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A Huge New 24-Hour-Long Music Festival Will Take Over 11 Sydney Venues Next Month

Eighty performers will take to 17 stages from Kings Cross to Parramatta for a full day of live music — and it's all free.
By Ben Hansen
April 15, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
April 15, 2021
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If dance floors around Sydney weren't already in full swing following last month's rolling back of restrictions, they're about to be, thanks to a free dance party that'll run for a full 24 hours across 11 Sydney venues. The aptly named 24 Hour Party will feature more than 80 artists across 17 stages, kicking off at 8am on Saturday, May 15 and continuing until the same time on Sunday, May 16.

The 11 venues in question span from Newtown to Kings Cross and Parramatta, including: Kings Cross Hotel, Goros, The Golden Sheaf, The Albion, Barangaroo House, Public House Petersham, The ErkoThe Clock, The Marly, The Bank and The Sackville. Each venue will have a unique lineup featuring some of Sydney's and the country's best live performers and DJs and, as entry is free at each venue, you'll have the option to park yourself in front of one stage or head out on a bar crawl to catch the action at multiple venues. The Bank, The Erko and The Marly are set up particularly well for the latter.

24 Hour Party is the brainchild of hospitality group Solotel, which has enlisted the help of party collectives and cultural powerhouses Heaps Gay, FBi Radio, Motorik, Picnic and Fruit Bowl to craft a program overflowing with local talent and dance floor-ready tunes.

Heading up the lineup: Triple J House Party presenter KLP, former The Jezebels lead singer Hayley Mary, Charli XCX collaborator Banoffee and Wollongong bedroom-pop producer Stevan. Some big names will also be taking to the DJ decks across the 24-hour period including Dena Amy, Claire Morgan, Jennifer Loveless, Mickey Kojak and Ben Fester.

"People want to party," said Solotel CEO Elliot Solomon. "Similarly, the excitement among the music and entertainment industry to get back out doing what they do best is palpable."

The set times will be announced closer to the date, but for now you can head to the 24 Hour Party website to see everyone that's playing.

24 HOUR PARTY LINEUP:

Banoffee
Ben Fester
Clair Morgan
Dena Amy
Hayley Mary
I Know Leopard
Jennifer Loveless
Kesmar
KLP
Lara Andallo
Mickey Kojak
The Regime
Stevan
Tim Ayre
+ more to be announced

24 Hour Party will take place across 11 Sydney venues from 8am Saturday, May 15. For further details, head to the festival's website.

Published on April 15, 2021 by Ben Hansen

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