Purple Sneakers – a Sydney-based collective dedicated to emerging club music – turns 12 this year and, to celebrate, the team is taking over every nook and cranny of the Landsdowne Hotel. Happening as part of Vivid, this epic, one-night shindig will host a stack of artists, who'll be keeping the party going until 3am. Among the line-up are Rainbow Chan, Alta, Thandi Phoenix, Annie Bass, Clypso and Slim. There'll also be DJ sets from Dro Carey and Love Deluxe, plus appearances by local favourites Sandro Dallarmi, Sports, Lex Deluxe and Isa, as well as Swytch DJs, All My Friends DJs and the next generation of Purple Sneakers DJs.
Since kicking off in 2006, Purple Sneakers has given career-launching gigs to the likes of Flume, RUFUS, Alison Wonderland, Cloud Control and Nina Las Vegas, as well as hosting Melbourne premieres for both Disclosure and Flosstradamus. These days, the team runs a website, radio show and regular parties around Australia.