What is set to be one of Sydney’s most iconic comebacks of all time with a huge line-up of experiences, events and late-night parties that Sydney has missed oh so much. ‘Back Together, Now We Dance!’ officially launched with a full programme.
After 107 days of lockdown, and with the state closing in on its 90% double vaccination target and the exciting return of nightclubs this week, Sydney is well on its way to its best summer in years. ‘Back Together, Now We Dance!’ is all about giving Sydneysiders reasons to come together again to celebrate all the experiences we have missed out on for so long and to make up for lost time.
Now’s the time to order that schooner of craft beer or that bottle of natural wine to find out how it tastes. Now’s the time to message the group chat and see who’s keen for those reunion drinks, those boozy lunches, and those big group feasts. Now’s the time to catch that live music gig or for a good old-fashioned dance well into the night.
Elliot Solomon, Solotel CEO, said, “After a tough few months for Sydneysiders, we are so excited to have all our venues open once again doing what they do best and serving up their unique offerings and experiences to guests. This is an exciting and transformative time for Sydney and we expect this to be our biggest summer in years. We look forward to continuing to push creative boundaries to deliver experiences and events for our guests that are fresh, progressive and most of all, lots of fun.”
Solotel has curated over 80 unique events and booked 100’s of local music acts across the next three months alongside partners Bacardi Martini Australia, CUB and Moet Hennessy Australia. The group’s diverse portfolio of venues allows Solotel to cater to the huge appetite for the different types of experiences that customers are wanting within different areas and communities across Sydney.
Think 12-hour long dance parties at KX Hotel, sipping spritzes in the sun on the new Barangaroo House Bar Lawn, kicking off your weekend early with Thursday night parties at GOROS, Natty Wine Socials and Car Park Parties at Petersham Public House, a vibrant summer Double Rainbouu takeover at North Bondi Fish, underground rave cave parties at Tokyo Sing Song at The Marly, live music back in a big way at Waywards stage at The Bank, and getting down with the best DJs in the west every Friday at The Albion.
Details on key events and experiences through November and December below. Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties will be announced soon.
Now’s the time to get you and all your friends back together. Now’s the time to dance!
Blueprint Saturdays 12hr party at KX Hotel – Every Saturday in November and December
This Saturday KX Hotel is back clubbing with a 12-hour mammoth party across three rooms starting at 3pm on the rooftop before spilling into the red room and the club. This week’s stacked line-up includes Barel (Cloud 9, Fiji), Lucca Tan (The Breakfast Club, Melbourne), Somersault, Ben Nott, Scotty Cal, Alex Dowsing, Accent, B_A, VEDA, Emily Harkness and Eugene Goulding. Tickets are $27 and can be purchased here.
Blueprint will take over three rooms every Saturday in November and December for a huge summer with the best local, interstate and international guests weekly playing deep house, melodic, progressive, techno and disco.
House of Spritz, Barangaroo House: 1-30 November
A reason to “Get Spritzy” this spring across all three levels of Barangaroo House – BEA, Smoke and House Bar. Guests can chill out waterside in House Bar, on the new sun-flooded House Bar lawn with a Chandon Garden Spritz, or head upstairs to BEA and Smoke for delicious Fever-Tree menus. Live DJs across House Bar and Smoke on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Grey Goose Spritz Disco at The Clock, Surry Hills: Every Thurs-Sun from 18 November – Christmas
The Clock and Grey Goose will bring Spritz Disco to Surry Hills every Thursday to Sunday in the leafy outdoor courtyard space. There will be a bespoke Grey Goose Spritz menu with the classics as well as spritzes with a twist, and ‘build your own spritz’ kits that are perfect to share with friends.
UNDR CTRL are curating a roster of amazing Sydney DJs to bring house and disco entertainment each day with a live acoustic disco set from Studio Faux every Thursday from 6pm, energetic house and disco sets every Saturday and Sunday til late, followed by Sunday sesh vibes with DJs from 2-6pm.
Enerugi Thursdays at GOROS: Thursday nights throughout November & December
Silly season is coming in hot, so why not kick off the weekend on a Thursday? GOROS are throwing the ultimate Thursday night parties throughout November and December with big name DJ acts, delicious bespoke cocktails and a non-stop dance floor. The first event on Thursday 18 November will kick off with DJ Nino brown, so head in and bring back the three day weekend!
House of Peroni at Barangaroo House: 1 December until February
This summer, Barangaroo House will be partnering with Peroni to bring to life a program that spans the very best in local design, music, art and fashion through creative expression and thoughtful collaboration with local artists. Australian sculpture artist Elliot Routledge will showcase several installations in House Bar, music from local DJs and performers including Luen and Kinder, Melbourne based fashion designer Megan Taylor will be designing unique uniforms and merch, the Australian Open will be celebrated in House Bar, and there will be special food and drinks menu across the summer.
Krystal Klear’s Kara-OK at Goros: Every second Wednesday from 1st December
In Krystal Klear’s Kara-OK, the most okay wins! The evening will be hosted by Sydney’s premier, drag jewess, the hilarious and beautiful Krystal Klear. The competition will run in the main bar area and the winners will be rewarded with $100 cash and a $100 GOROS venue voucher.
Double Rainbouu at North Bondi Fish: December – January
This summer sees the ultimate Bondi collaboration brought to life – iconic Australian design duo Double Rainbouu meets everyone’s favourite summer seaside hang, North Bondi Fish. Patron tequila and their perfect Palomas will be flowing all summer long and the venue will be brought to life in Double Rainbouu’s vibrant style with a series of bespoke uniforms for staff and plenty of epic merch up for grabs.
Australian Gin Week at Paddo INN: 15-21 November
Time to gather your gin-loving gang and show your love for Australian Gin and Distilleries for the Paddo INN’s Australian gin week. Take your taste buds on a journey through the Paddo INN’s limited-edition cocktail list showcasing five favourite Australian Gins, and pursue the garnish guide to create the perfect G&T for your pallet. A different distillery will take the stage each day of the week to share their craft and celebrate their gin.
Patron Golden Summer at The Golden Sheaf – December
It’s a golden summer with Patron at The Golden Sheaf, with delicious cocktail specials all month including frozen watermelon margaritas, frozen Palomas, patron anejo and a spicy Margarita. A huge month of entertainment planned with DJs every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday night and live bands are back every Saturday night. Every Sunday there will be a live duo bringing you the best vibes for sundowners.
Shwednesdays at The Sheaf – Every Wednesday from 11 November- 29 December
Shwednesdays are back and better than ever this November and December with epic dance nights, live DJs, drinks specials and fun themes. With a huge summer planned, get down there every Wednesday to make the most of the end of HSC celebrations, a massive schoolies party with endless dancing, one of the largest summer parties yet with Red Bull, a naughty Xmas party to keep the silly season game strong, and a NYE pre-party.
SYDNEY INNER WEST
Inner West Trivia at The Courthouse: Wednesday 17 November
Prove you’re a local and test your Inner West intellect against the questions, queries and qualms from Australia’s favourite sisters – The Liquor Sisters. More talented than the Olsen sisters but a little less talented than the Minogue sisters (Kylie mostly), the Liquor Sisters will be taking punters on the ride of their trivial lives.
Picnic Events @ Tokyo Sing Song at Marly: Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 18 Nov to NYE
At last we have the return of Tokyo Sing Song, Newtown’s favourite underground rave cave. Parties at Tokyo Sing Song every Friday and Saturday night curated by Picnic. The first weekend back sees Lauren Hansom, Mike Who featuring on Friday with DJ Posture and Unpin on Saturday night. Featuring over the summer will be Ayebatonye, Kali, Simon Caldwell and Ben Fester.
Carpark Party at Public House Petersham: Every Saturday until 4 December
Public House Petersham is bringing dance back to Sydney’s Inner West with epic Saturday Carpark Parties sponsored by 4 Pines Brewing Co. The PHP carpark will turn into an outdoor day party with live music and DJ’s til sundown curated by UNDR CTRL. Entry is free and bookings will be taken inside the pub and beer garden.
Natty Wine Social at Public House Petersham: Saturday 11 December
Natty Wine Social is back at PHP for an afternoon of delicious local Australian wines. Kicking off at midday, the event will be hosted by some local heroes in natural wine production and distribution and will include wine tastings from all hosts, nibbles to share and DJs all arvo. Bottles will also be available to buy during the day to take home, in the very-likely event of you falling in love with a wine or two. Tickets are essential and $40pp – book here.
Live Music at Waywards at The Bank Hotel: Every Friday from 10-31 December
Live music is returning to the Waywards stage upstairs at the Bank Hotel in a big way. With restrictions now eased further, we’ll all soon be in the mosh pit together, singing and dancing awfully but loving it all the same – just like old times. To close out the year that was, Waywards will be hosting four huge lineups over four huge Fridays from 10 to 31st December with big acts including a very special Xmas Eve and New Year’s Eve gig.
Albion Fridays at The Albion, Parramatta – Every Friday
Get down with the best in the west every Friday with internationally acclaimed DJs till 4 am in the club or the beer garden with some shisha. This Saturday 12 November will feature Dream, K Team, Jaek and Steve Zappa, 19 November will see Teknix, Angeljay, Aycuz & Steve Zappa, and 26 November will feature K Time, Damn, Jimmy Toro & Steve Zappa. For the full line-up each week here.
Vibe Saturdays at The Albion, Parramatta – Every Saturday
Kicking off from 9pm, Vibe Saturdays brings you the best Saturday night in the West from promoters DJ Fresh & DJ Charlie Brown, known for its premium events such as Arabian Night and Mi Gente.
Tropical Sunday Sessions at The Albion, Parramatta – Every Sunday
Bathe in the sunshine while resident DJs and guests on rotation provide a taste of Latin and Afro music from 4pm each Sunday. If you’re feeling adventurous, kick back in the Shisha lounge in the Pavilion and enjoy the smooth, tropical flavours from Oh It’s Shisha whilst the sun sets.
Solotel Group is committed to its patrons having a great experience at each of its venues and that’s why it’s committed to upholding the standards of a COVID Safe certified venue. Each venue has implemented several measures to maintain hygiene and sanitation including check-in, proof of vaccination checks and plenty of hand sanitiser.