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Say hello to the new dance party Hot Dub Wine Machine
Written by
Emma Joyce

Just when you thought the party was over, the time travelling DJ Tom Loud takes things up a notch by blending his globally successful Hot Dub Time Machine parties with wine and sunshine.

The two-hour dance party Hot Dub Time Machine flies through tracks from 1954 to the present day, with a song to represent each year. Hot Dub Wine Machine will be a full-bodied day of booze, tunes and dancing in the countryside, dubbed the ‘Best. Chardy. Ever.’

Hot Dub Time Machine at Sydney Festival in 2013
Hot Dub Time Machine at Sydney Festival in 2013
Photograph: A Walker

It all started out when a few thousand people partied together on the hills of Serafino Winery, McLaren Vale, and HDWM was born. Hot Dub Wine Machine will go on tour in March and April, transporting the good times to Huon Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and Swan Valley.

As is tradition at Hot Dub’s parties, there’ll be red balloons falling from the skies, b2b tunas and bucket loads of nostalgia. Think ‘Rock Around the Clock’, ‘Spice Up Your Life’ and ‘My People’. What makes HDWM different will be the wines and craft beer on offer. Each event will be limited capacity, so book in advance if you want to party in the vines.

The last time Hot Dub Time Machine was in town the party was shut down early by the police, so moving countryside might make for a wilder night for Sydneysiders. The nearest Hot Dub Wine Machine takes place at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, on Saturday March 18. Tickets are $59-$69 and they go on sale at 10am on Wednesday January 18.

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