Richie Hawtin, Victor Ruiz, Joseph Capriati lead Hardware’s 30 year celebration, Hardware 30

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Richie Hawtin, Victor Ruiz, Joseph Capriati lead Hardware’s 30 year celebration, Hardware 30

Hardware 30: True Faith will feature over 30 artists, across four stages with Richie Hawtin, Victor Ruiz, Joseph Capriati, DJ HMC, Sama' Abdulhadi and CJ Bolland.

Hardware 30: True Faith is a new event coming to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane that will feature over 30 artists, across four stages. The event will showcase an incredible production and magical birthday celebration of Australian electronic promoters Hardware, with a closing set finale not to be missed. Melbourne’s event also includes an interactive exhibition, displaying images and photos from over 30 years of events.

From the famous Hardware ‘Docks’ parties of the 90s, through to the mega festivals: Apollo, Two Tribes, Stereosonic and legendary events Welcome 2000 Millennium, Piknic Électronik, Tell No Tales, Belfast, Universe, TransAtlantic and so much more. The event will highlight an audio-visual sensory display, celebrating this milestone occasion, where over 1000 events were attended by a whopping seven million people.

Hardware 30: True Faith Australian lineup

Richie Hawtin (Canada)
Joseph Capriati (Italy)
Victor Ruiz LIVE (Brazil)
Sama’ Abdulhadi (Palestine)      
DJ HMC – only in Melbourne
CJ Bolland LIVE (Belgium) – only in Melbourne

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The exclusive Brisbane location is an old dockyard in the Northshore district, on the river at Hamilton, just 5 minutes from the CBD. Sydney will play host at the legendary home of the PURE rave, the Hordern Pavilion.

Richie Hawtin is a true techno innovator at the leading edge of technology and electronic music.  In his first appearance in Australia since 2017, where he played ‘Vivid Sydney’ and ‘Tell No Tales,’ Richie Hawtin returns delivering the futuristic sound of electronic music, where minimal meets techno. A Hardware legend and set, not to be missed.

Hardware 30: True Faith tour dates

  • Dec 9 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
  • Dec 10 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
  • Dec 11 – The Yard in Dock A, Northshore, Brisbane

About Hardware

Hardware is the longest running producer of electronic shows in Australia. It has been an innovative force since the company was established by Richie McNeill (aka DJ Richie Rich) in 1991. The Hardware impression on Australia is undeniable and this 30 year celebration of Melbourne’s electronic music culture, will tell the story through the moments, people and sounds that shaped Hardware to be what it is today.

30-plus years on, Richie has taken the Hardware juggernaut on a rich journey, putting Melbourne on the international map.  From the early 90s, Hardware unquestionably contributed the most to Australia’s storied electronic culture.  From an ‘inthemix Lifetime Achievement Award’ to countless legendary award-winning festivals including: Apollo, Two Tribes, Stereosonic and now Festival X. Hardware has had a profound impact on the Australian electronic music scene and continues to do so.

Richie has DJ’d across Australia and around the globe, flying the flag for his proud Melbourne town from 1990 til the mid 2000s.  Richie established record stores, a music distribution business, record labels and more.  He also ran Australia’s most influential independent dance distributor, Mushroom’s ‘DANCENET’ from 1992- 1995 during the global explosion and golden era of dance music.

“During Covid I spent hours ploughing through photos, flyers and music, buried deep within 18 months of serious lockdowns.  Looking back, I am super proud of what we have achieved, putting Melbourne and Australia early on, at the forefront of a global movement.  I am beyond excited to share this birthday with our fans, new and old, and some of our favourite artists from the past, present and future.”

Ticketing Info: Thursday 1 September – 12pm: Pre-sale. Friday 2 September – 12pm: On-sale Buy Tickets: