Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 21/04/2019
Trapped in an interminable hell-storm of Easter-themed familial obligations? We’ll smuggle you out.
10) Sounds of AfroBeats Festival
What: The return of Australia’s largest Afrobeats Festival! Featuring the talents of SQUAT, KIMANI, FASMWA, OVO, K2THAC, NAIKI, KRISTELLE and MARCAIDA. See you on the dancefloor!
Why: We’ve not heard of this particular genre of music before. But if it’s a product of this era and involves the word ‘afro’, you can be sure there’ll be a lot of white hipsters present.
9) Wax On Pop Up
What: An inner west house space with vinyl and live sets till the sunrise. Please arrive and leave quietly, for this is a secret location. Some of the finest talent will be gracing the 1’s and 2’s. BYO.
Why: Just be sure to apply Vaseline to your nipples before arrival.
8) Anzac Eve Party 2.0
What: An annual Anzac Eve Party featuring 5 of Sydney’s hottest underground crews and 3 floors of house, techno and disco!
Why: What better way is there to pay respects to fallen soldiers than drunkenly falling on your ass in a club?
7) RSW House Party
What: Fresh from their visit to the source, Dan & Gem have returned to Newtown with not one, not two, but three of South Australia’s most exciting, most fun loving, most delicious juice squeezing wine makers. You’ll be sucking back the latest hits from BK Wine’s, Brendon Keys, Yetti & the Kokonut’s, David Geyer & Koan Janssens and La Petite Vanguard’s, Michael Corbett. Did we mention the party snacks to match by yours truly Rising Sun Workshop? Or that you’ll be shakin’ your bits to big time DJs The Dollar Bin Darlings one and only Whateley street show?
Why: Shake your bits. All your bits. Including the bit of you that reacts unfavourably to copious amounts of wine.
6) Fur Coat Long Weekend Day Party Edition
What: An all-day celebration for queers and their peers. The hidden magical warehouse is open to all. This is for the people by the people. Together we are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Love is lit and you are too. Welcome home. A special 10-hour celebration consisting of music, art, and performance brought to you in an inner-west LGBTQIA+ place of worship.
Why: A church that doesn’t violate any moral code. It’s like discovering a unicorn.
5) Biconic’s Neon Pride
What: BiCONIC will be turning off the lights, adding some funky beats and throwing a neon party! Come down in your brightest outfits, get groovy and show just how much your pride can shine on the dance floor! Wear whatever colours represent you or show your support for the beautiful rainbow family!
Why: Ever seen a rainbow in the dark? …Give us your hook up.
4) The Smuggler’s Ship II: Sydney’s First Pop Up Pirate Bar
What: Come join Captain Blackheart and his merry crew as you embark on a pirate experience like no other right in the heart of Sydney Harbour. On board you will be tasked to find hidden treasures, try your hand at various pirate games, get inked at Madame Wench’s Tattoo Parlour and partake in sea shanties. It’s time to dig out your finest sea outfits and get ready to board The Smugglers Ship.
Why: Experience piracy beyond blurry Avengers.
3) Sydney International Comedy Festival
22nd April-19th May
What: Sydney’s biggest month of comedy returns with hundreds of the world’s funniest comedians taking to stages across the city! The Festival program features performances from the finest Australian acts, the biggest international stars and the most promising emerging talent, offering up everything from stand up to sketch, satire, impro, musical, absurdist, theatre, magic and kids comedy.
Why: Laugh with something other than bitter resentment.
2) Byron Bay Bluesfest
21st & 22nd April
What: Australia’s premier music festival. More than 200 performances on 5 stages over 5 days, camping, 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens, and children’s entertainment. This year’s 30th Anniversary features the likes of Tash Sultana, Ocean Alley, Norah Jones, Paul Kelly and Iggy Pop amongst many, many others.
Why: A music festival featuring both Iggy Pop and…ska music. This is a disturbing future.
1) Groovin’ The Moo
What: A three weekend journey of road-tripping and memory-making moments in six regions across Australia. This year’s regional romp will feature Hottest 100 fave Billie Eilish, Danish pop sensation MØ, rappers A$AP Twelvyy, Coolio, Duckwrth, G Flip, Angie McMahon, DMA’s, Fisher, Jack River, Thelma Plum, Regurgitator, Trophy Eyes, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) and more.
Why: Ahh, the road trip. Made romantic by films. Made less romantic by uber drivers blasting German techno. The perfect balance of contemporary realism.