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Summer Camp Residency at the Ace Hotel

The Lobby Bar is turning into a queer party paradise every Friday night in October.
By Andrew Zuccala
October 19, 2022
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By Andrew Zuccala
October 19, 2022
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The ultimate all-inclusive (but queer-centred and -celebrating) music festival, Summer Camp Festival, is hitting Sydney's Centennial Park this November. And, before they head to the big stages, the team behind the event is hosting a series of takeovers at the Ace Hotel in Surry Hills.

Every Friday night in October (from 6pm), the Summer Camp crew is setting up shop in the Lobby Bar, transforming it into an all-inclusive safe space and party venue. They've already packed out the Ace a couple times this month, but there are two more to go.

They've curated a bunch of DJs for each night, including Sidd and Florian on October 21 and Flower Boy and Hyfe on October 28.

Use these Friday eves as a warmup before the festival kicks off for its inaugural hit-out on Saturday, November 5.

Thankfully, the absolutely stacked bill of performers include a jaw-dropping lineup of queer icons and experiences. The one and only Sophie Ellis-Bexter will be joined by The Veronicas and Olly Years at Summer Camp Festival this year, so there's a definite chance that "Murder on the Dancefloor" and "Untouched" be played at the Ace Hotel on Fridays as a precursor to the big event.

Entry to each of the Summer Camp residencies at the Ace Hotel is free, and punters can dig into both cocktails and bar snacks throughout the party. Find more info on the Ace Hotel's website.

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