Queesland will feature a non-stop, open-air, all-star lineup from dusk til dawn over three days, with onsite food and clothing markets, camping, workshops and other festival frolicking!

If you only go to one event this year, then make it the Earthcore Global Carnival – because when the festival's over and your sneakers are a bit worse for wear, you know you're gonna spend the next two weeks scraping dirt out from underneath your fingernails and catching up on sleep lost, you will still have all the happy memories, sun tan and isnpired musical inspiration to take home with you!

VIC TICKETS: Advance earlybird $79 tickets SOLD OUT! Second round earlybird tickets $89 + BF from or purchase CLUB VIP tickets for $222 + BF now for the ultimate in fluffed up comfort OUTDOORS with air conditioning, full table service, complimentary drinks, outdoor pensioners garden, private dancefloor, comfy couches, exotic delicacies, live video feed of the festival from all weird angles and more. Limited to 333 lucky people!

QLD TICKETS: Advance earlybird tickets $79 + BF from

Discount tickets to all events are limited, so get in quick!

GOLD PASS: For added value, purchase the limited edition Earthcore Gold Pass for $350 and receive VIP Tickets to the Global Carnival in November plus entry to all Earthcore event's for t12 months. This special offer is only available to the first 100 ticket buyers so get in quick!

Earthcore Global Carnival is a licensed 18+ event.

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