Over the past few years, Keep Sydney Open has been the loudest voice for Sydney nightlife, and, as of this month, it's officially registered as a political party with plans to run at next year's NSW state election. And it's celebrating with a big ol' bash.
From 9pm on Saturday, June 30, KSO is taking over Kings Cross Hotel in support of all things that have kept Sydney alive. The appropriately dubbed Party Party, which will be held across all six levels of the venue until 3.30am, will feature DJ sets from big names Roland Tings and Basenji, as well as Triple J presenter Luen Jacobs and music collective Body Type DJs.
Now, the nightlife lobby group is solidifying its legitimacy and taking its battle to state parliament — it's now officially registered as a political party, and will be running at next year's NSW state election, which will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019.
KSO announced its new status via a Facebook video earlier this month, and released a statement on its website saying, "what started as a movement to protect Sydney's nightlife has morphed into something bigger — the lockouts were just one symptom of a broader sickness in NSW politics". While we can assume its stance on nightlife, the party's opinions on other state matters are yet to be revealed. These will be just as important to take into consideration in the lead-up to the election.
Tickets to the party cost $32.70, with all proceeds going to support Keep Sydney Open's political campaign, and can be purchased here.