It’s called: KINK Ten Year Anniversary
What to see and do: Get set this June long weekend when KINK returns to The ArtHouse to celebrate its triumphant ten-year anniversary, boasting a lineup of all your favourite residents who kept you dancing ’til close over the years.
For our ears: You can expect to hear a lot of the KINK classics that defined a generation. Lineup: Ben Morris, Shamus, John Glover, Brendan Fing, Trix & Goodfella, Illya, Reno & Foundation, Gabby, Tom Piper, Telefunken, James Taylor, Frenzie, The Jackal & D-Tech and Defcon1.
Bevvy of choice: Patron Silver either straight up or special KINK Margarita cocktails.
A right royal time – what’s the highlight: KINK was the club that brought you the likes of Deadmau5, Boys Noize, David Guetta, Cassius, DJ Falcon all first and this ten-year anniversary cements its place in Sydney clubbing history. You don’t want to miss it!
Cost: $25+bf through Moshtix
Where: 275 Pitt Street, Sydney
When: Sunday June 8, 8pm ’til late
It’s called: Ambush Gallery Take Over Bungalow 8
What to see and do: To celebrate the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend in June, Bungalow 8 in conjunction with Ambush Gallery will host an Urban Art Workshop for kids and adults alike. The all-day event will feature some of Australia’s most respected artists taking part in live art events, workshops, and kids’ tattooing. Live acoustic artists will be playing during the day until our resident DJs takeover the night scene for a big night for the adults.
For our ears: Duan & Only, Meklit and Cavan featuring DJ Micky D playing acoustics during the day with resident DJs mixing it up well into the night.
Bevvy of choice: Kraken cocktails and Aguila buckets
A right royal time – what’s the highlight: Witnessing the live art by artists Shida, Sprinkles, DEB, Mulga, Houl and Mandy Schöne-Salter.
Where: 3 Lime Street, Sydney
When: Sunday June 8, from 12pm
CARGO BAR & LOUNGE
It’s called: Cargo Bar and Falcona presents Jessie Andrews Australian Tour
What to see and do: Get amongst all the good vibes and music to celebrate the beauty of the Queen’s Birthday that is the long weekend.
For our ears: Jessie Andrews (US) headlining Cargo Bar with support acts Danny Clayton (Channel [V]), Stoney Roads DJs and Falcona DJs. Upstairs in the Lounge, catch Lancelot, Set Mo, Softwar and Parkside DJs mixing it on the decks.
Bevvy of choice: Carlton Dry and Smirnoff
A right royal time – what’s the highlight: Guest DJ/producer/award-winning adult film actress Jessie Andrews.
Cost: Free entry before 10pm and $10 afterwards.
Where: Cargo Bar & Lounge, 52-60 The Promenade, King Street Wharf
When: Sunday June 8 from 6pm
It’s called: Defected 15 at Pacha Sydney featuring Kenny Dope and Sam Divine
What to see and do: Defected dives further into its rich pool of talent to announce a national Defected In The House tour to celebrate 15 years strong in house music, featuring the legendary Kenny Dope (Masters At Work) and Defected resident Sam Divine. For the first time, Defected will be taking over the main room at Pacha, with three other rooms also pumping throughout the whole night. This is going to be a big one!
For our ears:Headlining is one of the most prolific artists of the modern music age, Kenny Dope. The four-time Grammy-nominated musical genius has been entertaining and astounding the masses alike with his fusions of house, hip hop, Latin, jazz, funk and soul, reggae, alternative pop and broken beats for 20 years. Long associated with the legendary Defected Records, Sam Divine’s DJing success has seen her tour around the world. Rounding out the bill for the main room are legendary locals Acaddamy, Set Mo and Mo’Funk, with our rotating cast of residents keeping the party going across Pool Club, Changeroom and The Den.
Bevvy of choice: Make sure you make it down for our Pacha Party Starter – $5 Heineken, Chandon, vodka and wines from 7:30-9:30pm!
A right royal time – what’s the highlight: Everything! The red carpet, cocktails by the pool, amazing new cast of dancers and performances, unparalleled production and pyrotechnics, and one of the best house parties of the year!
Cost: Tickets start at $25+bf from pachasydney.com. Or give us a call on 9240 3000 to find out about our booth and cabana bookings and VIP packages.
Where: Ivy, 330 George St, Sydney
When: Saturday June 7, 8:30pm
THE STANDARD BOWL
It’s called: The Standard Bowl, open all long weekend from 6pm ’til late
What to see and do: Bowls, booze and bands.
For our ears: Live Bands and DJs. Thursday June 5 – The Morrison; Friday June 6 – Lulu Raes + Morning Harvey; Saturday June 7 – Hockey Dad + Pinheads; Sunday June 8 – Acid Stag Presents: Deep In The Alley ft. Midnight Pool Party + CLN + Sun Comes Out Twice As Bright
Bevvy of choice: Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
Cost: Free entry, free bands, free bowling
Where: Level 3, 383 Bourke St, Surry Hills
When: Wednesday June 4 – Sunday June 8 from 6pm
It’s called: Studio 54 Party featuring DJ Nicky Siano
What to see and do: Dust off those dancing shoes and polish your disco balls because we will be honouring the man who created disco for one night only!
For our ears: Nicky Siano, a pioneer of the dance music scene in the early ’70s. He was the owner/designer/DJ of the legendary ’70s dance palace The Gallery, a club that inspired The Garage and Studio 54, for which he was one of the original DJs. He inspired and launched the careers of Grace Jones, D.C. La Rue, Loleatta Holloway, Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles.
Bevvy of choice: Flashing Midori Illusion Shakers
A right royal time – what’s the highlight: Our super-slick disco dancing moves and get up.
Cost: $30 from Moshtix
Where: Retro Hotel, 81 Sussex St, Sydney
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