It’s hard to think of two things that bring people together more than food and music. They share a sensibility – one that puts experiences and memory at the forefront – and when you bring them together, it’s pretty magical. Sonos know the concept all too well, that’s why they’re encouraging the sharing of music and meals through their global Playlist Potluck series.
We know the tradition of the potluck pretty well: guests bring a dish to a group dinner party, then afterwards you stick around for chats and tunes. Now, Sonos have decided to take potlucks into the 21st century.
Instead of asking guests to bring a dish to their dinner party, they’re inviting them to contribute tunes to a collaborative playlist. Sonos discovered that only five per cent of guests admit to taking on the role of DJ at a friends gathering. Everyone knows creating a suitable playlist for a meal can be challenging, so why not share the load?
Sixty per cent of people believe it’s important that everyone gets the chance to add to the playlist, and you can do so by adding to the playlist queue via the Sonos app once the party is in full swing. The menu, venue and seating will be arranged, so now it’s up to you and your friends to set the ambiance.
We liked the idea so much we decided to get in on the action. This April, in partnership with Sonos, we’re throwing a reggae barbecue at Darlinghurst’s This Must Be The Place (our Bar of the Year, no less) on Sunday April 9.
Kicking off at lunchtime, the event will be hosted by chef Paul Carmichael. Born in Barbados, Carmichael will be manning the barbecue, so expect his Caribbean upbringing to shine through. DJ, foodie and music man Andrew Levins will be hosting and spinning tracks chosen by the guests throughout the day. Will it be Bob Marley? Drake and Rihanna? A little bit of Sting? It’s really up to you.
Sound right up your alley? You and three mates could score an invite to this exclusive party. To enter, simply enter your details below and tell us what song you'd add to a summer barbecue playlist and why before 10am Wednesday March 29.
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