Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 29/12/2019

It’s coming. Be prepared for the sweaty, embarrassing clean-up.


10) Dimitri From Paris

4th January

What: Disco doyen Dimitri From Paris is one of the most prolific disco producers and DJs of our time, having created numerous masterpieces across his career. Where other DJs shy away from defining their sound for fear of being pigeon-holed, Dimitri has no qualms about being known as a ‘disco king’. His superb album ‘Le Chic Remix’, showcasing edits and remixes of Chic Productions, came out last year to huge acclaim, and including three brand new mixes. Welcome Dimitri back to the rooftop terrace at Café del Mar for his only EXCLUSIVE Sydney performance.

Why: Doyen. Noun. “the most respected or prominent person in a particular field”. The more you know.


9) NYE 2019 feat. Todd Terry

31st December

What: Situated in the heart of Darling Harbour, the iconic waterfront rooftop venue offers the perfect open-air setting to celebrate, and premium views of Sydney’s famous Darling Harbour NYE fireworks. Dine, drink, dance and party into the New Year in style! Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry has been engulfed in dance music since he first started listening to European dance music records while growing up in Brooklyn. Already devoted to turntables, he heard something different in those tracks, and he “went for the difference. I never got a break in New York, but England happened right away, so I catered to them.” In any event, the Todd Terry sound was born. Todd is one of the world’s most celebrated figures in dance music. Experience him live.

Why: A person named Todd Terry is holding a party and it isn’t a cult disguised as a TED talk. Seems worthy of a look-in.


8) Home Rooftop New Years Eve Party

31st December

What: It’s the sweetest time of the year! The weather gets golden, the parties get bigger and we’re leading up to the biggest celebration of all… New Years Eve! This year it’s going to be an absolute treat on Home’s Rooftop with gorgeous fire work views across Darling Harbour. Watch out for the DJ lineup.

Why: Golden. Apocalypse-red. It’s all the same when you’re at a rooftop rave and are playing with the idea of throwing yourself off the side of the building.


7) NYE feat. Friendly Fires & NYD feat. Set Mo

31st December

What: This New Year’s Eve, revellers at Manly Wharf Hotel can enjoy front row seats for the local harbourside fireworks before Friendly Fires (DJ set), the indie-dance dons responsible for some of the biggest dancefloor anthems of the last 10 years, take to the decks for an exclusive DJ set. With a songsheet of disco, pop, yacht rock and vintage rave-up – they will be hellbent on making this one to remember. On New Year’s Day, complimentary Heineken, Chandon and canapes will be on hand from to revive guests from the night before and to raise a toast to the 20th year of the third millennium. Keeping the kids dancing are homegrown heroes, Set Mo (DJ set). Sydneysiders Nick Drabble and Stu Turner who are known for their marathon stints behind the decks, will be ensuring it’s four to the floor from the get-go for 2020. The duo’s signature blend of Balearic beats, classic house and sun-soaked bangers will be the perfect soundtrack for sundowners on the wharf before they ratchet it up a notch and it’s all-out hands in the air antics to the finish line.

Why: Yacht rock. Yacht rock?


6) NYE at The Fox Hole

31st December

What: For one night only The Fox Hole will bring back to life the roaring 20s in our Victorian-era venue. Enter through an unmarked side door and descend the stairs into an intimate and secretive space, where the tables are adorned with heavy fabrics, the walls are bathed in candlelight and the jazz makes you think the party will never end.

Why: Step into the new era in a wild party resembling the moronic excess-filled hope of a doomed people before their spectacular economic fall and don’t think about the aptness at all.


5) NYE Party at Pier One

31st December

What: With uninterrupted views of Australia’s famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the world renowned New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Pier One Sydney Harbour is the place to be to welcome in 2020 in style. All-inclusive tickets give party goers access to all you can eat premium street food style stalls along the Pier, and quality drinks all night from the selection of pop up bars. Choose from both indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy the views. With some of Sydney’s best DJs providing the soundtrack to your night, celebrate NYE under the Harbour Bridge at Pier One Sydney Harbour – an unforgettable NYE experience!

