Today, Boiler Room announces the much-anticipated lineup for Boiler Room TEN: Sydney. Cruising into final release tickets, this year’s stellar lineup boasts international talent and homegrown favourites including DJ BORING, Bambounou, Nazira and more. Taking place in the city’s Roundhouse, the underground music platform will be celebrating ten years of connecting music and culture to millions around the world, and in true Boiler Room fashion, will be broadcast to the world live from 19:00-22:00 AEDT on Saturday, March 21.
Kicking off the Australian celebrations and joining the list of locals is DJ and selector Ayebatonye, who will ignite the Roundhouse dancefloor with her renowned mix of uplifting house cuts and global rhythms. French tech innovator Bambounou will make his return to Sydney, distilling his love of dystopian sci-fi and techno into a powerful forward-thinking birthday set. The Parisian-born producer is no stranger to Boiler Room, delivering one of 2019’s most memorable moments at Italy’s roBOT Festival.
The anything-but-dull DJ BORING will make his well-awaited homecoming following last year’s epic Boiler Room throwdown at AVA Festival, Belfast. The now London-based producer first made waves with the 2016 track “Winona”, characterised by atmospheric synth, melodramatic chords and a poignant sample of a now-infamous Winona Ryder interview. Montreal’s Ex-Terrestrial will join the international ranks, debuting his unique sound to Sydney’s Roundhouse, following the release of his dreamy ambient debut album Gamma Infolded in November 2019.
Sydney’s Merph will also take to the Boiler Room TEN stage, with her genre-spanning selections indicative of a passion for research and exploration. A well-seasoned act on the local circuit, Merph has supported the likes of Motor City Drum Ensemble, Moodymann and Jayda G, as well as headlining Melbourne’s Carefree & Daydreams and Canberra’s Dente. Rounding off the bill is the electrifying Nazira, a key player behind Kazakhstan’s underground electronic scene. Following her Boiler Room debut in 2019, Nazira will join the birthday lineup to deliver on her much-loved blend of techno thumpers and frenetic beats.
Emerging from the UK’s rich pirate radio heritage in 2010, Boiler Room started a movement which would change the way we listen to and experience music across the globe. From a warehouse with a webcam taped to a wall, to curating monumental events featuring some of the music industry’s most influential DJs, Boiler Room has rooted itself into the DNA of dance music culture since its inception.
Boiler Room’s impressive archive includes over 4,000 events, featuring 5,000 artists, spanning 150 cities and countless memories made for the millions who have experienced a Boiler Room event. Highlights include music deity Carl Cox’s mega set in Ibiza, techno powerhouse Sama’, the energetic David August and Honey Dijon’s viral Sugar Mountain set on Australian soil in 2018, which remains one of the most iconic Boiler Room moments with over 4 million streams to date.
Over the past ten years, Boiler Room has continued to evolve, delving into new realms of music, everything from jazz to grime, as well as pioneering thought-provoking documentaries and short films focusing on the music space. Entering the new decade, Boiler Room promises to bring even more unmissable memories to the stage, connecting people through music, no matter the time or location.
Boiler Room TEN: Sydney is the first event in a series to mark the music platform’s tenth birthday. Kicking off in Sydney, Boiler Room will be curating a number of iconic sets throughout the year, showcasing more of the best music talents coming together under one roof across Australia.
With some of the world’s most exciting acts in electronic music, this is one birthday party not to be missed. Final Release tickets are available via Ticketek. Hurry, tickets won’t be around for long.