Diplo announces set atop Sydney Harbour Bridge

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The latest to join the ranks of DJs performing at both obscure and iconic locations is Diplo, who has just announced a set atop Sydney’s famed Harbour’s Bridge on September 26. This will be the first time ever an artist has played at this destination, making the occasion extra special. Those not able to attend in the flesh will find relief in knowing that the set will be live streamed and recorded for repeated listening and viewing.

Diplo’s upcoming Harbour’s Bridge debut is part of 21st anniversary of BridgeClimb, an organization that has helped over four million locals and tourist reach the landmark’s summit over its years in existence. The bridge itself turns 100 years-old in 2023.

Outside of his Sydney show, Diplo’s been maintaining quite the busy schedule. He hinted at Jack Ü’s return in July, and recently kicked off his Higher Ground label with a release from Walker & Royce. A label showcase is coming to Brooklyn on September 22.

H/T: DJ Mag

Ultra Australia announces debut edition lineup featuring Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, and more

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In its inaugural edition, Ultra Music Festival‘s Australian lineup boasts some of EDM’s hottest names.

Kicking off in Melbourne on February 23, 2019, Ultra Australia will bring names like Marshmello, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Adam Beyer, and more to the Land Down Under. While these are the only names announced thus far, Ultra promises there are “many more” to come to the festival’s debut edition. The event will take place at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on February 23, followed by day two at Parramatta Park in Sydney.

Ultra’s Australia presence kicked off earlier this year with a Road to Ultra single-day, single-stage event back February, bringing names like Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Afrojack, KSHMR, and more to Melbourne. 2019 will mark the festival’s first multi-day experience in Australia.

“After watching the success of the event in Miami over the last 20 years and across the globe, it’s time we experienced this fantastic festival down under,” Ultra organizers said.

Tickets to Ultra Australia are available here.

Ultra Australia announces debut edition lineup featuring Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, and more

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Ultra Australia announces debut edition lineup featuring Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, and moreAustralia 2018 Og

In its inaugural edition, Ultra Music Festival‘s Australian lineup boasts some of EDM’s hottest names.

Kicking off in Melbourne on February 23, 2019, Ultra Australia will bring names like Marshmello, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Adam Beyer, and more to the Land Down Under. While these are the only names announced thus far, Ultra promises there are “many more” to come to the festival’s debut edition. The event will take place at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on February 23, followed by day two at Parramatta Park in Sydney.

Ultra’s Australia presence kicked off earlier this year with a Road to Ultra single-day, single-stage event back February, bringing names like Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Afrojack, KSHMR, and more to Melbourne. 2019 will mark the festival’s first multi-day experience in Australia.

“After watching the success of the event in Miami over the last 20 years and across the globe, it’s time we experienced this fantastic festival down under,” Ultra organizers said.

Tickets to Ultra Australia are available here.

Aussie police to combat illicit drugs via presence of drug dogs at A&B Sydney show

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New South Wales (NSW) police will implement a tight admission policy to combat illict drug use at Above & Beyond’s Common Ground show, scheduled for June 9 at Sydney Olympic Park’s Exhibition Halls at Sydney Showground.

In a post recently published to the force’s official Facebook page, NSW police notified attendees that drug detection dogs will be present at the venue to patrol the grounds for traces of prohibited drugs. The message warns ticket holders that the drug dogs will be able to smell drugs carried on an intended user, as well as the illicit remnants on “someone who has recently had drugs on them.” The post proclaims that “If a dog makes an indication,” the given attendee “will be denied entry.”

“These dance parties can be a dangerous environment, particularly when alcohol and illegal drugs are involved. We all know there is no quality control in the production of illicit drugs and you are putting your life at risk,” South West Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Peter Thurtell said of the safety measure.

Skrillex rejoins festival circuit, appears on Listen Out’s 2018 lineup alongside A$AP Rocky, KLLO, and more

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Australia’s Listen Out lineup bears a name that festival goers haven’t seen on a lineup for quite some time now.

Electronic veteran Skrillex tops the touring festival’s 2018 lineup, scheduled to make four stops in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Sydney in September. Petit Biscuit, A$AP Rocky, KLLO, Fisher, and more join the event’s diverse yet hip-hop leaning lineup.

Tickets to Listen Out are on sale now and can be purchased, here.

Listen Out Dates:

22/9 – Melbourne

23/9 – Perth

29/9 – Sydney

30/9 – Brisbane

Full Listen Up Lineup:

A$AP ROCKY

BROCKHAMPTON

CAMELPHAT

CONFIDENCE MAN

ENSCHWAY

FISHER

GLADES

HAIKU HANDS

KIRA PURU

KLLO

LIL SKIES

NONAME

PETIT BISCUIT

POLOSHIRT

SKEPTA

SKRILLEX

SNAKEHIPS

FLEXMAMI

GODLANDS

IMBI THE GIRL

MADE IN PARIS

Photo Credit: AMF.COOL

H/T: Mixmag

This vintage rave footage from Sydney is absolutely mental

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Raves in the 90’s were off the wall.

Absolute madness regularly ensued among those in attendance, and now it looks like we’ve got some proof. A 50-minute video from the Sydney Rave History Website has surfaced and the old school “2036 Rave” at Alexandria’s Graffiti Hall of Fame dating back from 1996. It’s hardcore proof that upped production, stricter restrictions, and police crackdowns on venue allowances over the years have allotted fewer occurrences of such events, which is undeniably a crying shame.

Alison Wonderland helps women propose at Australian show in honor of gay marriage

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Australia joined the ranks of 25 other countries to officially legalize gay marriage on December 7, causing a wave of celebration over a legal battle that has been drawn out in the country for 13 years.

Alison Wonderland was on tour in home country at the height of festivities surrounding this development, and thus decided to use her gig in Sydney to show her support in an emotive fashion. The songstress assisted a woman in making her proposal unforgettable bringing the happy couple on stage and later giving them a shout-out on Twitter while expressing pride in her country.

The battle for marriage rights began in 2004, when the parliament amended the Marriage Act to ban the institution for gays. Since then, an overwhelming display of support for the return of their rights led to a new vote that officiated gay marriage as a legal right.

 

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Sydney’s getting an insane new warehouse venue as a part of ‘The Warehouse Collective’ music series

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Time to head down under, as Sydney, Australia is set to welcome a vast new warehouse space.

Set to open in Technology Park, the venue is part of an upcoming music series entitled The Warehouse Collective, a project created by the Sydney-based event organization The Division Agency, the mastermind behind events like Days Like This festival and the Goodbar events.

The new space comes on the heels of a questionable future for Sydney’s nightlife. Introduced in 2014, the city’s infamous lockout laws forced a 1:30 a.m. lockout at all clubs and 3 a.m. cease-service policy for all nightclubs and bars in central Sydney and the Kings Cross precinct.

Numerous lockout-law opposition groups have propped up in the city over the last three years, with artists following in their footsteps, offering their support. Nightlife regulators, ones like the Division Agency, still manage to further the musical endeavors in a city. They’re calling The Warehouse Collective “a warehouse experience on a scale never before seen in Sydney”.

And while the group is an innovator of all things house and techno, their new warehouse space will surely see out a series of huge lineups, pristine sound and lighting, and serve up unforgettable experiences.

The first of the events will take place Dec. 16 and will be headlined by the legendary Australian duo The Presets, featuring a formidable cast of support acts including Bag Raiders (live), Kilter, Nyxen, and LUCY CLICHE (live).

Tickets and more information are available here.

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H/T: Mixmag

Photo Credit: TheWarehouseCollective/Facebook