Stereosonic founder is in the midst of launching two new festivals
Stereosonic founder Richie McNeill revealed to Mixmag that he has two brand new festivals up his sleeve.
Last month, Australia’s premier electronic music festival announced that it would not return in 2016. Likely due to two deaths in 2015 and parent company SFX’s bankruptcy, Stereosonic’s one-year hiatus may be more permanent than it was previously made known.
Fear not: McNeill has already begun planning for the future. “I am launching a new festival in December (and) have a camping festival launching next year. Heaps of tours. Heaps of new events. You’ll just have to wait and see. Can’t let too much out of the bag.”
His other company, Hardware Corporation, has just completed its work on Carl Cox’s inaugural bespoke festival, Pure, with planning for next year’s event already underway. In taking a looking at Hardware’s underground-leaning clients, including Sven Vath, Laurent Garnier, MANDY and more, McNeill’s new festivals may shy away from the mainstream unlike its now-defunct Stereosonic counterpart.