VIVID Sydney Presents Purple Sneakers Eleventh Birthday

(Click to RSVP to the Facebook event. Read on for more details)

In case you missed it, last year’s Purple Sneakers Tenth Birthday celebration was one of the events of Vivid Sydney 2016. Those who were there will remember a line stretching around the block all night (see above), hundreds of punters, nearly 30 acts over three stages, and more good vibes than we could have ever hoped for!

The event featured the two things that matter most to Purple Sneakers: new emerging club music, and the Sydney music community. And as such the lineup we presented included some of our favourite emerging artists (incl. Moonbase, MEZKO, World Champion, Lastlings & more), as well as some of our favourite Sydney music community friends like Astral People, Linda Marigliano, Pilerats, Motorik, Stoney Roads, Andy Garvey, Sidechains, UNDR Ctrl, Luen Jacobs and many more.

So, it made sense to do it all again this year as we blow out an extra candle on the birthday cake on Saturday 17th of June!

For this year’s event, we’ve continued to carefully curate a lineup of exciting up-and-comers that we have supported on the blog and have loved to see grow over the past 12 months. The live stage will feature the internet hip hop poetry of Kimchi Princi; the forward-thinking production of Ninajirachi, the upbeat pop of Gussy; the serene sounds of OKBadlands, the futuristic sounds of Sortagoth, and the captivating electronica of Willaris. K.

It wouldn’t be a Purple Sneakers party without a few community friends in the mix though, would it? Joining our live room will be two other stages just like last year – this year playing host to collectives and Sydney legends like Bad Deep, Fling Fling, Heaps Gay DJs, Kali Picnic, LOW TON, Matka, Mowgli May, Sandro Dallarmi, Sidehustle, SURG, Trench Records, Volumes, and of course Purple Sneakers DJs, as well as a very special DJ set from Christopher Port.

Held at our spiritual home of The Lord Gladstone in Chippendale from 5pm to 3am, this year’s event will again be free entry, so we recommend you come down early as entry will be first in, first served.

Purple Sneakers Eleventh Birthday is presented by world renowned cultural institution Vivid Sydney, Young Henry’s, and Sydney’s FBi Radio, who recently invited Purple Sneakers to broadcast on the main station, after presenting a show for 3 years on electronic music focused sister digital station FBi Click.

So join Purple Sneakers as we celebrate another birthday as a tribute to all that we’ve done over the past year as a music community, a blog, a radio show, and so much more.

Full lineup and details below. See you there!

Vivid Sydney Presents Purple Sneakers Eleventh Birthday

Date: Saturday 17th June 2017
Venue: The Lord Gladstone
Time: 5pm – 3am
Address: 115 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney
Price: Free entry
FB event here

Lineup in alphabetical order:

Bad Deep
Caitlin & Hannah
Christopher Port (DJ Set)
Fling Fling
Gussy (Live)
Heaps Gay DJs
Kali Picnic
Keep It Disco
Kimchi Princi (Live)
Low Ton
Matka
Mowgli May
Ninajirachi (Live)
OKBadlands (Live)
Purple Sneakers DJs
Sandro Dallarmi
Sidehustle
Sortagoth
SURG
Trench Records
Volumes
Willaris. K (Live)

SEE ALSO 

“A SATURDAY WE WON’T FORGET” – REFLECTING ON PURPLE SNEAKERS TENTH BIRTHDAY
PURPLE SNEAKERS TO CELEBRATE 11th BIRTHDAY AS PART OF VIVID LIVE 2017

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