24-Hour Free Dance Party Coming to Sydney

Join the rave this May 15th at Sydney’s 24-hour dance marathon!

Credit: Timeout

The post-lockout Sydney party scene has been bleak to say the least. After the introduction of state-wide lockout laws in 2014, the 24-hour scene in Sydney came to a screeching halt in an effort to curb the increasing amount of late-night violence.

Covid Hits

And in March 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced new strict social distancing measures after Covid hit Australian shores. These new rules included both bans on public gatherings and restrictions on group numbers in public and private spaces. While necessary, the Australian live music scene immediately suffered. Bars, clubs, pubs, live music venues, warehouses and festivals went almost silent overnight.

Fast forward to March 2021, which saw a shift towards these laws changing. As Timeout explains:

“It’s been a long time coming, but as of March 8, the lockout laws first introduced in 2014 are officially no longer in effect anywhere in Sydney. While the laws were scrapped for the CBD and Oxford Street in January 2020…”

Source: Timeout

Recently, there have been revival discussions of Sydney’a late-night scene.

24-Hour Party People

Credit: 24hr Party

To please late-night lovers, this celebration spans over 24-hours. Sydney-siders will enjoy a fun-fuelled line-up which begins at 8am on Saturday May 15th and finishes up at 8am on Sunday May 16th. The event will be 24 hours of dance which spans across eleven venues.

24 Hour Party is being hosted at:

Kings Cross Hotel, The Marly, The Bank, Goros, The Golden Sheaf, The Albion Parramatta, Barangaroo House, The Erko, Public House Petersham, The Sackville Rozelle, and The Clock Surry Hills.

The entire 24-hour event was organised and curated by hospitality giant Solotel. They are joining powers with taste makers Heaps Gay, Motorik, Picnic, Fruit Bowl, and FBi Radio for the occasion.

Featuring on the event line-up are: singer-songwriter Hayley Mary, formerly of the Jezebels, as well as all-female emerging Sydney indie folk band Megafauna. 12-piece funk collective The Regime also feature.



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