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Sydney's new day-night summer dance party.
Freedom Time — the free-spirited festival synonymous with balmy summer days, dance-fuelled nights and lush DJ sets — has been giving Melburnians good times for two years now, and it's gearing up for another huge summer season. And in 2018, it will drop by Sydney too.
This time around, the Freedom Time gang are spreading the love even further, adding a January 7 visit to Sydney's Manning Bar and Gardens on top of the usual shows in Perth on New Year's Eve and at Melbourne's Coburg Velodrome on January 1.
As always, the festival's gifting us with a diverse lineup of musical guests, assembling a mix of international greats and homegrown heroes that'll have you dancing your little feet off no matter your style. Headlining this eclectic bunch is famed Chicago house producer Larry Heard (aka Mr Fingers), Jamaican dancehall legend Johnny Osbourne and an inter-generational collaborative effort from Leroy Burgess and Melbourne's own Harvey Sutherland.
Meanwhile, Rhythm Section International's Bradley Zero will present a handpicked label showcase in each city, featuring a crop of local acts performing alongside modern soul duo, Silentjay and Jace XL. Sydney's lineup includes appearances from the likes of Simon Caldwell, Rimbombo and local producer Jonti.
Larry Heard (aka Mr. Fingers)
Freda & Jackson
SilentJay & Jace XL
Inner West Reggae Disco Machine
34 Glebe Point Road
T 02) 9660 1075
62 Glebe Point Road
T (02) 9660 0606
30 Glebe Point Road
T (02) 9277 4649
18 Glebe Point Road
T (02) 8095-9688
16 Glebe Point Road
T 0411 800 063
University Hall, corner Glebe Point Road and Parramatta Road
T (02) 9660 3726
Monday, March 26
@ Restaurant Hubert
Thursday, June 7
@ Enmore Theatre
Sunday, March 25
@ Public House Petersham
Sunday, March 25
@ National Art School
Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20
@ Jam Gallery
Friday, May 25 - Saturday, June 16
@ Various locations across Sydney
Saturday, January 6 - Sunday, April 8
Thursday, March 22 - Sunday, March 25
@ Australian Technology Park Exhibition Hall
Friday, November 24 - Monday, April 30
@ Powerhouse Museum
Friday, February 16 - Sunday, March 25
@ Belvoir St Theatre Upstairs
Wednesday, February 28 - Sunday, June 17
@ Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star
Friday, March 2 - Saturday, March 31
@ Australian Museum