Home' The Canberra Times : See Canberra - Autumn 2011 Contents Share the city you live in ... Autumn 39
Warehouse music festival
Where: AIS Arena
When: Tuesday, April 26
Canberra based DJ Magnifik goes
by many names but he’s hoping
it ’s his music that sets him apart.
Born Ashley Zmilewski, and best known
on the local scene as DJ Ashley Feraude,
the 36-year old will be performing at this
year’s Warehouse music festival under the
guise of Magnifik.
It ’s a change, he said, would bring with
it a sound and a different style to what
people might be familiar with.
“Everything about Magnifik is live,
there are no covers and it ’s all original
material,” he said.
“I’d describe it as music with depth and
I think people can expect to hear stuff
that relates to them.”
Feraude will be just one member of
a remarkable line up of talent that will
grace the stage, or rather stages, of the
2011 Warehouse festival.
Since its inception in 2008, Warehouse
has quickly come to be regarded as
Canberra’s showpiece of house, dance,
trance and electronic music.
The festival, now in its fourth year, has
built its reputation on attracting some
of the best talent around with previous
acts including The Bloody Beetroots,
LMFAO and Armand Van Helden.
This year, international superstars
Deadmau5, Martin Solveig and Wynter
Gordon will be top billing in the event ’s
most impressive array of performers yet.
Having sold out in each of its first
three years and almost certain to do so
again, Warehouse’s ongoing popularity
is a slap in the face of Canberra’s uptight
Laurence Kaine is the company
director of Kicks Entertainment, the
organisation behind Warehouse and said
this year’s event would be bigger than
“ We’re obviously really excited to be
having Deadmau5 who is one of the
biggest electronic acts in the world and
we’ve been trying to get Martin Solveig
out here for awhile,” he said.
“ You don’t get the opportunity to
see Deadmau5 very often in Canberra,
especially considering he’s touring a new
show that we haven’t seen before.”
Arguably the world’s best electronic
DJ, Deadmau5 will be Warehouse’s main
drawcard and his previous credits include
headlining London’s legendary Earl’s
The over-18s only event will feature
three separate stages; the arena, the club
and the terrace, two of which will be located
inside the AIS Arena.
The third will be an undercover, outdoor
performance area that is just one element in
organiser’s attempts to develop an outside
space where festival-goers can chill out
during the day.
It’s a move that should prove popular
given Warehouse has been moved forward
from its traditional mid-winter timeslot to
coincide with the Easter long weekend and
ANZAC Day public holiday.
But despite the event’s growing
popularity and the wealth of international
talent on show, Mr Kaine stressed local acts
haven’t been forgotten.
“There’s a strong focus on Canberra
based performers and DJs with guys like
Peking Duck who have the chance to
perform on stage with some of the biggest
acts in the world,” he said.
One of those relishing such an
opportunity will be Magnifik, aka Ashley
Feraude, who boasts a style so original it
coined a new genre, nu romantic.
“The best feedback I’ve had is from fans
who have said that my music has reached
them on a very personal level and hopefully
I’ll be able to reach more people that way at
Warehouse,” Magnifik said.
Links Archive FEMME 2011 Chronicle Navigation Previous Page Next Page