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24 Hour Party

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
May 02, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
May 02, 2021
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UPDATE Monday, May 10: Due to current restrictions on singing and dancing in Greater Sydney, 24 Hour Party has been postponed. Elliot Solomon, CEO of Solotel Group says: "Following the NSW Government's decision to extend the restrictions until Monday 17 May, we've decided to postpone the 24 Hour Party. We are in the business of creating incredible experiences for our guests so with no dancefloors, singing, or standing with drinks indoors, we can't create the full 24 Hour Party experience. We are still committed to the 24 Hour Party and excited to announce a new date as soon as possible."

If dance floors around Sydney weren't already in full swing following the recent 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.

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.

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