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Marrickville Block Weekender

A huge Heaps Gay birthday party and a massive rock fest are coming to Railway Parade for this long-weekend block party.
By Ben Hansen
September 01, 2023
By Ben Hansen
September 01, 2023

Three huge days of live music are coming to Railway Parade in Marrickville as part of a new multi-event festival. Marrickville Block Weekender is the debut three-day party hitting the streets of the Inner West in partnership with Heaps Normal. The fest will pop up between Saturday, September 30–Monday, October 2 with live music, DJs, performers, food and drinks — plus a heap of motorbikes.

Taking place across the Labour Day long weekend, the block party will kick off with Heaps Gay's tenth birthday on the Saturday. This celebration of a decade of joyous queer parties will feature two stages pumping out the tunes across eight hours, with performances and DJ sets from Stereogamous, House of Silky, Dameeeela, Big Wett, VV Pete, Tseba and Friends, Show Us Ya Tips, C.Frim and MungMung.

Sunday will arrive with a jam-packed lineup of rock music. Off the Rails is the inaugural punk festival from the teams behind Bad Friday and King Street Carnival. The debut celebration of all things heavy and distorted will feature performances from Amyl and the Sniffers, The Mark of Cain, Private Function, RVG, Shady Nasty, Dust, Southeast Dessert Metal, and Itchy and the Knits. If you can't make it to Marrickville, the festival is also hitting Newcastle the day before.

Rounding out the weekend is the return of Throttle Roll, a street party celebrating all things motorbikes, on the Monday. Expect food trucks, beverages and custom bikes — plus live sets from Xolo (formerly Frankie's World Famous House Band) and Papa Pilko and the Binrats.

Tickets to each event are sold separately, with Heap Gay Street Party tix starting from $50, Off the Rails passes available from $75 and entry to Throttle Roll starting at $35.

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