Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 23/02/2020
Celebrate good times, come on. It’s the 21st Century. There’s at most four of them per year.
10) Pecudet Boat Party
What: Pecudet brings you one of the best, most epic boat parties in Sydney. Enjoy good vibes, a beautiful journey along Sydney harbour, great music and better people all connected in one fiesta. A classy line up featuring Argentinian DJs from the local scene. All conditions are on point to make of this a great day. Jump on board!
Why: We’d make a joke about a boatload of Argentinians circling the harbour, but they’re one of the few countries whose people have not, as of yet, been demonised by the anti-immigration Australian government and we don’t want to push their luck.
9) Blueprint Daytime Rooftop Party
What: Blueprint has held some incredible shows at the Bristol Arms rooftop over the years. For this party they are featuring a brilliant secret female guest from Berlin for an epic show with a full VOID sound system set up! Her supports include IDA DAUGAARD (Berlin), Danni B & Cassette, Ben Nott, Stuart Hunter, Marina Petrovic and Johnny Wallace.
Why: A rave with an out. Just make sure to aim yourself away from the pedestrians when you jump.
8) Follow Me feat. Danny Rampling
What: After an epic sunset cruise Follow Me returns to shore with one of the true pioneers of House Music the one and only Danny Rampling. Danny Rampling was one of the first super star DJ luminaries in the electronic music through his legendary Acid House club Shoom in the 1980s and Love Groove Radio Show on BBC Radio 1 Radio. Danny Rampling’s legendary DJ residences at places in Ibiza at Pacha, Amnesia, and Privilege, has cemented him into the White Isle’s history books, and he continues to tour the world with his unique blend of classic and new House, Acid, and Techno.
Why: Every era’s youthful generation has its pioneers. It turns out you’re alive in 2020, this is one of yours and suicide booths have not yet been legalised.
7) Hidden Haciendas #020
What: After 1 year of giving every single one of you amazing people the parties that you have all been craving so very much, Hidden Haciendas is giving you an extra special treat for your Mardi Gras celebrations! Not only is this going to be a classic #12hoursofpower for Hidden Haciendas but they’re bringing you Dimmish and Litmus as headliners! This is going to be a completely stacked 12 hours of pure rave!
Why: If this is where you draw your power, you’ve no need to fear the grinding, industrial screech of the post-apocalyptic landscape of 2021.
6) Something Fur x Something Else x Fur Coat
What: For a very special Mardi Gras edition of Something Else they’re throwing open the doors and dancefloor to welcome the most wondrous; Nick Spurway, Matt Jay, Sophie Forrest & SVEN from Fur Coat Club to take over the hallowed haven of Club 77 for an extra special night. A gender bender Discotheque Manifesto. Fur coat is coming together. Fur coat is love in dark places. You do you. Pick your own journey. Come along for the ride. Welcome.
Why: Even the historically marginalised are not safe from the discotheque.
5) Inland Sea of Sound Festival
28th & 29th February
What: The Inland Sea of Sound is a major festival of music, arts and culture staged in the iconic location of Wahluu. The festival returns in 2020 with an outstanding lineup headlined by Missy Higgins, Killing Heidi, Mojo Juju, Thando, Timberwolf and many more. A festival to truly make you feel on top of the world!
Why: Remember, don’t breathe in too deeply. The majority of noxious pollutants tend to accumulate around the top of the world.
4) Farmer & The Owl Festival
What: The Farmer & The Owl Festival made its successful debut in March, within the steel lined laneways and lush urban parklands of McCabe Park in the heart of Wollongong. 4,000 music addicts descended on the spacious lots and secluded post-industrial alcoves for a day of music consumption and discovery. Farmer & The Owl returns in 2020, serving up a fresh collective of garden-fresh, magnificent sounds for your listening pleasure. Once again, the line-up has been affectionately curated by your favourite artists from the Farmer & The Owl label family of Hockey Dad, Bad//Dreems, Totally Unicorn, The Pinheads, TEES and Tropical Strength. Featuring: Hot Chip, Uncle Acid and the deadbeats, Sleaford Mods, Weyes Blood, Fat White Family, Drab Majesty, Miss June, Body Type, REBEL YELL, The Murlocs, Alex Cameron, Mom Jeans, Press Club, Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Hand Habits, EGOISM, Shady Nasty, Cable Ties, Horror My Friend, The Buoys, SPOD, 100, WASH, Mini Skirt, Blistar, Bad//Dreems, WIKI, The Lazy Eyes, HOON, RMFC and Loose Fit.
Why: One of the few scheduled congregations of young people in Wollongong that’s unlikely to result in a violent homicide.
3) MIKA ‘Revelation’ Tour
What: Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce a February 2020 tour for international pop sensation MIKA, returning to Australia for the first time in 11 years and performing in New Zealand for the very first time. MIKA will headline four shows as part of his Revelation Tour in the wake of his fifth album My Name Is Michael Holbrook, described by Billboard as “his boldest record yet”. The result of two years of songwriting in Miami and Tuscany, MIKA’s fifth and latest studio album My Name Is Michael Holbrook was recorded using vintage synths in Brussels with producers Marc Crew and Dan Priddy. The entire album features organic soundscapes which speak to various decades of pop and represent MIKA’s journey of self discovery. Tracks of note from this album include ‘Ice Cream’, ‘Tiny Love’, ‘Cry’ and ‘Platform Ballerina’, with MIKA’s “frankly empowering lyrics” [Gigwise], with respect to the beauty standards forced upon women.
Why: A feminist, Lebanese-English pop artist wielding vintage German synths. All he’s missing is his own craft liquor.
2) Twilight at Taronga
23rd February-7th March
What: Bringing together the breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour skyline at dusk with the sounds of another all-ages live music line-up, the Twilight at Taronga Summer Concert Series is back once again! The Twilight at Taronga line-up has all the makings to deliver another standout season of Sydney summer memories as artists making their Twilight debut like Broods, Wolfmother, Pete Murray, The Australian Rock Collective, Sunnyboys, Paul Kelly in Thirteen Ways To Look At Birds, Mavis Staples and Meg Mac, perform alongside returning favourites Bernard Fanning, Kasey Chambers, James Morrison, Bjorn Again and the Comedy Gala, within Taronga Zoo’s intimate natural amphitheatre.
Why: Pendulous elephant balls are an underused backdrop for indie-pop music.
1) Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
22nd February-1st March
What: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of Australia’s most famous and well-loved events, bringing thousands of visitors to Sydney to join in the celebrations. It captures the imagination of Australia’s LGBTQI and mainstream communities, taking over the city for weeks on end, culminating in the world-famous Parade: a colourful and dazzling night of pride, celebration and self-expression. The official theme for this year’s festival is ‘What Matters’, encouraging party-goers to reflect on and examine not only how far members of the Australian LGBTIQ+ community have come, but how much further we have to go. From ground-breaking queer artists to trailblazing thought leaders, Mardi Gras 2020 is an opportunity to visit the next destinations on our journey of diversity, inclusion and social justice.
Why: The holiday season is over. Now for the good times.