Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 24/11/2019
There are strawberries growing in the cosmos. Come see.
10) Nights Like This: Gerd Janson
What: Gerd Janson is the quintessential DJ’s DJ, unearthing the gems that get other music lovers hot and excited. The man has his plate full. Whether at the helm of the long-running Liquid club night in Frankfurt’s Robert Johnson with DJ comrade Thomas Hammann, dishing out simmering analogue House as co-owner of label Running Back, or penning many a story for Germany’s Spex and Groove magazines. Experience him live.
Why: He’s the DJ’s DJ. Like an iPod but if all the songs on it were pre-loaded onto it and were impossible to remove. Remember when that happened just for one single album? How happy everyone was?
What: An experience like nothing you have seen before. 9 Internationals will join a quality lineup of local DJs set to the out-of this-world Holographic visuals from Fly High and Ikonix. Unite with lovers of trance as you immerse yourself in this unforgettable event. Set a new standard for Trance in Australia.
Why: “A new standard”. Perhaps this time it will be tolerable.
8) Follow Me presents K-Klass & Seb Fontaine
What: Follow Me returns, with a sunset boat cruise on Sydney harbour. K-Klass are responsible for some of the biggest dance tracks ever made. For over quarter of a century they have rocked dance floors and live gigs without fail, racking up no fewer than 5 UK top 40 hits and a GRAMMY nomination along the way. Seb Fontaine is one of the most recognised DJs on the international club scene. Seb has been at the forefront of the scene for many years and continues to showcase his electronic house grooves at high-profile gigs around the world. Experience them both live in a dance party on the harbour.
Why: Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Middle-aged DJs everywhere and ample opportunity to drown yourself. We knew that phrase could be manipulated into a positive thing.
7) Sydney Sundown Rooftop Party
What: Sydney’s newest boutique house music events group ‘Circuit’ launches with an unmissable Sydney city rooftop experience. Featuring a very special 3-hour farewell set by Sydney’s most hyped DJ and producer – ‘Hoten’. As the sun sets over the breath-taking Sydney skyline Hoten will take you on a magical final journey before he embarks on an international summer tour.
Why: Just don’t breathe in too hard. The bushfire smoke combined with the infinitely reproducing particles of Axe body spray might just kill you.
6) Casa Peru: Ceviche & Pisco Sydney Pop Up
What: Come and experience the taste and flavours of Peru at this Pop Up event underground in the heart of Bondi Junction. A collaboration between local Pisco Importer, Don Juan Imports, Sydney Latin Life and The Junction will allow you to taste a huge range of Pisco alongside freshly made Ceviche. Saturday Nights will then launch you into Full Reggaeton Saturdays so the party will last all night.
Why: There’s nothing like hard liquor and raw fish to make one feel one deeply in tune with the entirety of Peruvian culture.
5) Sydney BeerFest
30th November & 1st December
What: BeerFest will take festival-goers on a journey of beer and food discovery; exploring rare brews, beer/food pairing and exclusive festival brews, ciders, cocktails and boutique spirits from around the Country, direct from the brewers themselves.
Why: Summer’s coming. It’s time to get so drunk that it’s impossible to tell whether the sweat soaking your clothes is due to external or internal forces.
4) Grapevine Gathering
What: It’s that vine of the year again! Grapevine is back and just as full-bodied as ever before. The beloved musical adventure is waiting for you to come get fizzical! Round up your Pinot pals and Grigio girls for a corker of culinary delights and brilliant beverages, whilst getting Merlot to the ripest musical talent on the vine. This year’s lineup features: Flight Facilities, Crooked Colours, Mallrat, Jack River, Touch Sensitive, Lake Nite Tuff Guy, Kira Puru, Lovebirds and Big Words.
Why: Finally. A festival that understands that it takes copious quantities of wine to be able to psychologically deal with the fact that you’re listening to the last corporeal version of Flight Facilities before their flesh forms are deemed ‘unnecessary’ by Google’s Home Assistant.
3) Festival X
What: Formed as a collaboration between industry leaders and teams behind some of Australia’s leading festivals, concerts and events, Hardware (Piknic Electronik, Babylon), Onelove (Stereosonic) and Live Nation (Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Download) have partnered to launch Festival X. Whether you’re into dance, hip-hop or pop – get ready – as this is THE music festival to kickstart your summer and to celebrate with your friends.
Why: If you’re into any other genre of music, don’t worry. You don’t have friends and this festival does not apply to you.
2) Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos Tour
What: Legendary Irish comedian Dylan Moran is returning to Australia with a brand-new show Dr. Cosmos. Moran will once again offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation.
Why: Come on, you’ve already bought the ticket.
1) Strawberry Fields
28th November-1st December
What: The smiles, the sunburn, the sky and the clouds. The strangers, the friends – both newfound and old. That long drive into the unknown, followed by dancing and inevitable laughter. Embarking on adventures through ghost gums, discovering an oriental tea lounge, a jazz quintet improvising on the beach or a disco legend unleashing funk & soul from a treehouse. Long days of wild river swimming and those quiet moments of reflection. These are the things that will define the greatest weekend of your life.
Why: “The greatest weekend of your life”. Well, it’s comforting to confirm that having ambition in the 21st Century is totally pointless.