As offices shut up shop and workers dull their productivity to minimal levels, the year winds to a close in a flurry of bevs. Send the year of with a bang and most of the time you have off, with a cheeky night out or two. It’ll make that family Christmas ‘do all the more bearable. Here’s our pick of 5 gigs in Sydney to party at this silly season and into the New Year. It ain’t over til that achingly awful first Monday back.
#1 OWT. Xmas Eve Rooftop Party at Kings Cross Hotel 24/12
The party crew selling out warehouses and creating environments of booming sonic magic are back. This time they’re taking over Christmas Eve, it’s a 2pm start too, so you can roll into Christmas Day without a killer hangover. Up and comers McLean & Mai will be carving it up, along with a stellar team of artists. Rooftop, tunes and a killer lineup, it’s like Christmas came early.
#2 Too Gosh Darn Loud at Newtown Social Club 28/12
They’re back baby and they’re ready to turn it up. Much to the dismay of the fun police. Revel with The Blind Hot Gems at their welcome back gig at Netwown Social Club. If you’re wondering just what you will do on those days in between the food fest of Christmas and the booze fest of NYE that follows, fear not. We have the answer. With Mabel, The Khanz and Dobby playing their wonderful sounds as the evening goes on, it’ll be a solid night from the get go.
#3 Mantra Collective Warehouse Party at TBC 31/12
A BYO New Years option with a stellar lineup and a secret location? Um, where do we sign up. If you’re faced with the prospective disappointment of having another shitty New Years, we have the solution. A little smoke and mirrors and whole lot of quality tunes, ring in 2017 in god knows where. It’s sold out, but with a GiggedIn membership you’ll be in for an ace night.
#4 HÆLOS at Oxford Art Factory 6/1
Ethereal vocals and out of this world ambience, HÆLOS is a an act whose presence deserves to be felt in person. You’ll new writhing to their dulcet tones come January, if you get your hot hands on tickets to the gig that is. Oxford Art is the perfect spot too, intimate and mood inducing, get ready to play their album on repeat post live.
#5 Halfway Crooks at Hudson Ballroom 14/1
Straight from the Field Day stage and into their favourite spot Hudson Ballroom, Halfway Crooks are back. Think of it like a taste tester, spinning all the hot tracks to come for the year ahead. Halfway Crooks marry rap, R&B classics and new bangers with ease, each toggle of the dial as if it’s nothing. We’re not sure just yet what the new word for lit will be come 2017, but insert it here. Rap. Squad. Fire. Etc.
Are you making the most of the silly season? GiggedIn has you sorted. Enter the voucher code 5WHY at the checkout and you’ll be passing through 2016 and into 2017 with good times a plenty. For just $15 for the month. That’s $20 off the normal price, you’re welcome. Head to GiggedIn to sign up now.
Image source: Lip Mag, OWT, Mantra Collective, Halfway Crooks.