Aussie Alison Wonderland gig in Queenstown

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Aussie producer, DJ and Warehouse party host Alison Wonderland is finding out just how deep the rabbit hole goes in 2014. 

The Sydney-based party set prodigy tore through her home country earlier this year with the sell-out Wonderland Warehouse Project – packing five venues in major cities. 

And her highly-anticipated five-track debut EP Calm Down hit iTunes on June 27. 

So Wonderland and The World Bar’s take-over of Queenstown’s Memorial Centre next Thursday night – followed by an early morning DJ set at The Find – is likely to be the hottest ticket in town. 

It will be her only New Zealand gig before she embarks on another home tour in August, and only limited numbers of early bird tickets are still available. 

The Find/World Bar’s Suzy Scott says: “We’re stoked to have her come to Queenstown. 

“We’ve pulled in a massive sound system, lighting rig and huge LED screens. 

“It’s a World Bar event at the Memorial Centre and we’re going for a similar feel to her Warehouse parties.” 

Wonderland’s set’s likely to see her chew through the best of house, hip-hop, indie, disco, Baltimore club and everything in between – along with her originals – all to be decided on the fly. 

Not bad for a musician who was a little more cultured in her youth – touring Europe as principal cellist for the Sydney Youth Orchestra. 

Wonderland, who also played base for an indie band, says she realised her tastes were too eclectic to focus on just classical music. 

After signing with EMI, debut compilation Welcome to Wonderland dropped in 2012 and she began stomping around the globe – playing an official Grammy after-party in LA, Ibiza, Splendor in the Grass Festival in 2012, Parklife, Southbound and Falls among a full summer of festivals.

The Wall and The World Bar Present … Alison Wonderland at Queenstown Memorial Centre, Thursday, August 7, from 8pm-2.30am. Tickets are $20 early bird, $25 final release. Supported by Mr Feet and Stubacca.