Note: This event has been postponed in light of the recently extended restrictions on singing and dancing in public venues, including nightclubs. We'll keep you posted on the latest, or you can sign up for updates here.
Since lockouts were rolled back in Sydney and a swathe of red-tape-cutting legislation was passed last year – not to mention the recent return of dancefloors – there's been a lot of talk about the revival of the city's late-night scene. But if you're stitting in the skeptics camp on this one, we don't blame you.
If you're the believe-it-when-I-see-it type, we've got news for you: there's a 24-hour party coming to Sydney in May, and it's set to be a ripper. A total of 80 DJs and live acts will perform in 12 venues across the city, including the Kings Cross Hotel, the Marly, the Bank, Goros, the Golden Sheaf, the Albion Parramatta, Barangaroo House, the Erko, Public House Petersham, the Sackville Rozelle, and the Clock in Surry Hills. The latest to be added? Darlo Bar, which will see performances take over the venue from 6pm. In fact, each venue involved will be clearing its stage and dusting off its sound equipment to put on some live gigs, kicking off at 8am at the Golden Sheaf with the 80s-style aerobics queens of Retrosweat. Other highlights across the venues include singer-songwriter Hayley Mary, formerly of the Jezebels, five-piece all-female Sydney indie folk band Megafauna, and 12-piece funk collective The Regime. Party starters Heaps Gay, Fruit Bowl,