Why: It certainly should be unforgettable. If you forget spending $800 for the privilege of walking on a pier, you’re part of the problem.


4) Resolution New Years Day 2020

1st January

What: For many months the creative teams from Rodd Richards Presents and T1000 Events have been working tirelessly to bring the electronic music lovers of Sydney a new and original space for the new year. Here it is! With an enviable location sitting alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge, there is no greater setting for a NYD party! Featuring: David Morales, Janice Robinson, Lovebirds, Kate Monroe, Beth Yen, Rodd Riches & Arrnott Olssen and more!

Why: Well thank you Rodd and T1000, you robot-sounding bastards. Electronic music raves just didn’t occupy enough spaces already.


3) Falls Festival

31st December-2nd January

What: Every summer since 1993, The Falls Music & Arts Festival has been at the forefront of the east coast Australian festival scene, defining the real difference between a mere music festival and a true festival experience. Capturing the essence of the Australian summer spirit, Falls embraces diversity, sustainability and community within a contemporary music event like no other. Transcending the common festival model, taking the time to curate a sophisticated experience that properly respects and honours time, people and place. Featuring: Halsey, Vampire Weekend, Disclosure, Peking Duk, Of Monsters and Men, Pnau, Lewis Capaldi, Milky Chance, John Farnham, Banks, Dope Lemon, Vera Blue, Yung Blud, G Flip, Crooked Colour, Parcels, Thelma Plum, #1 Dads, Waax, Baker Boy, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Amyl & The Sniffers, The Japanese House, Pink $weats, Cxloe, Totty and many more.

Why: It turns out the real difference between a mere music festival and a true festival experience is actually dying of heat exposure whilst a geriatric John Farnham warbles ‘You’re The Voice’, as opposed to just passing out.


2) Space (Ibiza) NYD2020: A New Era

1st January

What: The mighty Space Ibiza shall be returning to Sydney for its 11th consecutive NYD party, joining us to bring in A NEW ERA on NYD2020 at The Greenwood. The Space NYD parties have been legendary over the last 10 years in Sydney, bringing with it the Ibiza party vibes, world class production, discerning, up for it crowd and the best underground house & techno music for which it has been widely known for over this last decade.As we enter A NEW ERA, which will not only bring in a New Year but also a new decade there’s no better way to celebrate than with Space. International acts who will be taking control of the infamous open air Greenwood Terrace for this one include Patrice Baumel, Heidi, Rebūke & Noir, as well as Space resident DJ Mateo Vitale plus many more acts to be announced. It’s certainly going to be very special indeed.

Why: We can all relax. There’s an island full of pissed-off non-white locals fully available for a load of drunk white people upon which they can intermittently piss themselves and throw up…in space. Who cares about the dire repercussions of Brexit? We’ve got Space Ibiza.


1) New Years Eve in the Park

31st December

What: In its third year, the most awaited Sydney New Years Eve festival once again returns with the best NYE party! Their motto is “Best. New Year’s. Ever”, and every year, it has been, so indulge your fear of missing out and get on board early as this event is limited, in demand and the place to be. Ring in 2020 with a New Year festival filled with tunes from the finest local and international DJs. Dance the night away to hip-hop and electro duo Hermitude, US party DJ Girl Talk, and dance music marvels Sneaky Sound System. Joined by Owl Eyes, indie pop artist GRAACE, and other electro bros like Client Liaison, Touch Sensitive and Young Franco. These musical powerhouses unite with some of the most exciting talent Australia has to offer including Safia, Crooked Colours, Bag Raiders, Van She Tech, Alice Ivy, Chase Zera, Jawbreakers, Happiness is Wealth and All My Friends DJs. Experience an amazing sunset session, amped up with great music, real drinks and ravishing bites, great peeps…..and, oh yes, your very own midnight fireworks display to end your New Years party with a bang!

Why: Listen to the instructions. Indulge your fear of missing out and stay home with a box of old Ritz, a bottle of whisky and no one misusing language.

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