Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 28/02/2021
Flip the bird to summer.
10) El Capitan
What: The Flamingo Martini team wish to welcome you all, as they Comendeer both levels of the Sydney Supercat for one special evening. Let them take you all on our musical journey for your mind, body and soul. There will be a full bar on both levels, so don’t drink too much for the pre’s. For those that miss a feed, don’t worry, pizzas will be available on order from the bar. As for the vibes, they also have that covered, with some of the finest house music orchestrated by 7 very talented local DJ’s to keep you groovin & movin.
Why: What’s better than getting tanked on cheap cocktails and gorging on pizza? Doing so in a vessel surrounded by a puke-absorbing ocean.
9) Sasha March & Suami Amabel: Live
What: Aaron J. March & The Vortex presents: THE VORTEX LIVE with special guests, indie singer-songwriter Sasha March and indigenous folk singer Suami Amabel.
Why: The most marketable vortex to fall into since they sold heroin over the counter.
8) Yeah Buoy: Late Night Boat Party
What: Yeah Buoy is all about giving people a good time! And what better way than on a 3 level yacht in the harbour with banger tunes and harbour views? Sail the magnificent Sydney Harbour on the Yeah Buoy Boat Party! All 3 stages rocking tunes with 4 hours of pure pleasure. Come and get aboard the late night shenanigans!
Why: A floating Petri dish of unmasked idiots, scaled up for maximum potential observation.
7) Play On the Plains 2021
What: After a year filled with fires, floods and a pandemic from hell, 2021 looks set to breathe some life back into live music and the festival scene and to kick it off, we’re pleased to announce a new, all-ages music festival set to light up the big southern sky in Deniliquin. For the first time, the iconic Deni Ute Muster site will turn into a dancefloor when six of our shiniest young artists take the stage for the inaugural Play on the Plains. Featuring: San Cisco, Spacey Space, Ruby Fields, Waxx + more!
Why: Fear of environmental dystopia getting you down? Come get a taste of the new generation’s most talented performers, and realise a barren unpeopled wasteland might not be so bad.
6) The Cat’s Meow presents Honey Birdette
What: The Cat’s Meow presents the Honey Birdette Mardi Gras Party! One saucy ticket gets you in the door for a night of free flowing Moët & Chandon, cocktails, canapés & non-stop exhilarating entertainment for Mardi Gras!
Why: Warning: if your ticket feels saucy, that’s not sauce.
5) Young Henrys Live Lounge feat. Lachlan Heald & The Space Cadets
What: Young Henrys and Kelly’s on King present Lachlan Heald & The Space Cadets. Drawing heavy influences from bands such as Van Halen and Def Leppard, Sydney based artist Lachlan Heald brings a strong yet unique taste of 1980s hard rock to a modern setting. Featuring heavy guitar riffs, catchy choruses and loud drums you will be bound to feel the energy. The Space Cadets are an up and coming Indie Rock band straight out of the heart of the Sutherland Shire. Influenced by local Australian bands including Hockey Dad, Skeggs and Sticky Fingers, members Benny, Nate, Max and Billy are bringing these familiar sounds through their own style as they also celebrate the release of their new single “The Fool”.
Why: This isn’t your dad’s hard rock. Because it’s…not as good.
4) Sunset Piazza
28th February-21st March
What: If you had any doubts that live music and comedy are back, big time, then you need to check out Sydney’s brand new pop-up outdoor venue and concert series in the heart of the city. The Sunset Piazza is in Cathedral Square, opposite Hyde Park, bringing with it 32 nights of music and comedy under the watch of the beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral. Sunset Piazza offers the kind of night out in the city you’ve been craving. Visit a local restaurant before the show or grab a bite to eat from on-site artisan providores serving panini and antipasti. Enjoy a pre-show drink from the bar, and settle in for a selection of Sydney’s best DJs, pre-show. Some astonishing talent will be playing, across the full spectrum of genres: think Ben Lee, Alex the Astronaut, the Umbilical Brothers, Opera Australia, Lawrence Mooney, Lizzy Hoo, and JK-47. Sydney’s favourite jazz vocalist Emma Pask; classical music mavericks Ensemble Offspring; and purveyors of queer parties and good times, Heaps Gay also join the program.
Why: Get pissed, eat paninis and watch Heaps Gay in front of a church. We’re often hard on Sydney but sometimes it just pulls it off.
3) BiCONIC: Chromatica Mardi Pardi
What: Step in to Lady Gaga’s CHROMATICA at Ching-A-Lings and celebrate as BiCONIC brings the RAIN to the MARDI GRAS PARADE with their debut float: BiCONIC: ‘Rain on Me’. Watch the parade from the comfort of the Ching-A-Lings bar or come for post parade kick ons. No matter your Mardi Gras plans, they gotchu!
Why: Turns out there are downsides to the biggest party of the year; the constant presence of Lady Gaga’s discography.
2) By The C
What: Renowned concert maestros Zaccaria Concerts & Touring invite you to join them on the pristine shores of iconic beachside locations as part of the new music and cultural community event – By The C. A celebration of live music, food and community on the world-famous beachside locations around Australia. Featuring: Icehouse, James Reyne, Peter Murray, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Motor Ace.
Why: Take a break from contemplating death via an aerosol mass, and contemplate death via an aqueous mass (if you’ve ever heard Hammerhead, you’ll understand).
1) Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
28th February-7th March
What: Attended by hundreds of thousands of people annually, the Mardi Gras is one of the biggest events of the year! Mardi Gras is best known for the Pride Parade and Party, but also has a number of other fun events on this year including the Bondi Drag Races, Mardi Gras Film Festival, exhibitions, live performances, comedy acts, talks and presentations and so much more. This year, take your seats for a spectacular celebration of pride, protest, passion and diversity. This is Mardi Gras like you’ve never seen it before, in one of Sydney’s most iconic venues! It’s game on for the 43rd Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade as the Sydney Cricket Ground is being transformed into a stunning and sparkling showcase of LGBTQI+ culture and community.
Why: Mardi Gras at the SCG. We’d never have thought in the era of COVID we’d have to cause to say, ‘it’s a magical time to be alive’.