Get all patriotic whilst tearing it up with the best that the Australian dance music scene has to offer. And with UK legend Krafty Kuts thrown in for good measure, this will be one party that will have to be heard to be believed. Situated at the picturesque Riverstage, Hear & Now is the perfect outdoor summer celebration.

Australia Day Long Weekend may never be the same again!

Sunday 27th January 2008
Australia Day Long Weekend
Midday - 10pm
Riverstage Brisbane

1st Release tickets on sale now:

There is no better act to headline an Australian party than Australia’s favourite electro-pop, party starting posse. Sneaky Sound System took 2007 as an opportunity to prove to the world that they were unstoppable with their debut album going Platinum, playing a host of sell-out shows across the country and most recently attaining the coveted position of having the longest charting single in the history of the ARIA charts with I Love It.

Winning ARIA’s and selling out gigs nation wide are all in a day’s work for these Brisbane misfits. They have been invading your airwaves since 2004 with hits like Everytime, Yo Mama, I Love Work and more recently Get Up Outta The Dirt and seem to be only just getting started! Let them melt in your mouths with their balanced chaos of hip hop, punk rock, electro & dub.

A master of the decks and one of the most consistently brilliant international DJs to visit our shores, Krafty’s sets can swiftly swerve from hip hop to supercharged breaks and electro-funk without losing your attention for a second. Get set for bass lines that will bypass your brain and head straight for your hips.

Famous for their crazy nights at Sydney hot spot Moulin Rouge,the Potbelleez are currently riding high on the massive success of their single Don’t Hold Back, a track born to be the soundtrack for summer of 2007/2008. With their unique brand of “junkyard house”, the Potbelleez are two Irish lads that we are happy to adopt as our own!

These boys are super talented, super unique and just plain super! Van She personifies the freshness of the Australian indie-electro scene. They have played a host of shows around Australia and have supported the likes of The Presets and Wolf & Cub. Their newest track The Cat and The Eye is set to be huge, as is we’re sure their new songs that they have just completed writing with Parisian wonders Cassius.

The Bumblebeez were the 2002 winners of Triple J Unearthed and since then leading man Chris Colonna has engineered their edgy sound of noisy hip hop, electronica and rock all around Australia and across the globe. Their two EP’s, White Printz and Red Printz were groundbreaking and not only can you catch the Bumblebeez opening for the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and Dirty Vegas but you can also catch Chris in the glossy pages of Vogue. Oui Oui!

As part of the Bang Gang Deejays he spends his time throwing world famous kick-arse parties and releasing hit mix CDs.
As Australia's number 1 DJ he mixes it up like it's no one's business, touring the world and jumping on the festival circuits to show kids how to really party.  If any one can get an Aussie crowd to go nuts it is Ajax...he is after all Australia's favourite DJ!

These proud Gold Coasters are the most dynamic duo of electro house DJs on the scene right now. The Stafford Brothers own productions and remixes are constantly at the top of the charts, with More Than a Feeling proving to be a huge crossover hit. With Chris's lyrical stylings and Matt's vibrant guitar solos, they rock clubs and festivals all around Australia.

With a line up like this and more to be announced - Hear & Now can only do one thing....