Ricardo Villalobos, Pan-Pot, Audion and more headline for an incredible two-location event – Tell No Tales

Hardware Presents Tell No Tales
December 3 – The Nursery, Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
December 4 – Theatre of the Horse, Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
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Hardware is thrilled to reveal the first event of our summer calendar, Tell No Tales, to be held in Melbourne and Sydney the first weekend of December. An open-air house and techno party to start off the summer season – Tell No Tales will deliver a fresh lineup embracing the legendary, the up-and-coming and the era-defining. Featuring a host of international DJs, prepare for a day and night of musical exploration and most importantly – dancefloor mayhem. It’s time to let your hair down, summer is here.

Immersed within the green, plush surrounds of The Nursery at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse and Sydney’s Theatre of the Horse at Royal Randwick, prepare for a day and night of musical exploration and creative expression. Leading a finely curated, heavy-weighted international line up is Chilean-born electronic music icon, Ricardo Villalobos.

Regarded by critics, peers and fans alike as one of dance music’s most influential DJs since his first release in 1994, Ricardo has continued his dazzling reign in minimal techno. The undisputed master has produced some of the most timeless tracks of the last twenty years on iconic labels such as Perlon, Cocoon and Cadenza. Regularly travelling the globe to perform, Ricardo’s sets are legendary with the Berlin based artist flexing his skills regularly at Panorama Bar, as well as renowned festivals such as Dekmantel and Awakenings.

Joining Villalobos is Matthew Dear’s looming techno alter ego, Audion. For the first time in seven years, Audion will return to Australian shores for Tell No Tales, to deliver a dark brooding live performance. Followers of the Ghostly artist can expect the live show to encompass tracks from the American’s first album in a decade, Alpha, an album that received solid support from Resident Advisor, Pitchfork and XLR8R.

Another critically renowned act to join the bill is Berlin-based tech-house duo Pan-Pot. Their dominant presence within the scene has ensured that their previous tours in Australia have become the stuff of legend. The duo’s ability to create an electric vibe on the dance floor has seen them booked on a variety of shows for over a decade.

Making way for more killer vibes and an Australian debut is one of the rising stars of the techno scene, Ukraine’s Nastia. A DJ on a meteoric rise, Nastia’s relentless touring schedule and vinyl label,Propaganda have made her one-to-watch for some time coming. The Propaganda records boss has been championed by some of the most respected names in the scene such as Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann, making the Eastern European artist one-to-watch. Across the border to Italy, comes mysterious trio Agents of Time.

The three-piece have gained a cult following for their strictly analogue live performances that feature driving techno with euphoric edges. Hand picked by Maceo Plex, to play at his Mosaic night in Ibiza this season, Agents of Time will make their debut appearance on Australian shores at Tell No Tales.

With the first artist announcement embracing the legendary, the up-and-coming and the era-defining, Tell No Tales is set to be a high-calibre celebration in electronic music’s realm of techno, and a statement-maker in Australia’s event arena. Joining the array of international artists is a talented contingency of local artists including Bella Sarris, Mike Callander, DJ Kiti, Made in Paris, Brohn and more.

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December 3 – The Nursery, Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
December 4 – Theatre of the Horse, Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
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Damion Pell
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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.