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Music and nightlife

Your guide to live music and nightlife in Sydney

The best gigs to see in Sydney this winter
Music

The best gigs to see in Sydney this winter

Don’t let the temperature drop stop you from catching this season’s best live music.

The best free parties in Sydney
Clubs

The best free parties in Sydney

Get more bang for your buck with cut-price drinks and no cover charges.

The best gigs and parties at Vivid Sydney
Music

The best gigs and parties at Vivid Sydney

Another year, another packed Vivid Live and Vivid Music line-up to peruse.

The best queer-friendly parties
Gay and lesbian

The best queer-friendly parties

Dance in these glitter-daubed safe spaces. 

The best bars and pubs in Sydney for live music
Music

The best bars and pubs in Sydney for live music

Gigs still thrive in Sydney's smaller drinking holes. 

Your guide to Sydney's music scene

The best retro dancefloors in Sydney
Nightlife

The best retro dancefloors in Sydney

For the times you just want to sing ‘YMCA’. 

The best gigs in Sydney this week
Music

The best gigs in Sydney this week

Find banging local DJs and huge international music acts.

How to not be a dickhead at music festivals
News

How to not be a dickhead at music festivals

Summer festival season is all about enjoying yourself, here’s how to do it without being a knob.

The best music venues in Sydney
Music

The best music venues in Sydney

From intimate stages to blow-out arenas, here are the best spots for feeling the guttural punch of live sounds.

Deadly songs about Australia
Music

Deadly songs about Australia

From the infectious pop of Jessica Mauboy to the hard-hitting activism of Dispossessed.

Your guide to Sydney nightlife

Late night venues without a lockout
Bars

Late night venues without a lockout

Outside the lockout zone there are plenty of late-night options in town to keep your evening rolling along.

The best gay party spots in Sydney
Gay and lesbian

The best gay party spots in Sydney

From old favourites to new hot spots.

The best clubs in Sydney
Nightlife

The best clubs in Sydney

Sydney loves to party, we'll party on the roof, in the basement, by the pool – get around it.

Sydney's party crews
Clubs

Sydney's party crews

Meet the people that make sure you have a dancefloor destination every weekend.

The best free parties in Sydney
Clubs

The best free parties in Sydney

Low on dollars but high on good times.

The best pick up bars in Sydney
Bars

The best pick up bars in Sydney

In these days of app-based dating the idea of meeting someone in the real world can sound fanciful, but we swear, it happens.