Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 02/06/2019

This week you’ll be hitting your peak. It’s all downhill from here.


10) Frothies Craft Beer and Cider Festival

8th June

What: A full on festival featuring craft beer and cider stands, a craft beer master class and live music over two set times.

Why: Tired of not being able to contribute when your hipster friend goes off on a tangent about craft beer? Ditch ’em and get drunk instead.


9) The Bourbon Rumble

8th June

What: The Whiskey Rumble is Whisk(e)y Tasting with a PUNCH! Whiskey professionals alongside a comedian will work the complexities of Whiskey into a hilariously entertaining and educational show.

Why: Finally. A comedy set that understands vast quantities of alcohol are necessary to enjoy improv stand up.


8) 107 Presents: Come Together

8th June

What: The day will kick off with a special screening of There Goes Our Neighbourhood by Claire Lewis followed by a panel focusing on the gentrification and the changing nature of the Redfern area. Next up – hear the experiences of some of Sydney’s top First Nations and POC creatives. As the sun sets, the lights start up. Light installations, sound works, performance art pieces will envelop the senses. Move between the gallery with art, DJs and performance art, into the performance space where you’ll be treated with some of the best upcoming local musical talent that Sydney has to offer.

Why: You know what always makes a killer party better? A discussion concerning the troubling nature of urban gentrification.


7) Royals LGBTIQ Party

7th June

What: Heartbreaker Sydney & Lemons With a Twist presents ROYALS LGBTIQ! Featuring Gabby Dever live and DJs Her Majesty GI Jode, Court Jester DJ Amanda Louise, and more. So get off your throne, grab your kings, queens, princesses and princes and come to thy queer kingdom to celebrate!

Why: Celebrate the one thing about British imperialism that isn’t redundant or historically harrowing.


6) Freshflix Film Festival and Late-Night Spookfest

8th June

What: After seven phenomenal seasons, Vivid Sydney x Freshflix is back to showcase the best in short film. Their mission: to elevate the brightest shining new talents of Australian and international independent cinema. Settle in to watch all the festival goodies on the big screen, along with Freshflix’s signature live music sets.

Why: Love film but feel that 2 hours watching incestuous fishing families mourn the encroachment of big business on their land is slightly excessive? This one’s for you.


5) Pop Up Polygon: Take One

3rd June

What: Love great food? Love great wine? Love seeing five chefs and a sommelier run around like headless chickens trying to feed 42 people? The Polygon team will be hosting their first pop up restaurant for one night only! The meal will consist of 5 courses and snacks, a culmination of different chefs visions and skill.

Why: What everyone wants in a night of gourmet experimentation. Chefs that are so stressed they resemble the twitching corpses of freshly murdered farm animals.


4) Peak Music Festival 

7th-10th June

What: A diverse group of Australian and international artists will descend on Perisher to showcase their truly amazing mix of talent and entertainment across 10 live stages throughout the resort – from cosy lounges to headline acts on the Main Stage.

Why: What better way to experience the dark, gritty and experimental sounds of new music than in amongst a ritzy ski resort?


3) Sydney Cabaret Festival 

5th-14th June

What: Welcome to Sydney Cabaret, an exciting new festival featuring over 40 performances in 10 glorious days, where artists and audiences collide. The festival features incredible vocals, hilarious comedy and sexy circus, there’s literally something for everyone.

Why: There’s something for everyone. Including that part of you that has become numb to the excesses of porn and desires to be aroused by a fishnetted leg and a somehow always slightly German affected accent.


2) Sydney Film Festival

5th-16th June

What: The world’s best new films come to Sydney every June for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties. Be among the first in Australia to see the greatest, strangest and most exciting work that cinema has to offer.

Why: Turn your eyes away from the laser lights of the city illuminating the joyous faces of children and towards the haggard shafts of light illuminating the Armenian genocide.


1) Vivid

2nd-15th June

What: Vivid Sydney’s multi-award-winning festival of light, music and ideas returns to illuminate Sydney with mesmerising new light art and projections and deliver a fresh new program of music and ideas.

Why: Once again the city will be set alight and it’s not as a result of post-election riots.

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