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Phoenix Central Park Has Dropped a New Genre-Bending Lineup of Free Gigs Featuring Superorganism and A.Girl

The stunning Chippendale space has dropped a program of 13 free gigs spanning from English pop hitmakers to mind-bending sound experiments.
By Ben Hansen
July 07, 2022
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By Ben Hansen
July 07, 2022
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Sydney's most stunning concert venue Phoenix Central Park is back this month with its fifth season of free gigs. The Chippendale venue is dedicated to giving its audience an entirely unique experience. Whether you're catching a locally-loved act or a dark and mysterious jazz ensemble, performances are always elevated by the venue's stunning design, intimate setting and immersive light displays. And, best of all, everything it hosts is totally free.

Season V features some of the biggest names the venue has ever hosted, including London eight-piece Superorganism whose breakout hit 'Something for Your M.I.N.D' has over 60 million streams on Spotify. Others on the lineup include fast-rising local acts like A.Girl and Agung Mango.

In terms of other contemporary artists, you'll find the spooky sounds of Marcus Whale, electronic producer Corin and Kenyan-born Adelaide-based singer-songwriter Elsy Wameyo.

Also on the lineup: a performance revolving around vibrations and feeling music through your skin composed by Damien Ricketson, experimental ambient sounds from Mindy Meng Wang 王萌 and Tim Shiel, the Ensemble Offspring performing the music of trailblazing avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis and folk composer Andrew Tuttle performing his new banjo-heavy album Fleeting Adventure.

Elsy Wameyo, Alain Pottier

The only catch is that there are a very limited amount of tickets, so audience members can only attend by winning tickets via Phoenix Central Park's ballots. So hot tip: the best way to approach each season of shows is to apply for anything and everything that you'd love to attend, and then see what tickets you can hopefully nab.

If you want to head along, you can browse the full program and place your name on the ballot at the Phoenix Central Park website.

Phoenix Central Park is located at 49 O'Connor Street, Chippendale. Season V will be taking over the venue from Wednesday, July 27–Thursday, September 22. Ballots for the free gigs are now open.

Jordan Munns

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Published on July 07, 2022 by Ben Hansen
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