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A shot of people dancing at a warehouse party at Mantra Collecti
Photograph: Mantra Collective

Sydney's best party crews

Meet the groovers, shakers and merry makers behind Sydney's best parties

By Jordan Kretchmer

They bring world-class DJs and producers to our shores, host parties at pubs, clubs, carparks, warehouses, basements and rooftops, and make our music and cultural festivals pop with talent. 

Heaps Gay

Clubs Gay clubs

Whether you're gay, straight or somewhere in between, you'll have a heaps good time at one of Sydney's favourite queer and inclusive parties.

We sat down to have a chat with Heap Gay's founder Kat Dopper (pictured, top left, alongside her buddies from the Bearded Tit) to find more out about the project, its internet incarnation and her hopes for Sydney's queer scene in the future.

One Day

Clubs House, disco and techno

Their Sunday session got so big they turned it into a festival. For hip hop and good times these are your go-to-guys.


Mantra Collective

Clubs House, disco and techno

Meet Whitecat, Space Junk, Aboutjack and Antoine Vice, the lads behind the warehouse party-throwing, underground music contingent. 

These boys are all about showcasing well-versed selectors from Sydney and abroad at their vinyl-only club night Black Gold and at their regular outdoor parties at the Factory Theatre.

Andy Webb, Adi Toohey and Carly Roberts of Picnic chill on a rooftop
Cai Griffin


Clubs House, disco and techno

These guys have been hosting some of Sydney's best parties in basements, clubs and rooftops for the past eight years.

Run by Carly Roberts, Picnic focus on delivering underground local talent complemented by some of the word's best niche disco and house DJs.

The Sash crowd dances on the outdoor dancefloor at Sydney's Greenwood Hotel
Photograph: Gui Jorge


Clubs House, disco and techno
This long standing Sunday sesh has become a favourite among techno heads, hospo workers, bender boys and industry folk a like.

Whether you want to get down at their day party at the Greenwood Hotel or party till the break of dawn at their night time edition at Home, SASH know how to kick on. 
Astral People in a concrete pylon out by the harbour
Photograph: Daniel Boud

Astral People

Clubs House, disco and techno

Whether they're making Sydney boogie until the sunsets at Summer Dance or until the sunrises at their club shows, Astral People will show you a good time.


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